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Lakers Make Decision On Replacing Magic Johnson

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's decision to suddenly step down as the Los Angeles Lakers' President of Basketball Operations was a stunning one. The team decided today how they are going to go about replacing their franchise legend.

In short, they aren't. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, no one is stepping in to fill the void Johnson left when he resigned on April 9.

Instead, the team will have GM Rob Pelinka report directly to ownership. Johnson had been the middle man between Pelinka and Jeanie Buss.

According to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk, it looks like Pelinka, Buss and the Rambis' will collectively run the show. That likely isn't a good thing, considering the state of the franchise right now.

Look, Magic certainly had his missteps as part of the front office. But it looks like he got out at a good time.

The once-mighty Lakers seem to be quite dysfunctional.