Magic Johnson is Laker royalty. So when he speaks (or doesn’t speak), L.A. takes notice. After openly campaigning for Phil Jackson to be the next Lakers coach, Magic was quiet for two days – finally breaking the silence with these tweets:

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Like many Laker fans, Magic was clearly upset by the Zen Master not taking the bench. He elaborated on ESPN’s Pregame show last night, saying he loves the Lakers, but doesn’t trust Jim Buss. Many Laker fans feel the same way, but to hear it from Magic (who recently sold his ownership stake in the Lakers), makes an impact.

What do you think Laker Nation? Is Magic right that Jim Buss is not to be trusted, or has he earned the benefit of the doubt? Will not hiring Phil come back to haunt LA?