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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown, right, makes a point to his guards Ramon Sessions, back left, and Kobe Bryant during a time out against the Denver Nuggets early in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' 113-96 victory in Game 6 of the teams' first-round NBA basketball series in Denver on Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown, right, makes a point to his guards Ramon Sessions, back left, and Kobe Bryant during a time out against the Denver Nuggets early in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' 113-96 victory in Game 6 of the teams' first-round NBA basketball series in Denver on Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lakers back Brown after Magic's prediction

May 13, 2012

The Lakers issued a statement publicly backing Mike Brown on Saturday, May 12, after Magic Johnson declared the first-year head coach would be fired if Los Angeles lost Game 7 of its first-round playoff series with Denver.