On Wednesday, NBA insider Ric Bucher told Colin Cowherd that Magic Johnson’s sudden departure from the Los Angeles Lakers had something to do with owner Jeanie Buss and team executive Rob Pelinka criticizing his decisions behind his back.
“My understanding is that there were some emails that were exchanged between Rob and Jeanie…about Magic and about what Magic was and wasn’t doing,” Bucher told Cowherd.
“Somehow, someway, Jeanie, from what I understand, was CC’ing or blind CC’ing Magic on everything. That was sort of protocol. Standard issue,” Bucher explained.
“Somehow, the exchange between Rob and Jeanie ended up on that string of the blind CC’s that were going to Magic. So, Magic now is seeing emails from Rob to Jeanie that were critical of what he was doing… so when he talked about the backstabbing, to me, my understanding that’s what started it.”
If that had any truth to it, Magic sort of implied it did when he took to Twitter on Thursday and dropped this Tweet:
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