Source: Magic Johnson Wins 'Turf War' With Jim Buss Over Firing Of Brown
Magic Johnson reportedly had a part to play in the Los Angeles Lakers' decision to fire Mike Brown.
A source credited Johnson with winning a "turf war" with Jim Buss and he successfully convinced Jerry Buss that Brown must be fired.
Johnson has been often critical of Brown in the past and said during the 2012 NBA Playoffs that he would be fired if the Lakers didn't defeat the Nuggets.
A source close to Johnson said reports of his role in the firing of Brown were “categorically untrue.”