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Magic Johnson said he told head coach Luke Walton not to worry if the team gets off to a bumpy start this season.
“As I was talking to Luke [with GM Rob Pelinka], we said don’t worry about if we get out to a bad start,” Johnson, the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, said Thursday as the team’s brass met with the media. “We have seen that with LeBron [James] going to Miami, and we have seen that when he came back to Cleveland. He is going to struggle because there are so many new moving parts. But eventually we are going to get it, and we are going to be really a good team.”
Some executives and coaches around the league have wondered how the Lakers and Walton, who is entering his third season as a head coach, will make all the pieces fit.
It’s definitely going to be a challenge, especially with Coach LeBron running things on the court. Let’s just hope for his sake he doesn’t get under LeBron’s skin. Or he might as well kiss his Lakers coaching job goodbye.