Reaction to Magic Johnson’s decision to step down from role with Lakers

first_imgShaq was among the first former Laker players to speak publicly about Johnson’s resignation.”I respect his decision, but the game & the business must go on.”-Shaq reacts to Magic Johnson stepping down as Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations.— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 10, 2019 By Magic stepping down makes me think that Walton is staying— Ryan Cook (@lakers_fan1990) April 10, 2019 Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed No More Magic? @MagicJohnson Wow! 🗣👀— Dennis 3D Scott (@Dennis3DScott) April 10, 2019 This presser, which was not at all planned, has gone beyond 35 minutes.— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) April 10, 2019Jeanie Buss showed support for Magic after his decision to step away from the organization.Earvin, I loved working side by side with you. You’ve brought us a long way. We will continue the journey. We love you 💜💛— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) April 10, 2019The team also released the following statement during the game: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error While Magic is stepping away from his job, the news means the off day is over for others.And just like that my off day is over @nba never a dull moment…— Swin Cash (@SwinCash) April 10, 2019 Magic actually did his job perfectly. He made the Lakers relevant in April— Rohan Katti (@rkattijr) April 10, 2019 How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers I can’t believe Magic stepped down like this. And I’m OK with it.— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) April 10, 2019 Time to come home Jerry. #LakeShow— KO (@KevinMamba91) April 10, 2019 I stood next to Kobe Bryant when he cried at his locker after the torn Achilles. I just stood next to Magic Johnson as he cried after stepping down as Lakers president. Today was more shocking. This is more than a job, obviously, for everyone involved. The Lakers are reality TV.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 10, 2019 Nobody and I mean nobody had a sense Magic was gonna do this today.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 10, 2019 It looks like Ice Cube’s BIG 3 might be interested in bring Magic on board in some capacity.I might know a place 🤔🤔🤔— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) April 10, 2019 Magic Johnson says that his position doesn’t allow him to be a statesman of the game of basketball. He says he wants to go back to his wonderful life away from this position. “I was happier when I wasn’t the president (of the Lakers)”— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 10, 2019 After the Los Angeles Lakers season finale, a change was expected.A change at head coach. A change among the roster. Those were all but guaranteed.Magic Johnson’s abrupt resignation as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations was unexpected.Hours before the Lakers’ season finale against the Portland Trailblazers, Johnson held an impromptu press conference at Staples Center to announce his decision. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersReaction: Worth re-reading the Sunday column on the Lakers situation by @MarkHeisler –— Tom Moore (@tfmoore) April 10, 2019Related Articles — Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) April 10, 2019 Lakers never boring— Damian Calhoun (@DamianCalhoun) April 10, 2019 Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Hey @BrianKamenetzky Didn’t we just have this conversation a few days ago, about @MagicJohnson and his superstardom… he has had everything his way since high school, and it was a tough to ask, asking him to turn his shine down since it been soo bright for soo long…— Whatsgoodinsports (@whatsgoodnsport) April 10, 2019 No way he’s leaving the Clippers— Ant (@NRZantcoronado) April 10, 2019This might not be the only change for Laker Nation tonight.Lakers coaching staff fully expected to be fired in hours after the final game of the season. They had believed they were gone for months. Now? Magic quits in public, saying he’s too scared to tell Jeanie Buss face-to-face. What an embarrassing episode for a historic franchise.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 10, 2019 Magic: “You know how many calls Jeanie will get about this job tomorrow?” Hate that Magic stepped down, with lit those few injuries they were on the way to a 4 or 5 seed. He was a man of his word tho ✊🏾— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) April 10, 2019last_img

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