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Bill Plaschke: Magic Johnson makes Lakers situation messier by citing Rob Pelinka's 'betrayal'

Magic Johnson has once again performed the seemingly impossible.

He has just made the Lakers messier.

In an interview on ESPN's "First Take" talk show Monday - mere hours before the Lakers were scheduled to hold a news conference to introduce new coach Frank Vogel - Johnson took a verbal leaf blower to his dysfunctional former employer and stirred up an ugly haze of accusations that left another coat of grime on a once-proud franchise.

All those hints Johnson dropped as reasons he suddenly resigned from

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