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Legend stops out of the blue

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson retires as president of the club basketballanliggender.

It shall notify the former point guard star for the Lakers at a news conference, writes news agency AFP.

Johnson's termination comes after the Lakers have had a disappointing season, where the former large groups missed the playoffs for the sixth year in a row.

Magic Johnson was president of the club in 2017, and was the architect behind superstar LeBron James' switch to the Lakers last year.

the Los Angeles Lakers have won the championship 16 times, but not since 2010.

the Club looked to reach the playoffs this year, but after LeBron James' injury went the results the wrong way.

Magic Johnson thanked the Lakers' owner Jeanie Buss for the possibility.

- We have a great relationship. She gave me full power to do what I wanted, he says.

Johnson acknowledged that the job as president was not easy.

- I had more fun out on the other side, he says.

the 59-year-old Magic Johnson played 13 seasons for the Lakers.

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki also thanked of the - after 21 seasons in basketball.

It announced the 40-year-old star-power forward on the night of Wednesday after its last home match of the season.

in Front of the hjemmepublikummet in Dallas at the American Airlines Center said Dirk Nowitzki thank you for the many years in an emotional speech.

The 213-centimetre tall German finished with 30 points in Dallas' victory over the Phoenix Suns on 120-109.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

Nowitzki has a fight back for the club, which will be played on the night of Thursday, where Dallas meets San Antonio Spurs in the end of the season.

They came to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998 and has been in the club ever since. The 21 seasons in the same club record in the NBA.

Nowitzki is considered one of the best power forwards ever in the NBA.

AFP News agency awarding him the title as the best european in league history.

Dirk Nowitzki has been selected for this year's team in the NBA, All-Star 14 times in his career.

In 2007, Nowitzki award as the season's most valuable player, NBA MVP Award.

Four years later he won the championship in the NBA, which was the Dallas Mavericks first and only championship ever.

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