"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".
Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor Monday. "This is about our constituents and all of our lives", said Ocasio-Cortez. King, who caucuses with Democrats, joined three other Democrats who voted with the Republican majority.
But a Game Of Thrones promo released on Monday showed Jon Snow and Arya Stark reunited finally in the Godswood of Winterfell. Last month, Sophie Turner , who plays Sansa Stark, revealed she ruined the show's ending for her fiancé Joe Jonas.
Foxx then called Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to ask him to let the FBI investigate the alleged attack. Tina Glandian, one of his defense lawyers, told NBC News on Thursday that she was not concerned by the review.
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.
Following the release of papers Lenin Moreno also accused Wikileaks of intercepting his phone calls and private conversations. Assange's defence team suggested on Twitter that Moreno was trying to use the scandal to pressure the WikiLeaks founder.
Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council, cautioned that the president has not made any final decisions . One auto industry analyst estimates that a shut down could halt auto production in most US factories within a week.
So far, MPs have rejected the withdrawal agreement Theresa May reached with other European leaders a year ago . May sent a letter to Tusk last week requesting a further extension of the Brexit period, until 30 June 2019.
Alex Capecelatro, who was chief executive of At the Pool before it shut down around 2014, did not respond to requests to comment. Facebook is grappling with another startling data leak with 540 million records found in plain sight on a public Amazon server.
India says it has successfully tested an anti-satellite weapon in an unexpected announcement just weeks before general elections. Official sources told the Telegraph the missile was a "kinetic kill vehicle" that did not carry any explosives or other devices.
Trump Replacing Secret Service Director
This access does not afford an individual proximity to the President or other Secret Service protectees. The news was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement.
"The system is full" - Trump tells migrants
Trump visited the California border city of Calexico, where he toured a section of the new border wall being constructed. Families, many traveling from Central American countries, made up more than half of those numbers, CBP said .
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Added Bryant's Barr: "Most of it provided on live television by the president himself". " Russia , if you're watching, go to bed". We'll have to see if this was De Niro's last appearance on the show as Mueller, now that the report has wrapped up in real life .
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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.
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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 .