Published: Thu, April 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Magic Explains Why He Didn't Tell Lakers Owner of His Resignation

Magic Explains Why He Didn't Tell Lakers Owner of His Resignation

Thompson believes an offer of $10 million a year, which is what Magic Johnson reportedly was making from the Lakers, would probably make Myers listen.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Johnson and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka visited with James and his agent, Rich Paul, on Saturday.

And after two full seasons as the President, Johnson has officially stepped down, via an impromptu press conference.

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"But they don't like that, they tell me it's different in LA to Cleveland, they have standards and want him to be all-in-all the time".

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"I want to go back to having fun", Johnson said. I've got a great life. It can be reasoned friction may have existed between Johnson and Pelinka. They opened with a 20-14 record, but James suffered a strained groin on December 25.

Now, with Johnson out, Walton - who has one guaranteed year remaining on his contract and a team option for the 2020-21 season - will still likely be fired, but when that will happen is now anyone's guess. The Lakers also slumped before the trade deadline when Johnson aggressively pursued disgruntled New Orleans superstar Anthony Davis in a trade that would have required the Lakers to give up much of their talented young core. Los Angeles has now missed the playoffs for six straight seasons.

According to some, 59-year-old Johnson, who has a multitude of other business interests, was never fully committed to his executive role with the Lakers. "It's what's best for him".

"Just know that [Magic Johnson] is happy and we're happy for him", Cookie said. Johnson also pointedly refused to say whether Pelinka should remain as the Lakers' general manager, saying the decision rested exclusively with Buss, whom he repeatedly called "my sister".

"I'm a free bird, and I can't be handcuffed", he said.

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