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

    Alt DoomAlt Doom2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    jessie harrodjessie harrod3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    Win ManWin Man4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic Johnson is right. he doesnt need headaches

    HarryHarry4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Twenny-Fyve Da BEaSTTwenny-Fyve Da BEaST4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    GenocideExposedGenocideExposed8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What a great way to handle that sort of situation

    Thomas HoughtonThomas Houghton11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Max you nail it. You said the questions i wanted to know GREAT JOB MAX 👍👏👏👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

    eddiezamora1986eddiezamora198611 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 🙊🙉🙈 it's a dirty game on an off the court 🤷

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

    PhantomMatrixPhantomMatrix13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who is James to tell anyone look how he left Cleveland....... but ok

    Road HouseRoad House13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 06:53 you go girl !!!!

    MrRogier200MrRogier20013 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lebron should have stay in cleveland he would be in the playoff now

    Archer 34 MywayArcher 34 Myway14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • but he would have another finals loss

      landey grockslandey grocks8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • facts here

    None NoneNone None14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did Magic ask for Lebron's approval in quitting?

    dachicagoandachicagoan15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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

      Waunie WilsonWaunie Wilson15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Damnn Magic want all the smoke

    Davis LennieDavis Lennie15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic ain’t regretting shit he got that POSITIVE attitude

    Klutz FullbusterKlutz Fullbuster15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Max all up in Magics face like..." Tell the truth fool speak up son!" Haha

    Gilbert EscobarDreamerGilbert EscobarDreamer16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Lex LuxonLex Luxon16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 "

    Inrry TorresInrry Torres16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't like Max but he did his thing in this interview.

    carl cunninghamcarl cunningham16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The real issue with Rob Pelinka is that he’s really Rob Lowe and no one told Magic lol

    reefuno1reefuno116 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    4 Magnels4 Magnels17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Ryan Kane FitzgeraldRyan Kane Fitzgerald17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    oniroutardoniroutard17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ass kissin Lebron ain’t easy Magic

    Paul DeoPaul Deo17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Wisemen WisemenWisemen Wisemen17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    manue3l1976manue3l197617 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic is a quitter.

    Sean MSean M17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    MsCamicamMsCamicam18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ...so Jeannie was fuckin Luke? Lmao wtf.

    Gustavo MedranoGustavo Medrano18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic is too real to deal with politics, fake fucks, and ineptitude. Much support to the Magic-man

    FinalPhantomFinalPhantom18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Kobe fukin up lebron lolol

    When_Love_Never_FailsWhen_Love_Never_Fails18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So he doesn’t regret getting aids???

    ReDL CardReDL Card18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    louis leuellynlouis leuellyn18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Agents have really schmoozed their way into a league they’ve never contributed too.

    Wyatt RussellWyatt Russell18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • she loved luke... period please takes no rocket scientist to figure that out

    Marte PacanaMarte Pacana19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Race.... Race.... duhhhh

    Blakk YannaBlakk Yanna19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic excuse is bull something deeper went on

    Lamont´S App reviewsLamont´S App reviews19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    The OrphanThe Orphan19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Gman 49Gman 4919 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic got stabbed in the back . on a daily basis . by almost everyone who's name came up in that interview ...

    Thomas MartinelliThomas Martinelli19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:06 what has Lebron done for the laker organization except for limit their options

    Colin NorthColin North19 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Ky you know better than me

      Colin NorthColin North15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Lucky 2828 with Lebron, Zo is way more Aggresive & Confident

      KyKy15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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

      Colin NorthColin North15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Putting the young bulls like Zo under his wing

      KyKy15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lakers needed magic leadership

    Shuwanda FordShuwanda Ford19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    chase armstrongchase armstrong19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “I did it “MY WAY”!!! Frank Senatra 2 Magic Johnson!!!! I feel him!!!!!

    Paul SmithPaul Smith20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Luke Walton was fucking Jeanie no doubt..so was Rob Pelinker lmao

    Sharrieff VincentSharrieff Vincent20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He was just a popular name, that wouldn't have happened if he was white

    Duke CouserDuke Couser20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did lebron tell his team mates when he jumped ship 3 times smh

    Wayne BeaufordWayne Beauford20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • your way is not "right"....being your "man" does not deliver good results....double talk...

    Paul ShaddixPaul Shaddix20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rob Pelinka lookin' like the bootleg Rob Lowe.

    Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Kobe probably somewhere minding his own business unless someone asks him and his name gets brought into this 🤣

    Arlington ForbesArlington Forbes20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Damn Magic left LeBron like his own daddy.

    DoItAll-TronicsDoItAll-Tronics20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    arbiloisarbilois20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    arbiloisarbilois20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    nick0424nick042420 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hire Kobe. He doesnt give a damn about feelings. Magic is too sensitive. He wants to be beloved.

    youngbuck0911youngbuck091120 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    youngbuck0911youngbuck091120 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    James R BrownJames R Brown21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Aids warrior

    wer karinswer karins21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Damn first min of this this guy punked LBJ, I think people really don't like him

    Tony RanftTony Ranft21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Conrad WolfConrad Wolf21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic asshole is still wet from Stephen A tongue lathering.

    Luka xXlunch pail guyXx DoncicLuka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic >Jordan>Kobe>Lebron

    P EricksonP Erickson21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lebron is a pussy.

    Hulk TrashHulk Trash21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • lyin ass he did horrible wanted a free paycheck

    aaron walkeraaron walker21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • F u u hiv mofo

    jyoon106jyoon10621 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is why we can't have nice things with women in a position of power they just can't separate friendships from business

    HOTHOT21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic Johnson ...now you know no black man have no power In This world not even Obama, no matter how much money a blk man have

    Dennis DavisDennis Davis21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So what I take away from this is a woman cannot run an NBA team. Got it.

    M 626M 62621 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Young BakYoung Bak21 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Young Bak u funny as hell lol

      HiHi18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He’s leaving because of his HIV symptoms. You guys are dumb

    Carlos ReghisCarlos Reghis22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.....

    Robert HillRobert Hill22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Mamba OutMamba Out22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why is him stepping down a big deal?

    Mikey, do you love me?Mikey, do you love me?22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Good TV

    Jose Luis MartinezJose Luis Martinez22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Man Max should be an interviewer,, Damn good questions.

    Junky284Junky28422 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic: Max Im not a regretful guy. Max: Really..no 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!

    mistaericmistaeric22 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @RapJunkiez Boo you!

      mistaericmistaeric18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Booooo

      RapJunkiezRapJunkiez18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rumour has it that Magic is banging LeBron's mom and Delonte West is fine with it.

    Arctic WandererArctic Wanderer22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Michael ElliottMichael Elliott22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stephen A needs to rethink that tie knot.

    2002kp2002kp22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Saul VieraSaul Viera22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Fred DukeduongFred Dukeduong22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Him and lbj clearly had a misunderstanding ...

    Mindyabwax FuckeverybodyMindyabwax Fuckeverybody22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic is a certifiable moron saying what he is saying in public.

    Danny DanDanny Dan22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It just goes to show that he has no idea what it takes to be a president of basketball operations...by being a part time president he admitted to screwing up a few trades...I'm glad he quit

    crazy robcrazy rob23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "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....

    crazy robcrazy rob23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As a Laker I've always wondered what's taking us so long to get back on top now I know

    Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Moly is a Fox !!!!

    Jere HicksJere Hicks23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Side steppin

    Conservative 101Conservative 10123 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Magic is a quitter

    Emmanuel KazaneEmmanuel Kazane23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lakers are done!

    David E JohnsonDavid E Johnson23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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”

    Guy PierceGuy Pierce23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The whole organisation sounds dysfunctional.

    scottbignellscottbignell23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was shady Magic

    d dd d23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • THINK they threaten his life or family..

    Eric CORNUTEEric CORNUTE23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Classically classic, Magic Johnson! This man, made a "MAN's" decision, knowing he would take some heat. But stood flat footed, and made a decision, based on his heart's convictions, and wisdom gained from being around the greats such as a Pat Riley. Understanding Lebron's frustration, Lebron has to, and will learn, a deeper understanding of what it means, to stand on your own convictions as a man. He has always had it to an extent, but this lesson, has matured him even more. Salute to Magic! PEACE-N-BLESSINGS

    Allen HudsonAllen Hudson23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • pat leaves, they cry together. magic leaves, Lebron talks ish. The old era vs the new era...

    David KDavid K23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I fucking hate LeBron James. Why does everyone think they have to get his permission to do anything in basketball? Fuck him, I hope he dies a slow death on live TV that can't be cut. I would jack off so hard to that video. It would be my new porn.

    Terry SpatigTerry Spatig23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think miss lady Laker owner poisend the Lakers franchise

    John BunnJohn Bunn23 วันที่ผ่านมา
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