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On the precipice of an NBA playoffs that the Los Angeles Lakers will not participate in, team president of basketball operations Magic Johnson stunned the basketball world Tuesday by announcing he’s stepping down.
Johnson cited a desire to have more fun as motivation and told reporters he was breaking the news to them before he told owner Jeanie Buss.
“I had more fun when I was able to be the big brother and the ambassador to everybody,” Johnson said.
In addition to surprising Buss, Johnson shocked NBA Twitter, which had plenty to say about his departure — one that arrived on a big night in the NBA that included Dwyane Wade’s final home game in Miami and what looked Dirk Nowitzki’s career finale in Dallas.
NBA media have takes on Magic Johnson news
Fans react too
Of course NBA media weren’t the only people with reactions to the news. The rest of Twitter also had plenty to say.
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