Magic Johnson left Lakers because 'he wasn't able to finish the job' - Jalen Rose | First Take


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  • Edward Avila
    Edward Avila  2 months back

    Magic wanted George before AD. James and Rob didn't agree. Magic knew if you get PG, Leonard would follow (Leonard at the Dodgers game). Then they could find a way to make AD fit. Leonard didn't want it public that he wanted to play with PG. That's why he left SA. SA wasn't trading Aldridge for PG. Lakers didn't want to listen to Magic so he left.

    • Paul Wiltz
      Paul Wiltz  3 months back

      Magic said clear as day on live TV that he would fire himself if he couldn't get it done

      • YAHVISION Rowles
        YAHVISION Rowles  4 months back

        Magic was headed in the right direction.

        • Richie Hussle
          Richie Hussle  4 months back

          Jalen a bozo for hater

          • Van Terry
            Van Terry  4 months back

            It the owner who is wrong she didn't give Magic the power she said he would have and he said he wouldn't be able to be in the office. Everyone is missing the Owner is the cause of all this...

            • Paul Shaddix
              Paul Shaddix  4 months back

              palace intrigue is not entertaining....Lakers are dysfunctional.....not healthy....

              • Dexter Wright
                Dexter Wright  4 months back

                Jalen needs to step down like MAGIC!

                • Alejo Zamora
                  Alejo Zamora  4 months back

                  I have to say neither one of these 3 dudes know shit about what goes on behind close doors in laker world but they all have sources lol yeah ok that shit crazy man

                  • Andre Meadows
                    Andre Meadows  4 months back

                    Sound like Jaden is hating on magic magic Johnson know why he left that job he know why not Jaden sound like jealousy to me

                    • shawn seawood
                      shawn seawood  4 months back

                      I agree with that statement.

                      • J T
                        J T  4 months back

                        Behind the waht?? Its ALL ego trips in LA people...thsts all.

                        • TheBigWhite Horse
                          TheBigWhite Horse  4 months back

                          ......Julius Randle was a maxed level type player when they parted ways with him..........

                          • Maurice Dunmore
                            Maurice Dunmore  4 months back

                            SAS looking like he got that country jump suit on doing time at ESPN 🤣🤣🤣

                            • tucko11
                              tucko11  4 months back

                              Fire Rob Pelinka and hire Rob Lowe lol !

                              • Threelly AI
                                Threelly AI  4 months back


                                • mookeychase0907
                                  mookeychase0907  4 months back

                                  He kills me with this picture then goes onto slaughter Magic he did it yesterday. He should be banned from talking about this subject of Magic and Rob because he cant be objective. He has not been critical and seems incapable of being honest about Rob Pelinka...

                                  • John Mack
                                    John Mack  4 months back

                                    Magic left LA because the organization is garbage and there is no legitimate leadership or intelligence in the organization. Buss is a nice, female Dolan, nothing more!

                                    • Terry Washington
                                      Terry Washington  4 months back

                                      check it out

                                      • Jesse Garcia
                                        Jesse Garcia  4 months back

                                        A former agent running the Lakers 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 .That team is going to season

                                        • Jay S
                                          Jay S  4 months back

                                          Thank you Molly for shuting Steven up so Jaylen could finish

                                          • Hasade O
                                            Hasade O  4 months back

                                            Anyone notice how Pelinka looks years older than Jalen, but they were teammates in college??

                                            • king kolion
                                              king kolion  4 months back

                                              Jalen rose is a true hater he answered the question he played with pelinka Jalen is flakey that's why Christ webber wasn't to fuck him up

                                              • Jasmine Baman
                                                Jasmine Baman  4 months back

                                                Seem like Lakers don't want to spend money but make money they maximize the profit LeBron is the biggest attractivion in the world big money grab then sell the team

                                                • Gerardg Jackie
                                                  Gerardg Jackie  4 months back

                                                  Somebody somebody tell this a****** we know why he didn't finish the job he said why so he made no freaking sense right now just like Molly they don't know when to shut up or what to say right go back to your Show with two other dude man you ain't no good

                                                  • Electric Thoughts
                                                    Electric Thoughts  4 months back

                                                    Rose never get it right.. Magic did his job getting LeBron there. They should given more respect to Magic...

                                                    • Keith Nell
                                                      Keith Nell  4 months back

                                                      Looks like he was 100% wrong.

                                                      • JAY REINA
                                                        JAY REINA  4 months back

                                                        Magic Johnson sound like a cry baby and Stephen a is pandering to him and helping magic save face.

                                                        Really popinjay hurt your feelings and you quit instead of firing him ? Really???

                                                        Magic just because a HOF in excuses

                                                        • KING SCHIST
                                                          KING SCHIST  4 months back

                                                          Steven a Smith be shutting people down quick I'm going to be very very clear he treated Jalen Rose like a baby Jalen Rose try to talk and hate on magic Johnson in 1 word Steven A....shut him down. How close where you and Rob pelinka Jalen Rose oh we very very close lol........

                                                          • Earline Reed
                                                            Earline Reed  4 months back

                                                            What part does kobe play in this mess?

                                                            • dante hyndman
                                                              dante hyndman  4 months back

                                                              I’m just trying to understand why lebron chose a mess like the lakers

                                                              • Jarvis Lacy
                                                                Jarvis Lacy  4 months back

                                                                Stephen A. Smith is wearing a hospital scrubs outfit

                                                                • IDOT ROK
                                                                  IDOT ROK  4 months back

                                                                  Jalen seems big mad because he wasn't as big of a star as LeBron James 😂😂😂

                                                                  • olds aurora
                                                                    olds aurora  4 months back

                                                                    Yes. He said return to greatness in 2 years. He didn't deliver. He put his self out.

                                                                    • King David
                                                                      King David  4 months back

                                                                      Magic Johnson left to go back to his billionaire life! Can you blame him? Why deal with disfunction when your have a great peaceful life.

                                                                      • chris generette
                                                                        chris generette  4 months back

                                                                        I know I wasn’t the only person who knew when lebron first signed that the first year was going to be awful
                                                                        This next year should have been what everybody was expecting smh

                                                                        • Mac L
                                                                          Mac L  4 months back

                                                                          Hindsight is 20/20, but when you look at all the moves Magic made to get all these trash players and then let D Russell and Randle leave that's dumb

                                                                          • Mel Shiraki
                                                                            Mel Shiraki  4 months back

                                                                            Steven A. You prove to all that you are a racist by saying “I like Pelinka” before you throw him under a bus. It’s the same as a white man saying “I have many black friends”, but, ...........

                                                                            • Redrum Twins
                                                                              Redrum Twins  4 months back

                                                                              JEERY WEST BUILD THE LAKERS LEGACY> THEY LET HIM GO AND NOW HE IS BUILDING THE CLIPPERS LEGACY...THATS IT...

                                                                              • King Solowings
                                                                                King Solowings  4 months back

                                                                                Molly's normal request for a Saturday night.
                                                                                Let him finish

                                                                                • Madd Maxx
                                                                                  Madd Maxx  4 months back

                                                                                  All this is irrelevant. Magic said he would step down if he couldn't turn the Lakers around in 2 years.
                                                                                  New topic!😏

                                                                                  • john derose
                                                                                    john derose  4 months back

                                                                                    Stephen Ass Smith...I say that affectionally.

                                                                                    • Ahmad Jan
                                                                                      Ahmad Jan  4 months back

                                                                                      women make decisions based on there emotions thus making them unfit for leaderships. Magic left because of Jenny B.

                                                                                      • Clare Logue
                                                                                        Clare Logue  4 months back

                                                                                        WHY DO BLK MEN THINK THEY LOOK GOOD WITH A BOWL CUT?????

                                                                                        • Mary p
                                                                                          Mary p  4 months back

                                                                                          MaGIC Thought getting cry baby would bring people wanted to play but none wants to play with him be CUASE he's a selfish player and wanted everything to be in he's favor he will never be like dewade in is life he's a true team player but now retired. He now who he is be CUASE dewade taught him how to be a team player after he knew how it goes he stayed to him self I am the only king wrong desde taught you how.

                                                                                          • R D
                                                                                            R D  4 months back

                                                                                            Steven A bout to pop when he can't talk for the whole show 🏀💯

                                                                                            • Al
                                                                                              Al  4 months back

                                                                                              So you had to show a picture to make people believe you ain't a card carrying Laker hater?Didn't finish the job? How stupid is that? He had the whole summer to "finish the job." You lose all credibility when you talk about the Lakers. Laker fans see you Jalen, stop fronting.

                                                                                              • Ljh Hjl
                                                                                                Ljh Hjl  4 months back

                                                                                                As impressive as Jalen sounds it's still speculation until we hear what Magic Johnson has to say invite him on your show and ask him BIG questions🌴😎☕

                                                                                                • Daniel Oliver Nease
                                                                                                  Daniel Oliver Nease  4 months back

                                                                                                  Bruh how many times Jalen gon' blink