Magic Johnson, one of the greatest LA Lakers players ever, has reportedly removed himself completely from the Lakers organization.
The Lakers announced that Johnson has asked the team to eliminate his honorary title of Vice President, and to remove his name from the team staff directory in publications and other sources, according to NBA.com.
The change is being made in hopes of clarifying any confusion over Johnson’s involvement with or representation of the team.
“Earvin will always be a revered and beloved member of the Lakers family, but he does not have a position or role with the organization at this time,” said team spokesman John Black.
“He is not an advisor or a consultant, and his opinions, comments and social media posts are solely his, and do not represent or reflect those of Lakers ownership or management. Hopefully this will eliminate any confusion over this issue in the future,” Black said.
One of the greatest NBA players ever, Magic Johnson won 5 NBA titles with the LA Lakers, as well as an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Johnson led the league in regular-season assists four times. He played in 906 NBA games, holding career averages of 19.5 ppg, 11.2 apg and 7.2 rpg in 36.7 minutes per game.
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