Magic Johnson's Old Tweets Gain New Life After Lakers Name Him Executive

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23:  Former NBA player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson attends the Los Angeles Football Club stadium groundbreaking ceremony on August 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Lakers announced a major front-office shake-up Tuesday when they named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations. The slumping organization is also parting ways with general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss.

Rather than discuss Magic's credentials for running an NBA franchise, let's take the opportunity to celebrate and chastise his mystical social media history by digging up his old posts.

The former Lakers legend has a knack for posting the blandest of opinions:

Kupchak and Buss probably didn't even think to pursue those James and Durant fellows.

Also, who could forget Johnson's succinct breakdown of 2016's MVP candidates?

Then again, that's better than the more damning alternative of his questionable player evaluations:

It appears he is at least admitting to one of his errors in judgment:


[Twitter]

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