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Magic Johnson Says He is Still Working 'Internally' For The Lakers

A couple of weeks ago before the last game of the regular season against the Portland Trailblazers, Magic Johnson suddenly stepped down as the team's President of Basketball Operations in a move that stunned the entire NBA world.

Johnson said the main reason he stepped down from his position is because he wasn't happy in the role he was in.

On Sunday, TMZ Sports caught up with Magic Johnson in Los Angeles and he talked about how he is still involved with the Lakers to this day.

Everybody knows I love the Lakers. I'm going to always help them because I love my team, I love my franchise, and I love my city.
It's almost like I never left. I'm still talking to them every day. I'm going to help them get the Lakers back right.

With guys like Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler and many others set to hit the free agent market, Magic Johnson made it clear that he is still going to be helping the Lakers recruit big name free agents.

When stepped down on April 9th, many people were wondering the reason he did it was. But Magic made it very clear that LeBron James had absolutely nothing to do with his decision to step down.

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