Few players have set their fans at ease as much as Magic Johnson has over the course of his career.
Perhaps the greatest point guard to ever play the game, when Johnson pushed the ball up the court, Lakers' fans always believed the team would be O.K., no matter what the score was.
Having retired several years ago, many now know pf Johnson's basketball acumen through his numerous appearances as a studio analyst.
So imagine the comfort some anxious Lakers' fans received when Johnson went on Twitter and proclaimed: No need to worry Lakers fans. They will be ready come playoff time.
Considering the Lakers are riding a three-game losing streak, playing the Trail Blazers in Portland where they have a history of coming up short, and with the Spurs taking the number-one seed in the Western Conference playoff standings, Johnson's proclamation is reassuring.
Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have been his typical selves, while Andrew Bynum has been a rebound machine of late. But the Lakers have recently been lacking production from a few key players: Ron Artest, Derek Fisher, and Steve Blake.
The trio have had their struggles throughout the season.
With the playoffs fast approaching, the Lakers' faithful can hope that Johnson knows something we all don't about their ability to turn it around.