Lakers legend Magic Johnson hated Mike D’Antoni as Lakers coach. There’s really no more accurate way to describe it, as Johnson hated the lack of defense, the style, and most of all, he hated the losing.
In an interview about new coach Byron Scott, Johnson says that next season’s team, which has even less talent than last year’s after Pau Gasol’s departure, will be better based on one simple fact. They’ll shoot fewer threes.
Johnson was optimistic that the Scott signing is a step in the right direction for the Lakers, despite no Anthony and no Gasol.
“The team is better than what we had last season, because we have more guys who can do more things than just shoot three-pointers,” said Johnson. “If I don’t see another three-pointer from a Laker team, I’ll be happy.”
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