We'll notify you here with news about Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Magic Johnson might actually miss the Los Angeles Lakers if he wasn't always checking up on them. Johnson quit as the team's president of basketball operations at the end of the last season, leaving him out of a gym, but not out of the loop, as Los Angeles opened training camp.
It's crazy how I'm still with them without being there physically.
He's still advising — Johnson recently consulted with his bishop at West Angeles Church of God in Christ on the sale of some its properties. The deal will help the church build its Family Life Center for its nearly 20, weekly attendees.
The West Angeles Church also paid the mortgage on its cathedral with the sale and was able to establish a financial reserve.
Johnson and his family have been members of the church led by Bishop Charles E. Blake for years. So many community services will be established because of the family life center.
When he asked me to help out, I was very willing to do that and to advise him and the other members that he chose to make sure they were making the right decisions and moves. Blake and Johnson have teamed on various projects to help improve inner cities, launched programs designed to strengthen black families and spearheaded relief efforts in cities hit by hurricanes or other natural disasters.
I share his vision and want to just work with him and for him to see how we can improve the community. I've been around the country doing the same thing and that's what God has called me to do.
I just want to go out and bless other people. Johnson, who had been investigated four times by the NBA for tampering, fought off tears as he explained his decision was made in part because he wanted "to go back to having fun.
I miss the interaction with Jeanie every day. I miss being at the practices. I'll always help the Lakers.
I'm pulling for us to win the championship this year. But when I stepped down, it allowed me to do so much more that I wanted to do. The Lakers are in great hands. He'll keep an eye on the Lakers — all while making the commitment to church and community.
Included in the sale was the caveat that bars, cannabis businesses, strip clubs and other nuisance business were banned from being built on the property.