Magic Johnson says Lakers GM was ‘backstabbing’, Luke Walton firing was the final straw | First Take

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Magic Johnson explains that he wanted to fire Luke Walton, but Los Angeles Lakers executive Tim Harris wanted to retain him and identifies Lakers GM Rob Pelinka as the “backstabber.”#FirstTake✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube:✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: interviews with Rachel Nichols A. Smith on ESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter:► Like on Facebook:► Follow on Instagram: ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on
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  • State Boogie

    State Boogie

     2 months ago +1512

    This is the interview I’ve been waiting for

  • Christian Castro

    Christian Castro

     2 months ago +234

    What the hell interview intro ever!

  • John Rodriquez

    John Rodriquez

     2 months ago +263

    I can't stop laughing 😂🤣🤣💀
    This man really said shaggy p

  • Ben Carson's Blackness

    Ben Carson's Blackness

     2 months ago +370

    04:27 Stephen A been waiting patiently to get to the backstabbing 🤣🤣🤣 he damn near recited that question like a song verse

  • Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot

    Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot

     2 months ago +324

    "I'm puttin' cases on all you MOTHAFUCKAS!"--Earvin "Magic" Johnson, May 20th, 2019

  • DP30


     2 months ago +1688

    "What the hell happened?"
    Perfect question to begin this interview!

  • Jean Moleus

    Jean Moleus

     2 months ago +62

    The way Magic said:" No, just Rob."

  • N.T. Martz

    N.T. Martz

     2 months ago +54

    I know this is dumb but I literary just found out Rob Pelinka and Rob Lowe are two different person.

  • Dr. Reuven M Rosenberg

    Dr. Reuven M Rosenberg

     2 months ago +91

    With Magic around Stephen A is not screaming. A first?

  • Nahlidge


     2 months ago +82

    Me: It's just not fun working here anymore.
    Boss: You've been here for 2 days. Was it the company.. the pay?
    Me: No, it's just Rob. I'm out.

  • Allvar


     2 months ago +1343

    the fact he has balls to say 'nah, just rob' 🤣

  • Toyota Lexus

    Toyota Lexus

     2 months ago +339

    Shaggy P sums everything up on Magics opinion of the current Lakers 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Chris Broussard

    Chris Broussard

     2 months ago +10

    Magic is the real back stabber. Crying to Steven A like a scorn female.

  • OG_C 3

    OG_C 3

     2 months ago +114

    magic johnson: SHAGGY P

  • Spaine Gray

    Spaine Gray

     2 months ago +78

    LaVar Ball was beyond right! Damn he was so accurate

  • Kim Smith

    Kim Smith

     2 months ago +958

    STEPHEN A said he was going to get to the bottom of Magics resignation and damn if he didnt. Right on Stephen A.

  • oniroutard


     2 months ago +21

    If the Lakers are this messed up and not focused on winning, Anthony Davis really should be joining Kawhi.

  • Sick Beats

    Sick Beats

     1 months ago +15

    Stephen A: Rob Pelinker
    Magic Johnson: Shaggy P

  • ejones9924


     2 months ago +50

    "Ive been in the business over 40 years. I know people, i have allies "

  • S W

    S W

     2 months ago +31

    I like magic but I always hate when people start by..." I make more with my outside businesses than I will here...I'm doing you a favor"
    If it's like that...dont take the job brother.