So, what really happened with Lakers? Sports reporter, Jeff Zillgitt gives his full report yesterday in the sports section of USA TODAY. He reveals what he has been hearing about Magic Johnson and the Lakers GM.
Johnson shocked everyone with his suprise announcement in an offhand news conference at the Staples Center on Tuesday night. He was resigning from his post as president of basketball operations. It has been heard of that the athlete and Lakers’ General Manager, Rob Polinka are having some disagreements. This resulted in Johnson’s abrupt resignation. Zillgit reported.
The sports reporter noted that Johnson’s comments during that news conference admits his dismay on being put on the job. He considers himself unsuitable for the position of president of basketball operations. Zillgit quoted Johnson’s own words. He his cut out for a role in the NBA team.
LeBron James must have been upset at Magic’s shocking revelation. He never knew Johnson was leaving the Lakers until the athlete made his announcement. It was Johnson who persuaded James to sign the four-year contract with the Lakers franchise. He had met with Johnson and GM Rob Polinka three days before Magic made his shocking announcement.
A reliable source told USA TODAY Sports that the former athlete never hinted about his resignation during that meeting. Not even the Lakers owner, Jeanie Buss, knew about it. In his social media account on Tuesday, Johnson admitted that he was not happy in the role. There seem to be some controversial issue which made him decide to leave his post. The athlete just didn’t want to ruin his relationships with the people around him.