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Magic Johnson Twitter Rant: Lakers Icon Calls Out Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Mike D'Antoni

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Magic Johnson has a few thoughts on the Lakers' problems. | Getty Images

Like all fans of the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson is frustrated by the team's uneven start to the season. Unlike the vast majority of Lakers fans, Magic knows that his voice -- and perhaps his tweets -- can get the attention of the players.

With a loss to the Nuggets on Sunday having dropped the Lakers' record to 15-18 and a report of infighting a hot topic of conversation on Monday, Magic vented about the team on Twitter.


Earvin Magic Johnson
I'm tired of blaming the coach, the responsibility is on the players.

Earvin Magic Johnson
.@DwightHoward has to stop complaining and start dominating on offense....@PauGasol has to stop playing soft and get back to 18pts & 10rebs!

Earvin Magic Johnson
.@KobeBryant is having a an MVP type season but the team needs him to be a better leader...@SteveNash scoring more and…

Earvin Magic Johnson
.@MettaWorldPeace has to stop making great quotes and start playing great defense...@JMeeks20 has to start making better shot selections.

Earvin Magic Johnson
The big men have to stop giving up easy offensive rebounds...the perimeter players have to start getting back …

Earvin Magic Johnson
Coach D'Antoni has to start teaching better pick & roll defense and better defensive rotations...He also has to make s…

Earvin Magic Johnson
Above everything else the players need to start having fun on the court!

Earvin Magic Johnson
All 12 players need to understand what it means to be a member of the .

After unloading on the struggling Lakers on behalf of the team's fans, Johnson tweeted that he was looking forward to watching the BCS Championship Game. After a few BCS tweets, he got back to the Lakers.


Earvin Magic Johnson
Will the players ever trust and make a commitment to each other?...

Earvin Magic Johnson
With and out, how will this team win?

Earvin Magic Johnson
.@LakersNation there is still enough time for our to get it together and I believe in these players!

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