Disclosure: Why did the magician who signed LBJ resign? Why didnt he dare tell Jenny?
Magician saw Zhan Huang last week and did not mention resigning. If he is still in office, he will fire Wharton tomorrow.
Magic said he thought he was better suited to be a friendly Big Brother and ambassador to the Lakers than the president. I enjoy working with Jenny (Buss), and her brothers are very capable. But sometimes I have to think about whats the most important thing in my life. I think Ill be happier when Im not president.
Magic stressed that the Lakers were constantly questioned for illegal recruitment because of his comments, which made him very uncomfortable, especially the controversy between him and Ben Simmons this season.
And according to the magician, owner Jenny and general manager Palinka didnt know he was going to announce his resignation today. Jenny doesnt know Im standing here saying these things yet. He said, I want people to tell her the news, because I cant stand talking to her face to face. I have no courage to see her. The only thing I care about is the relationship with her.
The magicians announcement shocked the whole NBA. Ironically, Jenny is still waiting for him to decide the future of manager Walton, but he decides his future first.
ESPN veteran journalist Warner Rosky also reported that since becoming Lakers president, Magic has never done his job responsibly, often away from the team, closed the door of the presidents office. Hes not very involved in scouting either. In other words, he didnt spend enough time and energy for the team like other presidents.