Lakers' Magic Johnson to Leave Role as Team President

5 years ago
Lakers' Magic Johnson to
Leave Role as Team President He resigned right before the team's last game of the regular season. Johnson spent his entire Hall of Fame playing career with the Lakers, winning five NBA championships. He steps down as
president of basketball operations
after a little more than
two years on the job. In a news conference, Johnson said the
Lakers organization had no idea
of his decision, adding that he wasn't able to tell
team owner Jeanie Buss in person. Jeanie Buss, via Twitter The former Lakers superstar says that the
league's tampering rules were a big
factor in why he's resigning. He also admits he was
never really happy in the role. Earvin "Magic" Johnson,
via press conference

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