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Bill Plaschke: Two summers to work his Magic, or he's gone

LOS ANGELES_He was either practicing his victory march or polishing his concession speech.

Who knows? With Magic Johnson, who can ever know?

The only thing certain was, on what was supposed to be one of the final calm days before the NBA's free-agent storm officially arrives this weekend, the Lakers basketball boss created his own thunder.

He said he felt no pressure to sign LeBron James and Paul George. He said the rebuilding process could actually require two summers, thus preparing fans for a possible free-agent shutout.

Then, in his final and biggest rumble at a Tuesday morning

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