Magic Johnson texted Jeanie Buss, Rob Pelinka, Kurt Rambis to get Lakers’ Anthony Davis trade done asap
Magic Johnson texted Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka and special advisor Kurt Rambis to get the Anthony Davis trade done as soon as possible last week.
While Johnson hasn’t spoken face to face with Buss or Pelinka since resigning from his post, the Hall of Famer says he’s still going to help and root for the Lakers from afar.
“I’m still going to be right there and I’m still going to be calling and giving them notes,” Johnson said, via Broderick Turner of the LA Times. “I told them that this trade could be great for the next 10 years for the Lakers. That’s what I sent in the note.
“Listen, all that stuff is past us. I have prayed on that and moved past being mad or upset. I want us to win, so that’s why I was sending notes. I wanted us to make this trade because I knew this was a great trade for both teams. The Pelicans got three young talented guys and they got a great pick at No. 4 and two other first-round picks so it was a great trade for them too.”
The Lakers reportedly sent Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three first round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for Davis. Johnson and Pelinka tried to acquire Davis at the February trade deadline, but weren’t able to do so.
The Lakers now have LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the squad. It’s up to Pelinka to fill out the rest of the roster now.