Email exchanges between Rob Pelinka and Jeanie Buss reportedly led to Magic Johnson’s resignation.  According to the Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, Johnson was blind copied on some emails that were critical of the job he was doing.   

Via USA Today: 

“My understanding is that there were some emails that were exchanged between Rob and Jeanie…about Magic and about what Magic was and wasn’t doing. They were critical emails. And somehow, someway, Jeanie, from what I understand, was CC’ing or blind CC’ing Magic on everything. That was sort of protocol. Standard issue.

Somehow, the exchange between Rob and Jeanie ended up on that string of the blind CC’s that were going to Magic. So, Magic now is seeing emails from Rob to Jeanie that were critical of what he was doing and maybe most important in all this is that there was no indication that Jeanie was backing Rob up in terms of either going to Magic and letting him know this was going on or going back at Rob and defending Magic. That was not happening and so when he talked about the backstabbing, to me, my understanding that’s what started it. The fact that Jeanie waved goodbye and said ‘Thank you for all that you did’ was that she didn’t necessarily disagree with what Rob was saying.”

If that’s true, I can’t say I blame Magic for stepping down.  That’s as good of a reason as any to step down.  Nobody wants to deal with a bunch of two faced co-workers, even if they are getting paid millions to do so.

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