Magic exit stuns LeBron; Pelinka to stay

Magic exit stuns LeBron; Pelinka to stay

I'm going to go back to that attractive life.

James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists during his first season with the Lakers but the team failed to make the playoffs.

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LeBron James also didn't face reporters and reportedly was stunned upon hearing the news, which Johnson oddly broke himself only days after meeting with The King, according to ESPN.

Magic Johnson announced that he's stepping down from his role as the team's president of basketball of operations.

The Lakers, who have been playing without James in the lineup for weeks, lost 104-101 to Portland following Johnson' announcement. Though he is a Bay Area native, he went to college at UCLA and played basketball for the Bruins.

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Magic Johnson has "no regrets" about leaving the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his wife Cookie Johnson. "I'm looking forward to it".

By bailing on the team now, Johnson avoids having to be the one to fire head coach Luke Walton and his staff, all of whom expected to be let go in the hours following L.A.'s final game.

"I couldn't even tweet it out to say, 'Hey, congratulations.' If I had did that, everyone would have said, 'He's tampering.' I don't like that". "It's what's best for him".

A source told ESPN that James stands behind Jeanie Buss, the president of the Los Angeles Lakers and the franchise. I wish him the best.

Watching Brooklyn Nets All-Star D'Angelo Russell and New Orleans Pelicans big man Julius Randle have career years in their new surroundings reportedly led to Johnson's lack of faith. That's what I want to be.

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