"Do I think Rob is the right GM?"
For a guy like Johnson who wants to help younger guys in the league, he wants to go back to doing those things and he feels like stepping down now will do that. The system is crumbling down. "I'm looking forward to it".
"In the process of vetting agent candidates during meetings, LaVar is inquiring if the agencies have the power to pair his three sons - Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo - on the same National Basketball Association team".
This revelation caught everyone by surprise, including head coach Luke Walton, who many believed to be on his way out the door as well. "And I thought about it, and I said 'That's not fun for me".
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Trump abandoned that policy previous year in the face of widespread public outrage, and it was subsequently struck down in court. Nielsen's name will be added to the long list of those who have shuttled in and out of cabinet posts in the last two years .
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.
"What's tough for fans to understand is there's going to be misery before you can get good", Johnson said.
"Somebody's going to have to tell my boss because I knew I couldn't be face-to-face and tell her", he added in a tweet thread. "I had more fun on the other side".
The Lakers face a make or break offseason, as they search for a second star to pair with James in their quest to vault back into the Western Conference's upper echelon.
However, there were some other issues which were frustrating Johnson.
This season didn't go as planned for the Lakers, though. Johnson said he did not tell James about his decision to leave before making his announcement, either.
However, with six straight seasons of missing the playoffs, change seemed inevitable.