Magic Johnson explains why he suddenly resigned as Lakers president [Part 1] | First Take
[May 20, 2019] Magic Johnson joins First Take to discuss resigning as the Lakers president of basketball operations.
0:00 Look back on Magic’s time as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.
2:00 Stephen A. Smith asks Magic about what led to his resignation.
5:25 Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him.
8:42 Magic explains why he resigned without telling LeBron James.
17:40 Magic Johnson identifies Lakers GM Rob Pelinka as the “backstabber.”
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