Johnson's resignation comes after a failed season for the LA Lakers. He had a key role in Kalifornienlaget attracted over star LeBron James last year, but despite the enrollment, miss the former team of the tournament to the NBA playoffs for the sixth year in a row.
Johnson also says that he leaves because he wants to cherish his friendship with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.
" Someone needs to tell my boss. I have not been able to meet her eye to eye, " he says.
the team's sports director since 2017.
”Magic” Johnson himself was playing for the Lakers 1979-1991, and the season 1995-1996 and took a total of five NBA mästartitlar with the team during the 1980s. Johnson also played for the USA's so-called ”Dream Team” that took the OLYMPIC gold in Barcelona in 1992.
On Tuesday, played two of 2000's biggest NBA stars in their last home games, and hailed the major.
the was celebrated at home against Philadelphia. He put 30 points on 122-99 victory, but it was not enough for Miami to advance to the playoffs, as Detroit at the same time defeated the Memphis and putted down Miami during the slutspelsstrecket. Wade has won the NBA three times with Miami. With the exception of the years 2016-2018 has Wade played with the team in Miami since 2003.
In Dallas, hailed the German Dirk Nowitzki, who has played for the city team since 1998. In the meeting with the Phoenix set although he is 30 points and, consequently, is a 40-year-old is the oldest NBA player to make over 30 points in a game. Dallas has taken home the NBA championship once, in Nowitzkis time in the team.