LA Lakers in this season is riding a roller coaster, their performance is just like the coaster ride which suddenly goes up and down. Recently when they lost their three consecutive games they were highly criticized by the NBA Twitter.
Even Hall of Fame Magic Johnson took this on Twitter and criticized the Lakers’ effort this season after their loss against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Former NBA Champion tweeted “After being blown out by the Nuggets 133-96, we as @Lakers fans can accept being outplayed but we deserve more than a lack of effort and no sense of urgency. Owner @JeanieBuss, you deserve better.”
Just after a few hours, LeBron James asked for an apology from the Lakers fan for their disappointing performance in this season. He tweeted “Laker Nation I apologize and I promise we’ll be better!” These tweets were noticed by the NBA fans and they were eagerly waiting for the Lakers’ next match against Utah Jazz.
LeBron James gives a one word reply to Magic Johnson’s cryptic tweet
It seems that Magic Johnson tweet triggered the confidence of the Lakers team, they made a great comeback against Utah Jazz and defeated them by 101-95. The lakers were looking aggressive and their morale was high.
It was a very much-needed victory for the Lakers as they are facing huge competition from the Knicks who are sharing the same win-loss record of 22-22 till now. This ended the three-losing streak of the Lakers.
When LeBron James was asked about his response to Magic Johnson’s tweet to which he replied with just one word “Nah,” and didn’t utter any other word except this.
Russell Westbrook on Johnson’s tweet
Meanwhile, when the same question was asked to Russell Westbrook he said “I do not have a reaction.”
Later, Westbrook added, “Everybody is entitled, in this world, to their opinion. Regardless of what that it is. You can either take it and run with it or you can take it and put it in one ear and out the other or you can not respond to it. Magic’s entitled to his opinion. And he’s not here every day. He’s not around us every day. He’s not aware of what’s going on internally with us and trying to figure things out. But I have no response to that.”
This time the Lakers have responded to critics by showing their insane performance, but the question that arises is do the Lakers need such comments to perform better? or will they continue to win games after this?