In the wake of Magic Johnson's sudden resignation as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, people want to know how the status of LeBron James will be affected by it. On Wednesday, we learned just how the Lakers megastar reacted to the news.
Per ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne, LeBron is reportedly standing with team owner Jeanie Buss. LeBron was the biggest signing of Magic Johnson's two-year stint as a Lakers executive.
LeBron is currently under contract with the Lakers for three more seasons, and could finish his career there. But recruiting more stars to join up with him in L.A. could become harder in the short-term.
As for Lakers head coach Luke Walton, it looks like he still has a job - for now, anyway.
Magic replaced co-owner Jim Buss as president of basketball operations in February 2017. But despite seeing a significant increase in wins from the previous four seasons, the Lakers did not even come close to the playoffs in his two years at the helm.
The Lakers finished 35-47 in the 2017-18 season, and only improved to 37-45 with the addition of LeBron James in the 2018-19 season.
The upcoming NBA playoffs will also mark the first time since 2005 that LeBron will not be participating.