Magic Johnson was interviewed by TMZ and continued to explain his decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson was asked if he would have done anything differently with the Lakers. 

“No. The same,” Johnson said. “Everybody knows I love the Lakers, and so I’m gonna always help them. Like right now, I’m gonna still help them. I love my team, I love my franchise, and I love this city.

“You have to do things sometimes on your own terms. It doesn’t matter what other people think, see? And I’m that guy. But I’m still helping them. It’s almost like I never left (laughs). I’m still talking to them every day,” Johnson continued. “I’m gonna help them get the Lakers back right, you can believe that.”

Johnson went on to repeat the notion that he still talks to the Lakers daily despite resigning at the end of the regular season.

“I love Jeanie,” Johnson said. "I’m trying to help. Listen, I may not be in there physically, but I’m still there.”