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Paul Pierce, Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose and Chauncey Billups react to Magic Johnson’s First Take interview with Stephen A. Smith and others, and discuss what it means for the Los Angeles Lakers, Rob Pelinka, Jeanie Buss, LeBron James and more.

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    Patrick Pang

    May 21, 2019 at 4:29 am

    The Lakers should hire Chauncey as GM, that makes sense.

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    Easy Rex

    May 21, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Magic should of just shut up made it worst

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    May 21, 2019 at 6:02 am

    The lakers front office was fine. Magic ruined things. Jesse and Joey buss and Luke and rob were always at draft workouts and team practices working. Magic was absent majority of the time hence the reason for pelinka calling him out. He was never around but as soon as he gets in he wants to fire Luke who wasn’t giving a fair shot when he was turning things around. Smh Magic is just toxic and I’m happy he is gone. If he did well he would have got more control but look how things turned out. Smh dummy

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      aaa bbb

      May 21, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      XL Forgetting the fact that Jeannie was aware he wouldn’t be doing a lot of the legwork. Helping Pelinka and others when possible. He was chief and had last say but Jeannie gave Magic that power renegged.

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      james david manning

      May 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      XL nepotism is fine? The buss kids destroyed this franchise

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      aaa bbb

      May 21, 2019 at 8:32 pm

      james david manning I’d love to see Jerry West and Phil Jackson as advisors in some capacity but that may be a pipe dream lol

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    Steven Escareno

    May 21, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Damn. Jeannie Buss is doing such a horrible job that she’s making Laker fans miss the days when Jim Buss was running team and that’s sad.

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      Stevo Z

      May 21, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      And who is the one that ousted Jim Buss? Magic Johnson and the media.
      Do you see the whole picture yet? Because the media will take advantage on people’s short term memory.

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      Steven Escareno

      May 22, 2019 at 12:59 am

      +Stevo Z Well Magic Johnson did admit that he’d like to buy the lakers someday so I have no doubt that there was a hidden agenda behind this. But even still, this doesn’t make Jeannie look good for various reasons. Hell at least with Jim Buss, there was always hope that maybe the Lakers might get better if they got rid of his ass, and Kobe either swallowed his pride to take a lesser role or retire.

      But now, this just screams dysfunction and if AD seriously wants to STILL be a laker after all this, then this tells me either he’s an idiot, or he must have one helluva a hard on to play alongside LeBron because no sane superstar is going to sign up for a franchise that’s unstable.

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      Stevo Z

      May 22, 2019 at 1:07 am

      +Steven Escareno What dysfunction are you talking about? Magic quit? Jeanie Buss taking advice from NBA legends like Kobe (Pelinka), Phil Jackson (Rambis)? What dysfunction is out there when everything is still functional. Jeanie either made a mistake hiring Magic or whatever, that mistake is being corrected. Dysfunctional team can’t do that. The only dysfunction in Magic Johnson is gone. Stop feed on media shit and think you are even close to the real truth.

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    dj Curiosity

    May 21, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Coby aint saying shit !
    Yo turn or buy the lakers
    The first black owed franchise would be a game changer…

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    Elementary Watson

    May 21, 2019 at 7:37 am

    I can still see ignorant players like AD (though he isn’t a FA) attracted to LA because of Lebron thinking Bron’s gonna make everything alright. boy, the surprise they are in for…

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    May 21, 2019 at 10:02 am

    S/O Racks in the Middle in the background …Rest in Power NH

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    david cone jr

    May 21, 2019 at 10:06 am

    and we are worried Trump would drop the bomb on china…..LMAO

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    Book of shadows contributor Brian

    May 21, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Beadle a cute face

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      SWEETNESS 34

      May 21, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Straight up tranny..

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    May 21, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Lol Jalen Rose “Magic dropped an atomic bomb on the Los Angeles Lakers”.

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    Ashaolu Family

    May 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Dang Jalen Rose… and the man (Magic Johnson) had nothing but nice things to say about your a$$. I thought you were a brother about speaking your truth. Just be because you don’t like what he said (or that it may hurt Lakers) doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said. You just called Magic a side hustler!

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    DeShan Nichols

    May 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    And still said he wouldn’t had told LeBron if he could do it again. ???? Magic don’t respect LeBron

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    Threelly AI

    May 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    So hyped…

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    May 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Magic is trying to let Laker Nation know that “He” isn’t the reason shit abt to be crazy for the near future. I think he is trying to wash his hands of the team but he wants to clear his name of the bs so LA will still love him.

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    james david manning

    May 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Jalen is robs guy. He’s a hypocrite and won’t call him out

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    Sven Berkard

    May 21, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Magic is the bum in this equation. Magic wasn’t cutting it and Rob called his diva ass out. Good riddance, Magic.

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    DeAndre Page

    May 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I don’t care about Jalen Rose.
    This needed to be done to erase the rumors.
    Law school could not prepare Rob Pelinka for what to do when you piss of Magic Johnson.

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    DeAndre Page

    May 21, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    President position didn’t even exist for the Lakers until Magic Johnson.
    That’s gone now, as it should be

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    Gabriel Lai

    May 21, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Magic’s interview did not help the Lakers at all

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    do-not-neglect The Brain

    May 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    the title of this video had me worried for a little bit tbh..

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    May 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Why not fire Pelinka when he learned he getting backstabbed? If he cant do that cuz he aint in control, confront the dude put him in his place. He’s Magic.

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    Evon Evans

    May 22, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Magic was definitely about that life in this interview lmao.

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    May 22, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Low key kinda hope that zubac averages 20 and 10 next year. I like magic and I believe him about rob. But he disrespected zubac lol

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    May 22, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Majic is a drama Queen. He cannot handle the fact that he was critiqued for not doing his job. Plus he felt like a failure when the AD trade didnt happen. That trade would have been a block buster and he would want the noble peace price for that.

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    Anton Mann

    May 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Dat was gangster magic u totally aired the lakers out??

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