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Magic Johnson "embarrassed" by Lakers performance vs. Celtics

Magic Johnson Magic Johnson is not happy with the play of his former team. (Al Bello, Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of terrible season, with criticism of the team coming from all sides. Now the criticism is coming from one of the franchises' greatest ever players.

On his Twitter account Friday, former Lakers point guard and current ESPN NBA analyst Earvin "Magic" Johnson lambasted his former team, saying he was "embarrassed" by their performance in a 116-95 loss to the Boston Celtics Thursday night.

In one tweet, which went over the 140 character limit and appeared in full on a long tweet site, Johnson said :

Not sure if I was embarrassed for this Lakers team or embarrassed to be a former Laker, because of how they played against our rivals the Celtics last night.

He followed that up with a suggestion for Lakers owner Jim Buss:

https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/299947373449322497

And lastly, a word of congratulations for Kevin Garnett, the go-to-guy for one of the Lakers' biggest historical rivals :

https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/299947830506831872

As of Friday, the Lakers own a  23-27 record and sit 3.5 games back of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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