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Magic Johnson Not Panicking Over LeBron Injury Here’s the Plan …

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Magic Johnson doesn’t seem too concerned that his franchise player is sidelined with a groin injury — telling TMZ Sports it’s all gonna be okay! 

Of course, LeBron James scared the entire NBA when he left the Lakers’ Christmas Day game against the Golden State Warriors after coming up limpy after an awkward fall. 

Bron later announced the injury was just a groin strain — nothing more serious — but still, people are wondering if this is the beginning of the end for a soon-to-be 34-year-old who’s never had any serious injuries. 

“We don’t worry about what people say,” Johnson told us on the way out of Craig’s in Los Angeles … “We’re having a great season, you can’t worry about what people say.”

“I’m happy and we’ll be okay.”

We asked if the injury scare increased Magic’s sense of urgency in getting another superstar to the Lakers — to which he replied, “Nope. Nope. Nope.”

So, what’s the message to the rest of the Lakers who will have to soldier on without LeBron? 

“Play hard, play together, play Laker basketball.”

As for LeBron’s return date, Magic wasn’t specific — saying James is “taking a little time.”

We also asked Magic how he felt about LeBron’s controversy regarding his “Jewish Money” comments earlier this week … and the NBA legend seemed satisfied with how James has handled it. 

“He apologized so that’s a good thing,” Magic said. 

“He’s a great man and he apologized and everybody moves on, right?”

LeBron James Sends Message To Magic Johnson ‘I’ve Always Wanted To Play Along Melo’

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LeBron James ain’t the GM of the Lakers … but it sure seems like he sent a message to the guy who is Tuesday night, saying, “I’ve always wanted to play along Melo.”

Of course … rumors of Carmelo Anthony teaming up with LBJ in Los Angeles have been smoldering ever since John Salley told TMZ Sports it could happen.

Those rumors weren’t quieted when Bron and Melo were spotted on a double date with their wives at an NYC steakhouse Monday night.

And, on Tuesday, Bron seemed to send a clear message to Magic Johnson after L.A.’s loss to the Nets that if he can make the Carmelo move happen, LBJ would be a happy man.

“I don’t run the team. And, obviously there’s some things that would need to be worked on both sides,” LeBron told reporters in the postgame locker room.

“But, I’ve always wanted to play along Melo and if the opportunity presents itself, it’d be great. So, we’ll see what happens.”

Translation … make it happen, Magic!!!