"Today, I'm going to step down as the president", Johnson told a stunned crowd of reporters gathered outside the Lakers' locker room.
James and Johnson are said to have clashed over several key ideas on how to take the team forward. What am I doing?' So, I'm going to go back to that handsome life. If I had to stay, I had to get better. "I want to go back to being who I was before taking on this job". I'm so happy. I'm a guy who always knows when things are right, and this is right.
The Lakers paid tribute to Johnson, a Hall of Famer during his playing days with the team, in a brief statement.
Johnson has served as the team's president of basketball operations for over two years - the latest move in a long and successful career as a businessman and philanthropist after he retired from basketball in 1991 when he tested positive for HIV. We are deeply grateful to Magic for all that he has done for our franchise - as a player, an ambassador and an executive.
At the time, Jeanie Buss said she hoped the moves would "return the Lakers to the heights Dr".
Johnson was apparently given permission to sack head coach Luke Walton but refused to do so.
"My concern is over my relationship with my sister, Jeanie Buss", Oram quoted Johnson as saying.
Johnson explained running the Lakers did not allow him to function in the role he loves most - being a statesman for the game of basketball.
The Lakers lost to Portland 104-101 to finish the season 37-45, missing the National Basketball Association playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, despite signing perennial all-star forward LeBron James in the offseason.
Johnson denied reports that his relationship with Walton had broken down. "See what she wants to do", the Lakers great added. One of the weirdest parts of his impromptu press conference was his non-endorsement of Rob Pelinka, the general manager he hired.
In speaking to reporters, Johnson said he was exhausted of the many things plaguing the team ranging from injuries, to internal politics to even betrayals. "Because I knew I would be crying like a baby in front of her".
Ardern has led efforts to support New Zealand's small, tightly-knit Muslim community in the wake of the attack. Thousands more were expected to attend a service at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday afternoon.
Mr Trump said Kevin McAleenan, the current US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become acting secretary. It has been rumored that Vitiello's nomination was pulled because he was not endorsed by ICE union leader Chris Crane.
Kodak Black is right now facing heavy backlash for his comments on London just a week after Nipsey Hussle's death. While both men had gang affiliations, the motive for the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.
The attempted murder charges are for the alleged shootings of the two other victims, Kerry Lathan and Shermi Cervabta Villanueva . Two men were also injured in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing at Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue .
Brady, who turns 42 in August, has addressed the subject of retirement before, saying he hopes to play until he is 45. And yes, Patriots fans and media members had a lot of thoughts and feelings about the tweet.
Yet after Woods played out sideways and knocked his third from 205 yards to 25 feet, McIlroy hit an bad second shot. Woods won back-to-back holes with birdies at the fifth and sixth as McIlroy's putting frailties began to show.
Thais voted for a 500-member parliament, which along with a 250-member junta-appointed Senate will decide the next prime minister. The Shinawatras say they have simply recognised the economic and democratic aspirations of Thailand's majority.
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But they didn't need to and won in overtime because guard Clark tapped the ball to Diakite, who came through. "That's all I want". However, another season ended Monday night, as college basketball wrapped up the 2019 Men's NCAA Tournament.
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South Africa's Kevin Anderson continued his return from an arm injury with a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) win over Joao Sousa of Portugal. Also setting up an intriguing fourth round clash today were youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov .