Magic Johnson asks the Lakers to remove his honorary title

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Following a request from the man himself, the L.A. Lakers have eliminated Magic Johnson's honorary title of vice president and removed his name from their staff directory.

The former point guard spent all 13 of his NBA seasons with the Lakers and is commonly regarded as one of the greatest guards to ever play the game.

Now, at 56-years-old, Johnson frequently tweets about the direction he would like to see the franchise go in and the free agents he would like them to pursue, speaking as a fan for the most part.

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Some confusion has arisen from time-to-time around what some of Johnson's comments mean. Does he speak for the organisation's intentions? Is he declaring what the Lakers are going to do?

With the removal of his gifted titles, those questions shall linger no more.

"Earvin will always be a revered and beloved member of the Lakers family, but he does not have a position or role with the organization at the time," Lakers spokesman John Black said in a statement. "He is not an adviser or a consultant, and his opinions, comments and social media posts are solely his, and do not represent or reflect those of Lakers ownership or management. Hopefully, this will eliminate any confusion over this issue in the future."

Johnson sold his ownership stake in the Lakers in 2010, but is part of a group of investors that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and the Los Angeles Sparks in 2014.

Clearly the Michigan-born legend has an affinity for Los Angeles, one would think this is purely to allow Johnson to speak with a little more freedom.

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