As if there wasn't enough drama surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers these days. Now, allegations are surfacing that Earvin "Magic" Johnson abused his employees, and the three-time NBA MVP was having none of it:
Johnson assures the media that these allegations are untrue and that he would never create anything but a positive environment as President of Basketball Operations with the Lakers before deciding to step down from the position.
With all the recent beef with Rob Pelinka and other Lakers Executives, Johnson clearly does not get along with his former employees. However, these allegations of abuse are pure speculation at this point without any hard evidence to confidently point the finger.
Yet, Magic recognizes that there are things he would change if he could go back and do it all over again. Specifically, he would hire people he could trust instead of working with individuals that he had no personal relationship with.
Johnson was definitely a bully on the basketball court, averaging 19.5 points, 11.2 assists, and 7.2 rebounds over the course of his storied career, but was that intimidation factor present off the court as well?
There are more details likely to follow, so don't go anywhere.