The Los Angeles Lakers have removed Magic Johnson’s ceremonial vice president title at the hall of famer’s request.
The Los Angeles Lakers have removed Magic Johnson’s ceremonial vice president title at the hall of famer’s request, the team announced Saturday.
Johnson’s name has also been removed from the team’s staff directory in publications and online.
According to the Lakers’ statement, the decision to remove Johnson’s title was made to clarify his involvement with the team.
“Earvin will always be a revered and beloved member of the Lakers family, but he does not have a position or role with the organization at this time,” said team spokesman John Black. “He is not an advisor or a consultant, and his opinions, comments and social media posts are solely his, and do not represent or reflect those of Lakers ownership or management. Hopefully this will eliminate any confusion over this issue in the future.”
Johnson is active on Twitter and often discusses and criticizes issues involving the Lakers. He sold his ownership stake in the franchise in 2010.