Magic Johnson says Lakers GM was ‘backstabbing,' Luke Walton firing was the final straw | First Take

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton, but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him and identifies Lakers GM Rob Pelinka as the “backstabber.”
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  • Sebastian Barcelone

    Rob Pelinka never even played in the NBA!!

  • Rafael Gracie
    Rafael Gracie  a months ago

    Rob came back and showed he’s a good gm...
    Go lakers

  • anik adhora
    anik adhora  a months ago

    a letter to Magic Johnson, Dear Johnson, today I am 35 years old and I am Bangladeshi. Settelite tv and Basketball both were new things to our village. One day, in Black and white television, I was watching star sports NBA and it was Lakers and I couldn't believe how incredible sports man you were. You were truly magic. Since then you were my dream sports man. I was 14 years that time. Today I am watching your matches and trust me you are best in best. I wish I could see you in real one day.

  • Jp Stnsn
    Jp Stnsn  a months ago

    Nah Magic you were the problem. Giving up Dlo, Lopez, Lou Williams and Zubac? Drafting Bozo Ball instead of Fox or Tatum? Sux at being coach, great player but sux at everything else.

  • Jeremiah Youngbird
    Jeremiah Youngbird  a months ago

    You guys know he made a.d lebron kuzma and McGee team up in LA.? He gambled years of losing to make history to pass up the celtics in championship so I think everyone disrespected magic..... he's a powerful, intelligent man. I miss him

  • Michael Wilson
    Michael Wilson  2 months ago

    They need to babyface this episode.

  • Aaron9
    Aaron9  2 months ago

    Lavar was right

  • Andrew Flood
    Andrew Flood  3 months ago

    magic johnson was right about lakers gm was backstabbing ?

  • Renee Pena
    Renee Pena  3 months ago +1

    I'm happy to see that most people outside of delusional Laker Land now realize that Magic is a piss poor basketball executive and one of the most myopic human beings to ever live. If there's a microphone within a thousand feet of this piece of shit, he'll find it to give his ignorant views on anything and everything. Meanwhile, Larry Legend's legend continues to grow and grow as time goes on. Better overall player than Tragic on the court and quite obviously a better coach and executive by a mile. I don't see Larry Bird looking for a microphone every chance he gets saying "look at me, look at me". As always, Bird is pure class while HIV Johnson, the sex addict, is a pure ass. And OHHHHH how that pisses you Lakers fans off, right?!?!?!?!?! Just admit the truth, it'll be a lot easier for you than to defend this worthless pile of pig shit.

  • Cityzen
    Cityzen  3 months ago +1

    Magic Johnson Has HIV...lmaooooo..!!!

  • eddie collins
    eddie collins  4 months ago +1

    Why did you resign?
    “Because I suck at this.”
    “Sounds about right.

  • Vonka Abbas
    Vonka Abbas  4 months ago +2

    Magic Johnson is a man whore, a walking STD, and a sexist lowlife that enjoys discouraging his daughter's sexuality, but not his sons. He deserves to have his d*** chopped off. Hs is the reason this world is still so sexist!!

  • Tina Morefield
    Tina Morefield  4 months ago +1

    Magic Johnson is a lowlife scum that enjoys oppressing women and encouraging sexism by discouraging his daughter's sexuality/interests, but not his sons. He is the reason this world is still so f***ing sexist!!! I hope he dies from HIV!!

  • Ivan Ruzic
    Ivan Ruzic  4 months ago

    Obviously the GM they are talking about is LeBron James.

  • Robert Perez
    Robert Perez  4 months ago +1

    Magic is a bitch not a true Laker

  • Cody Zonk
    Cody Zonk  4 months ago

    i like the positivity

  • Company Owner
    Company Owner  4 months ago

    Another example of HOP thinking he can run an organization... One has nothing to do with the other.

  • Terrance Hamilton
    Terrance Hamilton  4 months ago +1

    I love Magic Johnson to death however u can’t run an organization being there 40% of the time.

  • Teetee
    Teetee  4 months ago

    Rob Pelinka is actually doing a great job now. From the coach hiring to the amazing free agent signings. The trade for AD. Lakers are rolling and i think Pelinka does have that work ethic

  • MarloSoBalJr
    MarloSoBalJr  4 months ago +1

    You know who else blame everyone for their own demise? FAILURES

    -UrinatingTree June 2019