LeBron is right, ‘I could have done it a different way’ - Magic on suddenly resigning | First Take
Magic Johnson joins First Take and answers for not informing LeBron James about his decision to resign as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers before announcing it to the media.
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  • John Doe
    John Doe

    this is the most retarded advice ive ever heard. You should never give one person unilateral decision making power at any level. This is why every corporation has a board of directors not a dictator. Human beings make better decisions collectively than individually. Then you quite because of office gossip? What an idiot. Magic would never survive in corporate America where betrayal and sabatoge are standard practice.

  • Madden Mobile Clutch
    Madden Mobile Clutch

    What a fucking loser magic stepped down lmao

  • Money Marv And company Radio
    Money Marv And company Radio

    If it got kobe written on it no good

  • Gabby Sampedro
    Gabby Sampedro

    I hope Kobe replaces Rob

  • Alt Doom
    Alt Doom

    You could listen to Magic talk all day. Very smooth, engaging, and charismatic.

  • jessie harrod
    jessie harrod

    Wish this was all truthful and the wofld knew the truth mexico is all out of bullits and no captian in the ship of serpets if one man can do all that because your master traded 10,000 for one and was tricked your out of the game check mate!!! Times is ticking for all you do no what i ask

  • Win Man
    Win Man

    I was a Lakers fan till the last 5 years. However, this drama with Magic doesn't make me wanna go back as fan. I think Magic is getting too much airtime compared to the Polinka guy. Get the other guy on air and ask him his side of the story. Also, thought Magic was busy with his other businesses?

  • Harry

    Magic Johnson is right. he doesnt need headaches

  • Twenny-Fyve Da BEaST
    Twenny-Fyve Da BEaST

    I must be the only person that YT forced this video on that couldn’t give half of a fuck about the bts drama that they’re talking about.

  • GenocideExposed

    Sometimes you got to do, what you got to do, when you got to do it! You can satisfy some or 'most' of the ppl some of the time but you can't satisfy all of the ppl all of the time.

  • Thomas Houghton
    Thomas Houghton

    What a great way to handle that sort of situation

  • eddiezamora1986

    Max you nail it. You said the questions i wanted to know GREAT JOB MAX 👍👏👏👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌


    🙊🙉🙈 it's a dirty game on an off the court 🤷

  • PhantomMatrix

    At least it's not Cavs vs Warriors again! Lol

  • Road House
    Road House

    Who is James to tell anyone look how he left Cleveland....... but ok

  • MrRogier200

    06:53 you go girl !!!!

  • Archer 34 Myway
    Archer 34 Myway

    Lebron should have stay in cleveland he would be in the playoff now

    • landey grocks
      landey grocks

      but he would have another finals loss

  • None None
    None None

    facts here

  • dachicagoan

    Did Magic ask for Lebron's approval in quitting?

    • Waunie Wilson
      Waunie Wilson

      dachicagoan he didn’t tell or ask anyone... He first announced it before the last game, Jeanie would’ve probably talked him out of it

  • Davis Lennie
    Davis Lennie

    Damnn Magic want all the smoke

  • Klutz Fullbuster
    Klutz Fullbuster

    Magic ain’t regretting shit he got that POSITIVE attitude

  • Gilbert EscobarDreamer
    Gilbert EscobarDreamer

    Max all up in Magics face like..." Tell the truth fool speak up son!" Haha

  • Lex Luxon
    Lex Luxon

    To sum it up, people who never played basketball didn't let one of the world's best basketball players make decisions. What a great idea

  • Inrry Torres
    Inrry Torres

    Man magic Johnson sounds dummm as life lil boii the world don't revolve around u ,Haha haven't we all learned blacks aren't good business parterns,do u hear how he talks about it "ouhhhhaa I left because I didn't have POWER gtfoh "

  • carl cunningham
    carl cunningham

    I don't like Max but he did his thing in this interview.

  • reefuno1

    The real issue with Rob Pelinka is that he’s really Rob Lowe and no one told Magic lol

  • 4 Magnels
    4 Magnels

    In my humble opinion, I think Magic Johnson is one of the most respected people in sports. He is very honest and upfront about his beliefs and opinions. He has certain parts of his life that are that are private. There is no ambiguity in this man. He wouldn’t be who is and/or where he is today, if he wasn’t. I am old enough to have watched this talented basketball player in his prime. When he would make a fast break at the other end of the court. The sound of all those men running, footsteps pounding, tennis shoes squeaking, ball bouncing. And he would do a sideways pass without looking was one of the most awe inspiring moments in my life. I never tired of watching him play. He was a gentleman on and off the court.

  • Ryan Kane Fitzgerald
    Ryan Kane Fitzgerald

    ESPN energy is so hyper-fake-dramatic. Magic's energy is just pure magic. When will old-media get it? No one likes that nonsense.

  • oniroutard

    It's not about having fun. It's about winning, dominating, and looking at all those banners on the rafter. That's fun. Winning is fun. Magic has it backwards.

  • Paul Deo
    Paul Deo

    Ass kissin Lebron ain’t easy Magic

  • Wisemen Wisemen
    Wisemen Wisemen

    But Magic have you ever heard of the old say, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me..... you should have never let that week chump of a man run you out, I would have ran him out, then I would have quit.

  • manue3l1976

    Well said magic ...I’m still a Laker will always be a Laker that’s how we feel about you that’s why L.A loves you

  • Sean M
    Sean M

    Magic is a quitter.

  • MsCamicam

    I know LeBron wishes they would just leave him alone & keep his name out of their mouths🙄! DAMN Magic move on👉🏾!! You quit so let it go dude! The show continues without you buddy👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. #LakeShow

  • Gustavo Medrano
    Gustavo Medrano

    ...so Jeannie was fuckin Luke? Lmao wtf.

  • FinalPhantom

    Magic is too real to deal with politics, fake fucks, and ineptitude. Much support to the Magic-man

  • When_Love_Never_Fails

    Kobe fukin up lebron lolol

  • ReDL Card
    ReDL Card

    So he doesn’t regret getting aids???

  • louis leuellyn
    louis leuellyn

    Magic is right. He should have been allowed to hire his own people. Sticking him with Pelinka or anyone else was the mistake. Now, it's own Pelinka and Jeannie Buss. But, Kobe, Kareem or any other Laker should speak out.

  • Wyatt Russell
    Wyatt Russell

    Agents have really schmoozed their way into a league they’ve never contributed too.

  • Marte Pacana
    Marte Pacana

    she loved luke... period please takes no rocket scientist to figure that out

  • Blakk Yanna
    Blakk Yanna

    Race.... Race.... duhhhh

  • Lamont´S App reviews
    Lamont´S App reviews

    Magic excuse is bull something deeper went on

  • The Orphan
    The Orphan

    Who gives a damn what Lebron thinks? He is more a distraction on the team now and imo, not even in my top five players in the NBA. His business interests are his priority now, not basketball

  • Gman 49
    Gman 49

    Ummm... Because Magic is GM/President of basketball operations/whatever his title is and Lebron's title is Player. There's millions of salary dollars here but Magic is still management and LeBron is still labor. Magic doesn't owe him a damn thing.

  • Thomas Martinelli
    Thomas Martinelli

    Magic got stabbed in the back . on a daily basis . by almost everyone who's name came up in that interview ...

  • Colin North
    Colin North

    0:06 what has Lebron done for the laker organization except for limit their options

    • Colin North
      Colin North

      Ky you know better than me

    • Ky

      Lucky 2828 with Lebron, Zo is way more Aggresive & Confident

    • Colin North
      Colin North

      Ky I suppose you could say that vomit at the same time I believe he has moved them in the wrong direction with less time on the ball and playing with someone as ball dominate as Lebron

    • Ky

      Putting the young bulls like Zo under his wing

  • Shuwanda Ford
    Shuwanda Ford

    Lakers needed magic leadership

  • chase armstrong
    chase armstrong

    Magic seems like the old guy who knows everything and doesn’t listen to anyone and if it doesn’t go his way he is out.

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith

    “I did it “MY WAY”!!! Frank Senatra 2 Magic Johnson!!!! I feel him!!!!!

  • Sharrieff Vincent
    Sharrieff Vincent

    Luke Walton was fucking Jeanie no doubt..so was Rob Pelinker lmao

  • Duke Couser
    Duke Couser

    He was just a popular name, that wouldn't have happened if he was white

  • Wayne Beauford
    Wayne Beauford

    Did lebron tell his team mates when he jumped ship 3 times smh

  • Paul Shaddix
    Paul Shaddix

    your way is not "right"....being your "man" does not deliver good results....double talk...

  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur

    Rob Pelinka lookin' like the bootleg Rob Lowe.

  • Arlington Forbes
    Arlington Forbes

    Kobe probably somewhere minding his own business unless someone asks him and his name gets brought into this 🤣

  • DoItAll-Tronics

    Damn Magic left LeBron like his own daddy.

  • arbilois

    WOW, to say Ty Lue is an unbelievable coach, shows that Magic is a bad talent spotter, or values loyalties over good business sense for the organization. Was he trying to please Lebiatch? Me thinks so. Tye Lue is one of the worst coaches of all time. Had he not had Lequan and Kyrie, he would be none heard of. Magic, loved you as a player, but coaching, and ownership and management is not your thing. Way above your pay grade big fella.

  • arbilois

    Weak leadership/ownership all across. Lebron was the nail that sealed that coffin. A series of bad trades/decisions led to the implosion. Like can not play defense or shoot free throws. He cannot control the drama that they brought into the mix. Firing him is not the solution, especially when you went for Tyrone Lue as option 1, then brought a tandem coach as option 2. The Lakers are destined to failure for many more years to come, until the Buss's sell the franchise to a group that know basketball, know business, and tolerate zero drama. Ued to be my favorite team. I can live with losses, I cannot live with bad decisions, missed opportunities and bad leadership.

  • nick0424

    Shouldn't have let Luke go. You sank his time by bringing in LeBron. The Lakers' long-term success was higher with just having the rookies and bringing them in. Yeah, you get more wins now with LeBron, but you already knew you weren't going to win championships when he came. So what the heck are they doing? They just went the way of the Bulls.

  • youngbuck0911

    Hire Kobe. He doesnt give a damn about feelings. Magic is too sensitive. He wants to be beloved.

  • youngbuck0911

    BAHAHHAA YOU WANTED TO HIRE TY LUE. Bahahahahahaha you're KIDDING ME. It was terrible when Lebron left. Dont give me hes a good coach.

  • James R Brown
    James R Brown

    the Lakers was sending a message let's keep it real to LeBron and to Magic that it's not their team if they cannot a star player during the off-season if I was LeBron I'll bail out to where is the loyalty that's crazy if you're not going to show any loyalty to Magic Johnson mr. Laker who are you going to show loyalty to

  • wer karins
    wer karins

    Aids warrior

  • Tony Ranft
    Tony Ranft

    Damn first min of this this guy punked LBJ, I think people really don't like him

  • Conrad Wolf
    Conrad Wolf

    A man who fucked 10,000+ women and contracted HIV on the way is telling people how it's important to be responsible and to make right decisions for yourself. Only in America.

  • Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic
    Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic

    Magic asshole is still wet from Stephen A tongue lathering.

  • P Erickson
    P Erickson

    Magic >Jordan>Kobe>Lebron

  • Hulk Trash
    Hulk Trash

    Lebron is a pussy.

  • aaron walker
    aaron walker

    lyin ass he did horrible wanted a free paycheck

  • jyoon106

    F u u hiv mofo

  • HOT

    This is why we can't have nice things with women in a position of power they just can't separate friendships from business

  • Dennis Davis
    Dennis Davis

    Magic Johnson ...now you know no black man have no power In This world not even Obama, no matter how much money a blk man have

  • M 626
    M 626

    So what I take away from this is a woman cannot run an NBA team. Got it.

  • Young Bak
    Young Bak

    Magic knew himself he was a terrible president and he fired himself! 👌🏾 Hes talking in circles on both interviews. It’s okay you will always be Rich Magic! #GOHIV

    • Hi

      Young Bak u funny as hell lol

  • Carlos Reghis
    Carlos Reghis

    He’s leaving because of his HIV symptoms. You guys are dumb

  • Robert Hill
    Robert Hill

    Cuz see...listen ..IM GONE STILL BE AT EVERY LAKER GAME and so yea..😆😆😆 Watch out Magic, They gone fuck around and Charles Oakley yo ass.....

  • Mamba Out
    Mamba Out

    I could done different way in magic mind. The way that I should not recruit lebron or trade him when AD is available in trades discussions.

  • Mikey, do you love me?
    Mikey, do you love me?

    Why is him stepping down a big deal?

  • Jose Luis Martinez
    Jose Luis Martinez

    Good TV

  • Junky284

    Man Max should be an interviewer,, Damn good questions.

  • mistaeric

    Magic: Max Im not a regretful guy. Max: Really..no regrets huh? So you dont regret sleeping with 1000's of women sans a condom and you contracted H.I.V. and risked passing it to Cookie??...Then its time for some furniture movement and breakage on the set hahahaha!

    • mistaeric

      @RapJunkiez Boo you!

    • RapJunkiez


  • Arctic Wanderer
    Arctic Wanderer

    Rumour has it that Magic is banging LeBron's mom and Delonte West is fine with it.

  • Michael Elliott
    Michael Elliott

    I could say I hear where Magic is coming from. Yet, if mistakes were made at the beginning by not having at couple good shooters in order to open the paint. That's how injuries happen. Lebron is not you Magic.

  • 2002kp

    Stephen A needs to rethink that tie knot.

  • Saul Viera
    Saul Viera


  • Fred Dukeduong
    Fred Dukeduong

    Magic did what he had to do. The biggest thing for him is he can help and recruit for the LAKERS without it being called "TEMPERING." He was praise other NBA stars without getting hit with a fine. Smart move on Magics part. Still helping his Lakers but won't get shit or people talking behind his back because he doesn't hold an executive title.

  • Mindyabwax Fuckeverybody
    Mindyabwax Fuckeverybody

    Him and lbj clearly had a misunderstanding ...

  • Danny Dan
    Danny Dan

    Magic is a certifiable moron saying what he is saying in public.

  • crazy rob
    crazy rob

    It just goes to show that he has no idea what it takes to be a president of basketball operations...by being a part time president he admitted to screwing up a few trades...I'm glad he quit

  • crazy rob
    crazy rob

    "I'm gonna be a partl time president but I'm gonna need full time power"????????? U should of known u would not be fully committed to the organization full time wtf.. u started all this now u get on TV and throw the team you say u love under the bus ...what a shame....

  • Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!
    Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!

    As a Laker I've always wondered what's taking us so long to get back on top now I know

  • Jere Hicks
    Jere Hicks

    Moly is a Fox !!!!

  • Conservative 101
    Conservative 101

    Side steppin

  • Emmanuel Kazane
    Emmanuel Kazane

    Magic is a quitter

  • David E Johnson
    David E Johnson

    Lakers are done!

  • Guy Pierce
    Guy Pierce

    Magic: Watching the Lakers lose wasn’t fun no more. The coach I want they didn’t want so I bounced up and out and I blame Rob because he “back stabbed me”

  • scottbignell

    The whole organisation sounds dysfunctional.

  • d d
    d d

    This was shady Magic

  • Eric CORNUTE
    Eric CORNUTE

    THINK they threaten his life or family..