Lakers coach Luke Walton participating in player exit interviews

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With the season coming to an end for the Los Angeles Lakers, there are going to be a ton of Lakers rumors this offseason.

"Do I think Rob is the right GM?" The system is crumbling down.

Magic Johnson surprised reporters Tuesday when he announced plans to step down as president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

Magic Johnson's blustery tenure as president of the Los Angeles Lakers has ended with a bang.

"In the process of vetting agent candidates during meetings, LaVar is inquiring if the agencies have the power to pair his three sons - Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo - on the same National Basketball Association team".

According to a report from Yahoo's Chris Haynes, Johnson had recently been granted "permission" to fire head coach Luke Walton.

I'm a free bird and I've been handcuffed.

Johnson was hired along with Pelinka when Buss dismissed her brother, Jim, and GM Mitch Kupchak just 26 months ago.

Magic Johnson had the media at full attention on Tuesday night. And then I've also been thinking about the great meetings I've been having with Jeanie the last couple of days.

"I love the National Basketball Association so much", he said. The team has not made the playoffs since 2013.

Magic's move will impact not only the Lakers, but a lot of the league.

This season didn't go as planned for the Lakers, though. Instead, they slowly imploded after LeBron James suffered a groin injury against Golden State on Christmas Day.

Johnson said his inability to speak freely about rival players was a contributing factor, calling himself a "free bird" who didn't like being "handcuffed". Johnson's decision to step down likely means the Lakers won't make a decision on Walton's future until a new front office is in place. Johnson also pointedly refused to say whether Pelinka should remain as the Lakers' general manager, saying the decision rested exclusively with Buss, whom he repeatedly called "my sister".

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