Magic Johnson announced to leave his role of President in the Los Angeles Lakers. He made this decision before the finale against the basketball team Portland Trail Blazers. He made this shocking announcement on Tuesday at an impromptu news conference.
Later on, he also stated that he had not informed about his decision to his team owner. In fact, he had not informed anyone about his decision. After the team failed to make it in playoffs, he decided to share the news first with the media. Before heading out the door, he said that he is excited about his new direction.
Magic Johnson’s confession after his statement
He added that he couldn’t face Jeanie Buss and tell her the truth. He also said that he would personally inform her at Staples Center. Two years back, he was given this post. Now, he wants to go back to being a businessman and a mentor. He was unable to work on it due to his current Presidential role.
In the past, Johnson had helped the team to win five championships. He was chosen to replace Jim Buss who is the brother of Jeanie Buss. He was also the partial owner of Los Angeles Lakers.
What Jeanie Buss has to say?
Jeanie Buss expressed her feelings on Twitter stating that she had loved working with Magic Johnson. The team has achieved so many things, and he has brought them a long way.
They will keep continuing this beautiful journey. On April 10, the team of Los Angeles Lakers released a statement saying that Magic Johnson is not only their team’s icon but their family.