Magic Johnson is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five NBA championships and earning nine different trips to the NBA Finals in 12 seasons.
In recent years, though, his social media antics have shed a negative light at times on the franchise. When Mike D’Antoni resigned as head coach in 2014, Magic openly celebrated on Twitter, followed by endless criticism the past few seasons lobbed at vice president of basketball operations and part-owner Jim Buss.
Along with that criticism aimed at Buss, have been wonderful suggestions like this:
Kevin Durant scored 37pts against the Warriors tonight! I hope the Lakers' Jim Buss was watching, because that's who we need next season.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 28, 2016
For awhile, Johnson has been the Vice President of the Lakers, which has gotten them in some trouble with the NBA’s tampering rules when it comes to players under contract with other teams. But now, that appears to no longer be the case.
Lakers remove Hall of Famer and Lakers legend Magic Johnson from staff listings. pic.twitter.com/tmP6Iw9q5D
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 12, 2016
Clearing up the confusion should be beneficial for both sides moving forward. Magic can openly state his thoughts on social media while the Lakers can seemingly break away from them and avoid any issues with tampering.