When word leaked earlier today that basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson had been spotted on his way into the White House, tweeters wondered whether he’d be meeting with the president to discuss Syria or the budget. It looks like it was neither: tonight Johnson is revealing that he’s apparently taking the place of the now-disbanded President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. That “blue ribbon panel” of economic experts wasn’t able to make a dent in the jobs market; maybe one man and his NBA championship rings can do the trick.

P.S. Don’t forget about that approaching train wreck.

That is quite an accomplishment. Then again, we never thought we’d see singers like Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson summoned to the White House to be made ambassadors of the Affordable Care Act. But then again, we’re dealing with the smartest leader in the world.