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Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press
Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

Magic Johnson will no longer be an honorary Lakers vice president after the team stripped him of the title due to his terrible tweets.

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The Hall-of-Famer regularly speaks his mind on Twitter, which is a problem; his tweets calling for Kevin Durant and LeBron James to join the Lakers amount to tampering under NBA rules. The team framed the organizational move as being initiated by Magic Johnson, but some key words indicate exactly what’s happening here:

The change is being made in hopes of clarifying any confusion over Johnson’s involvement with or representation of the team.

A sampling of Magic’s bad tweets:

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Magic Johnson has yet to respond to the change on Twitter.

[CBS Sports]

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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