Magic might be hiding why he didn’t tell LeBron before leaving the Lakers - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published: 06 May 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith wonders if Magic Johnson is holding back details about his sudden resignation from Los Angeles Lakers since he didn’t let LeBron James know beforehand.

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Comments • 659

  • asanda dandala
    asanda dandala  6 months back

    From Lebron to Crack wow...Steven A Smith sure has a way with words...

    • flyupthere
      flyupthere  6 months back

      Steven A is just trying to poison the mind of the Lakers and players that some girly shit to bring up the pat and lebron Las Vegas thing and telling to figure out why magic didn't tell lebron probably because he didn't feel like it that day stop telling to make a story out of nothing

      • pooh nasty
        pooh nasty  6 months back

        Magic told the true story though lol

        • Dr Feelgood
          Dr Feelgood  6 months back

          Magic said. “I been in the nba for over 40 years, I know a lot of people, everything comes back to me”

          Clearly a message for lebron James. Seems as if lebron was talking crap about him, that’s why he didn’t call him

          • black panther
            black panther  6 months back

            Magic was wrong should have called lbj

            • Divine 63339
              Divine 63339  6 months back

              Stephen You The Man!!!

              • king kolion
                king kolion  6 months back

                Now what the fuck is Jay saying now magic spoke today were are you Jay

                • Vic C
                  Vic C  6 months back

                  Labron was a Free Agent When He Left Cleveland!! Labron didn’t like Riley, he called Labron and his Business Men’s a Posse!!🐷

                  • Layne Mabe
                    Layne Mabe  6 months back

                    NO! that wasn't Pat Riley that was Phil Jackson that called Larbron's crew a Posses

                • Andrew Johnson
                  Andrew Johnson  6 months back

                  People should never refer to crack addiction who haven't used it. You really don't know what you're talking about Stephen A

                  • Ruben Negron
                    Ruben Negron  6 months back

                    Lebron just learned the is a bigger world out there than his.

                    • Geno Bourn
                      Geno Bourn  6 months back

                      Lebron is immature! ...Rich, talented, smart but immature!

                      • James Johnson
                        James Johnson  6 months back

                        Fuc LaBron.

                        • Kevin Schissel
                          Kevin Schissel  6 months back

                          "Put me on camera" - Token

                          • Carlito Baltazar
                            Carlito Baltazar  6 months back

                            You are trying to cover up for magic j you fool

                            • Jeff Henning
                              Jeff Henning  6 months back

                              Laughing about Pat Raley's championship in the 80s but calling magic a champion??? His championships was the 80s too 😂😂😂 80, 82, 85, 87, 88... max really is ignorant

                              • Carlos Bravo
                                Carlos Bravo  6 months back

                                Labron "is a master at trying to control the narrative" ...

                                • Alexis
                                  Alexis  6 months back

                                  Jay Williams is the absolute worst. I can’t fathom why ESPN lets him talk on any show. Find someone with actual talent.

                                  • Felicia Moniq
                                    Felicia Moniq  6 months back

                                    I don’t believe in Karma but Jacob didn’t stop tricking people until he met his uncle who tricked him. Sometimes we get hurt by the same sword we knowingly and unknowingly set out for others.

                                    • Alluviale Daempfer
                                      Alluviale Daempfer  6 months back

                                      "like LeBron as a person" only a complete douchebag likes a passive-aggressive, hypocritical bitch ass. That's why Magic didn't talk to Lebron. He is cut from other wood as a man.

                                      • Sadie Irvin
                                        Sadie Irvin  6 months back

                                        Ima find out what happened! 😁😁😁😷😁😁 i love SAS!

                                        • Kevin Rubink
                                          Kevin Rubink  6 months back

                                          Lebron was a free agent!!!! Hello. Magic was in the middle of the job. Not the same....come on man. Smarten up

                                          • Marcus LosGreat
                                            Marcus LosGreat  6 months back

                                            ESPN gave Magic NO CREDIT for bringing LBJ to LA because they claim he was coming anyway YET in the same breath NOW they are claiming Magic NEEDED to reach out to LBJ to inform him he was leaving.

                                            • Marcos Gonzalez
                                              Marcos Gonzalez  6 months back

                                              first time i agree with Williams

                                              • J. Pigott
                                                J. Pigott  6 months back

                                                Oh, and because he a Boss! He doesn't have to be they n**ga!

                                                • J. Pigott
                                                  J. Pigott  6 months back

                                                  No "one" reason. Maybe all of them:
                                                  1. Lebron's pushing for another superstar, but none want to join him because he is a tool.

                                                  2. The emails
                                                  3. The harrasment case
                                                  4. He is busy with other things
                                                  5. Tampering caused bad blood from other owners
                                                  6. He didn't like that Linda Rambis was around
                                                  7. Luke
                                                  8. Kobe's influence
                                                  9. He didn't need it

                                                  • kingjappyjoe420
                                                    kingjappyjoe420  6 months back

                                                    Stephen A Smith was serious af I can see him questioning arena employees at 4am lmaoo

                                                    • X Khan
                                                      X Khan  6 months back

                                                      Magic no-looked LeBron😂😂😂!!!

                                                      • david dorsey
                                                        david dorsey  6 months back

                                                        The Lakers woulda won the CHIP this year, had they made the playoffs....I would take them in a 7 game series against any team in the playoffs this year...

                                                        • Latisha Hunt
                                                          Latisha Hunt  6 months back

                                                          Magic knee Lebraun is not who he thought he was.

                                                          • Shad Locc
                                                            Shad Locc  6 months back

                                                            Lakers Gone Win The Championship Next Season Mark My Words Lebron May Leave But Because Magic Left He Gone Finish His Career In LA Mark My Words This Just Made Lebron Game Better Then Hes Whole Career Mark My Words Lakers Will Be The Champions Next Season

                                                            • klaws32
                                                              klaws32  6 months back

                                                              put down the crack pipe, bro

                                                          • full time
                                                            full time  6 months back

                                                            He shldhve mke lebron knows bcse he is the one tht make lebron come to the lakers.

                                                            • Lake Cooper
                                                              Lake Cooper  6 months back

                                                              Karma, Lebron, karma...

                                                              • Wakemeup Now
                                                                Wakemeup Now  6 months back

                                                                How does the Lakers get so much air time?????? The Bucks are having a season of a lifetime and they talk about the LAKERS LOL

                                                                • Henry and Khloe's Channel SQUANCE

                                                                  Need the Sonics back

                                                                  • Stephen Wiley
                                                                    Stephen Wiley  6 months back

                                                                    The lake r are not in the play off and still getting
                                                                    More press golden state

                                                                    • Mike Wilk
                                                                      Mike Wilk  6 months back

                                                                      Man Magic had 5 rings top 5-8 player of all time. He dont owe Lebron nothing. Bron being soft

                                                                      • JB79
                                                                        JB79  6 months back

                                                                        Who cares. He’s gone now. All this drama for naught.

                                                                        • Emmanuel King
                                                                          Emmanuel King  6 months back

                                                                          I believe Magic Johnson Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant don't like LeBron James and the league set him up because of the decision to let him rot away in Los Angeles by his self

                                                                          • jon crall
                                                                            jon crall  6 months back

                                                                            What game was Bron playing? Maybe he couldn't save at the moment. Dude prob. was lightin somebodys ass up on a game and
                                                                            riley came in there interrupting

                                                                            • Bradford McDermott
                                                                              Bradford McDermott  6 months back

                                                                              I think magics issue with not telling lebron was all trouble rich paul caused

                                                                              • harlem quijano
                                                                                harlem quijano  6 months back

                                                                                Magic, in my opinion didn't help the Lakers situation. But, to be honest, when Jerry West left the organization was the harbinger of things to come. Sure they did good for a season or two but the culture changed with his leaving. Magic being hired was a symptom of the new culture change. He is a great player but just wasn't the right fit for the Lakers head management.

                                                                                • Sage of the East
                                                                                  Sage of the East  6 months back

                                                                                  Magic didn't/doesn't owe LeBron anything! Where's the stories talking about if the Lakers regret signing LBJ since "the king" couldn't get the team to the playoffs and how he's running off other top FA's?

                                                                                  • Dwight Hamilton
                                                                                    Dwight Hamilton  6 months back

                                                                                    Dan Gilbert didn't do what he had to do to keep him. And lebron came to Miami for wade not pat Riley. Magic talked lebron into coming to L.A

                                                                                    • 11thWoods
                                                                                      11thWoods  6 months back

                                                                                      Lebron never had a pops.. He ain't trying to have no nigga be a father figure now!! Lol

                                                                                      • Dewayne Coleman
                                                                                        Dewayne Coleman  6 months back

                                                                                        IMO I think that if Magic couldn't be that Coach Killer as they said he wanted, there probably was some friction behind it between the two. So I think that Magic with so many other business interests figured it was time to bale, let LeBron run the team, and I also think that Magic is a grown man he doesn't have to give LeBron any heads up on anything because like the said LeBron baled on Dan Gilbert with no heads up so like the guys said karma is a ass kicker. Now I might want to add that maybe I'm biased because I'm from Michigan even though I do like and respect LeBron both Magic and Gilbert are from Michigan, so I gotta ride with the home team.

                                                                                        • JonJon Sevilleja
                                                                                          JonJon Sevilleja  6 months back

                                                                                          Who cares? Lebron is not deserving to be respected anyway

                                                                                          • Jae Steve
                                                                                            Jae Steve  6 months back

                                                                                            Dawg lmao they out the playoffs find a new topic damn

                                                                                            • thomas grant
                                                                                              thomas grant  6 months back

                                                                                              Scheming A. will blame LeBron for the Mueller Report. Con man!