Magic Johnson Steps Down from the Los Angeles Lakers

"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 was appointed to his front office position in 2017, charged with reversing a slide in fortunes for the 16-time NBA champions. < The 59-year-old had played a key role in persuading LeBron James to join the Lakers last year in a blockbuster move. However, the Lakers revival under Johnson stalled this season when James was injured, triggering a slump which saw t...Keep on reading: Magic Johnson Steps Down from the Los Angeles Lakers
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