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The Los Angeles Lakers named Magic Johnson a three-time NBA MVP who won five championships in L.A. as a player as the team’s new president of basketball operations on Tuesday.

There are many facets to this story, including the fact that Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired her own brother. But the funniest nugget per usual comes courtesy of the internet, which resurfaced some hilarious old tweets from Johnson.

Let’s just say they don’t exactly paint a picture of a seasoned basketball executive.

Johnson, bless his soul, is known for his comically obvious tweets, most of which are probably intended to be hot basketball analysis. It reminds many of Mr. Perd Hapley everyone’s favorite fictional newscaster from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” who often delivers the most obvious statements without sacrificing his broadcasting baritone.

For context, Perd says things like this.

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And this.

So when news broke on Tuesday that Johnson would be cutting deals for the Lakers two days before NBA’s trade deadline many poked fun at Johnson’s tweet style.

Let’s take a tour of Johnson’s tweets, shall we? (For maximum enjoyment, read them in Perd Hapley’s voice.)

Here’s one from 2013, where he laid out NBA star Carmelo Anthony’s NBA Finals aspirations, which is essentially the goal of every professional that has ever played.

Or this hot take from the 2016 NBA playoffs, where Johnson broke down exactly how playoff series work.

Or these brilliant tweets from last year’s NBA Finals.

Or this breaking tweet from a Los Angeles Dodgers game.

Finally, some Lakers-specific basketball analysis, where he suggested going after Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan, who were obviously the most desired talent on the market this offseason. LeBron James, on the other hand, will probably never leave Cleveland, but …

What’s even funnier is that those Lakers tweets actually forced the team to strip Johnson’s honorary VP title. But two weeks ago, the Lakers made Johnson an adviser to owner Jeanie Buss, and now, less than a year after they stripped his VP title, Johnson has the keys to the Lakers’ kingdom.

Not taking anything away from Johnson. He’s a legendary NBA icon with a brilliant basketball mind. A heap of successful investments including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Sparks brand him as a savvy businessman, too.

But let’s hope, for the Lakers’ sake, he keeps those Twitter takes to a minimum.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/02/21/los-angeles-lakers-perd-hapley-parks-and-rec/

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