Portland’s Evan Turner cracks great joke as Magic Johnson steps down
Magic Johnson’s surprising resignation on Tuesday caught everyone off-guard, though one person was quick-thinking in response.
Evan Turner, whose Portland Trail Blazers were set to play the Los Angeles Lakers, recognized he had a limited opportunity to seek an autograph from the legend and wanted to seize the moment.
“Let me get a ball signed by Magic before he dip! He still here? Let me get a ball signed by Magic,” Evan Turner shouted in the players’ tunnel upon hearing the news that Magic was stepping down.
— Andrew Han (@andrewthehan) April 10, 2019
Johnson probably would have signed an autograph for Turner if asked, though he had some other bigger things to handle, such as actually letting his bosses know that he had resigned.