Magic Johnson Explains What The Lakers Desperately Need

Magic Johnson seems to know exactly what the Lakers need.

BYAlexander Cole
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After firing Frank Vogel, the Los Angeles Lakers began looking for a new head coach. So far, they have yet to hire someone new, however, they are still looking for someone who can fill the role with ease. The Lakers are a hard team to coach, especially since they have all of this pressure to succeed. Not to mention, being in charge of LeBron James is no easy task.

Magic Johnson is reportedly involved in the selection process and as he told The Athletic, he has a very clear idea of what the Lakers need right now. If there is one word that can sum up this team's biggest need right now, it would have to be "accountability."

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“But the most important thing to me is accountability,” Johnson said. “They must hold everybody, one through 15, accountable. And we got away from accountability. Guys never talked about that this season. It was always somebody else’s fault. I hated that. Never, ‘Hey, I played bad. Hey, It’s on me.’ I want a coach that’s going to hold everybody accountable. And, so, that’s what I would like to see.”

It remains to be seen who will be hired, but if one thing is for sure, it's that the Lakers need to turn things around. Missing the playoffs with LeBron and Anthony Davis is simply unacceptable and fans won't tolerate these results for much longer.

Magic Johnson Explains What The Lakers Desperately Need
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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.