Magic Johnson "Admonished" Luke Walton After Winless Two-Game Trip

Magic Johnson

The Lakers have looked explosive on offense averaging the sixth most points per game in this young season (121.0), but have looked completely lost defensively giving up the fifth most points per game (121.1).

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton says he believes he has a "great relationship with management" and does not feel like he is "going anywhere".

When you throw LeBron James into the drama known as the Real Lakers of Los Angeles, we knew the results would be spectacular.

What the Lakers need are wins, but a tough Saturday game in Portland followed by a long flight to play the Raptors at home is a challenging back-to-back. We've played some good teams and we've had a chance to win a lot of those games, unfortunately we haven't.

The Los Angeles Lakers came into this season with something they haven't had in a while: expectations.

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A "crazy game", as Burnley boss Sean Dyche described it, began with James Tarkowski gifting the opening goal to Marko Arnautovic. Pochettino was forced to alter his plans at Molineux with an early ankle injury ruining Mousa Dembele's 250th club appearance.

But should Walton's job really be in jeopardy this early in the season? "We knew it was going to be like that from the summer when 'Zo had the knee surgery". "This is something we do all the time. It's our choice either to hang on to those, or it's our choice to stay present and focus our energy and time on what we can do to get better". People don't know why they're in the game.

"We're trying to figure things out".

With a three-time National Basketball Association champion, four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star like James on the team's roster and a host of young talent, Johnson expects significant improvements from the Lakers. "But again, what those conversations are, those will remain between me and the front office".

"I'm going to go with Lonzo and LeBron".

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