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Magic Johnson Releases New Statement Following Shocking Resignation

magic johnson speaks to reporters about his decision

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: Magic Johnson reacts as he speaks to the press resigning as Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on April 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Magic Johnson has taken to Twitter to release a new statement following his shocking decision to resign as the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations.

Johnson, who starred for the Lakers as a player, announced on Tuesday night that he was stepping down from his position.

The former NBA star cited a couple of different reasons for his decision, though it seemed mostly like he was just tired of the stress of the job.

Johnson took to Twitter today to issue a new message:

"Thank you to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, General Manager Rob Pelinka, Coach Luke Walton, the Lakers players & the entire basketball operations staff for the tremendous opportunity to serve as the President of Basketball Operations for the @Lakers. I will always be a Laker for life," he tweeted.

Johnson, 59, will likely remain a part of the Lakers' organization, though not in the official role he's had.

The Lakers, meanwhile, ended their season on Tuesday night.