Posted on April 10, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
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Last night was the last game of the season for the Los Angeles Lakers, who managed to struggle all year, even after signing GOAT-status LeBron James. To stoke the flames of this dumpster fire, Magic Johnson abruptly resigned from his role as President of Basketball Operations by announcing it at a press conference.
When explaining his reasoning, he said “I think that I had more fun when I was able to be the big brother and ambassador to everybody.” He also wasn’t too keen on the idea of firing someone, saying it was “not fun” for him, and not who he was. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out he was referring to Luke Walton. Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of Johnson, he should really be called out for how he handled the situation. Of course, if you don’t think you’re fit for a role, it’s understandable to want to step down – but maybe you should tell your boss or your team about that decision before announcing it to the world.
Fans, you will be running your team’s front office – a huge task, but one that we feel confident in your doing. If your offensive or defensive coordinator announced they were leaving the team during a live-stream on Twitch, in a few characters on social media, or through a press release, how would you react? Would you say good riddance? Would you drag them through the mud over their method of delivery? Or would you put your heads together and focus on finding the best person to fill that vacant position? Let us know fans!
Power To The Fans!