Magic Johnson Leaving ESPN

Magic JohnsonBasketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said Thursday he is leaving his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. He will be replaced by veteran broadcaster Doris Burke.

“I don’t feel confident that I can continue to devote the time needed to thrive in my role,” he said in a news release.

Johnson, who is also part of the group that owns the Los Angeles Dodgers and runs his business empire, said in a statement that he loves ESPN but that his schedule and other commitments prevent him from continuing in his role, primarily on ESPN’s NBA Countdown.

Source: Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today Sports