How LeBron James, Lonzo Ball reacted when Magic Johnson quit the Lakers (video)

Lonzo Ball at media availability for 2017 NBA Draft prospects
Lonzo Ball at media availability for 2017 NBA Draft prospects (Photo by Derrel Johnson for Steed Media Service)

NBA superstar LeBron James and teammate Lonzo Ball recall their utter disbelief the moment they learned legendary Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers president without notice.

During the latest episode of LeBron’s “The Shop” series on HBO, he profanely recites his thoughts when Magic, who helped recruit LeBron to the Lakers from his hometown team in Cleveland, gave an impromptu press conference to announce he was stepping down immediately after just two years on the job.

This installment of the beloved barbershop series, “The Shop,” feature guests Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, Seth Rogen, Don Cheadle, Paul Rivera, Jimmy Iovine, DeAndre Hopkins, and Lonzo Ball. Together, they discussed the euphoria of winning awards, how newer generations differ from the old, and the explosive college admissions scandal.

Check out the clip after the flip to hear how LeBron’s and Ball’s reactions differed after hearing the shocking news

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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