Lakers without Magic Johnson not quite what LeBron James signed up for

Lakers without Magic Johnson not quite what LeBron James signed up for

Much like the rest of the basketball world, LeBron James was stunned when Magic Johnson stepped down from his post as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations last month. The show, featuring LeBron sitting in a barber shop chair and talking informally, aired Saturday but was taped April 11 in the aftermath of Johnson's April 9th decision. "I'm like, 'Man, get the f*ck out my face, you're bullsh*tting.' I go check my phone, I look at it, this sh*t happened".

"Personally for me", James said, "I came here to be a part of the Lakers organization having a conversation with Magic". "And not even have [a heads-up] like: 'Hey, Bron. kiss my a-. I'm out of here.' I would have been okay with that".

"We were like, 'Damn, right now?' It was literally 70 minutes on the clock before [tipoff]", James said.


"We all knew that it was going to be kind of tough, But I was OK with the process". "And not even have no like, 'Hey, Bron. kiss my ass".

Magic Johnson's resignation from the Los Angeles Lakers was odd, impromptu and extremely surprising.

James passed the news on to Lonzo Ball and the news quickly spread across the Lakers' locker room. I'm not playing but my team is still playing.


James talked about how he was notified by his chief of staff, Randy Mims, and it's pretty clear he wasn't thrilled about how Johnson handled the situation. At year 16, you aren't really supposed to be anxious about no damn process. They both talked in LeBron's mansion as soon as free agency officially began previous year, and that led to the three-time champion committing long-term with the Purple and Gold.

Johnson alluded to the fact also that part of the reason for his abrupt exit was he wanted to fire coach Luke Walton, but he didn't want to do it because a woman he views as a sister in team owner Jeanie Buss did not want to see Walton fired.


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