The Athletic reporter, Chanaria, reports that Magic Johnson has announced his resignation as president of the Lakers'basketball operations. According to ESPN reporter Warner Roski, the Lakers will fire the entire coaching team hours after the end of the last regular season game. As soon as the news came out, Chinese and foreign netizens had a heated discussion.
The magician said he loved Jenny Buss as much as his sister, according to Vosher's report. Another journalist, Dave McMenamin, followed up that Magic Johnson loved Jenny Buss so much that he didn't want to hurt Luke Wharton, who Jenny Buss loved. The magician said the decision was not made because of Walton's existence, but he said he was uncomfortable between Jenny and Walton.
Is the plot a bit like a domestic idol play? One Chinese netizen commented, "Jenny loves Wharton, magician loves Jenny, magician is willing to hurt Jenny, so magician is not willing to hurt Wharton." It's a domineering president's play.
Under the magic of magic, some of the Lakers' operations were tucking up by fans, such as giving up Russell and Lopez. Now that the Magic is over, netizens have expressed positive attitudes towards the future of the Lakers.
A Tencent netizen commented: "Magician has resigned at last, and I believe that under the new president's operation, the Lakers will make a big difference this year. Let me predict the Lakers'summer lineup: Jan Huang, Durant, Owen, Thompson, and then Kuzma and others in exchange for strong eyebrows, the team champions won soft ah."
Who will take over after the magician leaves is a question. A commentator named Ayotunde Onabolu wrote on Twitter: "Jerry West, Dan Gilbert and Phil Jackson... who should be the next president of the Lakers'basketball operations department?"
The media SB Nation asked on Twitter, "Should we be the next president of the Lakers?"
The media Mavs Moneyball answered, "Ah, Dirk."
Sports host Will Kunkel responded naughtily: "JR-Smith (JR without a jacket)."
Other netizens showed P-maps and wrote in the accompanying text: "I've decided to take my talent to anywhere but the Lakers."
Some netizens posted a composite picture of Magic and Howard on Twitter and wrote, "This is the first person who has been unable to cope with the Lakers'pressure since this guy (Howard)."
During Magic's tenure as president, a series of practices by Lakers management were questioned. Micro-blog netizens have been doing Tucao, some netizens commented: "the company's employees have been replaced and then resigned, leaving the chairman with a face."