Emails Between Pelinka, Buss Criticizing Magic Led To Resignation

After Magic Johnson stepped down as the President of Basketball Operations, many people wondered what led Magic Johnson to suddenly step down before the last game of the season.

On The Herd Colin Cowherd, Bleacher Report senior writer and Fox Sports 1 analyst Ric Bucher detailed a story involving Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss.

My understand is that there were some emails that were exchanged between Rob and Jeanie..about Magic and about what Magic was and wasn't doing. They were critical emails. And somehow, someway, Jeanie, from what I understand, was CC'ing or blind CC'ing Magic on everything. That was sort of protocol. Standard issue. 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 and maybe most important in all this is that there was no indication that Jeanie was backing Rob up in terms of either going to Magic and letting him know this was going on or going back at Rob and defending Magic. That was not happening and so when he talked about the backstabbing, to me, my understtanding that’s what started it. The fact that Jeanie waved goodbye and said ‘Thank you for all that you did’ was that she didn’t necessarily disagree with what Rob was saying.”

 

After the report came out on Wednesday, Thursday morning Magic Johnson decided to take to Twitter to weigh in on the latest reports.

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