Magic dishes out takes these days like he used to dish out assists. The Hall of Famer employed by ESPN took exception with a former member of his beloved Lakers.
Andrew Bynum has yet to suit up for Philadelphia since the 76ers acquired this big man last summer in a four-team trade. Bynum isn't sure if he'll even play this season because of a bum right knee.
Magic, though, thinks it's more of a bum attitude than anything physical.
"I loved playing basketball so I would play in pain. I did that for many years," Johnson said tonight on ESPN’s KIA NBA Countdown. "Andrew Bynum was here in Los Angeles with the Lakers. He wasn’t a guy who could tolerate pain. When he was injured, he wasn’t a guy who worked hard to get back. This doesn’t surprise me.
"Now we see why Kobe Bryant had trouble with the big man because when you think about Andrew, he’s a guy who never liked criticism. He’s not a gym rat. I think he plays because hey, I’m getting paid and I’m in the spotlight, but I don’t think he loves to play."