Magic Johnson is leaving the Los Angeles Lakers

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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. But Johnson repeatedly mentioned Buss' affinity for Walton and Johnson's desire not to cause upheaval between them.

He also said he is exhausted of being investigated or fined by the NBA for tampering when he comments on basketball on Twitter or even speaks to another organization's player.

All of the attention is on LeBron James now, who signed a four-year, $154 million deal in free agency and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-05 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Meanwhile, Johnson has no regrets about his time in charge of the Lakers. For starters, Magic stated why he chose not to tell Lakers owner Jeanie Buss of his decision prior to the presser pointing out that she would've talked him out of it.

"It's a hard decision", Johnson said, as he began to cry.

"Her and I have such an unbelievable relationship", Johnson said of Buss, the daughter of the late longtime Lakers owner Dr.

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Johnson says that Simmons reached out to him for advice on how to be a big point guard in the National Basketball Association and immediately it was considered as tampering and there was a lot of drama around the situation.

The Hall of Famer returned to the Lakers in an executive role in February 2017, replacing Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss in the front office.

Regardless of how incompetent he was or wasn't, Johnson leaving the team in the manner he did is a bad look for the franchise and isn't going to help James recruit top free agents to join him in L.A, this summer.

It doesn't sound as if Rob Pelinka is getting Magic Johnson's endorsement.

But after James strained his groin at Christmas and subsequently sat out for the longest injury absence of his 16-year National Basketball Association career, the Lakers were unable to compile enough midseason wins to stay in playoff contention.

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