Magic Johnson leaves LA Lakers' role... because of Serena Williams

Magic Johnson leaves LA Lakers' role... because of Serena Williams

Any time I needed help, I could just go to him.

James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists during his first season with the Lakers but the team failed to make the playoffs.

LeBron James also didn't face reporters and reportedly was stunned upon hearing the news, which Johnson oddly broke himself only days after meeting with The King, according to ESPN.


Before his team's season finale Tuesday night, Magic Johnson announced he is stepping down from his role as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, a move that shocked everyone, including LeBron James.

Sources told USA Today Sports that James had no idea Johnson was leaving the team while ESPN reported that the NBA All-Star was "completely caught off guard" by the announcement.

Johnson has enjoyed a prosperous post-playing career, with many business interests along with ownership stakes in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles FC. 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. Though he is a Bay Area native, he went to college at UCLA and played basketball for the Bruins. "I looked at him like a big brother".


"I was thinking about all those times, all the guys who want me to be a mentor, be a part of their lives and I can't even do that", Johnson said. "It's what's best for him".

"I'm happy with what we did in two years". He drafted me, and this is better for his life.

Going into Tuesday's game, the Lakers held a 37-44 record on the season.


But if he had remained with the forum blue and gold going forward, Johnson apparently had three familiar names in mind as Walton's potential replacement.

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