Magic Johnson Is Reportedly Meeting The Lakers In Philadelphia To Try To Convince The Kids He Still Loves Them
Ah yes, the age old question that has been asked by every shockingly sad sitcom episode in a which a deadbeat dad returns with an ulterior motive to selfishly regain the trust of his child before once again showing his true colors in about 22 minutes time. That being, exactly how glistening a grin do you have to attach to "I promise I still care" for it to be believable?
Personally, I think Magic Johnson would be better off letting the short attention spans of a young team stay centered on a buzzer-beating, double-digit comeback win over a historical rival on the road than bringing up what was a bad, bad week in Laker Land...
I mean, far be it for me to tell the man how to spend his endless supply of money, but it just doesn't seem worth it for Magic Johnson to gas up the private jet every single time he tries and fails to keep LeBron happy for half a second. After all, he has always struck me as more of the ultimate used car salesman than the guy you speak to when said used car breaks down a block off the lot. I just don't know that a smile that beams brighter than most diamonds is as useful a tool in doing damage control as it is selling snake oil. I'd be a damn fool to question his ability to talk people off the ledge, as his bottomline speaks to his business acumen, but legislating an open forum with the preposterous personalities in that locker room sounds about as thankless as trying to referee a food fight.
The truth is, even if that Lakers' team builds over their won off Boston, they know damn well that The King's roster is always due to have dynamite taken to it. No use flying all the way out to Philly to try to save face in lying to them about it. They might be young, naive, and impressionable kids, but they are young, naive, and impressionable kids that have been paying attention to both the availability of Anthony Davis and the combustible career path of LeBron James.