“Beloved civic leader. International celebrity. Lakers legend. Basketball ambassador. It’s awesome being that guy. And Magic Johnson is great at it. Being president of basketball operations for the Lakers is hard. Really, really hard. And Magic Johnson never figured out how to be Magic Johnson in that role, so he abruptly quit Tuesday night.” ESPN: Magic Johnson decided it’s better to just be Magic Johnson. (For years I’ve been sending my worst thoughts and bad vibes to the Dodgers. But it looks like I accidentally hit the Lakers.)