Magic Johnson, a celebrated NBA icon and minority owner of the Washington Commanders, expressed his disappointment after the team’s underwhelming performance in their 14-7 defeat against the New York Giants this Sunday night.
Johnson's dissatisfaction was apparent as he publicly critiqued his team for their inability to score beyond a meager seven points. Talking on X, Previously recognized as Twitter, Johnson didn’t hold back in sharing his thoughts on the Commanders' performance.
The loss marked the team's fourth in a span of five games, bringing their season record to a less-than-stellar 3-4 as of Week 7. Additionally, this game represented the second instance this season in which the Commanders failed to achieve a double-digit score.
“Disappointing 14-7 loss for my Commanders to the NY Giants," Johnson articulated in his post.
Disappointing 14-7 loss for my Commanders to the NY Giants. It’s hard to win in the NFL when you only score 7 points. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 22, 2023
"It's hard to win in the NFL when you only score 7 points”. This loss adds to the mounting frustrations for the Washington Commanders, following what initially appeared to be a promising season start with two consecutive wins.
Momentum Takes a Hit
However, the team's momentum quickly faltered, culminating in a crushing 37-3 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills during Week 3. Subsequent losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears only exacerbated the situation, although a brief respite was found in a victory over the Atlanta Falcons last week.
The offensive strategy of the Commanders was notably lackluster during Sunday night’s game, particularly evident in their 1-for-15 performance on third downs. Looking ahead, they face a formidable challenge in a rematch with the Eagles, currently boasting one of the league's top records.
Johnson’s recent critique is not an isolated incident, as he has previously voiced his dissatisfaction with the Commanders' performance, most notably following a 40-20 loss to the Bears earlier this month. In his investment endeavors, Johnson has transitioned from an illustrious basketball career, amassing a fortune through various entrepreneurial pursuits.
His dream of NFL ownership came to fruition with a significant $242 million investment in Josh Harris' ownership group, facilitating the acquisition of the Washington Commanders at a valuation of $6.05 billion in July. Johnson regards this milestone as the pinnacle of his business endeavors, adding to his portfolio of sports team ownerships, including stakes in the LA Dodgers, LA Sparks, and Los Angeles FC.