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Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership

Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership
Magic Johnson questioned the Lakers' leadership Wednesday via Twitter. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team.

Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the team over Phil Jackson.

On Wednesday, Johnson couldn't hold his tongue.

Despite Jackson's engagement to Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, it appears very unlikely that the team's championship coach will join the team's front office.

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Jackson is said to be in serious talks to join the New York Knicks, in a high-level management position.

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With news that Kobe Bryant is officially out for the season, Johnson shared his concern for the Lakers' leadership.

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Johnson was a part owner with the Lakers but sold his shares in 2010. He's now one of the ownership partners of the Dodgers.

Bryant played just six games this season, starting late while recovering from an Achilles tear, followed by a knee fracture.

The Lakers are just 22-42 on the season, tied with the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz for last place in the Western Conference.

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