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  • again.

  • You know, one of the position that I've taken was that Magic Johnson is an overseer.

  • People below you're supposed to support.

  • And this is supposed to pound the pavement you info.

  • And then you are the decision maker because that obviously was what was lacking for years before you arrived.

  • Ric Bucher goes on fs one weeks are days rather after your resignation.

  • And he said that there was some critical e mails about you that were exchanged between Rob Pelinka and owner Jeannie Buss.

  • And eventually you got wind of that.

  • First of all, I want to know Is there any truth to that?

  • And number two And more importantly, the emails.

  • What was said in the emails, Stephen, I don't know if e mails were sent because I didn't see those emails.

  • Okay.

  • And, uh, I only heard about it after Rick wrote that story.

  • I didn't ask Jeanie or anybody about him because, you know, now it didn't matter.

  • Even today.

  • It doesn't matter.

  • Um, I'm not a guy who hold grudges and and I don't want to see, hear, and, um, just say everything in Laker land is bad because it's not you still have LeBron, you still have.

  • Ah, great young core.

  • Brandon Ingram is special.

  • Kyle Kuzma special.

  • We have a chance to Really?

  • If we stick to the game plan that I had built right and say we signed a free agent this summer, the Lakers will be right back in the hunt.

  • And so so I don't know about the emails.

  • Um, but again, if it's true, these are things that also bother me, right?

  • Legacy of Magic Johnson.

  • We know what a champion you have been, but you walked away from the Lakers job, his family.

  • You walked away from the Lakers job, concerned at all about how you're viewed because of your willingness toe walk away or not concerned it up.

  • Not concerned because, you know, I gave everything I had to get the Lakers going in the right direction, and I still feel we're headed in the right direction.

  • If we score this summer, Um, well, you can't judge a man unless you walk in that man shoes.

  • It's hard to do that, you know, I'm strong, super strong, just like my father.

  • I'm strong, have the personality of my mother, but even myself is only so much I'm going to take and deal with.

  • I'm always loved Jeannie.

  • That's my sister.

  • I'm always be a Laker.

  • If Laker fans or other people thought that hey, it was bad the way I made the decision or the decision to leave, that's up to them.

  • But I am a happy person right now.

  • I gave up a lot to take that Laker job, right.

  • I gave up weekends with my wife.

  • We go out every weekend, and so Friday, Now I couldn't go out Sunday.

  • I couldn't go take her to the movies anymore.

  • The things that I had to give up to take that job and I was willing to do that for three years, I was willing to do that.

  • So, um, I'm Listen, I'm just gonna be a happy band.

  • I'm running my business.

  • I'm extremely happy.

  • And again, I'm gonna support the Lakers.

  • But let let's dissect this before I go back to Max and Mollie.

  • You love Jeanie Buss, but she emotional.

  • She's emotional, according to you, and as a result, she loves the people that are within the Lakers organization.

  • So she's, she's she's emotional in that regard.

  • You've got a genius that essentially, you said, is backstab.

  • If you are the Los Angeles that you got Tim Harris on the business side, that's infiltrate the basketball sign.

  • With all that being said, why should LeBron James want to stay in that lake?

  • Because he has a chance to turn it around.

  • This is the young core special, the young core special.

  • And if you put I don't care who the free agent ISS, one of those creation hiree.

  • Why I don't care who it is.

  • One of those guys, You could see him all now you weigh.

  • I can see them all.

  • Just get one of those guys with LeBron and then you use the mid level to get a shooter.

  • The Lakers are right back in it because there's one specialty that's Golden State.

  • Everybody else is about even, and they're not special that there's one special team, and that's Golden State Warriors.

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LeBron has a chance to turn the Lakers around – Magic Johnson | First Take

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/02
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