Lakers back Brown after Magic's prediction

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.

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)
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, CA - MAY 08: Head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he walks down the sideline in the first quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as he walks down the sideline in the first quarter while taking on the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Head coach Mike Brown leads the Los Angeles Lakers against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets - Game Four
DENVER, CO - MAY 06: Head coach Mike Brown leads the Los Angeles Lakers against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 6, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to an officials call durin gthe game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to an officials call durin gthe game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Ramon Sessions #7 and head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers consult during the game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 114-106 in double overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Ramon Sessions #7 and head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers consult during the game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 114-106 in double overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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