The Real Reason Magic Johnson Quit the Lakers

April 25, 2019

USA Today

from rhymeswithsnitch

Last month Magic Johnson shocked Lakers fans by abruptly quitting his job as president of operations.

Now we know why...

From The Daily Mail

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.