Hiring Magic Johnson to be in charge of the LA Lakers' front office and president of its basketball operations was a good move. Besides being a basketball legend, Johnson has proven with the LA Dodgers that his brand is strong enough to help revitalize the Lakers, writes Bill Reiter of CBS Sports. His basketball experience and insight will be valuable for the team as it finds new leadership.
Hiring Magic Johnson to run the LA Lakers' front office and be the president of its basketball operations is a mistake. As the position is a thankless, tedious job that lacks all of the glory and perks that come with being an iconic star athlete, it may prove to be too unappealing and hard for Johnson, which will affect his performance and the team, writes Andrew Lynch in Fox News Sports.