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Magic Johnson Abruptly Resigns As President Of Lakers

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In a move that caught just about everyone off guard, including Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, Magic Johnson has stepped down as President of Basketball Operations. Magic held a press conference on Tuesday, prior to a game against the Blazers.

Johnson told reporters that he’s leaving this role with the Lakers because running the team isn’t as much fun as he would like. He also didn’t inform Buss of his decision.

The decision directly impacts current Lakers coach Luke Walton, who was sure to be fired after the season. But Buss has been a fan of Walton, and now it appears he is expected to be back next season.

It’s safe to say nothing went according to plan for the Lakers this season.

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