LeBron is right, ‘I could have done it a different way’ - Magic on suddenly resigning | First Take

Dipublikasikan tanggal 20 Mei 2019
Magic Johnson joins First Take and answers for not informing LeBron James about his decision to resign as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers before announcing it to the media.
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  • magic threw a hand grenade and stepped out of the room.

  • Lebron wasn't so much recruited as he wanted to go Hollywood!

  • M.J is pure Class. Much Respect to him. This guy is The Boss

  • Lakers need a male owner period

  • Ty lou sucks as a coach idk what Magic was thinking on this one

  • this is the most retarded advice ive ever heard. You should never give one person unilateral decision making power at any level. This is why every corporation has a board of directors not a dictator. Human beings make better decisions collectively than individually. Then you quite because of office gossip? What an idiot. Magic would never survive in corporate America where betrayal and sabatoge are standard practice.

  • What a fucking loser magic stepped down lmao

  • If it got kobe written on it no good

  • I hope Kobe replaces Rob

  • You could listen to Magic talk all day. Very smooth, engaging, and charismatic.

  • Wish this was all truthful and the wofld knew the truth mexico is all out of bullits and no captian in the ship of serpets if one man can do all that because your master traded 10,000 for one and was tricked your out of the game check mate!!! Times is ticking for all you do no what i ask

  • I was a Lakers fan till the last 5 years. However, this drama with Magic doesn't make me wanna go back as fan. I think Magic is getting too much airtime compared to the Polinka guy. Get the other guy on air and ask him his side of the story. Also, thought Magic was busy with his other businesses?

  • Magic Johnson is right. he doesnt need headaches

  • I must be the only person that YT forced this video on that couldn’t give half of a fuck about the bts drama that they’re talking about.

  • Sometimes you got to do, what you got to do, when you got to do it! You can satisfy some or 'most' of the ppl some of the time but you can't satisfy all of the ppl all of the time.

  • What a great way to handle that sort of situation

  • Max you nail it. You said the questions i wanted to know GREAT JOB MAX 👍👏👏👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • 🙊🙉🙈 it's a dirty game on an off the court 🤷

  • At least it's not Cavs vs Warriors again! Lol

  • Who is James to tell anyone look how he left Cleveland....... but ok

  • 06:53 you go girl !!!!

  • Lebron should have stay in cleveland he would be in the playoff now

    • but he would have another finals loss

  • facts here

  • Did Magic ask for Lebron's approval in quitting?

    • dachicagoan he didn’t tell or ask anyone... He first announced it before the last game, Jeanie would’ve probably talked him out of it

  • Damnn Magic want all the smoke

  • Magic ain’t regretting shit he got that POSITIVE attitude

  • Max all up in Magics face like..." Tell the truth fool speak up son!" Haha

  • To sum it up, people who never played basketball didn't let one of the world's best basketball players make decisions. What a great idea

  • Man magic Johnson sounds dummm as life lil boii the world don't revolve around u ,Haha haven't we all learned blacks aren't good business parterns,do u hear how he talks about it "ouhhhhaa I left because I didn't have POWER gtfoh "

  • I don't like Max but he did his thing in this interview.

  • The real issue with Rob Pelinka is that he’s really Rob Lowe and no one told Magic lol

  • In my humble opinion, I think Magic Johnson is one of the most respected people in sports. He is very honest and upfront about his beliefs and opinions. He has certain parts of his life that are that are private. There is no ambiguity in this man. He wouldn’t be who is and/or where he is today, if he wasn’t. I am old enough to have watched this talented basketball player in his prime. When he would make a fast break at the other end of the court. The sound of all those men running, footsteps pounding, tennis shoes squeaking, ball bouncing. And he would do a sideways pass without looking was one of the most awe inspiring moments in my life. I never tired of watching him play. He was a gentleman on and off the court.

  • ESPN energy is so hyper-fake-dramatic. Magic's energy is just pure magic. When will old-media get it? No one likes that nonsense.

  • It's not about having fun. It's about winning, dominating, and looking at all those banners on the rafter. That's fun. Winning is fun. Magic has it backwards.

  • Ass kissin Lebron ain’t easy Magic

  • But Magic have you ever heard of the old say, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me..... you should have never let that week chump of a man run you out, I would have ran him out, then I would have quit.

  • Well said magic ...I’m still a Laker will always be a Laker that’s how we feel about you that’s why L.A loves you

  • Magic is a quitter.

  • I know LeBron wishes they would just leave him alone & keep his name out of their mouths🙄! DAMN Magic move on👉🏾!! You quit so let it go dude! The show continues without you buddy👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. #LakeShow

  • ...so Jeannie was fuckin Luke? Lmao wtf.

  • Magic is too real to deal with politics, fake fucks, and ineptitude. Much support to the Magic-man

  • Kobe fukin up lebron lolol

  • So he doesn’t regret getting aids???

  • Magic is right. He should have been allowed to hire his own people. Sticking him with Pelinka or anyone else was the mistake. Now, it's own Pelinka and Jeannie Buss. But, Kobe, Kareem or any other Laker should speak out.

  • Agents have really schmoozed their way into a league they’ve never contributed too.

  • she loved luke... period please takes no rocket scientist to figure that out

  • Race.... Race.... duhhhh

  • Magic excuse is bull something deeper went on

  • Who gives a damn what Lebron thinks? He is more a distraction on the team now and imo, not even in my top five players in the NBA. His business interests are his priority now, not basketball

  • Ummm... Because Magic is GM/President of basketball operations/whatever his title is and Lebron's title is Player. There's millions of salary dollars here but Magic is still management and LeBron is still labor. Magic doesn't owe him a damn thing.

  • Magic got stabbed in the back . on a daily basis . by almost everyone who's name came up in that interview ...

  • 0:06 what has Lebron done for the laker organization except for limit their options

    • Ky you know better than me

    • Lucky 2828 with Lebron, Zo is way more Aggresive & Confident

    • Ky I suppose you could say that vomit at the same time I believe he has moved them in the wrong direction with less time on the ball and playing with someone as ball dominate as Lebron

    • Putting the young bulls like Zo under his wing

  • Lakers needed magic leadership

  • Magic seems like the old guy who knows everything and doesn’t listen to anyone and if it doesn’t go his way he is out.

  • “I did it “MY WAY”!!! Frank Senatra 2 Magic Johnson!!!! I feel him!!!!!

  • Luke Walton was fucking Jeanie no doubt..so was Rob Pelinker lmao

  • He was just a popular name, that wouldn't have happened if he was white

  • Did lebron tell his team mates when he jumped ship 3 times smh

  • your way is not "right"....being your "man" does not deliver good results....double talk...

  • Rob Pelinka lookin' like the bootleg Rob Lowe.

  • Kobe probably somewhere minding his own business unless someone asks him and his name gets brought into this 🤣

  • Damn Magic left LeBron like his own daddy.

  • WOW, to say Ty Lue is an unbelievable coach, shows that Magic is a bad talent spotter, or values loyalties over good business sense for the organization. Was he trying to please Lebiatch? Me thinks so. Tye Lue is one of the worst coaches of all time. Had he not had Lequan and Kyrie, he would be none heard of. Magic, loved you as a player, but coaching, and ownership and management is not your thing. Way above your pay grade big fella.

  • Weak leadership/ownership all across. Lebron was the nail that sealed that coffin. A series of bad trades/decisions led to the implosion. Like can not play defense or shoot free throws. He cannot control the drama that they brought into the mix. Firing him is not the solution, especially when you went for Tyrone Lue as option 1, then brought a tandem coach as option 2. The Lakers are destined to failure for many more years to come, until the Buss's sell the franchise to a group that know basketball, know business, and tolerate zero drama. Ued to be my favorite team. I can live with losses, I cannot live with bad decisions, missed opportunities and bad leadership.

  • Shouldn't have let Luke go. You sank his time by bringing in LeBron. The Lakers' long-term success was higher with just having the rookies and bringing them in. Yeah, you get more wins now with LeBron, but you already knew you weren't going to win championships when he came. So what the heck are they doing? They just went the way of the Bulls.

  • Hire Kobe. He doesnt give a damn about feelings. Magic is too sensitive. He wants to be beloved.

  • BAHAHHAA YOU WANTED TO HIRE TY LUE. Bahahahahahaha you're KIDDING ME. It was terrible when Lebron left. Dont give me hes a good coach.

  • the Lakers was sending a message let's keep it real to LeBron and to Magic that it's not their team if they cannot a star player during the off-season if I was LeBron I'll bail out to where is the loyalty that's crazy if you're not going to show any loyalty to Magic Johnson mr. Laker who are you going to show loyalty to

  • Aids warrior

  • Damn first min of this this guy punked LBJ, I think people really don't like him

  • A man who fucked 10,000+ women and contracted HIV on the way is telling people how it's important to be responsible and to make right decisions for yourself. Only in America.

  • Magic asshole is still wet from Stephen A tongue lathering.

  • Magic >Jordan>Kobe>Lebron

  • Lebron is a pussy.

  • lyin ass he did horrible wanted a free paycheck

  • F u u hiv mofo

  • This is why we can't have nice things with women in a position of power they just can't separate friendships from business

  • Magic Johnson ...now you know no black man have no power In This world not even Obama, no matter how much money a blk man have

  • So what I take away from this is a woman cannot run an NBA team. Got it.

  • Magic knew himself he was a terrible president and he fired himself! 👌🏾 Hes talking in circles on both interviews. It’s okay you will always be Rich Magic! #GOHIV

    • Young Bak u funny as hell lol

  • He’s leaving because of his HIV symptoms. You guys are dumb

  • Cuz see...listen ..IM GONE STILL BE AT EVERY LAKER GAME and so yea..😆😆😆 Watch out Magic, They gone fuck around and Charles Oakley yo ass.....

  • I could done different way in magic mind. The way that I should not recruit lebron or trade him when AD is available in trades discussions.

  • Why is him stepping down a big deal?

  • Good TV

  • Man Max should be an interviewer,, Damn good questions.

  • Magic: Max Im not a regretful guy. Max: Really..no regrets huh? So you dont regret sleeping with 1000's of women sans a condom and you contracted H.I.V. and risked passing it to Cookie??...Then its time for some furniture movement and breakage on the set hahahaha!

  • Rumour has it that Magic is banging LeBron's mom and Delonte West is fine with it.

  • I could say I hear where Magic is coming from. Yet, if mistakes were made at the beginning by not having at couple good shooters in order to open the paint. That's how injuries happen. Lebron is not you Magic.

  • Stephen A needs to rethink that tie knot.


  • Magic did what he had to do. The biggest thing for him is he can help and recruit for the LAKERS without it being called "TEMPERING." He was praise other NBA stars without getting hit with a fine. Smart move on Magics part. Still helping his Lakers but won't get shit or people talking behind his back because he doesn't hold an executive title.

  • Him and lbj clearly had a misunderstanding ...

  • Magic is a certifiable moron saying what he is saying in public.

  • It just goes to show that he has no idea what it takes to be a president of basketball operations...by being a part time president he admitted to screwing up a few trades...I'm glad he quit

  • "I'm gonna be a partl time president but I'm gonna need full time power"????????? U should of known u would not be fully committed to the organization full time wtf.. u started all this now u get on TV and throw the team you say u love under the bus ...what a shame....

  • As a Laker I've always wondered what's taking us so long to get back on top now I know

  • Moly is a Fox !!!!

  • Side steppin

  • Magic is a quitter