Posted by Lakers Fan on April 10, 2019 at 12:07:34:
In Reply to: Re: Magic Johnson Quits posted by Coach J on April 10, 2019 at 11:29:16:
: : wow - magic called a press conference and announced he is quitting. wow. and - he told reporters - he didnt advise Jeanie Buss - LOL - fame and fortune is fleeting. Just ask Lebron.
: Magic did the Lakers a favor quitting but the manner in which he did it was totally classless .
Jeanie would've begged him to stay as Magic leaving only shows that no one in the organization knows what they're doing.
It's his way of telling Jeanie, "you need to change your approach drastically or step down".
This drastic action is also in response to the constant leaks in the organization (failed KCP trade to Chicago just came out yesterday), as well as the passive-aggressive needling Pelinka has directed at Magic since taking over.
Bottom line is, if the president can't fire the GM and coaching staff, he never really was the president. Jeanie had the only authority in Lakerland since 2017, and she doesn't relish being the boss. Magic never wanted to work with Rob, Kobe gave bad advice to hire him.
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