Magic Johnson threw Rob Pelinka under the Lakers' bus

11 April, 2019, 00:58 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Magic Johnson is leaving the Los Angeles Lakers

Once Walton's most vocal advocate, Buss stopped short of recommending his return to Los Angeles following the Lakers' disappointing season. He announced the news at an impromptu press conference, and ESPN's Dave McMenamin chronicled the odd situation as it happened on Twitter. "I couldn't stand to tell her". "It's the right thing to do, the right move to make". Jerry Buss. "She gave me full power to do what I wanted to do, but I think that with her and I, I always want to preserve our relationship".

The legendary former player said he plans to go back to community work, where he can help players more with their development. But, it's hard when you love an organization as much as I love this organization.

Johnson said he wants to get back to the simpler life he enjoyed before taking over the Lakers just over two years ago. "One way or another, I'm going to be happy". Los Angeles has now missed the playoffs for six straight seasons.

I'm a free bird and I've been handcuffed.

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Johnson and the Lakers have received several tampering fines from the National Basketball Association for commenting on various players around the league. On his infamous early-season meeting with Luke: "I think everybody blew that up".

The Hall of Famer returned to the Lakers in an executive role in February 2017, replacing Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss in the front office. "I have more fun on the other side than on this side".

Regardless of how incompetent he was or wasn't, Johnson leaving the team in the manner he did is a bad look for the franchise and isn't going to help James recruit top free agents to join him in L.A, this summer. It was a slight improvement from last season when the team finished the year on a 35-47 record.

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