Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/12/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 4: Former NBA player Magic Johnson attends game one of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant didn’t give up on their marriage, but Magic Johnson has divorced himself from this Los Angeles Lakers season. Facing their 6th-straight loss against the Thunder on Friday night, the former Lakers legend called it a season for the Lakers as they trailed by 16 at halftime. “It’s over for my Lakers. No playoffs, no nothing,” The Lakers ended up losing the game 116-101, and now stand with a 15-21 record, 5 games out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the highly competitive Western Conference. The team has battled injuries to many of its starters for the bulk of the season, and have yet to really grab hold of the offensive scheme that Mike D’Antoni brings. With that said, their defense is one of the worst in the NBA. A definite disappointment after an offseason saw the team acquire All-Star center Dwight Howard and former league MVP Steve Nash. Earlier in the week, Johnson ranted on Twitter about the play of the Lakers, and singled out many of the headline stars on the team. His words were probably meant more as a strong encouragement, rather than just a frustrated alum of the one of the greatest [...]
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