The Lakers released a statement Saturday that was anything but magical.
The Lakers were obviously irritated that Magic Johnson weighed in so heavily on Coach Mike Brown's job security, calling it his "personal opinion" as an ESPN analyst.
"His words were not made on behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, and in no way do they reflect the feelings or position of team ownership or management," said the team statement, which was released four hours before the Lakers were scheduled to play Denver in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series. "We are fully committed to and supportive of Mike Brown as head coach of the Lakers."
Brown has two more guaranteed years on his contract and a third year that is a team option. He is in his first year as the Lakers coach and makes an average of about $4.5 million annually.