Lakers News: Magic Johnson Dines with Jeanie Buss After Resigning as President

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 3, 2019

EL SEGUNDO, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Magic Johnson and Jeannie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers pose during the 2016-2017 Los Angeles Lakers team photo onFebruary 27, 2017 at the The Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Juan O'Campo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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There don't appear to be any hard feelings between Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson following his abrupt resignation as Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations last month. 

Johnson shared a picture of himself and the team owner having dinner together Thursday night:

Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

Had some great quality time with my sister Jeanie at dinner tonight. #FamilyForever https://t.co/wNGqHjJAPH

Per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, Johnson and Buss have maintained regular contact in the three weeks since he left the Lakers. 

When Johnson told reporters he was stepping down, one of the most surprising moments came when he said he hadn't told Buss of his decision.

"I couldn't," Johnson said. "I could not stand to tell her. But the one thing she had in me was somebody she could trust and [was] loyal to her. And I will be that as well ... We've been talking about next year and I've been sitting there saying 'I'm not gonna be here.'"

The Buss family has owned the Lakers since Johnson was drafted No. 1 overall by the franchise in 1979. Jeanie took over as president prior to the 2013-14 season and hired Johnson in February 2017. 

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