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Magic Johnson Hurls Back Stabbing Rob Pelinka Under The Bus, NBA Twitter Is Lit

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President Of Basketball Operations

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Magic Johnson hit ESPN’s First Take today (May 20) and it was an episode for the ages. Mostly because the former Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations proceeded to throw his old co-worker and the team’s GM Rob Pelinka under the bus.

The NBA legend confirmed that it was Pelinka who he considered the backstabber that made him quit his cushy gig a couple of months ago to everyone’s surprise, including LeBron James.

But first, Luke Walton also caught the smoke.

“The straw that broke the camel’s back was I wanted to fire Luke Walton,” said Johnson. “We had…three meetings. And I showed [Jeannie Bus] the things he did well and the things he didn’t do well. I said, ‘Listen, we got to get a better coach.’”

But, they wouldn’t let Magic axe Walton. Then, there was Pelinka, who Magic heard was talkin’ sh*t.

“People around the Laker office were telling me that [Rob Pelinka] was saying things, and I didn’t like those things being said behind my back, that I wasn’t in the office enough,” said Johnson.

Ever since, the Twitter slander and jokes have been impeccable. Peep the best below.

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Look: LeBron James Delivers Huge Blow To Amazon + Target W/ Wal-Mart Partnership

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NBA superstar LeBron James has something brewing. The Los Angeles Lakers leader has announced a new partnership with giant retailer Wal-Mart.

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Los Angeles Lakers Give Head Coach Job To Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel to interview with Lakers for head coaching position

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The Los Angeles Lakers are currently at home watching the NBA Playoffs unfold, and a shuffle at the head coaching position caused a smidgen of drama for the storied franchise in recent weeks. After shuffling between Ty Lue and Jason Kidd, the Lakers have landed on former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel for its upcoming campaign.

NBA.com reports:

“We are excited to add Frank Vogel as the next head coach of the Lakers,” said Pelinka. “Coach Vogel has a proven track record of success in the NBA Playoffs, and he reflects the core qualities we were looking for in a head coach – including, detailed game preparation, extreme hard work, and holding players accountable to the highest basketball standards.”

“I am very excited for this opportunity to join the Lakers, a prestigious organization that I have long admired,” said Vogel. “I look forward to coaching such phenomenal talent and bringing my strategic vision to the team.”

Vogel, 45, will be the 27th head coach in franchise history and the 23rd of the Los Angeles era. He owns a career record of 304-291 (.511) in 595 games leading the Indiana Pacers (2010-16) and Orlando Magic (2016-18).

During his time as head coach with the Pacers, Vogel accumulated a 250-181 record and was a four-time NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month with the Pacers, leading them to five playoff appearances and back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2013 and 2014.

The Lakers were expected to be a powerhouse team in the West with LeBron James leading the troops, but an uneven season led to the squad being ousted from postseason contention.

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Look: LeBron James Shares Priceless Moment W/ His Son: “My Mini Me!”

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is geeking out over his royal DNA. The NBA icon has shared an epic moment alongside his son.

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Contract Talks Between Ty Lue & Lakers Fall Apart, Will Not Be Next Head Coach

Negotiations Between Ty Lue & Lakers Have Ended Without A Deal

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Ty Lue who was LeBron James top choice to take over the vacant head coaching job of the Los Angeles Lakers will not be sitting courtside when next season tips off. According to reports, negotiations between the former Cavaliers head coach and the Lakers fell through.

League sources told ESPN contract negotiations between the Lakers and Lue ended with the parties not reaching an agreement at all.

Per ESPN:

Lue and his representatives turned down the Lakers’ offer Tuesday, league sources said. The Lakers, then on Wednesday offered Lue a deal in the range of three years and $18 million, after which Lue’s side pulled out of negotiations.

According to the sources, Lue’s camp was seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship résumé.

Beyond an inability to agree on contractual terms, the Lakers had proposed several scenarios involving their preferred candidates for assistant coaches, including Jason Kidd, sources said.

Looks like Laker fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the return of the Showtime era. The dysfunction is on ten in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. On top of not being able to secure the deal with Ty Lue, Stephen A. Smith is reporting that people close to Lakers’ president Jeanie Buss are telling her to trade LeBron James.

With Lue out of the picture, ESPN reports the former Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel and Juwan Howard are currently being considered for the head coaching position. We shall see how this plays out, but this is definitely not what LeBron James signed up for when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Look: Here’s The 15 Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys Right Now

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James doesn’t have to suit up for another NBA Finals run to have the entire world rocking with him. King James tops the league’s list of most popular player jerseys.

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Watch: LeBron James Proves His Son’s Destined For Greatness In B-Ball Highlight Clip

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NBA superstar LeBron James is making non-believers see the potential his mini-me has in him for greatness. King James went to Instagram Thursday to share a highlight clip of his son putting in work on the basketball court.

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Look: LeBron James Has Royal Words For Nipsey Hussle – “S**t Don’t Seem Right Without You”

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Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is still hurting. The three-time NBA champion has penned some emotional words following Thursday’s Celebration of Life memorial service for late hometown hero Nipsey Hussle.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Magic Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President

Ervin “Magic” Johnson dropped a bombshell on Tuesday night ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers’ final game of the 2018-19 season when he suddenly announced that he’s stepping down as President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Today, I’m going to step down as the president,” Johnson told a stunned crowd of reporters gathered outside the Lakers’ locker room.

READ MORE: D’Angelo Russell is Balling at the Expense of Magic Johnson Giving Up on Him Too Soon

After saying “I’m free” at one point, Johnson added, “I feel like a monkey has been lifted off my back.”

Johnson won five NBA titles as a player shared frustrations regarding multiple tampering investigations by the league office and his inability to mentor young men outside the organization.

Johnson said, “I was like, ‘I have a great life outside of this. What am I doing?’ So, I’m going to go back to that beautiful life. And I’m looking forward to it.”

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Johnson said that he hasn’t yet told his boss, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, of his decision to step down. He met with Buss on Monday and held a three-hour meeting with her about the direction of the organization, he said.

“Somebody going to have to tell my boss,” Johnson said. “I know she’s going to be sick, but I knew I couldn’t face her face-to-face, even though I was just with her yesterday.”

READ MORE: SOURCE SPORTS: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers to Miss the Playoffs

The Lakers will enter this summer with a lot more questions than answers. One logical choice to replace Johnson is actually already in the same arena. Jerry West currently is an advisor for the Los Angeles Clippers, but a reunion could be in the works if he’s interested in the challenge of making the Lakers great again.

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Cam’ron Reacts To Magic Johnson Leaving LA Lakers

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New York rapper Cam’ron needs answers. The hip-hop veteran has come forward with his reaction to Magic Johnson stepping down as the president of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Killa Cam went to Instagram last night with a hilarious clip of ESPN analyst and personality Stephen A. Smith‘s initial thoughts on Johnson’s shocking decision.

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Last night, Johnson shocked the sports world by announcing his decision to the masses.

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