Glenn Carraro

Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson has been a success in pretty much everything he’s done in his life. He won five NBA titles and three MVP awards during what has to be considered one of the greatest careers of all-time.

Luckily, they didn’t have Twitter during Johnson’s playing days. He would have been the butt of all the jokes if that had actually transpired. Simply put, Magic isn’t good at that whole social media thing.

Captain Obvious, as some like to call him on that social media platform, sent out a couple rather hilarious tweets on Monday in an attempt to give his grand plan to fix the Los Angeles Lakers:

Attempt to sign the former NBA MVP. Really? What a horrible idea.

Yes, LeBron James is sure to fix the issues with the Lakers. There’s a duh moment in here somewhere.

Unfortunately for Magic and the Lakers, he may have committed a tampering violation by talking about his team signing soon-to-be free agents.

See, Magic is employed as one of many vice presidents of the Lakers organization.

From NBC Sports:

“Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, an employee of an NBA team can’t permissibly ‘induce, persuade, or attempt to entice, induce or persuade, any Player who is under contract to, or whose exclusive negotiating rights are held by, any other Member of the Association to enter into negotiations for or relating to his services or negotiate or contract for such services.’

The report goes on to bring up the story of the musician Drake getting the Toronto Raptors fined for attempting to recruit Kevin Durant to the team back in 2014.

Drake, much like Magic, has a largely ceremonial role with the Raptors as the team’s Global Brand Ambassador.

If the NBA isn’t going to sit back and let Drake recruit Durant, it sure isn’t going to allow Magic to take to Twitter to discuss other teams’ free agents.

It’s important to note that the fine Toronto received for Drake’s recruitment of Durant was just $25,000. In reality, we’re looking at nothing more than a slap on the wrist here.

Still, someone might just want to take that tweet function on Magic’s computer and disable it. I am pretty sure no one would complain.