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Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said Tuesday the organization “did cross a line” in its interactions with former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and noted he takes “full responsibility.”
“This happened on my watch. It doesn’t affect [controlling owner] Jeanie Buss; she’s been an excellent boss. I love her to death. I love working for her,” he said. “But, at the same time, you have to take ownership and accountability, and so I will do that.”
Johnson added: “Would I admit we did something wrong? No, I would never admit that because we haven’t, but at the same time we have.”
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