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Magic Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President

Magic Johnson is walking away from the Lakers front office.

Johnson announced in a press conference that he would be resigning from his position as the president of basketball operations. “I want to go back to having fun,” he said in a press conference.

“I think that with [team owner Jeanie Buss] and I, I want to always preserve our relationship with her,” Johnson said, per Oram. “And I think I had more fun when I was able to be the big brother and ambassador.”

“(Jeanie) doesn’t know I’m standing here,” he said of Buss, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

“Somebody’s going to have to tell my boss because I knew I couldn’t be face-to-face and tell her,” he said.

Johnson returned to Lakers in 2017 and was able to help lure Lebron James to the purple and gold.

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