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Lakers News: Magic Johnson criticizes Lakers on Twitter for overtime loss

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After winning two straight games and snapping six-game losing streak as a result, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to force the Chicago Bulls into overtime on Monday night. Unfortunately, the Lakers were unable to come out on top with Taj Gibson hitting a game-winning layup in the closing seconds. Lakers legend Magic Johnson wasn't too thrilled about the miss opportunity and took to Twitter to blast the team for giving up the layup on Jan. 21:

Only the @Lakers let a man cut down the middle an score a layup with 0.9 seconds left in the game.

Over the past two years, Magic has been highly critical of the Lakers organization and moves made by the team. Although Magic praised the team for bringing in players Dwight Howard and Steve Nash last year, the five-time NBA champion wasn't happy about the team passing on re-hiring Phil Jackson in favor of Mike D'Antoni.

It's no secret the Lakers have been dysfunctional over the past few years with so many changes for so many different reasons. The Lakers loss arguably the greatest owner in professional sports, Dr. Jerry Buss, to cancer last year while also seeing Howard leave via free agency and the team fall apart due to injuries.

Not only did Buss pass away and Howard move onto greener pastures, but Kobe Bryant went down with the worst injury of his career jeopardizing the rest of his career.

Needless to say, a lot hasn't gone the Lakers' way the last two years and more time is needed to right the ship in Los Angeles.

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