By Daniel Flores
Earlier today it was reported that Magic Johnson had not had a meaningful conversation with Lakers head coach Luke Walton in “weeks.”
Magic Johnson had an impromptu press conference and stepped down as Lakers president according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Magic Johnson is conducting an impromptu press conference and just stepped down as Lakers president. He said he loves Jeanie Buss like a sister.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 10, 2019
This is very shocking to say the least considering there still is one more game left in the Lakers season. Apparently Magic did not tell anybody of his plans. Jeanie Buss who is controlling owner of the Lakers did not know Magic was stepping down.
Johnson also stated that he wants to go back to his wonderful life away from this position. Saying, “I was happier when I wasn’t the president.” Via Dave McMenamin.
Magic Johnson shocks – well, everyone – and announces he’s stepping down as president of the Lakers. Says he’s not yet spoken to Jeanie Buss to tell her. Says he’s sick of tampering rules, he’s tired of the “backstabbing” & says he didn’t want to disappoint Jeanie by firing Luke. pic.twitter.com/m50VKQmmDR
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 10, 2019