LeBron James Expresses Frustrations After Magic Johnson Steps Down

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When the Phoenix Suns announced Friday morning that they would be hiring Monty Williams to be the next head coach, it became clear who would take over that position for the Los Angeles Lakers. This included James, and as he explained on the show, he found Johnson's decision to call it quits without telling anyone "weird". "You [expletive]", James said of his reaction.

"Man, get the [expletive] out of my face!"

"I came here to be a part of the Lakers organization [after] having a conversation with Magic", James said. "Kiss my (expletive), I'm gone.' Not even that". I'm not playing but my team is still playing. We was like, 'Damn. Like: 'Hey, Bron, it's Magic.

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LeBron James wasn't laughing when informed of Magic Johnson's decision to step down as president of the Lakers. [The team] is getting ready for a game. In an episode recorded on April 11, but released on Saturday, teammate Lonzo Ball joined James and the departure of Johnson was a natural topic of discussion.

After the shocking decision, word came out, via ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, that LeBron "stood behind" Buss and the franchise, but the future Hall of Famer hadn't said much publicly about the situation. Magic was bailing on Los Angeles.

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. At Year 16, you ain't really supposed to be worrying about no damn process, especially for me because I'm in championship mode all the time ... "Right now. I feel like there's a time and place for things, and I believe you knew you were going to make that decision, so why would you do that here?" They both talked in LeBron's mansion as soon as free agency officially began a year ago, and that led to the three-time champion committing long-term with the Purple and Gold.