Magic Johnson Resigns From The Team President Of Los Angeles Lakers

Published Date: 10 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 10 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Just after two years of being the president of basketball operations for the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson decided to step down from the responsibility. The news stunned all the NBA fans, making them enthusiastic for his further project.

Magic Johnson will no longer be operational president of the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers!

The former basketball player announced the news on 9th April 2019 stating that he is stepping down as the president of basketball operations of the Lakers. Johnson delivered the news at an impromptu news conference with his statement before the final game of the season.

I want to go back to having fun. I want to go back to being who I was before taking on this job, and we’re halfway there with LeBron coming. I think this summer, with that other star coming in — whoever’s going to come in — I think this team is going to be in position to really contend for a championship with the growth of the other young players.

However, he did not inform the team’s controlling owner Jeanie Buss about the decision. Later, Jeanie made a tribute for him from through her Twitter post.

Johnson became the president of basketball operations for the Lakers replacing Jim Russ in February 2017. Moreover, he became a partial owner of the team for several years.

The 59-year-old is currently married to Earlitha “Cookie” Kelly since 1991. The couple has a son, Earvin III, aged 26 who is openly gay and a reality star. Additionally, his son Andre Johnson was born in 1981 from his relationship with Melissa Mitchell. Magic and his wife are also parents to an adopted daughter Elisa.

Magic Johnson Bio; Career, Net Worth

The NBA veteran was born as Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. on 14 August 1959 to parents Earvin Johnson Sr. and Christine Johnson. He has six siblings and three half-siblings born from his father’s previous marriage.

Johnson staged a first overall pick in the NBA draft by the Lakers in 1979, after winning championships in high school and college. He played 13 seasons as a point guard for the Lakers and won five championships. Furthermore, his achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and so on. Magic was a member of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team, which won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.

The 6 foot 9 inch and 215-pound man retired as an NBA player in 1996. Johnson currently enjoys an astounding net worth of $600 million.

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