When Magic Johnson was hired as the President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers the expectations around the team instantly skyrocketed. When asked about what her husband plans to do next, Cookie stayed mum. "I want to win".
By bailing on the team now, Johnson avoids having to be the one to fire head coach Luke Walton and his staff, all of whom expected to be let go in the hours following L.A.'s final game. This comes two years after Magic took the position, and he told the press that he made his decision because he "had more fun when I was able to be the big brother and the ambassador to everybody". I'm going to go back to that lovely life.
The NBA legend and broadcaster has been investigated for tampering on four separate occasions since assuming the role, many of which stemmed from jokes and interactions with other players, according to ESPN.
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"I have no feeling right now, I don't know", Walker said of his impending decision in free agency this summer.
"I definitely do think he should reconsider and give it some thought, that's all I'm saying". Also, he predicts what the next move for the Lakers should be. He's not only a great basketball player but a great person.
"It shocked me, like it did the rest of the world", Ball said.
ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith spoke against the story yesterday, "Let me tell you what's going on here". "This is a good day".
Johnson made his surprise announcement to reporters about 90 minutes before tip-off last night without telling team owner Jeanie Buss or general manager Rob Pelinka first.