Magic Johnson's complete interview about stepping down from Lakers

Magic Johnson's complete interview about stepping down from Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have always been a team that's surrounded in controversy, but what went down Tuesday night shocked nearly everybody.

The other overarching takeaway from the impromptu press conference, though, was that Magic was not comfortable being the in-between for Jeanie Buss and Luke Walton and was even less comfortable with the impending firing of Walton. "But I knew I couldn't face her face-to-face and tell her".

"She doesn't know I'm standing here", Johnson said. Serena Williams called me a week ago and said, 'Will you mentor me and be on my advisory board?' And I said, yeah, I want to do that. I'm like, 'Damn I have a great life outside of this. "I'm looking forward to going back to being an ambassador".

Magic Johnson's blustery tenure as president of the Los Angeles Lakers has ended with a bang.

In the 1993-94 National Basketball Association season, Magic Johnson took over as coach of the Lakers late in the year. The team has put itself in a situation for a star to come in and they offer all the same benefits as the Lakers, minus the historic past.


"No anxiety. But call me later tonight and the answer might be different", Walton said.

"Do I think Rob is the right GM?"

I'm a free bird and I've been handcuffed.

The Hall of Famer returned to the Lakers in an executive role in February 2017, replacing Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss in the front office.

"I hope someday I can quit a job that pays me millions 'because it wasn't fun anymore, '" one fan tweeted, while another joked, "magic johnson was the lakers president when this inning started". Outside of signing LeBron James, the Lakers had difficulty bringing in big name players. It was a slight improvement from last season when the team finished the year on a 35-47 record.

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