LeBron reportedly stunned by Magic's resignation

Count Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James among those who were stunned by team president Magic Johnson's resignation on Tuesday night.

Despite Johnson's sudden departure, James stands behind the organization and Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, a source close to the All-Star forward told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

ESPN also reported that head coach Luke Walton participated in exit meetings with the players on Wednesday.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - May 16: Earvin Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with team owner Jerry Buss after they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1980 NBA finals 4 games to 2 on May 16, 1980 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Johnson played for the Lakers from 1979 - 91, 96. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - CIRCA 1983: Earvin Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes in for a lay-up against the San Antonio Spurs during an NBA basketball game circa 1983 at HemisFair Arena in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson played for the Lakers from 1979 - 91, 96. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - 1986: Earvin 'Magic' Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds up the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 1986 in Inglewood, California. 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. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2003 (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - 1987: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles against Danny Ainge #44 of the Boston Celtics during the 1987 NBA Finals circa 1987 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachussetts. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
1988: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles down the court during an NBA game circa 1988. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
Guard Earvin (Magic) Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.
CHICAGO, IL - 1988: Kareem Abdul Jabbar #33 and Magic Johnson #32 of the Western Conference All Stars sit on the bench during the 1988 NBA All-Star Game on February 7, 1988 at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1988 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 06/23/1988 -- Pictured: (l-r) NBA Basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson during an interview with host Johnny Carson on June 23, 1988 (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Guard Earvin (Magic) Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during a game.
PORTLAND, OR - CIRCA 1990: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Portland Trailblazers circa 1990 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1990 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - 1988: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers rebounds against the Seattle Supersonics at the Seattle Coliseum in Seattle, Washington circa 1988. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1988NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 9: Magic Johnson #32 smiles and talks to reporters after the 1992 NBA All-Star Game at Orlando Arena on February 9, 1992 in Orlando, Florida. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Jon Soohoo/NBAE via Getty Images)

 Earvin 'MAGIC' Johnson December 10, 1993.

(Photo by Marcus Brandt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

INGLEWODD, CA - MARCH 27: Los Angeles Lakers head coach Magic Johnson looks on against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 27, 1994 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Soohoo/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Former Los Angeles Lakers player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson stands in front of the 12-screen movie theatre that he built and financed during the theatre's grand opening 10 July. 'Magic Theatres,' which is located in the Crenshaw area of Los Angeles, is 60,000 square feet and seats some 3,700 people. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DAN GROSHONG/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1996: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1996: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes for a layup against the Miami Heat during the NBA game at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX - 1997: Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns meet at center court during the NBA game in Phoenix, Arizona 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by NBA Photo Library/NBAE via Getty Images)
348127 06: Former NBA star Earvin 'Magic' Johnson laughs at a press conference March 23, 1999 in New York City. Announcing plans to open a Magic Johson Theater in Brooklyn, NY, Johnson continues on his quest to improve the quality of inner-city life through his chain of state-of-the-art movie theaters. (Photo by Porter Gifford/Liaison)
Magic Johnson & Samuel L. Jackson during 'S.W.A.T.' Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4539 -- Pictured: Former NBA Basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson onstage September 30, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson (right) shakes the hand of new Dodger pitcher Zack Greinke (middle) at a press conference announcing Greinke's signing at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on December 11, 2012. At left is Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. The right-handed, former Cy Young Award winner agreed to a six-year contract. Greinke, 29, will enter his 10th Major League season in 2013 after pitching for the Royals (2004-10), Brewers (2011-12) and Angels (2012) during the course of his careeer. (Photo by Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Tom Verducci, Madison Bumgarner, Magic Johnson and Boomer Esiason attend the Sportsman Of The Year 2014 Ceremony on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20: Former Michigan State Spartans basketball player and NBA All Star, Magic Johnson (C), reacts against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Michigan State won 70-63. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 9: Earvin 'Magic' Johnson speaks with the media before the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers on April 9, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Walton's job security is in jeopardy after the Lakers (37-45) missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season despite the offseason signing of James to a four-year, $154 million deal.

James, 34, battled injuries and appeared in a career-low 55 games and averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game in 2018-19.

--Field Level Media

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EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait during media day at UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
September 24, 2018; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James before speaking to media at UCLA Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter of their game at Moda Center on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. 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 Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the basketball against Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets on October 25, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 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 Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates with fans after scoring during the overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Spurs won 143-142. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) grabs a rebound over Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, second from left, is held back by Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, as Paul fights with Lakers' Rajon Rondo, center obscured, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockets won, 124-115. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers misses a last second shot in front of Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs to lose 143-142 in overtime at Staples Center on October 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 24: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 24, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lakers defeated the Suns 131-113. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the basketball against Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets on October 25, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 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 Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 10: LeBron James #23 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate after James made a shot against the Golden State Warriors and was fouled during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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 Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles reacts during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot in front of Torrey Craig #3 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Staples Center on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter of their game at Moda Center on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. 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 Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the basketball against Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets on October 25, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 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 Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores a basket and gets fouled by Mo Bamba #5 of the Orlando Magic during the first half at Staples Center on November 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 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 Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his missed shot as he is fouled during the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on November 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 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 Harry How/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 07: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers, center, is picked up by LeBron James #23 and Kyle Kuzma #0 after scoring the game winning basket against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on February 07, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Lakers defeat the Celtics 129-128. 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 Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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