Advantage of the Los Angeles Lakers to the general surprise, Magic Johnson had not even taken the time to warn its players. King James and Lonzo Ball returned on departure.
In his show, The Shop, which was broadcast on HBO, LeBron James is back on the departure of Magic Johnson. Also present in the show, Lonzo Ball has also been able to give his feelings. The King explained how he learned of the resignation of Magic : “I knew that by Randy. Between two sessions of stretching, my right arm comes to me and says, ‘Magic comes from’. I tell him ‘dude, stop your crap !’. I look at my phone and I discover all of this. It went really. Personally, I came here to be part of the Lakers, after having a conversation with Magic. So it was strange to see it from mode ‘I break’. I didn’t even have the right to a ‘Hey Bron, fuck you, I’m outta here’. I didn’t even have the right to it ! ”
Also stunned by the news, Lonzo Ball explained : “this shit is crazy. “A few days after the departure of Magic Johnson, the coach Luke Walton is separated also from the franchise. If LeBron James was a first complicated year for the Lakers but probably not at this point. Beyond his surprise, he didn’t hide his disappointment at the announcement of Magic : “no one had any idea. We were like, ‘Shit, really, now ?’ There was literally 70 minutes before playing the game. I didn’t play, but my team was playing and you decide to do it here and now. I think that there is a time and a place for this kind of things, and I think you knew that you were going to make this decision, so why would you here and now ? “The next meeting between Johnson and James might be tense.
So this is how @KingJames & @ZO2_ found out about Magic stepping down 😲 #TheShopHBO 💈 pic.twitter.com/vdv5vOnqcd
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