Jeanie Buss Reveals Magic Johnson’s Lakers Departure Was A "Surprise"

Over the past few months, the Los Angeles Lakers have been shrouded by incompetence and dysfunction which has ravaged the team and has ultimately upset the entire fanbase. Part this dysfunction centered around the departure Magic Johnson who abruptly announced that he would be stepping down as the team’s president basketball operations. Team owner Jeanie Buss was at the NBA Awards last night and spoke about what it was like finding out that Magic was leaving.

“There really wasn’t anything to say,” Buss said  ESPN. “I think that when Magic decided that he didn’t want to be with the organization any longer in an ficial capacity, that took me f guard. So I needed time to figure out what the process was going to be. That’s all. Just taking care business and looking out after the organization.”

Jeanie Buss Reveals Magic Johnson's Lakers Departure Was A "Surprise"

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As free agency approaches, the team will be looking to add some pieces to the roster and as Buss said, Lakers fans have a lot to be hopeful for moving forward.

“There’s a lot changes, Lakers fans, be patient,” Buss explained. “We’re going to get there. We will not finish until we are all proud.”

With Anthony Davis on the team, the Lakers will surely be a contender in the Western Conference next year.