Magic Johnson Steps Down as Lakers President

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Wonder if this had something to do with Jeanie possibly wanting Luke back next year.


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And without even giving Jeanie any notice....wow!!!!!!! I will always love Magic but he didn't do a good job in the end. Wow.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Wonder if this had something to do with Jeanie possibly wanting Luke back next year.

Well didn't she put it out there as of late that the coaching situation would be left up to Magic and Pelinka?


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Signing Lebron was his 1st mistake IMO but oh well. Wonder who's up next for the job.


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He wanted to freely talk to players and congratulate them like when Russ went 20-20-20.

IMO the second greatest of all time. But a crummy prez. I appreciate him realizing he should be stepping down. I pray Jeanie does her due diligence and hires someone qualified. Do something about Rob too, since he’s apparently the one doing the everyday decision making (Zu, Meme Team, used the media as leverage in AD negotiations, etc.)


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Goddamit we are a cluster fawk!!!!!!!!!!!


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userpete1037 wrote:
Well didn't she put it out there as of late that the coaching situation would be left up to Magic and Pelinka?


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What does he mean....He just told the entire world!!!!!


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He wanted to freely talk to players and congratulate them like when Russ went 20-20-20.

IMO the second greatest of all time. But a crummy prez. I appreciate him realizing he should be stepping down. I pray Jeanie does her due diligence and hires someone qualified. Do something about Rob too, since he’s apparently the one doing the everyday decision making (Zu, Meme Team, used the media as leverage in AD negotiations, etc.)

Think we might hear David Griffin, since him and Lebron have a good working relationship already.


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Goddamit we are a cluster fawk!!!!!!!!!!!


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kkennon1 wrote:
Think we might hear David Griffin, since him and Lebron have a good working relationship already.

Yeah we bout to be the Cavaliers 2.0. Ty Lue is a shoe in as well.


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Watching his live press conf....why does he always cry in public man!!! Lmao!!


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Wow- this is a perfect opportunity to bring in a legit, experienced basketball FO now with someone who is willing to do it full time not half-assed. Hopefully Jeanie will proper due diligence this time.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:

You know, this type of **** annoys me. Where was Woj the last 2 1/2 Years while Magic was President. Never heard him report this at any point then. This is the type of **** that makes me lose credibility in the media. They always report things after the fact like they were the ones in the know.


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Dave wrote:
Wow- this is a perfect opportunity to bring in a legit, experienced basketball FO now with someone who is willing to do it full time not half-assed. Hopefully Jeanie will proper due diligence this time.

She won't Dave.....lol.


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Shaq just said we need to go across the hall and get Jerry West. No going to happen.


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She won't Dave.....lol.

Yeah she'll probably ask Lebron who does he want lol. But maybe that could turn out to be a good mandate er I mean "recommendation".


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You know, this type of **** annoys me. Where was Woj the last 2 1/2 Years while Magic was President. Never heard him report this at any point then. This is the type of **** that makes me lose credibility in the media. They always report things after the fact like they were the ones in the know.

WOJ is always the first phuker to take a dump on us when we are down. I hate that bastard with a passion.

Essentially this is who he really is....

LMFAO!!!


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Shaq just said we need to go across the hall and get Jerry West. No going to happen.

That was my first thought as well. Lol. I mean they need to do what it takes to make it happen.

But then she has her silly ego. Smh!


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Yeah she'll probably ask Lebron who does he want lol. But maybe that could turn out to be a good mandate er I mean "recommendation".

My 1st question to him would be where do you want to go?


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That was my first thought as well. Lol. I mean they need to do what it takes to make it happen.

But then she has her silly ego. Smh!

Well I tell you what, give him all his back pay and then some.......


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Well I tell you what, give him all his back pay and then some.......

No doubt....with compound interest factored in. Lol.


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Wow, was in the car and heard this on the radio. Just got home and already it's blowing up on LTB LOL. Well this is maybe the best thing really. BUT, it now means we need a new GM, a new coach, a new training staff, and half a team of new players. A tall task for anyone. It won't happen in one season. It just can't. Now the FO looks worse than it already did. And no one wanted to come here before. Even with smilin' Magic at the helm. Sheeesh...


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Magic is still talking.....lmao. I have never seen more than a 2 min statement by most presidents. This is looking like a marathon of an epilogue. Lol.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Wonder if this had something to do with Jeanie possibly wanting Luke back next year.

I think it had everything to do with yet another report about the dysfunction surrounding Magic.


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Really you guys think we'll be CLE 2.0? Gawd I hope not. Tyrone as coach. Puleeeez. David Griggin? Puleeez. The only Griffin I'd want here is Blake. Ya'll think Maginca's first big mistake was LBJ. In truth his first and biggest mistake was not bringing in JWest. Followed by LBJ etc.

Man I am not sure what is going to happen with this team. Now it's Jeannie's turn to step up and see if she can right the ship. We're about to find out if things are going to somehow get better, or a whole lot worse. Problem is no one can fire Jeannie if she pulls another bone headed blond chick move.


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kkennon1 wrote:
Think we might hear David Griffin, since him and Lebron have a good working relationship already.

Idk the down and dirty about griffin but he can’t possibly be any worse than what we’ve had the past several years can he?


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kkennon1 wrote:

Better now than later imo


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
Magic is still talking.....lmao. I have never seen more than a 2 min statement by most presidents. This is looking like a marathon of an epilogue. Lol.

He's wrong. Jeanie is going to slam the door in his face. Straight punk move.


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I think it had everything to do with yet another report about the dysfunction surrounding Magic.

He did say he would step down if he couldn't get FA'S to come. Wonder if he already knows something. ...smh

Even worse, he left after trading Dlo and letting Randle walk, "F" Magic.


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Well as kind as the media normally are to Magic. In that job they were rough to say the least. He went from hero to pariah pretty fast lol.


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My 1st question to him would be where do you want to go?

Lol exactly! I really hope she does! I think she realized the mistake in hiring Magic. Hopefully she realizes the mistake of signing James.


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kkennon1 wrote:
He did say he would step down if he couldn't get FA'S to come. Wonder if he already knows something. ...smh

Even worse, he left after trading Dlo and letting Randle walk, "F" Magic.

He's my favorite player of all time. That being said, can't disagree with you. I have to call a spade a spade.


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Anyone else here think they ever 'slept' together? Magic and Jeannie? Wink


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JJCali wrote:
Lol exactly! I really hope she does! I think she realized the mistake in hiring Magic. Hopefully she realizes the mistake of signing James.

ROTFL!!!!!....I knew you'd like that one JJ!!!!


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
No doubt....with compound interest factored in. Lol.

Technically he’s just an advisor with the Clips. Tell him he can have 100% control of the Lakers... As long as he promises to trade James lol


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Shepherd wrote:
Anyone else here think they ever 'slept' together? Magic and Jeannie? Wink

Ugh!!!!.....You gross dude.....lol.


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Really you guys think we'll be CLE 2.0? Gawd I hope not. Tyrone as coach. Puleeeez. David Griggin? Puleeez. The only Griffin I'd want here is Blake. Ya'll think Maginca's first big mistake was LBJ. In truth his first and biggest mistake was not bringing in JWest. Followed by LBJ etc.

Man I am not sure what is going to happen with this team. Now it's Jeannie's turn to step up and see if she can right the ship. We're about to find out if things are going to somehow get better, or a whole lot worse. Problem is no one can fire Jeannie if she pulls another bone headed blond chick move.

Don’t see how it can get worse.


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JJCali wrote:
Technically he’s just an advisor with the Clips. Tell him he can have 100% control of the Lakers... As long as he promises to trade James lol

Now we're cooking.......lol.


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Idk the down and dirty about griffin but he can’t possibly be any worse than what we’ve had the past several years can he?

He’s much better than Magic... buut, I don’t want him if he’s going to do what he did in Cleveland which was appease James at every turn. We need to move on from the James experiment. It was a failure.


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JJCali wrote:
Technically he’s just an advisor with the Clips. Tell him he can have 100% control of the Lakers... As long as he promises to trade James lol

And lock up Rob and Jeannie in an asylum. Lol. Best outcome for the Lakers.


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He's wrong. Jeanie is going to slam the door in his face. Straight punk move.

Nah, I’m pretty sure she fired him. But they are close af. She called him and told him to step down and let him save some face.


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Its a good day but the damage has been done. We are saddled with Lebron and Randle, Russell and others are gone. From all reports it was Magic who left. Said he wasn't having fun!!

Awwww neither were we as he let such good players go and came up with crap 'plan' to bring in every star in the league.

He was a bullshitter to the end. The consummate liar and con man.

The reason he left is not because he wanted to have fun, it was because people finally started catching onto the fact he was killing this team, that his miserable plan was a fantasy and this team was going down hill. The criticism of him was going to get stronger and more vehement as time went on. He also didn't want to deal with a pissed of Lebron who he made promises to.

Get rid of plastic surgery Rob Lowe too.

Who will pick up the pieces? This crew has put us in a huge hole. I don't trust Jeanie any more than I did Magic, Jim Buss or Mitch. She has already shown for years she is oblivious. She was the real problem. She hired him and she let him make all those stupid moves. She could have stopped them at any time.

Is she calling Phil right now?


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He did say he would step down if he couldn't get FA'S to come. Wonder if he already knows something. ...smh

Even worse, he left after trading Dlo and letting Randle walk, "F" Magic.

Exactly!! I want to thank him for stepping down, I mean it is the right thing to do. But at the same time, he’s already screwed us over. It’s not like we can just undo his moves. So F Magic!


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So Magic didn't tell Jeannie OR Pelinka OR Luke OR Lebrown? Holy crap. Talk about pulling the rug out from under the team and the top brass. I did predict this tho btw. When everyone was expecting Jeannie to fire him after the season. I said no she won't coz it will make her look bad. It would be Magic resigning to save face for her. But I did not expect it on the night of the final game of the season. Why would he do that? Why not wait until after exit interviews? What was the rush?

Only good thing is it SHOULD upset the team enough that they manage to lose tonight. Wink Need to drop below Dallas to stay top (or bottom) 10 for a shot at a lottery pick.


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Shepherd wrote:
Well as kind as the media normally are to Magic. In that job they were rough to say the least. He went from hero to pariah pretty fast lol.

I THought they gave him way too much of a pass. He’s been terrible! And the only people I ever hear calling him out are us smart fans. The media gave him a pass way too much. He’s been god awful!


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ROTFL!!!!!....I knew you'd like that one JJ!!!!

Haha, I almost repped you, lol!


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