LeBron James Hearing of Magic Johnson’s Exit: ‘Man, Get the F–k Out of My Face’

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James revealed his understandable reaction to team president of basketball operations Magic Johnson stepping down from his post during an impromptu mid-April press conference (warning: video contains profanity):

James, who noted his response in an episode of his HBO show The Shop, was naturally surprised upon hearing the news. The same goes for Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, who said that he found out through James in the locker room.

The Johnson resignation capped a bizarre year in Los Angeles, one that started with high expectations but ended with the team finishing 11 games out of the playoffs at 37-45.

Of note, the quartet of James, Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma