Magic Stepping Down As Lakers President


Magic Johnson announced Tuesday night that he is stepping down as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations. He made the announcement at an impromptu news conference held before the Lakers season finale against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles. Johnson took the Lakers job in February 2017, after the team fired Mitch Kupchak as general manager and removed Jim Buss as executive vice president of basketball operations. He said he will return to community work and reaching out to players around the league to help in their development.


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