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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin 'Magic' Johnson watches the Lakers take on the Boston Celtics during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston won 86-81. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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.”

Johnson appeared on SportsCenter to discuss the situation, which resulted in a $ 500,000 fine from the NBA.

“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.”

    

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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