'I'm Happy to Be Back Being Magic Johnson'

'I'm Happy to Be Back Being Magic Johnson'

'I'm Happy to Be Back Being Magic Johnson'

Since then, the Lakers have undergone multiple personnel experiments that have amounted to nothing, aside from landing LeBron James in Los Angeles last summer. I don't want - we love Luke. I want to go back to being a businessman and helping the black community and the Latino community. The system is crumbling down.

"So when Ben Simmons called and we went through the proper channels and they made me look like the bad guy out of that situation, but I didn't do anything wrong", he continued.

Johnson, who won five NBA titles in 13 years as the leader of the Lakers, had returned to the franchise as president of basketball operations in February of 2017.

There is no greater Los Angeles Laker than Earvin Johnson.

"In the process of vetting agent candidates during meetings, LaVar is inquiring if the agencies have the power to pair his three sons - Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo - on the same National Basketball Association team".

Johnson was in the position for just over two years and, while he helped land LeBron James, it's hard to say he's leaving the organization better off than he found it. Rumors about head coach Luke Walton's future have been swirling for weeks, putting him on the same uncertain footing as numerous young players who found themselves in trade rumors as part of reported packages for Davis. "And I thought about it, and I said 'That's not fun for me".

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"I will always defer to Magic", Buss said. "I have more fun on the other side than on this side".

The Lakers, have won 16 National Basketball Association championships, second only to the archrival Boston Celtics, but have not made the playoffs since 2013.

Magic's move will impact not only the Lakers, but a lot of the league. However, he also knew that the roster was full of talented players, including LeBron James. They opened with a 20-14 record, but James suffered a strained groin on December 25.

- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)Magic Johnson says he likes to be free to congratulate players such as Russell Westbrook when he hit the 20-20-20 mark. There's a gentleman across the hall who is a born Laker. Johnson was publicly frustrated during talks with New Orleans, even going as far as to tell reporters that he felt the Pelicans didn't act in good faith.

Johnson and Pelinka, Kobe Bryant's former agent, didn't know each other before they were paired by Buss, but Johnson said he worked well with Pelinka. He said both were decisions for Buss.

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