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LeBron shouldn’t have called out Magic Johnson with Lonzo on ‘The Shop’ {VIDEO}

Magic Johnson's shocking resignation from the Lakers came after he was accidentally bcc'd on 'backstabbing' emails between the team's owner and manager on his poor job performance


No More Magic: Johnson Abruptly QUITS The LA Lakers {VIDEO}

He became emotional at times during his announcement

  • Magic Johnson abruptly resigned as president of the LA Lakers' basketball operations on April 9, without telling other executives
  • He allegedly quit after he was accidentally copied into emails dissing his performance with the team, according to a new report
  • On Thursday he tweeted 'The truth will always come to light' 
  • Emails were between Lakers owner Jeanie Buss & general manager Rob Pelinka 
  • Those emails were 'critical' of what he was doing and Johnson saw Buss didn't defend him or indicate she'd discuss the issues with him
  • He choked back tears after the final Lakers game this month saying: 'I want to go back to having fun'  

Basketball legend Magic Johnson abruptly resigned as president of the Los Angeles Lakers' basketball operations earlier this month, and a new report reveals he quit after he was accidentally copied into emails blasting his poor performance.

Johnson was reportedly bcc'd in a chain of emails between Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka who criticized his performance with the team. 

The 'backstabbing' emails led Johnson, 59, to relinquish his post as one of the most powerful basketball executives in the world. He had taken charge of the franchise just over two years ago. 

The revelations were unearthed on the Colin Cowherd show on Wednesday where Bleacher Report senior writer and Fox Sports 1 analyst Ric Burcher brought the emails to light.

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss
Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka
Following reports of the 'backstabbing' emails, Johnson tweeted on Thursday: 'The truth will always come to light'
Magic Johnson suddenly quits position as Lakers' president
On April 9 before the Lakers' final game Johnson made the bombshell announcement of his resignation to reporters, without consulting Buss or Pelinka prior

On her official Twitter account, Jeanie Buss tweeted: 'Earvin, I loved working side by side with you. You’ve brought us a long way. We will continue the journey. We love you.'

Magic Johnson isn't having fun anymore.

"Today, I'm going to step down as president," the former NBA superstar told a gaggle of reporters on Tuesday night, about an hour and a half before the Los Angeles Lakers played their last game of the season. "I was happier when I wasn't the president."
Johnson has served as the team's president of basketball operations for more than two years — the latest move in a long and successful career as a businessman and philanthropist after he first retired in 1991 when he tested positive for HIV. He came back to be part of the U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" in 1992 and then again to play for the Lakers in the 1995-96 season.
His resignation came out of the blue; on Monday, Johnson had a three-hour meeting about the team's future after its sixth consecutive losing season, the Associated Press reported.
Reporters and basketball fans weren't the only ones to find out about his resignation late in the game.
"Somebody's gonna have to tell my boss," Johnson told reporters.

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on April 25, 2019 at 7:04pm
Oh damn, backstabbers,
Comment by mr1stroke on April 12, 2019 at 11:37pm
And scene, this is it for Lebron, lol now who in their right mind told Lebron to go there, i wish him luck, this is not Miami, Magic left for a reason

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