Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/11/12
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When the Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni instead of Phil Jackson as their new coach last month, Lakers legend Magic Johnson publicly voiced his displeasure. The Lakers sported a 4-7 record entering Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, prompting Johnson to take another shot at his former team. Speaking at a Tuesday press conference in which the Los Angeles Dodgers introduced newly signed pitcher Zack Greinke, Johnson, a part owner of the Dodgers, criticized D'Antoni's strategy. "What the coach has to do is say I have a certain philosophy but I don't have the players to play that scheme and that system, but what I do have is two of the best 7-footers in the game," Johnson said. "When (power forward) Pau Gasol was on that block, he averaged 18 points. He shot 53 percent. And he is the best passing big man in the game. "But you have him at the free-throw line. That makes no sense. That's not his game. His game is catch it on the low block, face his man and make...
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