LeBron James reflects on Magic Johnson stepping down.
Per usual, the new episode provided plenty of key highlights, including the moment in which Travis Scott opened up about SoundCloud, backing the platform and acknowledging it for the avenue it has given aspiring artists. Another moment of note arrived when LeBron James discussed how he found out about Magic Johnson's departure from the Lakers organization, explaining that he was blindsided by the news.
"My right hand comes to me and say, 'Magic just stepped down.' I'm like man, get the fuck out of my face, you bullshitting. I go check my phone, I look at it, the shit happened," James said. "Personally for me, I came here to be a part of the Lakers organization, having the conversation with Magic. So, it was just weird for [Magic Johnson] to just be like, 'Nah, I'm out of here, and not even have, like: 'Hey, Bron... kiss my ass. I'm gone.' ... It wasn’t even that."
It was last month that Johnson announced his resignation from his post as president of basketball operations for the Lakers, a position he held since February 2017. It came at the heels of a disappointing regular season performance from the squad when an injury resulted in James' absence.
"There is no greater Los Angeles Laker than Earvin Johnson. We are deeply grateful to Magic for all that he has done for our franchise – as a player, an ambassador and an executive," the Lakers wrote in a statement. "We thank him for his work these past two years as our President of Basketball Operations and wish him, Cookie, Andre, EJ and Elisa all the best with their next steps. He will always be not only a Lakers icon, but our family. As we begin the process of moving forward, we will work in a measured and methodical fashion to make the right moves for the future of our organization."