The background of the 2012 NBA Playoffs has at times seemed to outshine what's going on on the court, and most recently there's been a flurry of talk after Magic Johnson remarked that Mike Brown wouldn't have a job if the Lakers lost game seven of their series versus the Denver Nuggets. Via Yahoo's Marc Spears, we learn that Brown's agent Warren Legarie spoke with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. Legarie:
"From my talks with the Lakers it was Magic's opinion and no way a reflection of the organization's position on Mike Brown."
The Lakers face the Nuggets in game seven of their first round series, and they will do so with a newly returned Metta World Peace. Needless to say, everyone involved with the Lakers has been frustrated with the team's inability to put the Nuggets away.