Why is Magic Johnson returning to the Lakers?

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: Earvin Magic Johnson speaks about Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference before the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. 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.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Lakers dropped a bombshell on Thursday morning, announcing the hiring of Earvin "Magic" Johnson as an advisor to team ownership.

Fred Roggin and Vinny Bonsignore discussed why exactly the Lakers are bringing Johnson onboard roughly an hour after the news broke on L.A. Today. Unsurprisingly, the focal point of the discussion centered around Lakers President Jeanie Buss — who now has one of the most iconic figures in franchise history to point the finger at in the event she must oust her brother, Jim Buss, from his role overseeing basketball operations.

Listen below.

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