Twitter reacts to Magic Johnson's stunning resignation as Lakers president

On the precipice of an NBA playoffs that the Los Angeles Lakers will not participate in, team president of basketball operations Magic Johnson stunned the basketball world Tuesday by announcing he’s stepping down.

Johnson cited a desire to have more fun as motivation and told reporters he was breaking the news to them before he told owner Jeanie Buss.

“I had more fun when I was able to be the big brother and the ambassador to everybody,” Johnson said.

In addition to surprising Buss, Johnson shocked NBA Twitter, which had plenty to say about his departure — one that arrived on a big night in the NBA that included Dwyane Wade’s final home game in Miami and what looked Dirk Nowitzki’s career finale in Dallas.

NBA media have takes on Magic Johnson news

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NBA media reactions to Magic Johnson's resignation
I don’t know what the HELL just happened with MAGIC JOHNSON!!!!!! https://t.co/Ra9yRDpDYw
Magic Johnson just quit the #Lakers like Tom Cruise quit The Firm.
"Thanks for the offer Jeanie, I'd love to accept the job." https://t.co/xRawqhOFoo
The Lakers stay upstaging
I get Magic maybe deciding this wasn’t for him, and that this is going to take longer than he thought. I don’t get… https://t.co/piUQKe3GNi
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Fans react too

Of course NBA media weren’t the only people with reactions to the news. The rest of Twitter also had plenty to say.

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Magic Johnson kept it real and lakers fans need to respect that he just wants to be him...
LeBron James to Magic Johnson https://t.co/JX0eowgXVs
@MagicJohnson Mr Johnson Integrity means more than just settling. I admire you. I just read your reasoning for ste… https://t.co/iluIAROATt
LeBron to Magic Johnson in the season's end meeting: https://t.co/1ns5djHJCY
I honestly think that Magic Johnson resigning May be the funniest, most satisfying, most just thing to ever happen.
*Lebron confidently walking into the Lakers HQ thinking he’s gonna start winning championships with Magic Magic: https://t.co/KlqSm3lDx3
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