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Magic has left the building. ESPN’s that is. ESPN Media just released this statement confirming that Dodgers co-owner and former NBA great Magic Johnson will be leaving the network and the ESPN’s NBA Countdown show. John Wildhack, ESPN Executive Vice President, Production: Earvin “Magic” Johnson informed us today that he’ll no longer be part of our NBA coverage due to his other commitments. We appreciate Magic’s contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors. We are in the process of determining our NBA commentator roles for the upcoming season. Here is the statement from Johnson himself on the departure. I love ESPN. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my schedule and other commitments, I don’t feel confident that I can continue to devote the time needed to thrive in my role. I will always feel a strong connection to the ESPN family and I enjoyed working with them very much. I’d like to thank John Skipper, John Wildhack, Mark Gross, Kim Belton, Amina Hussein, Mark Summer, Adam Hertzog, Bob Rauscher, Stuart Scott, Mike Wilbon, Jon Barry, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Chris Broussard and the many others at ESPN for the wonderful opportunity to talk about the game I love. They are the best in the business.
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Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Earvin “Magic” Johnson has been a staple of ESPN’s NBA coverage since 2008, primarily as an analyst on the NBA Countdown program.
Unfortunately for the Worldwide Leader, Johnson has decided to leave the network and focus on his other commitments.
“I love ESPN. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my schedule and other commitments, I...
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Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced on Thursday that he’ll no longer be part of ESPN’s NBA coverage due to his other commitments.
Johnson, a five-time NBA champion, three-time MVP and member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame,...
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John Wildhack, ESPN Executive Vice President, Production:
Earvin “Magic” Johnson informed us today that he’ll no longer be part of our NBA coverage due to his other commitments...
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Earvin “Magic” Johnson has decided to leave ESPN due to his other commitments. Johnson joined the NBA coverage team in 2008 and appeared on ESPN and ABC as a game and studio analyst. In 2011, Johnson expanded his role with the company by appearing “NBA Countdown”.
The announcement comes after ESPN had master plans to tag team Johnson and former 76ers head coach Doug Collins...
Magic Johnson is leaving ESPN because of other business commitments.
"We appreciate Magic's contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," John Wildhack, ESPN's executive vice president, production, said in a statement. "We are in the process of determining our NBA commentator roles for the upcoming season."
Johnson joined the network in 2008...
Since he started playing basketball, Magic Johnson has always been something of a unique phenomenon. He was a 6-foot-9 point guard who could, and did, play every position on the floor; he won five NBA championships, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Robert Horry for most by a player since 1970.
Then, in November 1991, Magic told the world he...
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