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02-02-2017, 06:50 PM
Magic Johnson, a former co-owner and star of the Los Angeles Lakers, is returning to the team as an adviser:

Six and a half years after selling off his ownership stake in the franchise, and eight months after relinquishing his ceremonial role as team vice president, Magic Johnson is rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers … and that might not be the only change coming soon to the Lakers’ masthead.
The Lakers announced Thursday afternoon that Johnson will return to the franchise with which he won five NBA championships, three NBA Most Valuable Player trophies and three NBA Finals MVP awards in a Hall of Fame career to assist team president Jeanie Buss “in all areas of basketball and business as an advisor.”
Johnson’s return to the fold comes two weeks after he met with Jeanie Buss prior to taking in a game between the Lakers and Denver Nuggets. ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne reported that “the exact nature of the meeting was not immediately clear,” but noted that “Buss has been soliciting opinions on the direction the franchise should take moving forward” as the Lakers continue to scuffle through life at the bottom of the NBA.
It also comes less than a week after the Lakers’ 122-73 decimation at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, the worst defeat in franchise history — a mark the Lakers have set, re-set and now set again under the leadership of executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie’s brother.
Here’s where we remind you that Magic Johnson has made it very clear that he hasn’t been the biggest fan of Jim Buss’ work as a personnel boss during a four-year stretch that has seen the Lakers plummet from the ranks of the NBA’s elite to one of its least successful teams, compiling a record of 82-215 since the start of the 2013-14 season with zero playoff berths, the longest streak of lottery appearances in franchise history.
- Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/what-magic-johnsons-return-might-mean-for-the-direction-of-the-lakers-201217734.html)

02-02-2017, 06:56 PM
Forum de Los Lakers.

02-02-2017, 08:21 PM
Forum de Los Lakers.

I could find at least three threads that should be moved to their respective team forums, and more that should be moved to the trade forum.

02-02-2017, 08:25 PM
Is this a good thing?

02-02-2017, 11:05 PM

02-03-2017, 01:58 PM
Is this a good thing?

Generally NO

but anything that leads to the firing of Jimbaco is an absolute plus for the organization...

so ... YES