The Los Angeles Lakers have been eliminated from the playoffs long ago, but their season still came to a dramatic end on Tuesday night. Just before their final game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Lakers president Magic Johnson requested an unscheduled press conference where he abruptly announced he was stepping down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations.
The Lakers aren’t new to the drama, especially this season. Just recently reports came out that Johnson and head coach Luke Walton reportedly haven’t spoken in weeks. Still, Johnson stepping down came out of nowhere. So much so that he said during the press conference that he hadn’t yet informed owner Jeanie Buss or general manager Rob Pelinka of his decision.
Understandably, social media went wild with the news.
And these are only some of the initial reactions. If Johnson’s 45-minute press conference is any indication, things are only going to get more ridiculous in LakerLand this summer.