Originally Posted by L.A. Chieffan
Did you just say Phil has done more for the Lakers than Magic?
Magic hasn't done shit for the Lakers since 1992.
The Lakers gave him his ownership interest well after that. They gave it to him as nothing more than a good will gesture. There was no additional consideration for it.
It's the Lakers that made the fool move of doling out ownership stakes for poops and grins. They set the precedent, they shouldn't be surprised when the guy that brought them 5 championships
asks for a cut as well.
Phil's done far more for the franchise than the average Laker fan wants to admit and it's not at all unreasonable for him to demand a seat at the table in exchange for returning to the pressure cooker of LA.