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Magic Johnson left Lakers because ‘he wasn’t able to finish the job’ – Jalen Rose | First Take

Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman examine Magic Johnson’s history as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations and break down why he decided to walk away. Jalen says Magic resigned because was not going to be able to sign another star free agent or bring a championship to L.A.




Jalen Rose, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman examine Magic Johnson’s history as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations and break down why he decided to walk away. Jalen says Magic resigned because was not going to be able to sign another star free agent or bring a championship to L.A.

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    Cody Casper

    April 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Imagine if instead of LeBron, the Lakers kept D-Lo, Zubac and Randle. And instead of Magic/Pelinka the Lakers got a legit front office duo with experience. We’d be exciting and looking to really become a threat instead of being a mess of a franchise with no clear direction. If the Lakers end up over-trading the roster to try to get a championship before LeBron exits the league we’ll be back to the shit like when Kobe left and they kept bringing over vets trying to get one last championship before Kobe was done. These talking heads are ignorant to say trading all our youth for AD is a good move. That’s how you cripple a fucking franchise for years to come.

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    Cody Casper

    April 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Also the way Stephen A says Pelinka just grinds my gears.

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    R B

    April 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Dont interrupt 81.

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    Chlero's eyes

    April 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I stopped watching this show because of Molly

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    Christopher Thomas

    April 11, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    It’s LeBron not magic

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    mr won

    April 11, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    He finally gets it right, all of it.

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    mr won

    April 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    This guy gets the whole truth

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    Eric Cartman

    April 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    #30 on trending street

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    Veronica Perez

    April 11, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    This nigga jalen really be tryna my niggas like broo yess yo bitch coo but thats about it

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    April 11, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    NBA IS AWFUL !!! Never gonna be like late 70’s/80’s. No more Julius Erving, Bird, Kareem, “Old Magic”, Gervin, English, B.King, etc.. Even Jordan was a part of those old days. Just my opinion. Those NBA days did not get the ratings on tv as much. But had the swagger and real play this days NBA lacks. FK off NBA !

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    Immortal Kombat

    April 11, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    SAS gets insecure when someone on the show has more NBA connections than he has. Keeps interrupting and tries to change the narrative when someone is explaining something that doesn’t go with his opinion.

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    Kevin Nalls

    April 11, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    there goes the bias fake reporting again from the loud mouth. He doesnt want to say anything bad about Magic but he always gave Phil Jackson the business. This dude out here spewing hear say and saying what he heard but then says that he spoke to Jeannie and Rob. Well why dont you tell us what they told you. If he is trying to get to the bottom if it, why didnt he just ask. Aint nobody telling this joker nothing. Then he holds off his so called vacation to come on air to give his bias opinion after the real connected ones like Winhorst and Woj already gave us the low down.. What a tool

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    Mk Ultra

    April 11, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    That’s what the AIDS said…

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    Nikoya Wells

    April 11, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    When are thease magic Johnson gay cack riding nigas is going to admit he is not a good business man. 24 hour was already made when he got in on it the Dodgers was already made. Magic is just a gay as walking convinient store. Men fuck magic hommie gay ass bitch nigga

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    Fairmount Films

    April 11, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Pelinka is proxy for Kobe. Everybody says it. Who on the all time list,
    benefits the most from Magic’s legacy tarnished and for looking like a
    clown by the way he quit yesterday (clashing with Pelinka) and who
    benefits the most from Lebron never winning another chip…. and staying
    behind them on the all time list. Who is controlling and in Pelinka’s
    ear all the time. Who?

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    April 11, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    SAS wants to interrupt so bad

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    April 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Lol shut up Molly, it’s fine for her to interrupt everyone but you better not interrupt my man lol

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    JayFly WidIt

    April 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    KOBE for President!!!

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    April 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Now it’s all Kobe’s fault lol! They really tryna turn this into some GoT type shit.

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    Question Mark

    April 11, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Why the fuck is this in my feed?

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    Cristian Seitz

    April 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Maybe he is just s bad exec!

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    Sugar Snipez

    April 11, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    @1:55 max laughing inside like “he’s bout to get on SAS ass now!”

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    Sugar Snipez

    April 11, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Molly real cocky now they her dude on the show AND she don’t need her job anymore with him being so loaded and still employed.

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    Demond Swindell

    April 12, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Jalen act like we won’t 2 games outta 3rd place before bron got hurt on Xmas

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    EntreproJodie Love

    April 12, 2019 at 12:27 am

    He left because Lebron and the young Lakers EGOS are too uncoachable for ANY man…people didnt blame Luke , they blamed Magic..

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