Magic Johnson torched his favorite team again, telling “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno on Monday night the Lakers were in a bind because of “some critical mistakes.”
The biggest of those mistakes, according to Johnson? Hiring Coach Mike D’Antoni instead of Phil Jackson early last season.
“He don’t teach defense,” Johnson said. “I can’t stand to watch the Lakers play because the same play happens every single time on the Lakers -- pick and roll and the guard goes all the way in for a layup.
“What are we, 40-something games into the season? The teams run the same play on us. We haven’t stopped it yet. Uh, duh.”
D’Antoni, whose team has given up at least 100 points in 12 consecutive games, declined to address Johnson’s comments Tuesday morning at his team’s shoot-around.