Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James didn’t believe it when he was told Magic Johnson had stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

In his first public comments since Johnson decided to leave the Lakers in April before the season ended, James relayed the story of how he found out from Randy Mims, James’ chief of staff.

“My right hand comes to me and says, ‘Magic just stepped down,’ ” James , which aired Saturday. “I’m like, ‘You mean from out of his car? Get the (expletive) out of my face.’ … He’s like, ‘Go check your phone.’ “

James, who was in the Lakers’ locker room but not playing in that night’s game, checked his phone. Indeed, Johnson held an , informing reporters

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