Magic Johnson is no longer working for the Los Angeles Lakers, but apparently not everyone is willing to deal with the club without him.
According to an ESPN report on Friday, Johnson said he heard that free agent Kawhi Leonard is interested in meeting with him as the NBA Finals MVP prepares to meet with the team, likely in the next few days.
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However, Johnson, who stepped down from his role as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations on April 9, is not allowed to be part of official team meetings with prospective free agents, according to NBA rules.
Sources told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Friday that Leonard has requested that only Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Johnson to be present at the upcoming meeting with the organization. Johnson is willing to help out the Lakers, but hasn’t been asked by the Lakers to be involved, he told ESPN.
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“A friend of mine called and says Kawhi wants to meet with you,” Johnson told ESPN on Friday. “I said no problem. I’m available if that’s what this man wants.”
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