Tiger Punch, October 15th. The Lakers legend Magic Johnson recently accepted a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.
The magician said that his relationship with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka has been repaired, and the two have begun to discuss defending the title.
"After I left, those things became a thing of the past," said the magician. "I am still a Laker. Nothing can change this. Jenny (Bath) and I will always love each other. It has changed. I have always hoped that the Lakers will be well, and that is why I am willing to do anything for the Lakers to win the championship. Rob and I have weathered the storm, we are all right now, we are friends, and we were still discussing defending the championship last night. "
Magic served as president of Lakers basketball operations last season and announced his resignation after the season. The Lakers fired Luke Walton and hired Frank Vogel.