Magic Johnson Leaves ESPN, Doris Burke Replaces Him

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NBA legend, entrepreneurial businessman, and partial owner of the L.A. Dodgers, Magic Johnson, has stepped away from his role with ESPN

The Hall Of Fame point guard has decided to step down as he has too many other responsibilities and doesn't feel he'll be effective in his role as an analyst.  


Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced on Thursday that he'll no longer be part of ESPN's NBA coverage because of his other commitments. [...]

"I love ESPN. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my schedule and other commitments, I don't feel confident that I can continue to devote the time needed to thrive in my role," Johnson said in a statement. "I will always feel a strong connection to the ESPN family and I enjoyed working with them very much."

ESPN has announced that Doris Burke will be stepping in Magic's place in the studio during NBA Countdown, as reported by USA Today.  


Burke will join NBA Countdown on Wednesdays during the season, ESPN confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Sports Illustrated reported Burke's new role first. She recently signed a multiyear contract extension with the network and will debut in the studio on Nov. 13.



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