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

  • Published on May 20, 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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  • Andrew Macdaniels
    Andrew Macdaniels 9 hours ago

    Wow! He said Phil Jackson advises Jeanie Buss! Wow! How many low key decisions has Phil Jackson made since his departure? 🤔

  • Woah Kenny!!
    Woah Kenny!! 9 hours ago

    2:09 Stephen A giving that trademark glare💀

  • R A Kautz Photo
    R A Kautz Photo 9 hours ago

    I don't care about the modern NBA. It's a joke. I do however care about respect. Lebron needs to do his job and not criticize his bosses. He is a player, not a manager, not an owner, not an executive. Just do your job Lebron.

  • Jr Woodson
    Jr Woodson 9 hours ago

    Molly you would ask a stupid queston like that

  • Pookie and Ray Ray
    Pookie and Ray Ray 9 hours ago

    "Rob Poorleankerr." - Stephen A. Smith

  • Fred Smith
    Fred Smith 9 hours ago

    This raises a few issues. 1) Why do you have a GM and also a President of BB Operations? Who reports to who? You can't have two guys in charge; that's just a recipe for disaster with all the politics, backstabbing, etc. 2) Magic is a millionaire. He's not going to punch a clock from 9 to 5. He's not going to be someone's "employee" at this stage in his life. He doesn't need that; he's above that. He should never have taken the job if he wasn't absolutely in charge. 3)Why are some dude's wife and former players in the mix? This whole team is like a ship without a captain floundering around. What a mess.

  • Edwin Brown
    Edwin Brown 9 hours ago

    Bullshit!!! Magic, you and LEBron are better than that. Forget about basketball and just be a man about it. Your decision to leave is yours, but don't take it out on the players because your mad at management. Just communicate!!

  • Mike 6321
    Mike 6321 9 hours ago

    Max is right. My theory is Kobe is pulling strings behind the scenes to sabotage Lebron because he knows if Lebron wins a Championship in LA the Kobe Vs Lebron Conversation is over

  • Mac Williams
    Mac Williams 9 hours ago

    Great Interview.

  • Darrell Johnson
    Darrell Johnson 9 hours ago

    Magic was about to smack Max Ass "Max...I'm not a regretful person:

  • I speak The truth
    I speak The truth 9 hours ago

    Who cares ? More uneducated retards that can play ball derp derp

  • snoopolion
    snoopolion 9 hours ago +1

    „Finished on thursday,Came back to the Office on monday.“musst be hard life..

  • odeestube
    odeestube 9 hours ago

    Lmao luke was hitting Jennie case closed

  • Bud Light
    Bud Light 9 hours ago

    Is this espn or The View (the one with Whoopie Goldberg) settle down ladies.

  • ivydude13
    ivydude13 9 hours ago

    I hate to say this, but it's clear here that you can't have a woman with all their emotions do a man's job. If you peel back all the layers, Jeannie Buss is the source problem.

  • Hannah White
    Hannah White 9 hours ago

    Lol Lebron telling someone how to do things

  • Ayena Noel Valentine
    Ayena Noel Valentine 9 hours ago

    Magic u just want lbj to b better than Jordan for reasons known. U want to build around lbj? NBA u want all stars to surround lbj so that went he wins the Gsw they will praise him for leaving the East to dethroned the Gsw lol process is clear for those who have 👀. All star game 2017/2018 he got surrounded with best stars just to win . Rigged NBA finals for him to win and the next season couldn’t even win Gsw . The swept in the finals was a clear fact the rigged a finals for him . Exaggerations. This is not how to fav our franchise players

  • Team HMOA
    Team HMOA 9 hours ago +1

    Sounds like Magic quit before he got fired lol

  • Team HMOA
    Team HMOA 9 hours ago +1

    Lebron couldnt cry with you after he found out after the fact lol

    COMPA WATTS 9 hours ago

    Fuck lebum drama queen ass fool

  • renewer
    renewer 9 hours ago


  • Jason Whitaker
    Jason Whitaker 9 hours ago

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  • Max Patana
    Max Patana 9 hours ago

    3:54 So we all going to ignore that Ty Lue is wearing his watch over his shirt sleeve 🤔

  • da Kid
    da Kid 9 hours ago

    Magic Johnson's 'Confession Tour" will endear LeDrama to the Laker Org. Way to go Magic! You still don't have LA in your best interest-smh

  • Burt
    Burt 9 hours ago

    can someone inform SA its "pelinka" not "pelinker".... jackass

  • taedyamondtv
    taedyamondtv 9 hours ago

    Max always on Kobe dick smh

  • Garrett Vinson
    Garrett Vinson 9 hours ago

    Don't owe lebitch anything haha Max about to cry

  • Nate
    Nate 9 hours ago

    That lets you know how much respect Bron has for Magic. One could assume he wouldn’t have come to the Lakers if not for his involvement; the guy showed up to his house, alone, and got the job done.

  • er8sr
    er8sr 9 hours ago

    Sound like magic threw a temper tantrum, couldn't get what he wanted, took his ball and went home

  • Spider Sense
    Spider Sense 9 hours ago

    People are tryin to bring a wedge between magic kobe jeanie and the Lakers organization, it's bigger then one person, it's bigger than bullshit, it's about puttin the purple and gold on top again
    You haters can say what you want

  • Blair Walker
    Blair Walker 9 hours ago

    Sorry to be a douche, but do ya think he regrets having unprotected sex lol sorry

  • 247vancity
    247vancity 9 hours ago

    I’m sure Pat Riley told you he was leaving you dumb fuck!!

  • M Hendo
    M Hendo 9 hours ago

    *ESPN talking about the Lakers yet again*
    Everyone else: “Aw shit. Here we go again”

  • Frank Lo-Pan
    Frank Lo-Pan 9 hours ago +1

    Its this simple......the Lakers organization is making moves emotionally and not strategically

  • stillchangin tv
    stillchangin tv 9 hours ago

    I'm lost😡 why don't anybody ever mention Mark Jackson🤬 I luv Ty Lue but we need Mark 💯

  • mg19cal
    mg19cal 9 hours ago

    I hate the lakers but always liked Magic. Smart dude. Way too smart to be given a "by committee" job, even with the lakers. And now they'll pay in more ways than one for it

  • Spider Sense
    Spider Sense 9 hours ago

    All this Magic owes LeBron shit is ridiculous, when LeBron leaves, who does he tell before hand

    I'll Wait

  • Mr.CoCoNuts
    Mr.CoCoNuts 9 hours ago

    The idea Magic had no power and couldn't ask Jeannie to get rid of him and take back the power shows Magic like Jackson with the Knicks thought this would be easier to do:/

  • rudy2fat
    rudy2fat 9 hours ago

    Didn't Magic force Pat Riley out?

  • Soulbeautifulme
    Soulbeautifulme 9 hours ago

    Max is a straight BISH … he hates on Kobe so bad!! LUE is NOT A GOOD COACH NOT AT ALL DUMMIES!!! he was lebrons lap dog

  • fortnite isnt good
    fortnite isnt good 9 hours ago

    magic worked so hard to get lebron and now he leaves after a year

  • Iwon Again
    Iwon Again 9 hours ago

    LBJ was going to the Lakers no matter if magic was there or not

  • Coach Cannon
    Coach Cannon 9 hours ago

    Magic lying. He hopes they fail and he can slide in and takeover and possibly buy the franchise. That aint love. That is greed.

  • DigiGod : Digimon Gamer

    Max on this Kobe conspiracy lol

  • Uzima Namegabe
    Uzima Namegabe 9 hours ago

    What’s the GM’s job though? So isn’t Rob supposed to also have a role or something?

  • iTrece
    iTrece 9 hours ago

    TBH I wouldn’t wanna be near him he got HIV

  • Junior Escareno
    Junior Escareno 10 hours ago

    Rob & Jeanie are screwing around you just sit there an wait . I hope you’re sitting.

  • Chris Connor
    Chris Connor 10 hours ago

    bus gettin fucked by all these men

  • Alf P
    Alf P 10 hours ago

    The Bron shut the fuck up

  • Ryan Lao
    Ryan Lao 10 hours ago

    I bet he regrets STD

  • KING SO's SHOOTA #IWillSlapCashNasty

    Magic:I've SUCK DICKED

    Magic:I take no regrets💪💪💪💪

  • Truly Made
    Truly Made 10 hours ago

    Mj is black that’s why

  • Xu Jayden
    Xu Jayden 10 hours ago

    I applaud this man for owning up his mistakes and clears things up.

  • Jr Woodson
    Jr Woodson 10 hours ago +1

    Who ever that person is will probably white and he can have all the power he wanna have. And it want be a problem. So problem solved.

  • KING SO's SHOOTA #IWillSlapCashNasty

    Jarvis: SUCK MY DICK😍

  • jake nail
    jake nail 10 hours ago

    We gonna find out that Jeannie Buss was having an affair with Luke Walton 😂

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    Genie need a black man lol

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    Rob ..if u mess up Lakers the whole stadium should slap u

  • Ace Solomon
    Ace Solomon 10 hours ago

    🤣😂 LeDone & Gone is the *LAST* person to question Magic's decision to leave 😏

    Should've picked #32 since he acts more like the player who rocked that jersey than the inverted version

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    magic is magic in real life

  • Brad Fyffe
    Brad Fyffe 10 hours ago

    Bottom line they don't want a black man running the Lakers.

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    Max something wrong with u

  • javier arreola
    javier arreola 10 hours ago

    Magic as President and Lebron are the biggest mistakes Lakers made.

  • anthony PADULA
    anthony PADULA 10 hours ago

    Im over that.....but im coming on Tv to destroy lives.

  • Max A
    Max A 10 hours ago

    Fuck jeanie. Give the lakers to a competent MAN. women dont have good basketball leading genes.

    • Max A
      Max A 10 hours ago

      Before u call ke sexist give me 3 great female basketball team owners

  • David Velazquez
    David Velazquez 10 hours ago

    This is weak, Magic! This is a job. Not everything is fun. He made many moves that didn’t pan out. He got into his feels and these guys are being nice to Magic. Smh

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    Kobe do to all respect u won rings for us but not by ur self......so kobe why u ain't surport magic

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    Kobe need some slap for not being around magic and round the white boy

  • Anunnaqi Enkianu
    Anunnaqi Enkianu 10 hours ago

    Lakers owners or races

  • Ulysses Hidalgo
    Ulysses Hidalgo 10 hours ago

    He says his over it. We can see that his not over bc his talking about it. Trash

  • Jr Woodson
    Jr Woodson 10 hours ago

    This is the stupidest thing LeBron could of done.

  • dkgong
    dkgong 10 hours ago

    Lmao at the whole comment section. 😂

  • spittfyre365
    spittfyre365 10 hours ago

    Damn it is refreshing to hear HONESTY... instead of political bullshit. Now that's leadership. Magic is of the age, reputation, and status where he has no fear of telling the truth. Basically he's in a position where he doesn't have to tolerate peons that feel threatened by him coming for his position. Fuk em.. Thank you Magic

  • Martin  Anderson
    Martin Anderson 10 hours ago

    Kobe is sabotaging Lebron

  • Hey Mikey
    Hey Mikey 10 hours ago

    🙄😑😒...sounds like a story!!! Sounds like this was all a scheme just to get LeBron!!! I don't think Magic ever wanted to be the President!!! I think he took money under the table to do it!!! It's all about the money!!! It's a business!!! There's no friends!!! Don't trust anyone!!!
    I could be wrong but...

  • Gie Hayes
    Gie Hayes 10 hours ago +1

    Heaven forbid you don't have fun at work.

  • Adil Kamal
    Adil Kamal 10 hours ago

    Molly doing well today, good stuff

  • kid racks
    kid racks 10 hours ago

    Lmao Max tryna box him in . Magic keep tryna find loop holes out of his questions 😂

  • Juan Ruiz
    Juan Ruiz 10 hours ago

    Lebron should get it that magic wants what’s best for himself, he’s just complaining as usual. Lebron left his hometown team to get a bigger check and win rings cause it’s best for him

  • Shemzinho
    Shemzinho 10 hours ago

    Max needs to lay off the Kobe hate

  • TiK Progress
    TiK Progress 10 hours ago

    LeBron got the same treatment he gave the Cavs. Fuck off with that different way.

  • JustYourAveragePlayer
    JustYourAveragePlayer 10 hours ago

    Respectable man admits he did wrong articulate smart sad it went that way 🤦‍♂️

  • Reed Rivera
    Reed Rivera 10 hours ago

    I think Kobe Bryant should be the head coach he knows everything about the NBA game🤔

  • Jaz
    Jaz 10 hours ago

    How the hell is ty lue even repected in the league he just sucks lebrons dick everyday. He couldn’t make cleveland great again without lebron leaving while they have the same team last year lol

  • La'Rio Fge
    La'Rio Fge 10 hours ago

    They Never bring Up Luke Waltons Rape Allegations

  • Presi Dave
    Presi Dave 10 hours ago

    Most of LBJ team mates knew he was leaving Miami when he left.. Damn even Wade knew the night before..foh with this shit..same thing Garnet n co are holding against Allen.. shit is crazy

  • Kyle H
    Kyle H 10 hours ago

    “Where does Rob Pelinka’s power come from?”

  • Plan Bee
    Plan Bee 10 hours ago

    max sucks

  • Brave_K JandC
    Brave_K JandC 10 hours ago

    What a classy move to go on national show to talk trash.

  • Anthony olvera
    Anthony olvera 10 hours ago

    Leave when it gets tough yes you brought LBJ to la besides that you messed up shouldn't have traded zubac for nothing I ain't letting him off the hook shouldn't of took the job in the first place

  • Chad Butler
    Chad Butler 10 hours ago

    They are giving lue too much credit on coaching

  • It annoys me
    It annoys me 10 hours ago +12

    Three positives taken from this interview: Max could be a real journalist, if he pursued it; Magic is an incredibly polished CEO-level communicator; and Molly is actually tolerable when she raises her game, knows when to be quiet, and sticks to the topic.

    LIBERALGUNSMOKER 10 hours ago

    Do you regret getting HIV?
    - Max Kellerman

  • Veezo Uptown
    Veezo Uptown 10 hours ago

    Max got that district attorney swag

  • G NO 23
    G NO 23 10 hours ago +1

    *Magic is lying off his ass, He wanted Pelinka gone because he was all in his feelings about the backstabbing and they didn't fire Rob so he quit.....*

  • The time is NOW
    The time is NOW 10 hours ago

    We’re in for a rough one ladies and gents. Rob and Jeanie are killing us

  • big D
    big D 10 hours ago

    Lebron haters: I don't care what magic said. ITS ALL LEBRON'S FAULT!!!! Everything is his fault. Global warming is also his fault. Trump being elected is also lebron's fault.

  • Brudda Mane
    Brudda Mane 10 hours ago

    Somewhere Kobe is in the rafters like Sting looking at this clip.

  • jamm356
    jamm356 10 hours ago +1

    Max is just trying to tie this back to Kobe so he can have a new segment called "how Kobe Bryant ruined the Lakers" and continue the disrespect for Kobe

    • Berendo Ball Bomber
      Berendo Ball Bomber 9 hours ago

      When Magic says he had to report to a guy named Tim is that Kobe in code? Max is just uncovering the rock to all the Lakers problems is Kobe. It's all so obvious that this Tim is Kobe whose in Jeanie Buss, You heard Phil Jackson too has Jeanie ear. Max knows Kobe been ruining the Lakers being in Jeanie ear is who Magic Johnson is really battling in his job to make decisions. Pelinka proxy Kobe. Linda and Kurt Rambis proxy Phil Jackson have power to make decisions Max knows it as does Magic and Lebron. Family mom and pop shop. Kobe be in the shadows so Max figured it out so that's a good detective like Colombo ru-clip.com/video/L-8h89rbBRY/video.html

  • firpofutbol
    firpofutbol 10 hours ago +1

    Of course, Max trying to find a way to blame Kobe for everything lol. Max is a fraud, get him out of ESPN! Pleaase!