LeBron James decided to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Carmelo Anthony decided to play with the New York Knicks. Both decided they did not want to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, who are paying Old Kobe $Texas. However, Magic Johnson is upbeat about the snubbery:
Kudos to Jim Buss, @JeanieBuss & Mitch Kupchak for their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 14, 2014
Good pursuit, guys!
Magic Johnson would like to congratulate these cats and dogs and birds and fish on their pursuit of various laser pointers:
Magic Johnson would like to congratulate this donkey on its pursuit of a carrot:
It's not clear whether Magic is throwing a massive amount of shade or is genuinely being congratulatory, but both are rather weird. The Lakers were never truly in the hunt for either player -- Carmelo gave the Lakers a thought, but was really deciding between New York and Chicago -- so it's not like the Lakers' failure to get another star was a horrific failure.