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"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Espn is your home of the world. Champion los angeles lakers. Thanks again to rob pelinka. Who joined us today. Met the media. Today was kinda of like media day right. Well it's been media. He calls but today was a big one. Anthony davis is a pretty big one. Lincoln's pretty big interview right. And i think they had like markeith morris. Yesterday they had caruso yesterday have been doing. You know four or five interviews every every we buddy cow. Cousy dudley was on alex was on. While we'll get to coups bahrain. I wanted to pay off tees as they say in the business now. Anthony davis now. Everybody expected them. Sign a contract and people were talking about a one and one or two and one or what it was. Here's anthony davis why he decided to sign a five year contract as a place i want to be. They did a great new donna. Great job on just putting together as as a place where you know i love to be. I'm not hearing the summers now. Living out here for time for the next you know five years so i thought it was just a great a great thing to to go five years in in in embiid here in place out love and and don't plan on going anywhere so no not most And here he is on having no idea that lebron was going to sign. That extension could be honest. I didn't know what lebron had gone on. I know he was on the deal. You know rich doesn't involve me with his bronze contract with business. I found out the day everyone else found out there. Lebron was to forty eight to two forty. I'm so sorry. There's anthony davis. Did you see the lebron james extension coming moment because there were like no roommate on twitter. Didn't come out of the blue. Yeah that really came out of to me. Because i just didn't feel like there was like a huge need for it so we weren't expecting he's under contract for another year and then he had a player option on the your beyond that so it was like you know why do you need. It just didn't see like a whole pressing need to extend him. Plus i thought the lakers and lebron. We're probably. We're trying to maintain flexibility in the summer of twenty nine so lebron having a player option that year actually gave them a little more flexibility. But i'm the lakers are happy to have both of them signed and delivered because now they don't have to sweat anything like you know you win a championship and you can't picture a world in which things go wrong and you're not winning a championship but like right. Now anybody can get hurt. Anything can go wrong and then all of a sudden. Now you're sweating it out next summer with. Anthony davis lebron having player option. So you know you just you kind of have to always think long term about things. Lock things i think. for laurent. it was thirty five thirty six this month. Yup snuck it as much money as i. Can tom thirty eight coming off a championship. Yeah makes i mean obviously aid unbelievably well deserved what. Here's the thing. I mean i i was spouting this theory that Anthony davis would sign a one and one he would opt out. A lebron would opt out that would create room for jaanus to sign. They can use bird rights to resign. Lebron and liana stream is dead right pretty dad. I mean personally. I think that if he doesn't sign the extension. that's a real tough situation from milwaukee. I still expect them to sign it. Do i mean why do you think. A lot of people have passed on the supermax. Why do you think he is going to take it. I think it'll make his life a lot easier. I think also the way. His season ended where he wasn't great last series. You know he didn't. He wasn't the dominant. Mvp he's got something to prove and he knows it like youngest is the kind of guy that he doesn't run from any of that he puts all of it on himself. And i think he really feels. Like i can't leave this place until it's not on me like when the bron- left cleveland. I think he wasn't as much of a fully formed player yet. But he had given them he could and right was obviously just couldn't really put a championship team around him. I don't know if the case in milwaukee. I don't know if he has given them everything. You kanye all right coming up his exploits. It is a national day for something. We all love our really. Yeah yeah national day. Plus at the top of the hour. Why at o'clock. Why kyle kuzma left twitter and that's all coming up in ireland seven ten. Espn gay for those of you. That are following my stomach. Got endoscopy yesterday and you know the weirdest thing about him. Oh and you're doing this now you've got a couple epidurals. yeah one. it's the anesthesia. All the sudden you're there and you're totally gone and then you wake up in the other room. It's like they're like hey you're done yeah. No it doesn't weirdos anesthesia. Ten minutes fifteen minutes. Yeah yeah fifteen miles. 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"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"You can start to see a nice young core and so it's a perfect sort of hybrid of hopefully a team that can compete and win now but also that you can carry forward And so yes. That was part of the architecture. And i said on an earlier call today. I haven't watch much tv lately. But my wife wanted to watch the netflix. Show the queen's gambit with me hatton so we we binge watch that. And and i think for fans of following all the the talk of trades and free agency that the starting of free agency is almost like you know when the clock strikes midnight or in this case it was three o'clock. Pm lou in the clock strikes three. It's almost like playing a simultaneous game of chess with twenty nine other players the other nineteen because they all have their boards. You have your board. You've studied the board for weeks Kind of like the main character studied the russian champion. You know and it's you. Try to figure out what moves. Are they going to make what moves our best for us. And you don't know exactly how it's gonna play out until you hit that timekeeper. And then the game starts to be played but We were prepared And i think really put in hard work and were pleased with the way netted out. But i think ramona in terms of that that intuition to for this particular team we know that defending title is a herculean task and the summit twice aces a totally different experience. That's really really difficult and it's going to have its own set of challenges. So i think of the great. You know kobe interview where you know they're up to. Oh and he's like you know. We have accomplished anything like jobs not finished. And that's kind of how this team feels like we. We noted defend just by having strong roster. We haven't accomplished anything now. We got to put in the work to try to get there to try to get the eighteenth banner by the way strong. Recommend also for me. On queen's gambit may soon ireland seven ten. Espn lakers general manager. Rap link is with us. Lebron james shows absolutely no sign of slowing down at all when a lot of players go into decline. How remarkable is that to you. I mean the a truly unique player that the game just hasn't had guys that can do what he does physically at his size and with his strength. I think you know magic of course comes to mind is a guy that was six nine ten could just pick teams apart But i think that's one of the things that that just gives you great confidence to extend the relationship with him as his game is not predicated just on speed or just on quick twitch explosiveness he's his. Iq is one of the greatest games ever seen with his size and strength in the way takes care of his buddies. I think he will continue to find ways to impact the game at an extraordinary high level Even at this era has play And it was excited. Add a player like marsh markelle soul as well who again. I think with his size and his basketball. I q in some sense. I almost see him. Playing a role like rondo dez. Last year i know completely different positions but rondos an extraordinary high iq players. That would just pick apart. Defense defenses in the playoffs. I think mark is the same. He'll just do it as a seven foot stretch five. That can you know. Play in that vein but I think because of lebron this gifts in terms of i q and then just his his height and strength his games going to continue to be strong for the years. We signed him for rob. I don't know if you caught lavar ball at the draft night. He had a he had had on. That said i told you so. Lamelo was drafted. Do we need to get you one of those hats. Like an i told you so. We seventh and executive of the year voting. But i think it was just like you got one vote. Is there a party you. That's a little like. Hey i can do this job like you know. At some point people are going to recognize or do you harbor any of those feelings. No i i i again i think just my nature and some of it comes from being able to work with great players that i have over the years. It's just to stay true to work in You know. I think when i when this job started One of my good friends said you know you're gonna have moments where people praise your work but don't listen because if you get extremely prideful and headed And that's really bad and he said and if you you're going to have moments of tremendous criticism and if you believe that then you're going to have self doubt and you're not gonna to put in the work and you're going to go down the road of worry and fear and so really just tried to avoid all of that and stay committed to the work and you know when you when you work hard and as we were tired as a staff. The work results speak for themselves. I really i personally don't have a belief in and living to drop individual praise from other people that just doesn't really feel in the up. I my joy comes from if we can do hard work and if we can do a good job and players like anthony davis can lift a trophy and lebron james can get his fourth ring and jeanie buss can be the first female owner and the history of the nba to have title. That's where my satisfaction comes from. I really it's not about what people say. Or don't say about me or what award. I would get an executive or not that that stuff is really meaningless to me. Lakers general manager rob pelinka's with this mason in ireland show moments in for john. Today the schedule is officially out. Do you have any any reaction to what your stance think. We're just excited. The guys have been in the building working individually at the team. Training camp starts on sunday. And you know just. I can tell this group of guys realizes how big this challenge is going to be. And they're just excited to get to work. I know we Open on the twenty second. That's gonna come really really quick. Christmas day game It's just really exciting to to to see the opponent how great a job the nba is done to put things together. And we'll continue to hope and pray and be smart about everyone's health and safety and my most exciting moment will be when when the pandemic allows to.
"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"You go. I will tell you you got an end any minute now. Rob pelinka is expected to join us. General manager of the los angeles lakers. But i have to pay you a compliment. My mom donna. Mishaan ski out in palm desert. California listened to yesterday's show and thought it was really good. She really those two are really good together. You and Clinton yates right. And then you lied. No he led he led. I had like i am not. I don't think i'm a bad lead. it's just. I'm better at not leading better. That's an interesting way to put it. So the lakers schedule is out is always exciting. In fact Mike trudell is gonna join us. At three o'clock. We're going to dig into the schedule a little bit. But the highlights obviously clippers lakers home game on december twenty second and then the mavericks at five o'clock on christmas day but other stuff golden state is the martin luther king junior day game They've got a five game homestand in february. They've got a long road trip. Seven game road trip late late january. And they're going to be on. Tv a lot fifteen times. They will be on television this year. Mama what was your initial reaction to the schedule. Well what i'm fascinated by is how this is going to work with the like the travel. It's not just the lakers schedule. It's like i like that. They play the sun's wednesday and friday. I'm going to interrupt you because we've got a much bigger than any other line lays gentlemen we. Now welcome to the show. Rob pelinka.
Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis Agree To Five-Year $190 Million Contract
"Anthony davis got a lotta time. He could build a whole olympic sized jacuzzi now with his hundred and nine hundred million dollar contract. Five years l. c. Four years stared teed without an opt-out it's all guaranteed but i'm saying four years concurrent better said and then a option for the fifth year player option. It's look it has been a great week. If you're the los angeles lakers. Obviously it's a great week of your anthony davis and the davis family lebron james and the james family and it's been a great week for jeanie buss who you mentioned but i'm gonna add one more person. It has been a great actually. Great couple of weeks for rob pelinka and a guy that you and i and a lot of us have all a couple years ago now. We're critical of because there was some stuff and moves that were questionable but none since the last two off seasons and he has not only nailed it. But i think he had the best off season of anyone in the sport so he needs deserves all the kudos in the world.
"pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"We're going to jump on that. We're going to get Dennis Schroder a twenty-seven-year-old who fits right in line with Anthony Davis. We're going to capitalize on that. Here's here's a thirty-three-year-old. Danny Green wage. The 28th pick in the draft and you're going to give us back a twenty-seven-year-old point guard. That was the runner-up to be the sixth man. That's right. The Lakers have the reigning Sixth Man of the Year and the runner-up for the Sixth Man of the Year. That's how they're starting a bench the two best bench players in the NBA. That's what the Lakers bench looks like and then they've got in their starting lineup two of the top one three four players in the NBA. My goddamn Rob pelinka did this with no cap space no room. It's not like you just went and overspent on guys to get them in know he played this out and got these pieces in blows my mind the job that Rob pelinka has done. All right. I am gushing over Uplink a little too much here. Let's get into some of your questions and comments. I do have another few topics that I want to get into as well. And by the way, guys, I should mention as it's in the title. We're not dumped Rob pelinka is not there to roster spots left open. Rob pelinka still has some moves to make so there are more players coming to your Los Angeles Lakers. Somebody said Dwight didn't really play in the finals. Yeah, he didn't. And that's the Brilliance of this Lakers roster how many teams could lose their starting center could decide you know, we're just going to we're just going to bench our starting center. He's not going to play very much and we're going to go and play different style that we think is going to beat this team and then when they can mix it up on the fly like that how many teams can say Hey, you know Game 6 of the NBA Finals pivotal right pretty important. Let's throw in a guy that was in the G League last year Alex Caruso, you're a starter now haven't really started much all season. But this is what we think matches up best with the Miami Heat..
"pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Hello Lakers Nation. Welcome and Chevrolet near Fort lakersnation.com. And Marc Gasol is a Laker Rob pelinka. Have yourself an offseason my goodness. Normally do not see NBA teams that are coming off of a championship make moves the way the Lakers have but Rob promised that he was going to be aggressive and wounded. He delivered. I mean like a Bittersweet element to this of course seeing so many guys on their way out the door Quinn cook Javale McGee Dwight Howard on and on and all these players that are now gone. It's a little bit shocking but the pieces they've brought in wolf man. Have they made some big moves and brought in some pieces that I like a lot Marcus all Montrezl Harrell Wesley Matthews schruder. This Lakers team on paper could be better next season than last season's Squad. Look at what the rest of the league is doing. We thought okay who's going to make all these moves to catch up to them? Gers, replica said no. No no. No. No, you're not going to make moves to catch up to us. We're going to go ahead and make moves and we're going to increase the Gap. We're going to pull it even farther in front. That's our plan. And that's what we run pelinka went out and did again. I do have some concerns some concerns with the roster build in the way. It looks and we're going to get into all of that tonight. I'm also going to be taking your questions and comments. So if you're joining from YouTube from Facebook from Periscope welcome and as you can see it took me tonight, but never really just me, it's me and all of you and if you're listening to the Apple podcast version of this or if you're listening on Spotify, wherever make sure you do head over to Apple podcast. Give us that five star review and don't forget to leave us a a review you can ask a question in there and we'll address them on the show. All right. Well, let's start off with the big topic Marcos. All Marcus all is a Laker first and foremost..
"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Ease what. i use the su- that may just the ease. The difference between the two of us. Yeah now you should use the east. Then get the get the soothe. You know what i'm saying. You should get the ease and the soothe right soon. Yeah i haven't gotten a massage not high and light three years old really every single. One of my massages. I'm high in fact ninety. I'm usually asleep. And they have to wake me up to flip me. Oh that's great but the other thing is mason. What happens to like door dash people of the postmates people that deliver your donuts at night. Better be gotta be before ten right. Yeah yeah i can. I be honest. I rarely see nine thirty really. Oh yeah yeah. I get hammered and get knocked nine thirty. You know what that kind of makes sense. 'cause usually if i ever text you after like nine ish to the next day to joke around the show you. I don't answer text messages after a certain time of night. I just put my phone away. Really good ed's last night. They were trying to text me saying. Hey can you tape. Rob pelinka at eleven fifteen. I didn't find. I did answer but only because john called me on the phone and when i say never on the phone at night i was like oh god. Something's something's happening right. Yeah what did you think happened. What was going through your mind when you saw that. That number pop uppers named When i saw john's number. I thought we said something inappropriate. And we're in trouble for if we're calling each other. It's not good rosanna. where else we just text. Yes yeah so we're back tomorrow at one and it is going to be free agency frenzy. We waited george. I think you guys are going to get some free agency leaks tonight my god. Yeah that's going to be a week this week next week because shorter. it's huge. that's a mason kind of weak knicks. We have assured show monday two shows. And then we're off. What are you guys. got coming up. We got sean. Mcvay at four. Fifteen bobby marks is gonna stop by at four forty of course. Espn's nba front office insider key for his weekly appearance and buddy clinton yates for his weekly appearance at six o'clock and then dave mcmenamin to wrap up the show at about forty five. That's a blockbuster. Right there stay exactly where you are..
"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"A good one for you is crosstalk. George and l. z will be here. They are owning the week now. They own this week. We are renting out a week. We own next week. Because it's just a half show on monday and then two shows Tuesday wednesday and then that's it so we're owning short week. They're owning a full week. I don't wanna own a full week. I won't be responsible for that. George chelsea are coming in here next. Mason ireland seven ten. Espn the truth is. Don't they have. Sean mcvay sean. Mcvay fonts can you believe it yet. But they don't what again they have not shown up for perkins could be there. We're just maybe not hearing him talk. They have shown up for their own. You're listening to caspian los angeles. Five minutes early minutes early. You can't do that can't do this. We weren't here so i wanted to make sure by. Now you're here but but there's two names on the show just wrapped up with our pre show meeting with extra long because we were working on. This'll be the third show. I've seen georgiana today. I said george on the jump georgiana around the horn and at some point. I think george is gonna join us here. I mean i think it's too much dortch. I know the better little more down. Oh yeah scarce so we had that drop rallies has dropped somewhere of. Everyone wants a piece of sodano remember. Take it from someone who is older than you and has never turned down a job in thirty years of working in los angeles. Take as much work as you do. Listen i never say no either. Only time i say no is that i'm physically incapable of which almost happened to you recently. Right your backup. Hey art so. I think this is the way we had rob pelinka. What's what are you guys got. Have sean mcvay though. No he showed me if they had a chunk family. Actually if you really wanna think we stole him from you that might be true but you then stole rob lincoln from us. We were gonna tape rob pelinka. But i couldn't. Because i had around the horn. And they're all shocked so we got him right. Doubt switcher is called a hemi down each hand me down we re gifted to each other's there. It is a gift we got christmas sweater. I think guys this is going to be a very interesting sodano. And l z show. Because here's my thought. Tomorrow is when you can legally sign free agents but george as you and i both know because we're in the league. Oh in the league and there has been there have been conversations. Shall we say going on behind. Closed doors that i think are going to leak in the next twenty. Four hours you agree. Oh no question. I mean what happened to the bogdonovich thing unless you brought that up. How in the world did they screw that up. Somebody somebody should get fired over. That so is very simple. Yeah the gm for sacramento is not a basketball guy. He's a football guy he's a stats guy. He's worked in the nba. But he probably didn't know all these little intimate little details about wait a minute. Should the player like he didn't ask the player are we are you okay. He's a stats guy with all the factors as to why this would be good. Statistically speaking any prey missed out on some minor details. I see the opposite happen all the time. You know where someone may have like all of the personal know how to cross all the xs and os and stuff. But they don't understand that. This guy is an insult you should sign from an analytics perspective. So i can. I can see feasibly someone who has a very strong and a little background missing out on this one particular detail. Yeah you gotta analytics are great i. I'm a big fan of analytics. I think they're really fun. And it helps me to understand the games more. I think it's it's fun for fans sorta dig in and get a get a a better or e percents of what's going on so i think it's fun and i know that it's useful in front offices and baseball and in the nba and now in the nfl. But it's got to be combined with a human touch. But george come on somebody. I mean no. Nobody asked the player that to me. Well that's exactly what i said today on. The jump is like look one thing is not being able to dot the i's and cross the t's this is not that this is literally the guy go to i mean look rated him how difficult it is to pick up the phone and say. You're listening to k espionage. I was very difficult very very difficult. I mean look. Here's the deal. I actually am not that upset with the sacramento. Because i honestly believed this was just something someone who's new at the new this droll at this level overlooked or forgotten about a demon was that important. I know from personal experience. That kind of thing happens all the time to new people right. I mean have. Is greg foot all the time. Let's yeah right. Yeah i'm gonna burn. Been yeah but for milwaukee's purposes not checking to see if the guy wanted to be in milwaukee is to me even a greater infraction in terms of this proposed trade. Because they probably should've said hey. Do you wanna play with janas. Hey do you wanna be a milwaukee bucks. They should have done due diligence on the milwaukee side i can see sacramento overlooking in. They got a stache driven guy looking at him as an asset but milwaukee trying to save their franchise losing janas which isn't going to help by the way they probably should have called the guy to see if he wanted to be there with janas duda. Yeah that's an unbelievable mistake to make a major league level. I mean it's just. It's be shuttles me. Hey you guys. Who do you think's gonna win this football game tonight between arizona and seattle. I think it's fun. Absolute a coin. Flip who wins. I agreed to coin. Flip on around the horn. I pig they made his pick. I picked arizona. Thirty four thirty one. l z. do think. I'm picking the rams. They're not yelling ice nice. No they're not playing five but they've been exactly but they benefit they benefit and they and they benefit from seattle. One team is going to be a half a game ahead of them and the other team's going to be a half a game behind him. Well i think they benefit in the sense of you look at the conference records. One team is going to end up not not a conference division record. One team may end up with three losses in division and the other one's going to tie with one division they not played arizona at all yet they will play twice in like the last Five weeks jeez. And here's why. I love seattle tonight. Russell russell wilson is coming off like three terrible games where he turned the ball over. I think it was ten times. He's bound.
"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Here's who we wanna play. What do you. What do you get for winning the number one seed then you you get home court. But so does the number four seed. Yeah but it's it's it's like usual. I mean you. You want something to return to normal. Don't you. more thank everything. Yeah i mean. I seriously i just a moment of honesty. I am so sick of what's going on in the world. I'm sick of it all right now. I'm warning you coming up. It's a game of games. I i can win. It is insanely easy. It is one of the easiest games. I've ever written how it is going to what it's going to depend on is your trigger finger. Okay you gotta be ready to go quickly and if you are got a chance like that good okay. Cool game games is coming up next for you. Then we'll do some cross talk mesa. And i should mention at any moment at any moment. We could give you the destination that you will need to to win in the five o'clock hour a virtual key that will start a brand new twenty twenty one mazda. Cx five sport with a thousand bucks in the glove box again. That's from culver city mazda. We will give you the destination at some point. Soon nudge nudge wink wink. Stay there mason ireland seventeen. Espn day of the seven. Ten espn month of giving and today's destination is yosemite again. Today's destination is yosemite..
Rob Pelinka Says Kobe Predicted Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Championship Win
"Joining us. Right now is the architect of the twenty twenty world champion. Los angeles lakers general manager. Rob pelinka rob. Thanks for coming on. We appreciate a man to beyond guys. Good to hear your voices rob great to have you back in california and let me start there. We haven't talked to you since the lakers won the title and actually went back and look this up today. You were hired on march seventh twenty seventeen and we've had john lott before so we know you're a dreamer rob you dream big. I dream big. I think it's a really healthy thing to dream big but in your wildest dreams did you think within three years you could lead the lakers back to the top. Absolutely not. it's interesting. I told this story before and it. It's one that i cling to but i remember when When i when. I got the job. Of course my my i sort of dinner and drinks was was with my best friend. That's who you're going to do to celebrate a new job so so you know. Kobe and i went out for dinner and drinks in newport and he said at the table he said you know. I've i've twenty years working with you partnering with you. I i know your approach. I i know how you think detailed you are and you know and He said i'm looking at the roster. Yeah you said that you're inheriting some tough contracts and not a lot of cafes. He said i'll give you about three years and you'll have the lakers compete for a championship. And i said i was like dude. I love your optimism. But but no shot this is gonna take. This is going to take longer than that. So i think he He saw it before. I did it. It's really a testament to you. Know the the work of people here not me It's the we have an incredible basketball operation. Staff that is deep and thoughtful and hardworking and It's easy as a gm to get or take credit. But you know i. It's really the staff of people here and Lebron i think one time referred to us as beautiful wonderful people or something to that effect and that's really what it is. And i i think our players Especially in the bubble just really experienced that support That are front office and our staff gives to them to put him in a position to be the best they can and that was so necessary. One hundred day medical bubble we i. I knew the team that was the most together and the players that felt most supported by the front office and the coaching staff would have a huge chance to get to the end. And i think that's how we saw play out
"pelinka" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Of the WOGE pod hearing. An undisclosed location down here in. Orange County. California with. The vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the NBA champion once again. Lakers Rob Pelinka Rob how're you? Doing good I. I can't promise that this'll be the best pod ever, but it's probably the coolest location you've ever been at so. It is. Where we are keeping. Hearts undisclosed known, but it is I set yet when we got here it is after. Spending a lotta time within the bubble. It's nice place with no humidity. Not Having to sweat through everything little ocean view, we had to get had to get whoa Joe Ocean, view pool of you. So get him out of the studio in Bristol. Absolutely. Absolutely. So was pretty remarkable. It's funny you you were in the bubble long. I. Wasn't he stayed and won the championship in. And you come back to La and it's funny. You've been around championships with the Lakers as Kobe Bryant's agent. Representing other players at the time, Derek Fisher guys, and you represented players and other teams. So you've been around it when a team wins the championship. There's obviously a different ownership of it for you when you're the general manager and you in your the architect of the team but I'm kind of curious like the celebration and the bubble it's different like. Confetti came down and then you guys had like a party in the little. There's a little restaurant that everybody's spent time in but no parade you've come home. What's the aftermath of the title Ben Liked compared to? I guess how you always imagined it would be like you don't have the parade through the streets in La, obviously because of the virus what what's that felt like? You know it's interesting I spent a lot of time kind of thinking through what Lens you're viewing things through and for me this one is let's count the blessings instead of the losses it's easy to think about. Get to have a parade or we didn't get to do this yet. But. To be able to have won a championship inside a bubble and to be with the guys and the staff or one hundred days in a row. Also provided some extraordinary moments that probably future champions will never able to experience because it was such a unique setting. So I try to spend a lot of time thinking about the parts of this championship that that make it unique. I think someone said Hey we'll. This will this championship in two thousand and twenty seven on it I say no way I think it's got a gold star just. You had to do so much more to get to the end and it was just a testament I think to our team. The players are staff coming together in that environment. In, talking about that environment and what everybody was trying to project going in what was going to be import besides playing well but what about? As. A general manager of a team and when you're talking with your coach and you're talking with your players about what is it that we need to be able to really handle in there or to overcome or do when you look back on what was a greater challenge than you imagine going in not you? Don't WANNA had any real precedent for it. I, guess to give people a sneak peek. A lot of people say, what was it like inside the bubble? I guess picture this you're you're in a hotel. So you're sharing a floor with every player and every staff member. Really, our our places of congregation. There was a meal room, and then there was our study or team film room, and then outside of that, it's the gym you know so. That was pretty much your existence, but I think to thrive in that close environment with that many people. It gets down to like what is the makeup of your team what's your team DNA and that really starts I think with with our owner Jeanie Buss. And she has established and Dr Bus before genie had established the Lakers our culture you know every team as different culture ours is. We are focused on player service and being a player centric organization. And I think that really helped us. WHOA in the bubble I. Mean I think let's just take like a real life example. What does that mean? Because that's you know just just language right? We're player centric but. You take like I was thinking about like Rondo who ended up emerging in the playoffs for us in a huge way and help and being a huge part of the championship. So, what does it mean to be player center player service when it comes to his journey into the bubble and then to the championship he? So he in particular started out, he had a a friend like a work colleague that happened to get covert in New York and didn't make it. So. Can you imagine I mean we again back to our culture we wanted to be incredibly. Empathetic towards him like what is that? Like you just lost someone you've worked within that you know and so we're their reservations with him with the restart or going into a bubble or dealing with covert course. So it's how do we partner with him and be player centric and there were a lot of conversations around that. So fast forward, we Rondo decides to come with us and get in the bubble, and then within the first two or three days, we have a practice in the bubble and he breaks his hand. and. That's a devastating moment. Especially, you've been through quarantine. You know you feel like you're on the runway and so. How do we then in that moment? WHOA. Partner with him in a player centric way, and then maybe some of my experiences and. For twenty years helped me understand like, Hey, what is a player need in this moment because that's that's what I did for twenty. So. It was working with him on. Okay. How do we safely hand surgery and a Timakova? How do we safely rehab him outside of the bubble journey with them and partner with them? How. Do We then get him back when he's getting close to being healed but knowing he's going to have a ten to fourteen day quarantine periods in a room where you can't treat them. Lot of pieces to put together around that right now by the way. YOU'RE STARTING GUARD AVERY Bradley he's not coming into the Bible now you're down. You know you were down essentially to point guard point guard, and so those situations I think at team that handles them. From that kind of player care can really get through those difficult moments where maybe some players would say I can't I can't do all this I'm done, and then what does that mean to the team? So it's you get him back into the bubble then you come up with a plan while he's in quarantine to get his handwrite. Then he comes back and he he gets a back injury. So it's these these things keep coming up in its how as an organization do you enter in an handle them to keep everyone together? and because all of those things I think were handled the way they were. And you could go through all seventeen guys on our team has a similar story. It helped us get to the end but I think that's something that we're proud of. So that component of always. Keeping the players needs at the center of things and partnering with them I. Think It was a big advantage across. The going into the bubble you know there was a lot of talk when. Within the League about okay is there an advantage you've earned the number one seed in the Western Conference and as people saw in there, they were actually home game productions you would have. Like you know the same introductions in the video display and you could use your sponsors could be. And then game three first round the game three goes to Portland and and it's their home game. But you don't have the advantage you build up by having the one seat. As you get game seven at home, you get to start a series at home. was there any sense in thereof? Insane with you know Milwaukee. They've earned the one seed that hey, there should be some allowance here. To recognize the fact that like. In a normal year in a normal situation, there's advantages for us. was there I know what was discussed?.
Magic Johnson makes admission about his Twitter account
"Johnson the great magic Johnson, either has the best or worst account on NBA twitter terrible with almost no inbetween. gator would agree as someone who's name is escaping me. One said magic tweets like someone who thinks they're the only one with television, providing the most lukewarm takes and updates possible to everyone without a TV usually a day, or so after whatever he's tweeting. tweeting about happen, that's pretty good. That's actually pretty pretty spot on why he loved tweeting. And what are essentially ESPN? APP push alerts so much. Is that why he wanted to step down from running the Lakers as an endlessly fascinating question s for the people are really fixated on this. As the writer of this story writes, it turns out. It gets even more interesting because apparently magic isn't even the ones sending his own tweets as he. He revealed to Rob Lowe at a truly bizarre exchange. Why wouldn't rob lowe and Magic Johnson have a conversation about this an appearance on Rob Pelinka's lookalike podcast. I didn't Rob Pelinka look like Rob Lowe Rob Lowe rights or said Dino. Pardon my take their podcast. Those guys are huge fans as you know. And I said Look, you're the best boards podcast GonNa be interviewing magic. He's going to be one of my first guest you. You of new questions. You have any thoughts blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah I don't know I have somebody right out my tweets I. Tell them what I wanted to say, and they write them down. That's actually what Kuhn did for you. John. Yeah yeah, exact, exact, same thing, so yeah I can see it four point nine million followers. He has on twitter I. Don't think follow Magic Johnson, because he's so milk milk toast, so here's the thing. I have learned and I. I agree with this take that a lot of celebrities athletes. They don't want to be on social media. They understand that it can ruin their careers, but it becomes part of deals that they signed with sponsors, and all this other stuff that they need to be promoting their brands on social media, so if you really are worried about yourself, messing up on social media, but you're being forced to buy some contract that you signed to make a bunch of money promoting something then I. Guess that's a good solution.
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BLINKING DOT com slash boost to start your free trial right now and save twenty five percent off but only when you sign up at bleakest dot com slash boost and tonight at eight o'clock eastern time. It's another operation reinvention call. It's zoom call and joy and I my wife get on the phone we check in with your all over the world. It's very very cool to hang out with folks the same mindset that you do and to see where they are in their life and with zoom you can see that so you like join us. Make sure you just check your email. I sent you an email with the The password because we have to do that with zoom stuff these days and we'll see tonight at eight. Pm Eastern a of days ago. I got on the phone and called a friend of mine. I have a few people that are on the favorites list. In the beginning my favorites list on my iphone was was my family. Pretty much family do many friends on there. Just might just my family kids things like that. And then Over time I recognize calling some folks And checking in on a more regular basis. I'M GONNA ask you to. My favorite list was a big deal to get on my favorite. This it's like being on my friends list on facebook. It's not too many over there. I keep kind of lean got picky about that stuff. Big Your friends have to support me and I have to support them. Anything in between is really not worth dealing with so called my friend. He lives in Connecticut to travel the world. We talk occasionally. He's a he's a coachie coach. Kinda guy always on the road always traveling always studying now. He's getting sparked by talking to him. We we often will save the problems. We'll solve the problems of the world and save the world in one one phone call. It's pretty easy so I called up actually to see if we could solve the problems of the world over the course of this phone call. I thought why not you know it's going to a slower than I would like so maybe I can actually put her mind to it and say we can do so. I called him up and he picked up the phone. I asked why said Wolf. Hey what are you doing to save the world? Yeah somewhat joking. But his answer really didn't surprise me. He said well literally. I only watch twenty minutes of TV a day. That's at twenty minutes of news a day. I can stay in touch. They'd give kind of goes he rift on me said because I find that if I watch any more than that I lose my productivity. It's impossible to watch that news and a have any any sense of what you really want to do. I'm with him on that by the way and he says I write. I get my work. Done helped my kids with school in general doing pretty much everything to stay grounded. Keyword there grounded. You're looking at picked up the phone. I knew I was at that point. He's busy I'm part of that day. Right he said how how about you what are you doing. Well told him that he was looking at decided to call them in the first place. Because I'm kind of in the same spot I don't initiate anything. That's GonNa bring drama into my life particularly with my drama. My life is drama right now. All of our lives drama right now and I'm pretty much the same except playing with dogs and kids. Alpacas will I refuse to let this crazy carousel of life? That most folks writing right now to become my right of choice not going to happen. You talk for a while. Actually talked for two hours covered every conceivable topic. You could imagine now. I don't think we actually saved the world. I'm really not sure yet. Haven't seen the result. May it may happen. It may happen because you want you start thinking and talking and it gets out kind of into the ether in the universe before you know it's out there and then people start hearing what you've been thinking and they talk taking action which you will you know how all that works right just a cool conversation putting some thoughts and thoughts very powerful things and they get out to the most powerful thing in the world or your thoughts and when you put them out there my goodness you start acting differently and people people start reacting to you differently. Don't they it Kinda feel something? You don't really know exactly what's going on but then something's going on so they. Kinda WANNA hang out a little bit or maybe an idea POPs in their head in the middle of the night in a dream. They don't even know why who knew. It was because I decided to interrupt my friends day and call him and see how he was doing and just chat about how to how solve all the problems of the world now will admit back in the day about twenty five years ago. I used to do it over a bunch of beer. I'd go into a city and meet a friend so it's got to have some beer and save the world that never worked back then. This one may have a little bit more power so I don't think we did but but I think we are. Certainly working on on. Saving ourselves are we. I reaching out by having that conversation. Are You doing that? Or you're reaching out to people around your those conversations it's crazy how this crazy agenda-driven world that we're in right now it's crazy how we are isolated in a way that is blocking us again at the same time we're able to reach out and plug into the simple joys of life. Are you doing that right now? Are you finding a way to plug into the things that just makes sense to you? Are you working with those kids? Are you baking cookies? Are you working in the yard? I've been to home depot recently. I'll tell you what there's a lot of y'all work in the yard because you can't check out at home depot y'all by all the flowers all those wheelbarrows and everything are all out there. And they're all gone now so. I'm assuming you do kind of the simple stuff in life. The more you pay attention to that the more you will will keep your sanity and keep your optimism. Keep your spirit.
"Let's start out today's travel. With Rick Steves with a little old world charm in Hungary when travelling in Europe. You just have to include the great cities on your itinerary. Hungry elegant capital of Budapest is certainly impressive. But there's another side that you should explore as well and that's the country's smaller towns and cities historic Acre is an easy and popular sidetrip northeast of Budapest. It's been attracting travelers from Eastern Europe. As a place to catch your breath surrounded by the opulent architecture of Hungary to introduce us to the scene. And we're joined by Hungarian tour guides. Monica Poche and George. Farkas thank you. Did I get that right in Budapest? If you're looking for a little break you head up to egger very much. So yes how far away is it and what it would take about. Maybe an hour and ten minutes done in a highway and then on the secondary roads. And then you find yourself in gear Third Drain Connection. There is yes you will have to switch. That's one of the reasons why is not as cosmopolitan as it should be? Because when the train tracks were planned they didn't make a direct connection initially so That's a little bit of a of a downside of it but there's a great bus connection as well so Monica when you were growing up in Budapest. Did your family ever go to Edgar together? Yes actually not just with our family but I remember that During school trips during the communist era we were taken to Edgar Edgar was the seat of the archbishop pre so it has fantastic beautiful churches by the way would like to tell you during the communist era because of the nine hundred fifty six revolution aft-r in Hungary all of the churches are considered to be museums. Saw it ever also well capped? That's even during the communists. They are as squid children. We were taken to the Churches Museums. But not as living places of worship. The church survived physically. But it's a historic place Museum rather than a place of worship joining a community standard harmonised. Okay well it was very much controlled control. Why let's just turn around a little bit and say why Edgar would be the number one destination for Hungarians visit because it's part of the curriculum because that's where biggest victory happened. Hi this is Turkey Turkish time because they talk about. That was the last place to be taken in by the Turks of they go all the way thirteen. Nine thousand Turks are coming over and two thousand Gillian's actually locked themselves up. In the castle women children as early and they go and defeat the Turks. So that's the victory talk about. That's why all children are taken and they are taught. We don't talk about the fact that the send away the defeated Turks. A couple of months later turned around and came back into the town. But that's something we talk about. Obviously that's that's not really something won your battle fifteen fifty two so nearly five hundred years ago. The castle is still there and you can visit the Castle Castle. You even as a tourist. You get a sense. This is really important to the Hungarian much so very much. And my memory of Egor is a minaret and it must be the most northern minaret from the Ottoman Empire sticking up right there in the middle of this city yet. It's like a spaceship. There cannot send has no contracts they just sitting there is under go in a major restoration and so rather interesting Just recently they Reinstated the culpa. Praia a month later. They put it on their huge reconstruction was built for the the man who sings the calder calling. For prayer he actually climb up. The spirit is what about two hundred steps all the way to the top right and then he would get that acoustical benefit of being a top of everybody and to this day while they might not climb up there five times a day. Tourist can climb up there. Yes it's a tight little climb. Yes but it's a good view from there and also the reason it's important to mention because although Hungary was under the Turkish Ottoman invasion in a fifteenth century. They majorly converted existing buildings into minarets or they converted the Roman Catholic churches into mosques. They didn't be too many things. They've built these mirrors that we have. I think maybe two or three in our whole country for the minaret would just decorate a pre existing building that became a mosque. Is that what you're only by? They will buy. It's very rare to see anything from the Fifteenth Century Turkish Ottoman era. But that minaret is one of a kind of it. Gary Tour Guides. George Farkas said Monica Poche telling US why the town of Edgar Northern Hungary is one of the country's most popular getaways right now on travel with Rick. Steves something I remember from Edgar is. The market is just a wonderful market. George can you take us on a little walk? If you have some American friends with you and you want to introduce the culture. What would you find in the market at Egger? That gives us an insight into the salt of their Hungarian cuisine. And it's a great experience. Actually it's a a living market and you still see the ones that actually just went out in the morning and they went to see what's there to sell and they come onto their tunnel is stalls and then they sell day or individual small quantity backyard. I remember that it's like my little card table. And there's a hardscrabble old farmer husband and wife and they've got their turnips potatoes and they kind of looked like their produce very much so yeah so you can get that type of thing and then and then you continue on and then you start to see. The beautifully presented larger stalls with Grapes and Peaches and plums and veggies. And all that beautiful presented. The key is to have that relationship with the vendor. So you go and blink and then they know that they know us so you get the nice stuff From the front. I'm you know to really presentable one. And you're not regular year. You have to be aware you might not get what you see. Are you likely to find some of this famous Hungary and Moonshine for sale very much so Pelinka Pelinka because that's fundamentally something It's like GRAPPA? It's very legal. I would say it starts from eighty proof upwards and its shots That's how in the old days those that work out in the field started. They with just to get some energy my hunches. There's these flat little flasks. That people have definitely I I do have one with me. At that moment Hungarians would never leave the country without a Lilla flat flesh of Polanco. We also call it medicine if you have a heartache if you have a little bit of stomach problem because you're abrode no you are not taking. Bapti obese more something as but you immediately get delillo. Hungarian piling cars sanitizer society. Strong believe it or not but there are still destination centers in the country when you have some fruit trees in Hungary. Let's say plum or apricot or whatever you can take your own fruit to these destinations centers. You know it's bio and then Not filled with chemicals and then they make it for you. This bio moonshine exactly. There's actually a reconsidered approach today because In the old days when you went to house of Hungarian Oh you start to the dinner at the venue they will offer you pulling her and now modern culinary understanding. Is that if you offer Pelinka before the meal. You should be assured that the meal is not going to be good because what they say that if you have your Pelinka sort of so strong it kills your taste at your ability to ten. Then you don't taste the food so now pulling Kush should actually be digested. I suppose to Pera tiff. So if you are a host and you respect what you've cooked you want people to appreciate it you're not gonNA hide it by giving then you offered as before
Magic: Kawhi requested I attend Lakers meeting
"Tweeted out apparently co i will meet with the lakers was confirmed but he only wants a meeting with genius whose the owner which makes sense or i mean i'm sorry she's the governor the governor of the lakers the governor Governor the governor of the Lakers today. cheerio and magic johnson who no longer works for the lakers that's the media he wants no rob pelinka nobody else magic genie and
Sources: Lakers reach deal for Pelicans' Davis
"Yesterday on sports air. Here's Adrian wards now ski breaking down. The trade of Anthony Davis to the Lakers. This is a monster. Paul for the New Orleans pelicans to get to starters. Lonzo ball. Brandon Ingram an upstanding young player. Josh heart three, first round picks including the number four overall pick and Thursdays draft which allows the world not only draft Zion Williamson, at one, but number four, get another potential. Very good young player. But for the Lakers. They paid a steep price to get the player they had to get. They were able to keep Kyle Kuzma they had to get Anthony Davis. They weren't at the top of any big free agents lips. But it certainly changes the dynamic of that lake organization. What's next for the Lakers Agent Orange now on sportscenter who could they target in free agency. They'll get out into free agency this later this month, June, thirtieth and see if they can get involved with one of the big players on the market. Go Kemba Walker from Charlotte. They could certainly plug him in point guard if he doesn't resign with the Hornets he's a player that will be available teams like Dallas, New York have had interest in him. And you know there's a lot of teams in the marketplace looking for point guards this summer. You know, Jimmy Butler is another player if they are unable to come to terms on a new deal in Philadelphia. I think there would be some mutual interest soon as, as rewards announcing on sportscenter the Lakers. They get Anthony Davis a couple of weeks ago. It looked like they were in complete disarray with magic. Johnson. Rob Pelinka and everything going on there. Everything has now corrected itself with one major trade. The Lakers always find a way and tweeting just now for now expectation is Anthony Davis. Trade will be completed on July sixth league. Sources tell Bobby marks me assuming Davis. Declines to void four million dollar trade bonus this leaves the Lakers with twenty three point seven million in space. There is a chance that could be amended to July thirtieth, but it's still the sixth for now. Okay. So if it's six then the Lakers won't have the money to go out and get a MAC, Scott. They only have twenty three point seven. Look, if I'm over the key, here is that if they were able to wait for this deal to the thirtieth, July, thirtieth, then the Lakers would have that cap space. Go out and get Kemba Walker. Jimmy Butler someone else who wants max money. Yeah. Now, the question to me, and I love conspiracy theories, and I believe in them, and I think that you could get LeBron like what's stopping LeBron from going to the guys and? Saying, hey, Jimmy Butler signed a two year. I know you love Hollywood, your friends with the wall, burger guy with Donnie will Mark Mark, Mark Wahlberg, right? Yeah. What's stopping me from Saint sign a two year deal take twenty million a year or twenty million twenty million, whatever it is? And here's a part in Space Jam to for a couple of million dollars as well to, you know, just help to make it up somewhere else. Give some points on the movie too. You know, like let's get him some return on the DVD sales. Maybe to my point is what's stopping LeBron from doing this. There's nothing stopping LeBron from doing this behind the scenes. Okay. So why are you? You're acting like LeBron's our doing this. We know Brian Windhorst told the world on PTI back in mid-may that LeBron was having conversations with Kalat quite learn. Jimmy Butler even though quieter Jimmy Butler. We're still in the playoffs playing Jimmy Butler is still playing the first rider with Chris Paul. And Russell Westbrook yesterday. Yeah. I mean, and that's what he does LeBron does, and here's the key here, blocking dollar here on ESPN one thousand and ESPN app. This is why people love the NBA you have a chance every off season to remake your team. And to go for industrial bulls and the key here is this, you have right now, if you count the Lakers, what could possibly happen, this summer with the clippers the nets the Knicks the heat, the rockets, the seventy Sixers the Mavericks, they have cap space. And an owner who who wants to win and the Celtics that right there. That's nine teams in seven cities, all that will have interests this summer all with interest as what they can do to reshape their organization going forward trying to win a championship nine teams seven cities. That's what makes the NBA great is that movement is not solidified in the fact that you're in one spot, and you have to be there for your career, the NFL is built on the fact that you get a star quarterback and that quarterback will be your franchise until you don't want that star quarterback there. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be together until Aaron Rodgers or the Green Bay Packers. Mostly the Packers don't want him to be there. Why? Because they can afford to pay him and quarterbacks. Don't move about in the NFL like star players in the NBA Ken, they can dictate policy. They can force it away somewhere. I get it some people erupts them the wrong way. But to others. It means your organs. Station each and every off season has an opportunity to take
Ezekiel Elliott Handcuffed For EDC Altercation, Pushing Security Guard
"Zeke you'll. I think Mr., Mr. Elliot, the Ohio, he'll. Elliot number running back, number one TMZ sports had video of Ezekiel Elliott and his lady friend at the electric daisy carnival, and there is depressing a security guard physically. He kinda pushes them a little bit the security guard falls is offense. Then the police come over and handcuff him and detain him. However, it's very, very important to note. He was not charged with any crimes this security guard, as TMZ said, did not want to press charges. So Ezekiel was then detained. And then he left Jalen, this is not the first time as Elliot has sort of been in an incident. What do you make of the latest from Ezekiel Elliott softball rocking, a LeBron James jersey without a shirt underneath? How about those armpits stinking here's the deal? Ezekiel Elliott continues to show the off the field. He's gonna make questionable decisions and put himself in position to be disciplined by law enforcement. And or by the NFL, these are absolute facts. You can't dispute these. And when you have seen this as the Dallas Cowboys, you have to monitor whether you want to invest a long term contract in him as a player, we know he's really talented on the field. Now I'm already gonna put something on wax was headed for a Levy. I'm Bill situation in the future with Ezekiel Elliott, Mark Mullen, because his level of productivity versus off feel behavior and a position that he plays while still on a rookie contract. They're gonna look at him and say, we're gonna franchise, you we'll get you the ball three hundred seventy five to four hundred times a year, but we're gonna franchise you again. And then all of a sudden he gonna see. Daggett paid. He will see a mortgage pay-. He'll see Lawrence get paid. And he'll be like, wait a minute. I'm going to sit out and not go to organized team activities mandatory team activities until y'all pay me my money he's going to fall under the Levy. I'm Bill rule really soon.
Magic Johnson continues to tarnish the Lakers' and his legacy
"In addition to Vogel, being officially introduced Monday, the Lakers were front and center with Magic Johnson's comments on ESPN's I take then I start hearing, you know, massing you're not working hard enough, Magic's, not in office. So people around the Laker office was telling me saying things, and I didn't like those things being said behind my back wasn't in the office enough, and so on and on. So Magic Johnson going public again with the dirty laundry from the LA Lakers. What do we make it ESPN insider Adrian Wiltshire around, I think two things with Magic Johnson. Number one, a lot of excuses and blame on other people for the simple fact that he didn't want to do this job. He told he said he told janey bus in the beginning, I'm not going to be here on a full-time basis. I'm going to run my business. He didn't stay in there on a full-time basis. He was not around very. Often. So if rob Pelinka had said to somebody Magic's, not here. He's not around. It was a statement of fact, maybe not so much backstabbing. And number two, the fact that magic brought up the idea today of wanting to buy the Lakers. They're not for sale. But certainly, he got that idea out there that he would like to own that team to me that was certainly something of a message for, gene. Everything he doesn't says, is strategic is that the reason in your mind why he came out and wanted to talk about all of this today? I think it was. There's no question. It was part of it. But the blaming of everybody else for him walking away how he quit. In the end he made it very clear, this job takes tremendous commitment wasn't willing to make it right. Even though he made that clear between bus in the beginning at the end of the day, she's the leader. She's the boss, boss. And so you have to point to the top when there's an issue like those issues, the now she's got an even bigger problem on her hands. Palinka still running things. How does she won't? She has the lead here, and by Magic Johnson not being around by him going weeks at a time not being around the facility, not that valuating talent not working with coaches it created a leadership vacuum. And you've seen a lot of people. A lot of names, the Rambus is Tim Harris. Phil Jackson pe-, different people are going to fill that void. She has to decide about how she wants this organization. Run by committee with lots of people or does, she want to centralize it. And right now, she seems to want this organization by committee. That's a hard way to do it in the states that way, then how can anyone expect things to change by the way Frank Vogel? The new head coach congratulations. This is going to be fun. Speaking, frank. We have much more on his news. It wasn't about him. Of course Pelinka was going to be asked about the match situation. Angeles. Magic's comments on Monday, of course, much of it being a he said he said situation as for the reaction from our Stephen Smith. There's no way in hell. I'm not
"pelinka" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Hey no, no way. No, those kind of things. This is not the court of law does not a legal issue. We understand why denials are not as vehement when you're dealing with the court of law, because anything could be held against you. And so the best thing to do is shut the hell up. That's true. This thing that this public relations went to one Sokoto public opinion, but take Yuli as you addressing lake nation. That's what this is. So link is on a reckless bake show, we're clear. He's denied this. He's the nodded his any truth to this. He talked about a wonderful working relationship with Magic Johnson, all is to. And by the way, fairness magic to rob Lieko. I was doing the exit meeting that evolved, LeBron James Ropley. Imagine Johnson Rich Paul the Saturday before Magic Johnson's regular. Resignation the last Saturday before the season ended. That rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson looked absolutely fine. Didn't appear to be any problems whatsoever. They seemed completely on the same page perfectly allowed to one another and getting along. So anything happen must have happened from that Saturday to that Tuesday when Magic Johnson abruptly resigned. To their winter, whatever day it was. All thing is, is it just me Joan. I mean if you if somebody says unlike that about you, don't you denials need to be a bit more vehement than that. I'm just saying that's just me. Showing you live today. Joan. Be man, you better hurry up. He's about to get a dial tone on, on national go ahead. Here's my question. If rob Palinka is still Lakers, GM. How do you believe he's gonna get with deal with other GM's in order to get the latest track sat right there? That's the problem, I think he has I was told that there were various GM to wouldn't even return calls magic had to get on the phone 'cause they didn't wanna talk to rob Pelinka. And I know how a lot of agents feel about N fairness to wrong. They could be lying. It could be jealousy or envy. But that's a whole lot of people feeling jealous and envious about you. And I don't think anybody would accuse Magic Johnson being jealous or envious of rob link. Exactly. How does he handle this going forward and to make the Lakers? Well Magic Johnson said it best she can't have so many people in ear if fluency decisions and forcing hall compelling her to usurp the thirties of people she loves and trusts, like Magic Johnson. That's what she said. That's what badge Johnson, sit rather. So we'll see we shall see. Let's go to junior. You live Stephen. They talked to junior. Junior are you there? Junior Doug Yule Stephen. Case, even they might question is considering Davis father already said, it's only the Knicks and the Lakers that he considered saying extension with. Is there any realistic way that the pelicans can actually reject off? Or let's say the Lakers come with random Ingram who's mine the fourth overall pick like is there any way they can, actually the Klein that offer a way they can climb whatever they want. They don't have to accept the deal from somebody. The pelicans that's the pelicans. Right. The pelicans don't have to do. They don't have to do anything with their own talent on the country. Terry. I mean, I just don't feel the Knicks have the young prospect. So to come anywhere near that type of offer, you know, I mean, I think it would be foolish for them to not automatically accept that immediately. I mean that's why they fired their GM GM was full. If the reports were true that they had the Lakers had offered coups Ingram and ball. And supposedly they rejected that off writing. That's one of the most foolish moves in NBA history by, by their by that French Iowa saying they deserve to be in the position, they're in while then bene- position now because David Griffin, new GM and Alvin gentry is a hell of a coach, which Magic Johnson made sure to give credit to where credit was due pre the call. Thank you so much. Edited say,.
"pelinka" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Back to phones, we go eight say ESPN seven to nine three seven seven six. But before I do that, rob Pelinka, the general manager, from the Los Angeles Lakers excoriated on I take this morning. Accused of being a back step someone who betrayed Magic Johnson accused of this by Irvin. Magic Johnson that a press conference today introduce the Frank Vogel is do head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, and obviously Ropley lick it gets scape this question. So he was asked about Magic Johnson's words. He was his response. I think the most important thing for me is the two years of getting to work side by side with urban are some of the greatest memories. I have in sports and work. He's an unbelievable person to work with he fills the room with joy and vision. And truly. It's, it's, it's saddening disheartening to think he believes things that are misperception I think all of us in life, probably have been through things where maybe there's third party whispers or he said, she said things that aren't true. And I have talked him several times since he decided to step away. We've had many joyful conversations. In fact, two days ago, we were reliving the combine and the fourth pick. And talking about the great future that this franchise has. So these things are surprising to hear and disheartening, but I look forward the opportunity to talk with him, and sit down with him, and work through them, just like in any relationship because they're just simply not true. I stand beside him. I stand with him as a colleague as a partner. I've always supported everything. He's done and we'll continue to. And I think that's the best way to address that I think, you know, I guess I inform us. We do want today to be about coach Vogel. But I think, again, my job is not worry about what other people may think or say about me as a person, my job is to do the work on what's best for this franchise and that's where my focus is. I think we all know in sports that when you're winning, great things are said when a team loses the naysayers and the neck negativity comes out. That's just a nature of this business. And right now we're coming off a season where we lost. So I really. Again, we're not going to be at caught up in the poll of public opinion or or media polls. But really just keep our head focused on doing good work getting to a place where we win. And that's the most important thing I am torn I am torn by what I just heard rob Pelinka say on one hand, I want to applaud. The Lakers general manager. He showed up at the press conference. He knew that the questions we're going to show up about what Magic Johnson had to say. He's denied that there's any truth to what Magic Johnson had to say. He spoke about Magic Johnson. Respectfully, he says that he hopes to sit down with magic and have a conversation about everything that transpired in the near future. And he said he's not going to get caught up in speculation. That part is true. Rob Pelinka put forth all the resonant denials. And in fairness to rob Pelinka as I've stated on many cases, never done anything wrong to me, this was Magic Johnson's take on it. And so we don't know what's factually. Correct. Or incorrect. We just officially know what Magic Johnson's attor of things, which is what I've been telling alpha months. That's number one. But number two, you know, John look at me when I say this John, no rob -lica- has me thinking about. O J Simpson. That's right. I said it and you know what I'm thinking about OJ when I think about rob Pelinka. Was that a strong denial was that vehement enough? Was that, like, was that a hell? No. This is not true kinda denial. You know what I'm saying? Just me just me ladies asking a skit. Because it just me do know what I'm saying. There's denials, and then this y'all..
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka denies he 'betrayed' Magic Johnson
"Rob Pelinka, the general manager, from the Los Angeles Lakers excoriated on I take this morning. Accused of being a back step someone who betrayed Magic Johnson accused of this by Irvin. Magic Johnson that a press conference today introduce the Frank Vogel is do head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, and obviously Ropley lick it gets scape this question. So he was asked about Magic Johnson's words. He was his response. I think the most important thing for me is the two years of getting to work side by side with urban are some of the greatest memories. I have in sports and work. He's an unbelievable person to work with he fills the room with joy and vision. And truly. It's, it's, it's saddening disheartening to think he believes things that are misperception I think all of us in life, probably have been through things where maybe there's third party whispers or he said, she said things that aren't true. And I have talked him several times since he decided to step away. We've had many joyful conversations. In fact, two days ago, we were reliving the combine and the fourth pick. And talking about the great future that this franchise has. So these things are surprising to hear and disheartening, but I look forward the opportunity to talk with him, and sit down with him, and work through them, just like in any relationship because they're just simply not true. I stand beside him. I stand with him as a colleague as a partner. I've always supported everything. He's done and we'll continue to. And I think that's the best way to address that I think, you know, I guess I inform us. We do want today to be about coach Vogel. But I think, again, my job is not worry about what other people may think or say about me as a person, my job is to do the work on what's best for this franchise and that's where my focus is. I think we all know in sports that when you're winning, great things are said when a team loses the naysayers and the neck negativity comes out. That's just a nature of this business. And right now we're coming off a season where we lost. So I really. Again, we're not going to be at caught up in the poll of public opinion or or media polls. But really just keep our head focused on doing good work getting to a place where we win. And that's the most important thing I am torn I am torn by what I just heard rob Pelinka say on one hand, I want to applaud. The Lakers general manager. He showed up at the press conference. He knew that the questions we're going to show up about what Magic Johnson had to say. He's denied that there's any truth to what Magic Johnson had to say. He spoke about Magic Johnson. Respectfully, he says that he hopes to sit down with magic and have a conversation about everything that transpired in the near future. And he said he's not going to get caught up in speculation. That part is true. Rob Pelinka put forth all the resonant denials. And in fairness to rob Pelinka as I've stated on many cases, never done anything wrong to me, this was Magic Johnson's take on it. And so we don't know what's factually. Correct. Or incorrect. We just officially know what Magic Johnson's attor of things, which is what I've been telling alpha months. That's number one. But number two, you know, John look at me when I say this John, no rob -lica- has me thinking about. O J Simpson. That's right. I said it and you know what I'm thinking about OJ when I think about rob Pelinka. Was that a strong denial was that vehement enough? Was that, like, was that a hell? No. This is not true kinda denial. You know what I'm saying? Just me just me ladies asking a skit.
"pelinka" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"I want to do this, and I want and again, he's in the Olympics of ideas and debate in corporate America who wins the debate in closed-door meeting. I don't think he can't win it and he's mad because. Rob Pelinka did win it. That means you ain't had enough agreed. But it's hard because magic in a tough situa- because this magic in tough situation knowing that you got rob Pelinka Kobe Bryant banned him. That's a tough sad, way Kambas out there. You got the chop. They handle stay in the context. I want to provide a little perspective to the context that was beautiful. Here's the problem, though. Magic even said today. I was on the three year plan three year plan. And I was going to go in get this thing, stabilize rob. I'm promoting you is yours. Rob one to jump start that process. Backstabbed accelerate wise that conflict. Here's or let me say it has some I go tell you about me, but let me to hear what they said about me. I want to know why you so comfortable talking about me to, you know, that's not issued to issue this magic like this ain't my house, I showed up here, just to get some things in order this jeans house. So when I see this negative backyard, I'm gonna let you know, genie I came here to vacation, just is both. And it's a snake back there. Genie? Lying doing Wittig. Guess what you would do this ain't your house. You ain't gotta stay going back to deal with them, snakes, you dip magic said, you know what I try to save you tried to warn you nobody get you did in HR. It's not sure what you eat. This must Powell was. We think you are somebody else I should pedals behind your Kobe, you, you might not touch this, Nick, you forget about whatever's going on, and so look again and magic on TV and go at Pelinka and not be man enough to talk about the Anaconda. There's back there cold. So let's go attack. Rob Pelinka SE's. Don't attack play. Nice play Patty cake. Ron janes. 'cause that's another snick this all snake, cokes oriental, as like beyond say, be have you? You better leave him lying. You be a real tough up here because look I don't care who put the snake in the backyard. Kobe put Robin about your own Airbnb. I going back to the rest of what, hey. -cation if MBA ownership this is an ownership of this is why, I don't hire Motai millionaire athletes to come in because they don't wanna fight. All right. I'm. A free hit man for the job, you gotta can handle and has shown people love to criticize him or whatever. But Michael Jordan's been through all the wizard him up out. He didn't hand like that. Michael joy, okay? I'm getting I'm gonna get the Shaw and y'all can say what you want about him one on the Charlotte Hornets and he ain't one and he's a bad. Exactly. But Michael Jordan is man enough for these jobs. He ain't run up out of their scared and getting on TV and pointing the finger and blaming everybody just wasn't. These thankful. I if you go to Disney. Ways core. Pool is not a bus ways core. Pool is not a taxi ways core pool is not the metro in DC writers ways core..
"pelinka" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"So I wanna ask you. If, if somehow genie got rid of all for you, because you're, what would you do with the Lakers, going forward, knowing what they got. Right now, me, personally, first of all, I understand this genie. Bus would never hire me. All right. I'll be honest with you, because let me tell you first thing I would do. And I mean, no disrespect. But I would tell rob Pelinka to go back to being an agent. Our tell Linda Rambis stick to be genie's. Best friend. I wouldn't mind. Kurt ramp is being employed. He knows that thing too, about basketball okay on outside of that, I'd have a couple of people as I'd have a cap, allergist extraordinaire, and I'd have Jerry West as my ear just like bomber has them. Okay, do as what I would do. Okay, by the way. There would be one voice for the organization and voice would be me. Do you think they couldn't himself in good position to get free agent especially with all the time? No, I think right now. Well, listen. First of all, you can't say day because magic doesn't work for them any longer. So the position that he took was his Magic Johnson for once he didn't have to worry about getting fined because he was mentioned in another player's name or whatever because he ain't working for the Lakers. No more. So he goes say what he wanted to say he's gonna feel what he wants to feel. He's going to do what he wants to do. That's irvin. Magic Johnson bro. Okay. But what about the free agent, so? You want what you said, the magic set lebrons going to recruit for them to summer. Lebron's gonna be the one recruiter for them. He's got an I can tell you right now. Lebron, I you want me to tell you LeBron talk. Lebron talk into. To Bradley Beal off, been talking to Bradley Beal, for what my sources, tell me, okay? Obviously he is spoken to Kawai. I am not aware whether or not he's spoken the kyri yet that remains to be seen. I know that he would love to have Klay Thompson, although I haven't heard whether or not he has spoken to Klay Thompson. So those are just names that I can tell you out there for you. Okay. Okay. Thank you. Let's go to earn. Esto Alava, Stephen, what's up? Hello. Go ahead. You live on air pro. Go ahead. Are my question is, how would you is the Lakers have a history of, you know, winning championships? So where would you have done if you talk to shack, but will you done if he was magic you had a chance to talk about talk to LeBron James about all the rafters and stuff and championships that Lakers? Once you don't have that it seems like no one focus on the Broncos. I think Ron big crybaby where he goes. So how would you have it that way? How would I what situation that LeBron at LA still in LA LA before before you eat before you either sign that what kind of conversations, what you would have? I'm not gonna lie to you. I think LeBron has done nothing wrong in this equation. Nothing this Magic Johnson situation with the Lakers had nothing to do with LeBron. Lebron camps wisit. Magic Swizzle it, and you haven't heard the Lakers utter a negative word about LeBron. Don't that you've heard about LeBron from no season ticket holders directors producers, and others who all palled that he so visible in Hollywood, while a lake is a losing, because that's not what they knew Kobe to be about or even magic it was about winning in. L A. I on a basketball court and breeding success from their not having success off the court despite what you look like on the court. So you got people that have problems with LeBron over that. But they need the Lakers, the Lakers love LeBron and LeBron and his camp can't start raving about how genie bus and the Lakers organization, have treated them. They said it's been first class all the way all the way. And that's what they say..
"pelinka" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I take with me on this date, and it was before the Lakers at high at Frank Vogel. Yeah. Actually that. And I spoke to you a couple of weeks ago, and I made I oppose the question to you. If LeBron James was on magic mind. You know, made it decision and listening to the magic this morning. You know, I was kinda surprised. He was very candid, but he, you know, when, when he said that, you know, he decision based on him. And I guess that's kind of what I meant when someone asks, you, you know, particular subject and say, well, I don't have that on my mind right now. This is about me. That's what I meant. But my question to you is Majid said that, you know, we asked him about the trail and he made rob Pelinka now don't you don't you think that maybe that they're falls on genie because he said, Jeannie brought Tim Harris was not about what I think, man, I asked him I asked him does that fall on genie. She's just sister. Right. She's the boss, and that's why I brought up betrayal. Do you feel like sheep? Betrayed you by allowing these people to feel more empowered. And ultimately, you know, in a questionnaire usurp you're thirty and he said, no, he doesn't feel that way about Jeanie Jeanie loves everybody and listens to everybody and you can't do. So basically what he did with Jeanie. He did an attack a character. He certainly didn't attack with her heart laws. What he attacked essentially was a competency as a business person overseeing basketball operations because he's like you can't do business like that. Whereas what rob Pelinka he clearly clearly indicted him. No question about it. You're absolutely right. And I just don't like that. Probably for me that was kind of me more if you attack my competency, you know, care copy, you know what? You know what Marcus resonates with me? And I'm not I don't want this to be misconstrued. I'm not blaming Kobe Bryant in about this in any way. All right. Kobe Bryant is away from the Lakers. He's behind see coach this door to doing whatever it is. He does. That's my man. A right. But here's my issue. Rob Pelinka is relevant because Koby Bryant spent years, vouching fan, his connection relationship to Kobe Bryant is what has propelled rob Pelinka in this business? There's just no way to get around it to me if I were rob Pelinka, I would believe any kind of behavior. That's remotely suspect is potentially a reflection on Coby. So as a result, I would guard myself against doing it and the fact that, that doesn't appear to be the case, because we haven't heard, rob Pelinka SaaS, so we need to be fit him. But the fact that, that wasn't the case, and you have an iconic figure like Irvin. Magic Johnson looking at rob Pelinka and saying this do who's trying to backstab me if I'm Koby I'm furious because I'm like, yo you in this position, you know our relation. Ship has a lot to do with it. How to help? Do you allow yourself to be in a position where you question your characters being questioned about man ever Magic Johnson? That's what I would be thinking. And I wonder why that has an app. Yeah. I know I'm not even look at it from that aspect, you know, as far as Kobe side. So that's, that's a good point that you brought up. All right. I gotta run bonkers. I appreciate the call. Thank you so much..
Lakers reportedly to interview former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff as coaching search continues
"B Bickerstaff is going to interview for the Lakers. Head coaching position at Bernie, son. It is son. Yes, he spent two seasons as the grizzlies head coach and went forty eight and ninety seven he was also the interim head coach in Houston after Kevin McHale was fired right before the rockets hired Mike, Dan, Tony. He's scheduled to meet with Jeanie Buss. Rob Pelinka Joey bus, Jesse bus, Tim, Harris. And of course, Linda and Kurt Rambis. And yes, his father is Bernie Bickerstaff interim coach five games before. Mike Brown after Mike Brown was fired. But he looks like his dad, of course, you would he's well worked. These are the Lakers coaching candidates, and this is their last two seasons as head coaches JV Bickerstaff was fifteen and forty eight and thirty three and forty nine before he was fired Frank Vogel was twenty nine and fifty three and twenty five and fifty seven for he was fired Jason Kidd, forty two in forty twenty three twenty two five. Admits season final Holland's ten and twenty seven in his last season was fired mid season. And Mike Woodson was thirty seven and forty five before he was fired. That is you'll want to coaching pool. I I don't know enough about J V Bickerstaff to have an opinion. But he's interesting. I always liked his dad. Interesting list. My feeling is that they have completely blue completely blown this coaching. Search not been good. They they should have got money Williams. If that was the guy that they wanted they should've paid whatever and giving him whatever it is. He wanted to get him. Because what I feel like is. If you have someone in mind, that's your number one guy the moment that it goes out to the public. That is your number one guy. He is now your guy otherwise you look like a second option, and you're the Lakers. You can't be the second option. And then when you go to your number two guy, and he turns you down your now on your third option. And everyone knows this is your third option. Well, that's why you know, it's amazing to me. How stuff gets out like?
LeBron James left stunned, disappointed by Magic Johnson's resignation with Lakers
"More NBA. Lebron James stunned in disbelief when he first learned Magic Johnson sudden resignation in his first public comments about Johnson's shocking. The Laker organization when he stepped down as president of basketball operations moments before the Lakers season. Finale James said he was given. No warning or a heads up on Johnson's decision on his HBO show. The shop James said quote night came here to be a part of the lake or organization after having a conversation with magic unquote Johnson was the only Lakers Representative who met with James at his Los Angeles home on July first before deciding to join the Lakers just a few days before Johnson's resignation. He and Laker GM rob Pelinka met with James in his age. Enrich, Paul Johnson gave James no indication of his pending
Monty Williams the Suns' Top Target for Coach - Where does that leave the Lakers?
"Williams manned up going to Phoenix. Which would which would now put the Lakers coaching search back at three if kids in the mix, it would be either Tyronn Lue whose scheduled interview again tomorrow Juwan Howard who scheduled interview later in the week or kid if Monte goes to Phoenix or as Greg suggested he could also get the job in Philadelphia if they fire Brett Brown, but it appears Brett Brown is on the verge of getting them to the. Second round, by the way to let's not bury the lead on something. This interview was conducted by rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambus, which would lead you. I've been telling people is that who's do. I I understand that. But I'm saying it leads you to believe that part of this. Vacuum isn't just being taken up the power. Vacuum isn't just being sucked up by rob Pelinka. Kurt Rambis is putting himself in a position to gain more power. Well, I think it's already there. However, you want to phrase it it's been reported. And I, you know, a full disclosure here. Kurt's a neighbor of mine, I know him I like them. Occurred Kurt started traveling with us in the middle of the season. Just to be basically an observer. Well, I mean he was brought on as I forget the exact title by magic. I think it was last year like a basketball L salt because something like that like it or not the Lakers are a family business. The Lakers in US have this comment. Yes, they do. They they USC hires Trojans because they think Trojans will get we'll get there say something as an alum. I don't like it. Yeah. And what the Lakers are cutting a page out of that. I mean, if you want to really find the connective tissue. Dr bus was a Trojan there you go. But I think so I think you're going to hear Kurtz name a lot. I think Kurtz going to be around giving Jeannie trust him. And he's going to be giving nothing personal against Kurt. This is not how I do it. I think they are making a real mistake that insulate I just mean the tendency towards installation right there making a real mistake. But okay, so Kurt Rambis, and rob Pelinka interviewed Jason Kidd yesterday doesn't this prove that I'm right in Mason's wrong. That there is no shadow console. No, she does this. Honestly does this team? So far seem organized enough to pull off the shadow GM thing with women talking about that that would be an incredibly hard thing in this day and age to even orchestrate no I mean, I would love to feel confident enough in the Lakers that they could actually pull off the shadow GM very hard to do. Yeah. I don't feel. They can do it hard to do.
Does Kobe Bryant have more influence over the Lakers than Magic Johnson?
"Kobe Bryant has just as much if not more say so in the Lakers organization that Magic Johnson who's been with the mega donors as and I don't think anybody's nine that. Because we know that Pelinka would even be if it were not for Kobe, but I'm still not going to put an Koby like he's running organization. I'm sorry genius. Has the power wants you exercise it, but I'm, but I'm taking it to another step as brothers as a black, man and brotherhood. If you have a relationship with a guy. That she was mentor by magic with the Lakers before you. And then now you put another guy on rob Pelinka, yo Asian so you had a personal relationship with both of those guys. So if there was something going on between the two you supposed to step in and say, hey, man, this is our play for this team. He played for this team. He's the president. We all can work together. But because that didn't happen. You have to put the facts Kobe Bryant saying he's playing a major partners by just not saying nothing. Okay. All right. What's your point about K D because I'm running out of time? And I definitely want to hear that. Well, K the you know, I've been on record saying you're playing basketball. Well, guess what the depressions on you have to three you have to close the deal you chose to leave. Okay. See to go to Golden State the same. Lebron leaving Cleveland go to Miami anything less than three Pete. It's a failure. And Golden State magic couldn't complete three P and eighty nine. They couldn't do it the dream. Couldn't do it Bronco. Do we win Kobe? We saw Michael Jordan doing. Twice. And my point is this if Kevin Durant is the best player basketball if he wanted tell everybody that he's number one and number two you have to solidify three Pete and win and go to go anywhere. That's your position his position go to stake three P go to steak win if Kevin Durant continues to look this way his Patrick Beverley, and then he advances and the PJ took of the world and cats like that get all up in them like they're capable of doing. All right. Looks that way against them. Even if Golden State does win it's an incredible blemish. Kevin durant? Wait, you can't leave me with this one. That's an injustice on the bronze aim for last two seasons. My checking and Kevin Durant. If that happened. Well, you could say that wait a minute way. You could say that. But the point is even if you didn't check him the reality of the situation is LeBron James's years not accepting the toughest defensive assignment from. Opening tip off like the Kawara limits or like Kevin Durant was willing to do against him. So as much as you might maligned LeBron for that. And remember, I'm not talking about LeBron really because debt. I don't wanna talk about him because he's he's awesome. The reality is that we had a look at it that give you the last 'cause I gotta go and thirty seconds. He were sixty point game in this playoff. Okay. Appreciate the call.
"pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"We've seen so far. There's obviously time for them to change that. But the idea that rob Pelinka would seemingly be little fingering his way towards even more power. And at you can be a verb. You little fingered this earned a little finger into a verb. It's verb. It can be a noun. It can be a verb. It can be a name. I okay. All you people. Stop. Stop it. Little figuring his way. Yes. It's a I love it. I don't even watch the show, and I love it. But anyway, it seem I would think that if you are looking to get the best possible pool of candidates to try to rebuild your front office that you wouldn't put it out there that you are put out the vibe that you are tying yourself to rob Pelinka because even beyond the reputation that some people say he hasn't magic alluded to with that baggage. You're still limiting your candidate pool. If somebody feels like this exact you have to work with him. You have to he might even be. He might not. I was. Yeah. I was gonna say the the opposite. I was going to say that I think that he may be sending power fine. But then you're still limited your limiting your pool of options. If you're already putting that out on the table, and that to me with especially when you think about rob Pelinka and why he was hired which is he has those connections to the Lakers. Through kobe. That's just remaining in your bubble which has been the way of this organization, despite the fact that everybody like everybody is saying you need to change so far they seem reluctant to change Ramona Shelburne has been covering all of this stuff, and we pulled her away. She's probably working on four articles as we speak up. Momo house surprise for you of the timing of this. That Luke Walton is out today. Yeah. No, not surprised at all. I had a my Spidey sense is going off yesterday..
Lakers Head Coach Rumors: Rob Pelinka to Run Search for Luke Walton Replacement
"Luke Walton is out as the Lakers head coach it came down less than thirty minutes ago. What does it mean now, and where do the Lakers go from here, we get into it next ESPN, LA Mason and Ireland show Luke Walton is out as the head coach of the Lakers came down about half an hour ago. And Andy now. You cannot look for a president of basketball operations, but you have to have a coach. Yeah. And so they are officially in the market for a new head coach. And it'll be interesting to see if they go after anybody who currently has a job if they only go up, you know, because then it would necessitate maybe waiting till the end of the play offs like the guy would love them to get its Quin Snyder. But the problem is you'd have to give up an asset.
"pelinka" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"I know how. Thank you. Another. So. Woodlock Wiley any house and recruiter back. Let's move to the Lakers who have been engulfed in drama this week with Magic Johnson shopping team and the rest of the NBA by abruptly stepping down the team president after a disastrous season a lot of people are calling for a complete management overhaul. But according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, rob Pelinka will not only keep his job as GM, but his power is actually expected to grow. Not doubting Ramona's reporting. I do believe that's the message. They're putting out. I just don't buy long term. I think that's the proper thing to say to push out right now. But I think they're going to do a legitimate search for a team president and then decisions beneath that will be made. Yeah, I buy it in the present. But once the dust settles once they figure out which way is up they get over the shock of Magic Johnson. Leaving that position rob probably is not long for that position. Either. I it was a good cop bad cop marriage. It was a tag team effort you bring in magic for the charisma to lure the star factor. Then rob you do the dirty work with your reputation high. You used to take advantage flex your power because you had Kobe Bryant and other powerful clients and those relationships that were damaged you do the dirty work. You do today today. And I'm magic I'll be the bowl on on the prize. Now, what magic there? I don't see how that combo could even work. With him with someone else unless you bring it a magic type which are few and far between. I agree that it's a matter of it's right now. I don't know if he's Mr. right? He buddies Mr. right now because they have to go out on the free agent market. The idea that you're going to go through a search. You're going to go through a thorough. Search you're gonna find somebody then you're going to put them in place. And then you're gonna go out, and you're gonna find that other superstar that you're looking for the timeline just doesn't work. Now. My understanding is that Jeanie Buss wants Leonard. And I've even heard that she has a certain level of confidence that she can get him. I know that she doesn't want Steve Balmer to get him. And Steve Balmer that's his number one target and they've been working on that. So that's at the at the at the heart of this. If Pelinka gets quiet, Leonard. Yeah. I think he's not only Mr. right now. He's Mr. right. He gets to keep that job. This summer is going to be the referendum on that. But keep in mind the way the Lakers work, you're working from a small pool. You have to have. Family connection to Laker nation. And rob has that through Koby and Koby from everything I understand just from what I have seen. Kobe at this point probably more closely connected to genie than magic was. And that in this battle, see, my understanding is black mambas hands are all over this for short western about sure out. It's smoking MIR's. They they're looking for somebody. They gotta get somebody to either. Appease LeBron James because everything that we've hear about rob link is people aren't answering his calls. They're not calling back. He's not able to agents don't like GM's don't like him. How can you win with that? If that's a known fact, right? We all know that. Why would I move forward with the guy that particularly has taken a opportunity away from me where we're trying to build and get better. We have to be on the phone. We have to be in constant communication with all thirty teams twenty nine other teams we have to do that. But we can't because of him you have to remove..
"pelinka" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"And so by I'm somewhat insulated within kind of the Lakers community and all of that. But we're hearing things about rub link, and maybe kinda rubbing people the wrong way that that some of things that he's done behind the scenes haven't been great. There was a story about him telling Larry Nance junior. No, we're not going to trade you go ahead and buy a house here in Los Angeles. And then he traded him, right? And just little things like that. Have you been hearing the same things we knew there was going to be some issues with him being a former agent developing some enemies and things like that. But is there that negative perception about rob Pelinka around the NBA, and then would that perhaps influence their decision to maybe partways? I'll be honest. I haven't heard a lot of negativity, you know, early on. I actually did an article talking to agents about how they perceive rob Pelinka. This was really early this early on at the start of the season. So. So you know, that was the first time I kind of talked to agents about Palinka and a lot of them were positive. You know, you talked to some people in their agents that have enemies all throughout the agent world. And the, you know, those those are the guys they're never gonna become a GM because they have too many enemy is, but you know, much like Bob Myers where he got the job. And then you know, a lot of agents praised him and things like that play. You know, a lot of the agents, you know, they spoke very highly of him. I actually did an article about a month or two ago where again, I talked to a lot of agents about how they prepare for free agency to go, and I asked is it harder. When you're negotiating with a guy like Pelinka or a guy like Myers, he was a former agent and knows all the tricks, and you know, things like that and understands you know, exactly what you're thinking. You know, it's almost it's a playing poker against, you know, an every yourself or playing the professional that knows all the tricks that you do, and they they said, you know, it's actually easier. To go sheet with a guy like plank because there's a shorthand there. They understand what you're trying to do. So they basically said it was easier to actually go share it with some of those agents. And and I found that interesting. What I will say is if you talked to players around the NBA almost every single exec has one of those stories like Larry Nance story where you know. A guy said, yeah, go ahead and stay or. Yeah. Go ahead and buy that house. There's one player I've talked. I've told this story on the podcast that asked on the day of the trade deadline. You know, my daughter is upset because kids are talking to her at school. And they're saying, you know, are you going to be leaving our school? Can I tell her she can stay that were saying that she has at the shit change schools and the GM said, yeah. Absolutely. You know, go ahead and tell her we're not trading you you're going to be safe and then hours later traded him. So I mean executives always tell players you're safe because there were. That trade talks may fall apart. Then they're stuck with that guy. And then all of a sudden, you told them. Yeah. We were having really serious conversations about you. And they don't want that awkward awkwardness retention. You know, we know what obviously, you know, as a leaguers writer, you know, what happened whenever we, you know, Lamar Odom found out he was about to be traded the deal falls apart the seafood three trade falls apart. Lamar Odom was never the same. Did not it didn't trust anyone. And you know, they ultimately had to trade him because he was so shaken up by the fact that he was almost dealt so executives almost always lied to players that situation, it sucks, and I feel bad for the players. That's happened to you know, I I can tell you ten stories right now, the one this stands out to me is the one about, you know, the the daughter asking about, you know, changing schools because I think that's really just devastating. But you know, I've heard from player after player they've been told that they're safe, and then they end up getting traded so Larry junior, he's a friend of mine fellow Crohn's disease guy..
Luke Walton, Jason Kidd And Jeanie Buss discussed on NBA: Lakers at Jazz
"I don't think it's a done deal. That Luke Walton is not the coach next year most likely scenario. Sure, they're looking for somebody when this season ends. But being this. An organization like the Lakers that doesn't do anything by the book seemingly and sometimes are hypocrites and do self self involved wounds to themselves. It would not shock me. If at the end of all this and this season is evaluated. Jeanie Buss tells the front office at Nope. My coaches, Luke Walton you guys figure out the rest and by all accounts, Luke, Walton has been doing a great job. He did get that vote of confidence by the franchise back in October. He's had to deal with all this in year, one of LeBron coming into the fold, but how's he handled all the rumors surrounding Jason Kidd and other potential coaching replacements. I mean, he's felt the heat literally since Magic Johnson and rob Pelinka
Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and the Lakers
"Irving situation. There's a lot of there's a lot of things that are happening. Let me just say this one more time about LeBron. Lebron kyri could play together don't they will? But I think they'd could. And Kyrie's network in Boston the bottom line for the Lakers right now. And this is why the season's done it's over. I said it two days ago is if you're star player in your coach are not connecting. And there's not respect it doesn't work. If you watch a Laker game watch the time outs. Look at the body language like Lucan, LeBron like, they do not work. They just don't work. And by the way, Luke Walton is not magic guy. Not LeBron guy. He's not rob Pelinka's guy. He's not clutch sports guy. Luke stung love him. But he's gone. He'll probably coach in college in a year. But it's not gonna work. And so we got this Laker thing if they gotta get anti Davis injury. No playoffs gets Luke fired. Lebron gotta hit one of these
Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant And Rob Pelinka discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Bryant is very connected to the Lakers. Not only because Kobe Bryant a former Laker. But the current person running the Los Angeles Lakers is named rob Pelinka. He's the guy that looks like blow. He was an agent. He just happened to be Kobe's agent. They're boys they roll their tight. Kobe. Bryant came out yesterday talking about the Lakers, and he said Laker nation will be quote laughing at warrior fans soon enough. That is a that is interesting because we don't think they're going to beat the warriors soon, but what would make the Laker fans laugh at the warrior fans, maybe taking one of your star players. I would like to say this though. Lebron was quoted saying about LeBron James, listen. The offense was struggling Bron. Got the ball took control decided to start playing point doing everything. It's a recipe to keep your head above water, bell figured out. We'll be champions before you know, it, and we'll be laughing at warrior fans who say these guys came out of nowhere. I want to say this to all the LeBron Laker haters. They're fourteen and nine they are favored Wednesday in L A to be struggling Spurs. They'll be fifteen and nine there is no clear number two seed in the west. And here's what the Lakers aren't dysfunctional