Lakers Rumors: Magic Johnson Never Told Jeanie Buss of Issues with Rob Pelinka

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: (L-R) Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss attend Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement ceremony during a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

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As Magic Johnson spoke in depth on his issues with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Monday morning, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss was apparently just like every other viewer watching the saga unfold. 

ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported Buss had asked Johnson if he had anything he wanted to get off his chest regarding any friction with the team’s front office. The Hall of Famer apparently kept quiet for the most part:

“Buss had questioned Johnson several times in the wake of his public resignation, asking him if there were any issues with Pelinka or anyone else in the organization. They spoke on the phone for hours. They went to a private dinner at Wally’s in Beverly Hills on May 2. Multiple Lakers sources told ESPN that each time, Johnson said nothing beyond what he’d said on April 9—that he didn’t feel like he could be Magic in this role and wanted his freedom back.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA

May 20, 2019 at 06:31PM


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