CULTURE Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers chief

CULTURE

Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers chief

AFP

09:33, April 10, 2019

Magic Johnson stunned the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday after resigning from his role as president of basketball operations at the struggling NBA giants. 

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NBA Legend, Magic Johnson, is introduced during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. (File photos: VCG)

"Today, I'm gonna step down as the president," Johnson told reporters at an impromptu press conference. 

Johnson's resignation comes after a disappointing season which saw the once-mighty Lakers fail to reach the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

Johnson had played a key role in luring LeBron James to the Lakers last year.

Cover image: Magic Johnson reacts after being introduced at halftime during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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