LeBron is right, ‘I could have done it a different way’ - Magic on suddenly resigning | First Take

Magic Johnson joins First Take and answers for not informing LeBron James about his decision to resign as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers before announcing it to the media.
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  1. John Doe

    John Doe

    21 hora atrás

    this is the most retarded advice ive ever heard. You should never give one person unilateral decision making power at any level. This is why every corporation has a board of directors not a dictator. Human beings make better decisions collectively than individually. Then you quite because of office gossip? What an idiot. Magic would never survive in corporate America where betrayal and sabatoge are standard practice.

  2. Madden Mobile Clutch

    Madden Mobile Clutch

    Dia atrás

    What a fucking loser magic stepped down lmao

  3. Money Marv And company Radio

    Money Marv And company Radio

    Dia atrás

    If it got kobe written on it no good

  4. Gabby Sampedro

    Gabby Sampedro

    2 dias atrás

    I hope Kobe replaces Rob

  5. Alt Doom

    Alt Doom

    6 dias atrás

    You could listen to Magic talk all day. Very smooth, engaging, and charismatic.

  6. jessie harrod

    jessie harrod

    6 dias atrás

    Wish this was all truthful and the wofld knew the truth mexico is all out of bullits and no captian in the ship of serpets if one man can do all that because your master traded 10,000 for one and was tricked your out of the game check mate!!! Times is ticking for all you do no what i ask

  7. Win Man

    Win Man

    7 dias atrás

    I was a Lakers fan till the last 5 years. However, this drama with Magic doesn't make me wanna go back as fan. I think Magic is getting too much airtime compared to the Polinka guy. Get the other guy on air and ask him his side of the story. Also, thought Magic was busy with his other businesses?

  8. Harry


    7 dias atrás

    Magic Johnson is right. he doesnt need headaches

  9. Twenny-Fyve Da BEaST

    Twenny-Fyve Da BEaST

    8 dias atrás

    I must be the only person that YT forced this video on that couldn’t give half of a fuck about the bts drama that they’re talking about.

  10. GenocideExposed


    11 dias atrás

    Sometimes you got to do, what you got to do, when you got to do it! You can satisfy some or 'most' of the ppl some of the time but you can't satisfy all of the ppl all of the time.

  11. Thomas Houghton

    Thomas Houghton

    14 dias atrás

    What a great way to handle that sort of situation

  12. eddiezamora1986


    14 dias atrás

    Max you nail it. You said the questions i wanted to know GREAT JOB MAX 👍👏👏👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌



    16 dias atrás

    🙊🙉🙈 it's a dirty game on an off the court 🤷

  14. PhantomMatrix


    16 dias atrás

    At least it's not Cavs vs Warriors again! Lol

  15. Road House

    Road House

    16 dias atrás

    Who is James to tell anyone look how he left Cleveland....... but ok

  16. MrRogier200


    17 dias atrás

    06:53 you go girl !!!!

  17. Archer 34 Myway

    Archer 34 Myway

    18 dias atrás

    Lebron should have stay in cleveland he would be in the playoff now

    • landey grocks

      landey grocks

      11 dias atrás

      but he would have another finals loss

  18. None None

    None None

    18 dias atrás

    facts here

  19. dachicagoan


    18 dias atrás

    Did Magic ask for Lebron's approval in quitting?

    • Waunie Wilson

      Waunie Wilson

      18 dias atrás

      dachicagoan he didn’t tell or ask anyone... He first announced it before the last game, Jeanie would’ve probably talked him out of it

  20. Davis Lennie

    Davis Lennie

    18 dias atrás

    Damnn Magic want all the smoke

  21. Klutz Fullbuster

    Klutz Fullbuster

    19 dias atrás

    Magic ain’t regretting shit he got that POSITIVE attitude

  22. Gilbert EscobarDreamer

    Gilbert EscobarDreamer

    19 dias atrás

    Max all up in Magics face like..." Tell the truth fool speak up son!" Haha

  23. Lex Luxon

    Lex Luxon

    19 dias atrás

    To sum it up, people who never played basketball didn't let one of the world's best basketball players make decisions. What a great idea

  24. Inrry Torres

    Inrry Torres

    20 dias atrás

    Man magic Johnson sounds dummm as life lil boii the world don't revolve around u ,Haha haven't we all learned blacks aren't good business parterns,do u hear how he talks about it "ouhhhhaa I left because I didn't have POWER gtfoh "

  25. carl cunningham

    carl cunningham

    20 dias atrás

    I don't like Max but he did his thing in this interview.

  26. reefuno1


    20 dias atrás

    The real issue with Rob Pelinka is that he’s really Rob Lowe and no one told Magic lol

  27. 4 Magnels

    4 Magnels

    20 dias atrás

    In my humble opinion, I think Magic Johnson is one of the most respected people in sports. He is very honest and upfront about his beliefs and opinions. He has certain parts of his life that are that are private. There is no ambiguity in this man. He wouldn’t be who is and/or where he is today, if he wasn’t. I am old enough to have watched this talented basketball player in his prime. When he would make a fast break at the other end of the court. The sound of all those men running, footsteps pounding, tennis shoes squeaking, ball bouncing. And he would do a sideways pass without looking was one of the most awe inspiring moments in my life. I never tired of watching him play. He was a gentleman on and off the court.

  28. Ryan Kane Fitzgerald

    Ryan Kane Fitzgerald

    20 dias atrás

    ESPN energy is so hyper-fake-dramatic. Magic's energy is just pure magic. When will old-media get it? No one likes that nonsense.

  29. oniroutard


    20 dias atrás

    It's not about having fun. It's about winning, dominating, and looking at all those banners on the rafter. That's fun. Winning is fun. Magic has it backwards.

  30. Paul Deo

    Paul Deo

    20 dias atrás

    Ass kissin Lebron ain’t easy Magic

  31. Wisemen Wisemen

    Wisemen Wisemen

    20 dias atrás

    But Magic have you ever heard of the old say, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me..... you should have never let that week chump of a man run you out, I would have ran him out, then I would have quit.

  32. manue3l1976


    21 dia atrás

    Well said magic ...I’m still a Laker will always be a Laker that’s how we feel about you that’s why L.A loves you

  33. Sean M

    Sean M

    21 dia atrás

    Magic is a quitter.

  34. MsCamicam


    21 dia atrás

    I know LeBron wishes they would just leave him alone & keep his name out of their mouths🙄! DAMN Magic move on👉🏾!! You quit so let it go dude! The show continues without you buddy👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. #LakeShow

  35. Gustavo Medrano

    Gustavo Medrano

    21 dia atrás Jeannie was fuckin Luke? Lmao wtf.

  36. FinalPhantom


    21 dia atrás

    Magic is too real to deal with politics, fake fucks, and ineptitude. Much support to the Magic-man

  37. When_Love_Never_Fails


    21 dia atrás

    Kobe fukin up lebron lolol

  38. ReDL Card

    ReDL Card

    21 dia atrás

    So he doesn’t regret getting aids???

  39. louis leuellyn

    louis leuellyn

    22 dias atrás

    Magic is right. He should have been allowed to hire his own people. Sticking him with Pelinka or anyone else was the mistake. Now, it's own Pelinka and Jeannie Buss. But, Kobe, Kareem or any other Laker should speak out.

  40. Wyatt Russell

    Wyatt Russell

    22 dias atrás

    Agents have really schmoozed their way into a league they’ve never contributed too.

  41. Marte Pacana

    Marte Pacana

    22 dias atrás

    she loved luke... period please takes no rocket scientist to figure that out

  42. Blakk Yanna

    Blakk Yanna

    22 dias atrás

    Race.... Race.... duhhhh

  43. Lamont´S App reviews

    Lamont´S App reviews

    22 dias atrás

    Magic excuse is bull something deeper went on

  44. The Orphan

    The Orphan

    22 dias atrás

    Who gives a damn what Lebron thinks? He is more a distraction on the team now and imo, not even in my top five players in the NBA. His business interests are his priority now, not basketball

  45. Gman 49

    Gman 49

    22 dias atrás

    Ummm... Because Magic is GM/President of basketball operations/whatever his title is and Lebron's title is Player. There's millions of salary dollars here but Magic is still management and LeBron is still labor. Magic doesn't owe him a damn thing.

  46. Thomas Martinelli

    Thomas Martinelli

    23 dias atrás

    Magic got stabbed in the back . on a daily basis . by almost everyone who's name came up in that interview ...

  47. Colin North

    Colin North

    23 dias atrás

    0:06 what has Lebron done for the laker organization except for limit their options

    • Colin North

      Colin North

      18 dias atrás

      Ky you know better than me

    • Ky


      18 dias atrás

      Lucky 2828 with Lebron, Zo is way more Aggresive & Confident

    • Colin North

      Colin North

      18 dias atrás

      Ky I suppose you could say that vomit at the same time I believe he has moved them in the wrong direction with less time on the ball and playing with someone as ball dominate as Lebron

    • Ky


      19 dias atrás

      Putting the young bulls like Zo under his wing

  48. Shuwanda Ford

    Shuwanda Ford

    23 dias atrás

    Lakers needed magic leadership

  49. chase armstrong

    chase armstrong

    23 dias atrás

    Magic seems like the old guy who knows everything and doesn’t listen to anyone and if it doesn’t go his way he is out.

  50. Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    23 dias atrás

    “I did it “MY WAY”!!! Frank Senatra 2 Magic Johnson!!!! I feel him!!!!!

  51. Sharrieff Vincent

    Sharrieff Vincent

    23 dias atrás

    Luke Walton was fucking Jeanie no was Rob Pelinker lmao

  52. Duke Couser

    Duke Couser

    23 dias atrás

    He was just a popular name, that wouldn't have happened if he was white

  53. Wayne Beauford

    Wayne Beauford

    23 dias atrás

    Did lebron tell his team mates when he jumped ship 3 times smh

  54. Paul Shaddix

    Paul Shaddix

    23 dias atrás

    your way is not "right"....being your "man" does not deliver good results....double talk...

  55. Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur

    23 dias atrás

    Rob Pelinka lookin' like the bootleg Rob Lowe.

  56. Arlington Forbes

    Arlington Forbes

    24 dias atrás

    Kobe probably somewhere minding his own business unless someone asks him and his name gets brought into this 🤣

  57. DoItAll-Tronics


    24 dias atrás

    Damn Magic left LeBron like his own daddy.

  58. arbilois


    24 dias atrás

    WOW, to say Ty Lue is an unbelievable coach, shows that Magic is a bad talent spotter, or values loyalties over good business sense for the organization. Was he trying to please Lebiatch? Me thinks so. Tye Lue is one of the worst coaches of all time. Had he not had Lequan and Kyrie, he would be none heard of. Magic, loved you as a player, but coaching, and ownership and management is not your thing. Way above your pay grade big fella.

  59. arbilois


    24 dias atrás

    Weak leadership/ownership all across. Lebron was the nail that sealed that coffin. A series of bad trades/decisions led to the implosion. Like can not play defense or shoot free throws. He cannot control the drama that they brought into the mix. Firing him is not the solution, especially when you went for Tyrone Lue as option 1, then brought a tandem coach as option 2. The Lakers are destined to failure for many more years to come, until the Buss's sell the franchise to a group that know basketball, know business, and tolerate zero drama. Ued to be my favorite team. I can live with losses, I cannot live with bad decisions, missed opportunities and bad leadership.

  60. nick0424


    24 dias atrás

    Shouldn't have let Luke go. You sank his time by bringing in LeBron. The Lakers' long-term success was higher with just having the rookies and bringing them in. Yeah, you get more wins now with LeBron, but you already knew you weren't going to win championships when he came. So what the heck are they doing? They just went the way of the Bulls.

  61. youngbuck0911


    24 dias atrás

    Hire Kobe. He doesnt give a damn about feelings. Magic is too sensitive. He wants to be beloved.

  62. youngbuck0911


    24 dias atrás

    BAHAHHAA YOU WANTED TO HIRE TY LUE. Bahahahahahaha you're KIDDING ME. It was terrible when Lebron left. Dont give me hes a good coach.

  63. James R Brown

    James R Brown

    24 dias atrás

    the Lakers was sending a message let's keep it real to LeBron and to Magic that it's not their team if they cannot a star player during the off-season if I was LeBron I'll bail out to where is the loyalty that's crazy if you're not going to show any loyalty to Magic Johnson mr. Laker who are you going to show loyalty to

  64. wer karins

    wer karins

    24 dias atrás

    Aids warrior

  65. Tony Ranft

    Tony Ranft

    24 dias atrás

    Damn first min of this this guy punked LBJ, I think people really don't like him

  66. Conrad Wolf

    Conrad Wolf

    24 dias atrás

    A man who fucked 10,000+ women and contracted HIV on the way is telling people how it's important to be responsible and to make right decisions for yourself. Only in America.

  67. Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic

    Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic

    24 dias atrás

    Magic asshole is still wet from Stephen A tongue lathering.

  68. P Erickson

    P Erickson

    24 dias atrás

    Magic >Jordan>Kobe>Lebron

  69. Hulk Trash

    Hulk Trash

    24 dias atrás

    Lebron is a pussy.

  70. aaron walker

    aaron walker

    24 dias atrás

    lyin ass he did horrible wanted a free paycheck

  71. jyoon106


    24 dias atrás

    F u u hiv mofo

  72. HOT


    25 dias atrás

    This is why we can't have nice things with women in a position of power they just can't separate friendships from business

  73. Dennis Davis

    Dennis Davis

    25 dias atrás

    Magic Johnson you know no black man have no power In This world not even Obama, no matter how much money a blk man have

  74. M 626

    M 626

    25 dias atrás

    So what I take away from this is a woman cannot run an NBA team. Got it.

  75. Young Bak

    Young Bak

    25 dias atrás

    Magic knew himself he was a terrible president and he fired himself! 👌🏾 Hes talking in circles on both interviews. It’s okay you will always be Rich Magic! #GOHIV

    • Hi


      21 dia atrás

      Young Bak u funny as hell lol

  76. Carlos Reghis

    Carlos Reghis

    25 dias atrás

    He’s leaving because of his HIV symptoms. You guys are dumb

  77. Robert Hill

    Robert Hill

    25 dias atrás

    Cuz see...listen ..IM GONE STILL BE AT EVERY LAKER GAME and so yea..😆😆😆 Watch out Magic, They gone fuck around and Charles Oakley yo ass.....

  78. Mamba Out

    Mamba Out

    25 dias atrás

    I could done different way in magic mind. The way that I should not recruit lebron or trade him when AD is available in trades discussions.

  79. Mikey, do you love me?

    Mikey, do you love me?

    25 dias atrás

    Why is him stepping down a big deal?

  80. Jose Luis Martinez

    Jose Luis Martinez

    25 dias atrás

    Good TV

  81. Junky284


    25 dias atrás

    Man Max should be an interviewer,, Damn good questions.

  82. mistaeric


    25 dias atrás

    Magic: Max Im not a regretful guy. Max: regrets huh? So you dont regret sleeping with 1000's of women sans a condom and you contracted H.I.V. and risked passing it to Cookie??...Then its time for some furniture movement and breakage on the set hahahaha!

    • mistaeric


      21 dia atrás

      @RapJunkiez Boo you!

    • RapJunkiez


      21 dia atrás


  83. Arctic Wanderer

    Arctic Wanderer

    25 dias atrás

    Rumour has it that Magic is banging LeBron's mom and Delonte West is fine with it.

  84. Michael Elliott

    Michael Elliott

    25 dias atrás

    I could say I hear where Magic is coming from. Yet, if mistakes were made at the beginning by not having at couple good shooters in order to open the paint. That's how injuries happen. Lebron is not you Magic.

  85. 2002kp


    25 dias atrás

    Stephen A needs to rethink that tie knot.

  86. Saul Viera

    Saul Viera

    25 dias atrás


  87. Fred Dukeduong

    Fred Dukeduong

    26 dias atrás

    Magic did what he had to do. The biggest thing for him is he can help and recruit for the LAKERS without it being called "TEMPERING." He was praise other NBA stars without getting hit with a fine. Smart move on Magics part. Still helping his Lakers but won't get shit or people talking behind his back because he doesn't hold an executive title.

  88. Mindyabwax Fuckeverybody

    Mindyabwax Fuckeverybody

    26 dias atrás

    Him and lbj clearly had a misunderstanding ...

  89. Danny Dan

    Danny Dan

    26 dias atrás

    Magic is a certifiable moron saying what he is saying in public.

  90. crazy rob

    crazy rob

    26 dias atrás

    It just goes to show that he has no idea what it takes to be a president of basketball being a part time president he admitted to screwing up a few trades...I'm glad he quit

  91. crazy rob

    crazy rob

    26 dias atrás

    "I'm gonna be a partl time president but I'm gonna need full time power"????????? U should of known u would not be fully committed to the organization full time wtf.. u started all this now u get on TV and throw the team you say u love under the bus ...what a shame....

  92. Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!

    Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!

    26 dias atrás

    As a Laker I've always wondered what's taking us so long to get back on top now I know

  93. Jere Hicks

    Jere Hicks

    26 dias atrás

    Moly is a Fox !!!!

  94. Conservative 101

    Conservative 101

    26 dias atrás

    Side steppin

  95. Emmanuel Kazane

    Emmanuel Kazane

    26 dias atrás

    Magic is a quitter

  96. David E Johnson

    David E Johnson

    26 dias atrás

    Lakers are done!

  97. Guy Pierce

    Guy Pierce

    26 dias atrás

    Magic: Watching the Lakers lose wasn’t fun no more. The coach I want they didn’t want so I bounced up and out and I blame Rob because he “back stabbed me”

  98. scottbignell


    26 dias atrás

    The whole organisation sounds dysfunctional.

  99. d d

    d d

    26 dias atrás

    This was shady Magic

  100. Eric CORNUTE

    Eric CORNUTE

    26 dias atrás

    THINK they threaten his life or family..

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