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Magic Johnson Steps Down as Los Angeles Lakers President

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Johnson makes the announcement at an impromptu press conference which his owner did not know about.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Magic Johnson has stepped down as President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. The celebrity executive made the announcement at an impromptu press conference on Tuesday evening. NBA media jumped all over the story.

Johnson had held his position in the Lakers’ front office since February of 2017.

Update:

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN just ripped Magic and the Lakers’ franchise:

And the Lakers make their official response: