Magic Johnson Is Back With The Lakers

Magic Johnson Named As Advisor For The Lakers Franchise 
It looks to be official, Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson have made a deal to have the hall of famer return to the Lakers franchise. Because of this, i foresee many changes to come.

Johnson’s return to the Lakers occured this past Thursday and it was announced that his role will be as Buss’s advisor. In my opinion, this will be the beginning of many changes needed for the team to bounce back from the many failures the team has endured.

I hate to say it, but ever since Jerry Buss’s death, the Lakers lost their magical feel, until now. Johmson’s return will be nothing short of magic and i’m pretty sure he will have a few tricks up his sleeve.

I guarantee that once Magic Johnson gets settled in, there will be magical changes throughout. This will include management, the roster and the way free-agency is handled. Heck, i wouldn’t doubt it if their franchise records also changed for the better too.

Sure, Johnson can be impulsive at times, maybe even reckless with his choice of words which caused him to relinquish his post as honorary vice president. That is something that i agreed with because he did confuse a lot of people after making statements.

No matter what, Johnson’s heart will always be a Laker. Whether it’s other business ventures he takes on, he always comes home to the Lakers. Though i don’t see him as being the answer to many problems that the Lakers face, i don’t have a doubt that he’ll know where to look for it and condition it to meet the needs of the Lakers franchise.

I can tell you right now, Jeanie Buss has big problems right now. Luckily for her, Magic Johnson has no problem being willing to help fix them. I just hope Johnson is able to reverse the negative perception of the Lakers. It’s obvious that Buss no longer wants to own a losing team so hopefully Magic can turn it around with a strengthening touch.

Jeanie Buss has even been pondering about cleaning up the front office a bit. This relates well with Spring just around the corner so Lakers fans should be preparing to chirp soon.

In a recent statement by Jeanie Buss she stated her honor and praise for the addition of Magic Johnson’s abilities and expertise stating, “The franchise is proud to add the services of Magic Johnson, working side by side will be a great honor.”

What that tells me is that she will be the only executive to be working with him and not her brother.

The funny thing also is the timing of Johnson’s return happens to have accelerated Jim Buss’ final days as the Lakers basketball operations executive. With the timeline running out this summer that Jim gave his family, i never would have thought that he would last to see the season’s final days.

With Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown’s hiring, along with the unwillingness to rehire Phil Jackson, things can add up quickly. This includes the Lakers free-agency strategies and inability to acquire great talent that can start the change.

It’s nice to see that Jim Buss will be out of the picture and just enjoying his life as an owner. That way Jeanie Buss doesn’t get dirty in her attempt to make him leave. Magic Johnson will be able to convince him that things will change for the better without him.

Believe me, Johnson will make it happen too,

In my opinion, Magic could have succeeded on more than one occasion in the past. This is well documented through the many times Magic ripped into Jim through social media, radio and television.