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

  • Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 20 Μάι 2019
  • 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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  • ash dobbs
    ash dobbs Πριν ημέρα

    magic threw a hand grenade and stepped out of the room.

  • Charles Clark
    Charles Clark Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Lebron wasn't so much recruited as he wanted to go Hollywood!

  • Javier G.
    Javier G. Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

    M.J is pure Class. Much Respect to him. This guy is The Boss

  • Míchele Cobré
    Míchele Cobré Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Lakers need a male owner period

  • lewis griffin
    lewis griffin Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Ty lou sucks as a coach idk what Magic was thinking on this one

  • John Doe
    John Doe Πριν 6 ημέρες

    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.

  • Madden Mobile Clutch
    Madden Mobile Clutch Πριν 7 ημέρες

    What a fucking loser magic stepped down lmao

  • Money Marv And company Radio
    Money Marv And company Radio Πριν 7 ημέρες

    If it got kobe written on it no good

  • Gabby Sampedro
    Gabby Sampedro Πριν 7 ημέρες

    I hope Kobe replaces Rob

  • Alt Doom
    Alt Doom Πριν 12 ημέρες

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

  • jessie harrod
    jessie harrod Πριν 12 ημέρες

    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

  • Win Man
    Win Man Πριν 13 ημέρες

    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?

  • Harry
    Harry Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Magic Johnson is right. he doesnt need headaches

  • Twenny-Fyve Da BEaST
    Twenny-Fyve Da BEaST Πριν 13 ημέρες

    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.

  • GenocideExposed
    GenocideExposed Πριν 17 ημέρες

    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.

  • Thomas Houghton
    Thomas Houghton Πριν 20 ημέρες

    What a great way to handle that sort of situation

  • eddiezamora1986
    eddiezamora1986 Πριν 20 ημέρες +2

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

    POPPII CHUNO Πριν 22 ημέρες +1

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

  • PhantomMatrix
    PhantomMatrix Πριν 22 ημέρες +1

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

  • Road House
    Road House Πριν 22 ημέρες

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

  • MrRogier200
    MrRogier200 Πριν 22 ημέρες

    06:53 you go girl !!!!

  • Archer 34 Myway
    Archer 34 Myway Πριν 23 ημέρες +11

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

    • landey grocks
      landey grocks Πριν 17 ημέρες

      but he would have another finals loss

  • None None
    None None Πριν 24 ημέρες

    facts here

  • dachicagoan
    dachicagoan Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Did Magic ask for Lebron's approval in quitting?

    • Waunie Wilson
      Waunie Wilson Πριν 24 ημέρες

      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

  • Davis Lennie
    Davis Lennie Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Damnn Magic want all the smoke

  • Klutz Fullbuster
    Klutz Fullbuster Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Magic ain’t regretting shit he got that POSITIVE attitude

  • Gilbert EscobarDreamer
    Gilbert EscobarDreamer Πριν 25 ημέρες +5

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

  • Lex Luxon
    Lex Luxon Πριν 25 ημέρες +1

    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

  • Inrry Torres
    Inrry Torres Πριν 25 ημέρες

    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 "

  • carl cunningham
    carl cunningham Πριν 26 ημέρες

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

  • reefuno1
    reefuno1 Πριν 26 ημέρες +1

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

  • 4 Magnels
    4 Magnels Πριν 26 ημέρες

    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.

  • Ryan Kane Fitzgerald
    Ryan Kane Fitzgerald Πριν 26 ημέρες

    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.

  • oniroutard
    oniroutard Πριν 26 ημέρες

    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.

  • Paul Deo
    Paul Deo Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Ass kissin Lebron ain’t easy Magic

  • Wisemen Wisemen
    Wisemen Wisemen Πριν 26 ημέρες +1

    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.

  • manue3l1976
    manue3l1976 Πριν 26 ημέρες

    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

  • Sean M
    Sean M Πριν 27 ημέρες

    Magic is a quitter.

  • MsCamicam
    MsCamicam Πριν 27 ημέρες

    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

  • Gustavo Medrano
    Gustavo Medrano Πριν 27 ημέρες

    ...so Jeannie was fuckin Luke? Lmao wtf.

  • FinalPhantom
    FinalPhantom Πριν 27 ημέρες

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

  • When_Love_Never_Fails
    When_Love_Never_Fails Πριν 27 ημέρες

    Kobe fukin up lebron lolol

  • ReDL Card
    ReDL Card Πριν 27 ημέρες +1

    So he doesn’t regret getting aids???

  • louis leuellyn
    louis leuellyn Πριν 27 ημέρες

    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.

  • Wyatt Russell
    Wyatt Russell Πριν 28 ημέρες

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

  • Marte Pacana
    Marte Pacana Πριν 28 ημέρες

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

  • Blakk Yanna
    Blakk Yanna Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Race.... Race.... duhhhh

  • Lamont´S App reviews
    Lamont´S App reviews Πριν 28 ημέρες +1

    Magic excuse is bull something deeper went on

  • The Orphan
    The Orphan Πριν 28 ημέρες

    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

  • Gman 49
    Gman 49 Πριν 28 ημέρες

    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.

  • Thomas Martinelli
    Thomas Martinelli Πριν 28 ημέρες

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

  • Colin North
    Colin North Πριν 28 ημέρες +1

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

    • Colin North
      Colin North Πριν 24 ημέρες

      Ky you know better than me

    • Ky
      Ky Πριν 24 ημέρες

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

    • Colin North
      Colin North Πριν 24 ημέρες

      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
      Ky Πριν 24 ημέρες

      Putting the young bulls like Zo under his wing

  • Shuwanda Ford
    Shuwanda Ford Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Lakers needed magic leadership

  • chase armstrong
    chase armstrong Πριν 29 ημέρες

    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.

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith Πριν 29 ημέρες

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

  • Sharrieff Vincent
    Sharrieff Vincent Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Luke Walton was fucking Jeanie no doubt..so was Rob Pelinker lmao

  • Duke Couser
    Duke Couser Πριν 29 ημέρες

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

  • Wayne Beauford
    Wayne Beauford Πριν 29 ημέρες

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

  • Paul Shaddix
    Paul Shaddix Πριν 29 ημέρες

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

  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Rob Pelinka lookin' like the bootleg Rob Lowe.

  • Arlington Forbes
    Arlington Forbes Πριν 29 ημέρες

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

  • DoItAll-Tronics
    DoItAll-Tronics Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Damn Magic left LeBron like his own daddy.

  • arbilois
    arbilois Πριν 29 ημέρες +1

    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.

  • arbilois
    arbilois Πριν 29 ημέρες +1

    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.

  • nick0424
    nick0424 Πριν μήνα

    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.

  • youngbuck0911
    youngbuck0911 Πριν μήνα

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

  • youngbuck0911
    youngbuck0911 Πριν μήνα

    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.

  • James R Brown
    James R Brown Πριν μήνα

    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

  • wer karins
    wer karins Πριν μήνα

    Aids warrior

  • Tony Ranft
    Tony Ranft Πριν μήνα

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

  • Conrad Wolf
    Conrad Wolf Πριν μήνα

    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.

  • Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic
    Luka xXlunch pail guyXx Doncic Πριν μήνα

    Magic asshole is still wet from Stephen A tongue lathering.

  • P Erickson
    P Erickson Πριν μήνα +2

    Magic >Jordan>Kobe>Lebron

  • Hulk Trash
    Hulk Trash Πριν μήνα

    Lebron is a pussy.

  • aaron walker
    aaron walker Πριν μήνα

    lyin ass he did horrible wanted a free paycheck

  • jyoon106
    jyoon106 Πριν μήνα

    F u u hiv mofo

  • HOT
    HOT Πριν μήνα

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

  • Dennis Davis
    Dennis Davis Πριν μήνα

    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

  • M 626
    M 626 Πριν μήνα

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

  • Young Bak
    Young Bak Πριν μήνα

    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
      Hi Πριν 27 ημέρες +1

      Young Bak u funny as hell lol

  • Carlos Reghis
    Carlos Reghis Πριν μήνα +1

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

  • Robert Hill
    Robert Hill Πριν μήνα

    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.....

  • Mamba Out
    Mamba Out Πριν μήνα

    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.

  • Mikey, do you love me?
    Mikey, do you love me? Πριν μήνα

    Why is him stepping down a big deal?

  • Jose Luis Martinez
    Jose Luis Martinez Πριν μήνα

    Good TV

  • Junky284
    Junky284 Πριν μήνα +3

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

  • mistaeric
    mistaeric Πριν μήνα

    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!

    • mistaeric
      mistaeric Πριν 27 ημέρες

      @RapJunkiez Boo you!

    • RapJunkiez
      RapJunkiez Πριν 27 ημέρες


  • Arctic Wanderer
    Arctic Wanderer Πριν μήνα

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

  • Michael Elliott
    Michael Elliott Πριν μήνα

    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.

  • 2002kp
    2002kp Πριν μήνα

    Stephen A needs to rethink that tie knot.

  • Saul Viera
    Saul Viera Πριν μήνα


  • Fred Dukeduong
    Fred Dukeduong Πριν μήνα

    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.

  • Mindyabwax Fuckeverybody
    Mindyabwax Fuckeverybody Πριν μήνα

    Him and lbj clearly had a misunderstanding ...

  • Danny Dan
    Danny Dan Πριν μήνα

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

  • crazy rob
    crazy rob Πριν μήνα

    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 rob
    crazy rob Πριν μήνα

    "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....

  • Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!

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

  • Jere Hicks
    Jere Hicks Πριν μήνα

    Moly is a Fox !!!!

  • Conservative 101
    Conservative 101 Πριν μήνα

    Side steppin

  • Emmanuel Kazane
    Emmanuel Kazane Πριν μήνα

    Magic is a quitter