Magic Johnson roasts Clippers for trailing Mavs by 50 at halftime

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson roasted the Los Angeles Clippers in the midst of the Clippers trailing by 50 points at halftime of their Sunday afternoon game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks’ 77-27 halftime lead was built on a pair of tremendous quarters in which they outscored the Clippers 36-13 in the first period, followed by another 41-14 rout.

Getting routed in such fashion, especially at Staples Center, is especially embarrassing for a Clippers team looking to wipe away their bitter collapse from the 2020 postseason.

The implosion led to the dismissal of former head coach Doc Rivers and inserted former assistant Tyronn Lue into that role.

Another shocking factor in the slaughter is that the Clippers began the season with two straight victories, while the Mavericks had dropped their first two outings.

Perhaps the only bright spot in this decimation for the Clippers is the knowledge that the pounding only counts as one loss.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.