Magic Johnson left Lakers LeBron being blindsided by resignation 2 days ago   06:57

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Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman examine Magic Johnson's history as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations and break down why he decided to walk away. Jalen says Magic resigned because was not going to be able to sign another star free agent or bring a championship to L.A.

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Edward Avila
Magic wanted George before AD. James and Rob didn't agree. Magic knew if you get PG, Leonard would follow (Leonard at the Dodgers game). Then they could find a way to make AD fit. Leonard didn't want it public that he wanted to play with PG. That's why he left SA. SA wasn't trading Aldridge for PG. Lakers didn't want to listen to Magic so he left.
Paul Wiltz
Magic said clear as day on live TV that he would fire himself if he couldn't get it done
YAHVISION Rowles
Magic was headed in the right direction.
Richie Hussle
Jalen a bozo for hater
Van Terry
It the owner who is wrong she didn't give Magic the power she said he would have and he said he wouldn't be able to be in the office. Everyone is missing the Owner is the cause of all this...
Paul Shaddix
palace intrigue is not entertaining....Lakers are dysfunctional.....not healthy....
Dexter Wright
Jalen needs to step down like MAGIC!
Alejo Zamora
I have to say neither one of these 3 dudes know shit about what goes on behind close doors in laker world but they all have sources lol yeah ok that shit crazy man
Andre Meadows
Sound like Jaden is hating on magic magic Johnson know why he left that job he know why not Jaden sound like jealousy to me
shawn seawood
I agree with that statement.
J T
Behind the scenes.....like waht?? Its ALL ego trips in LA people...thsts all.
TheBigWhite Horse
......Julius Randle was a maxed level type player when they parted ways with him..........
Maurice Dunmore
SAS looking like he got that country jump suit on doing time at ESPN 🤣🤣🤣
tucko11
Fire Rob Pelinka and hire Rob Lowe lol !
Threelly AI
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mookeychase0907
He kills me with this picture then goes onto slaughter Magic he did it yesterday. He should be banned from talking about this subject of Magic and Rob because he cant be objective. He has not been critical and seems incapable of being honest about Rob Pelinka...
John Mack
Magic left LA because the organization is garbage and there is no legitimate leadership or intelligence in the organization. Buss is a nice, female Dolan, nothing more!
Jesse Garcia
A former agent running the Lakers 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 .That team is going to bust..next season
Jay S
Thank you Molly for shuting Steven up so Jaylen could finish
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LeBron being blindsided by resignation Magic Johnson left Lakers 2 days ago   06:09

Stephen A. Smith says Magic Johnson looks worse after LeBron James admitted on HBO’s “The Shop” that he was not informed about Magic stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the impromptu announcement.
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