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Published on October 28th, 2018 | by Landon Buford


Magic Johnson Sets The Bar Very High For Himself Heading Into Next Summer’s Free Agency

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Earlier this summer Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball  Magic Johnson set the bar pretty high for himself:

“If I can’t deliver, I’m going to step down myself,” the NBA Hall of Famer turned NBA executive said this week.

“[Lakers owner Jeanie Buss] won’t have to fire me. I’ll step away from it, because I can’t do this job.”

In July, Magic and the Lakers were able to land three-time NBA Champion LeBron James in free agency.

Magic was guest on The World Series Pre-game show on Fox prior to the start of game four and joked with Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and company about landing James. Magic then stated that he has plans of landing another high profile free agent next season.

Earlier this summer Basketball Society’s Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson spoke with Yankee’s General Manager and senior VP, Brian Cashman about managing pressure in high profile positions like his and Johnson’s.

“You always feel pressure,” Brian Cashman.

“Every deal we do is designed to improve ourselves and get us closer to a championship.”

In 2004, Cashman help orchestrated the trade that brought Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees.

“I always feel the pressure that whatever recommendations we make ownership accepts it’s going to benefit them and the fanbase. I know our players, fans and our ownership are counting on us to find ways to get better and that’s always the pressure. It’s real.”

The full interview can be seen here.

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