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Magic Over in LA as Johnson Abruptly Resigns as Lakers President

11 April 2019

Prior to stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Magic Johnson had permission from owner Jeanie Buss to fire head coach Luke Walton at the end of the regular season, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Calling the shots for a team he won five championships with? What could be better?

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As the Lakers move towards the future with recently-acquired Lebron James, Johnson said has no regrets about his time with the organization.

Johnson made ambivalent comments about Pelinka that led some to wonder if their relationship played a role in the decision.

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There are Los Angeles Lakers rumors abound with the stunning news about Magic Johnson. "I'm not disappointed in anything we did", he said. Johnson and the Lakers have received several tampering fines from the National Basketball Association for commenting on various players around the league. "I want to go back to who I was before taking on this job". "Like Russell Westbrook, that was a great feat the other day", Johnson said, referencing Westbrook's 20-20-20 triple double. "I was thinking about all those times, all those guys who want me to mentor them or be a part of their lives, and I can't even do that".

The Lakers are clearly in a major state of dysfunction at the moment and have a ton of decisions to make moving forward. Thompson believes an offer of $10 million a year, which is what Magic Johnson reportedly was making from the Lakers, would probably make Myers listen. The Lakers also clearly lost the Ivica Zubac-Mike Muscala trade by a mile, much to the laughter of the Los Angeles Clippers. "I had more fun on the other side". It's been reported Johnson sought Buss' approval to dismiss general manager Rob Pelinka as well.

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Ball finished the season averaging 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 47 appearances. "But I knew I couldn't face her face-to-face and tell her".

Magic Over in LA as Johnson Abruptly Resigns as Lakers President