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"Who's number one for you? Who's the best GM in the league? Who's the I'm trying to think of GM? I mean, Maasai is up there. I don't know if he's I think he's president, but like rob is basically president because they don't have a president. That role though. Yeah, that type of role I would say is probably up there. Pat is probably up there. Myers probably. I like bob Myers. Buyers. Bob Myers is probably up there. Lawrence, you have Frank over with the clips. How do you guys follow Sam Preston? Sam presti's. He's probably top ten. I mean, I can't imagine if I went through every single top decision maker. If I got rob palinka for 20, how about Mitch cup check? I don't know if you know that guy. To be honest. Oh, man. Oh, Mitch. Mitch, midget robber, kind of the opposite, right? Big problem is that he plays by the book too hard. And he just can't get anything done because of it. So it's like, he's just stuck. He's just made himself stuck in quicksand. And even the best move you made, pal. Could be attributed to Jerry West to help him the team. You know, he was with Memphis. That was solid. He's going to bring back Ken but now? I just want to ask a question real quick. It kind of ties into what Trevor was asking about, rob pelinka's job security passed this year. How much emphasis do you think weighs on that depending on if LeBron were to sign the extension next week when he's eligible? Whenever he does sign it. That's interesting. Actually. I think it's got to be a factor. I mean, the Lakers have been that franchise that wanted to prove that they treat their stars well and they keep their stars and all of that. So if LeBron suddenly says, no, I'm not signing an extension. And the next summer, see you later. I think that is not going to be a positive for up to like a for sure. I hear
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"And he said, no, he stuck to his guns. He waited it out, and he got James Harden out of it, which didn't work out super well, obviously in year one. But that's a good comp man, but the difference is, even if they don't make that deal, the sixers are still a very good basketball team. Sure, sure. The desperation levels are different. Like it's not the perfect, it's not a perfect comparison. But I do think that making a move just to make get it done is what the lasers have been doing for the last four years now and it's exactly what put them here. Just get it done to get it done and then we'll figure out of the other stuff later. It's like, no, I think at a certain point, you do have to take a patient approach and you do have to say, okay, should we do this because it's the right thing for our franchise? Or are we doing this just to say we did it? So I think let's be patient here, kairi is the number one option. So I think the Lakers should not even approach anything until Kevin Durant is either traded or confirmed not traded. I think anything needs to happen until that moment happens. And you know, they can call the nets and offer whatever they want for Kevin Durant, but they're not getting Kevin Durant. So it's probably sweep that one under the rug. LeBron James, straight up. I think Brooklyn says no. Seriously? I think Brooklyn says no. So you're getting an inherently unhappy LeBron for one year as opposed to Kevin Durant for floor. That's true. I know that's right. That's Ryan's favorite scenario here. No. Gene big. Trey, thanks so much for coming on here. We appreciate it. And thank you for listening. Yeah, thank you guys appreciate it. All right, we will bring on some more people here. We did have, oh, there he is. We didn't have our guy, Mark gunnell, who was working on coming on here. Let's see if we can get a good connection. Mark, how are you doing? How about a change that profile picks? He's got a chiefs profile picture here. We know what mode Mark gunnells is in right now. 9 30 p.m. in LA. Oh my gosh. What's up guys? What's up, man? So I just jumped in. Right now I'm sorry. That was the top of the Super Bowl.
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"But for the time being until you're at that point, I'm okay with them trying to get the better deal. I think the pacers are going to look to try. I think the pacers are going to move miles Turner before the scene starts. I think that's going to be their goal. And maybe the Lakers can take advantage of that. But of course, the pacers are going to flip it around and say, well, you know, Russell Westbrook. The Lakers want to move him before the season starts because you don't want to bring him in a training camp. But Sean X's and O's wise, how much better are the Lakers? Realistically, if you replace Russ with miles Turner and buddy hill. You're now put giving Darby ham two guys that almost perfectly fit what he's looking for offensively while we think he's looking for offensively. I kind of hint at him. First of all, miles Turner, his ability to stretch out the floor and drag the opposing big out of the paint and be able to knock down threes and dowel out 80 to kind of control the mid range game and download on the block. But then you can just do so many more cool stuff of having miles turning on buddy he'll buddy he'll be in your sniper in the offense. They can really get quality looks. You're assuming maybe that's the effect of having LeBron James and Demi Lovato Anthony Davis on the same floor and then obviously defensively with miles Turner. Him being an anchor and it allows Matt said this as well in the past that miles Turner lost Anthony Davis to not have to do everything defensively. If AD gets switched onto wing, you're not worried about variants and Dave. So crop, I gotta go crash the glass. I could get every rebound because I have 6 5 and under on the floor. You have mom's Turner out there. He can worry about some of those other responsibilities as well. So X is the nose wise, the Lakers are easily a better team. And I think there's more creative things that Darby Hamm is able to do if you throw in a buddy heel to the miles Turner. Yeah. Yeah, I'd agree with that. I think it is. It would be a much more enjoyable season, just the question is, what price do you have to pay to get there? And I still think that's below a Kyrie Irving trade that you do that. First and foremost, everybody listening, I am going to bring some people up on stage to discuss some of this stuff. So let me start doing that. We're going to try with siobhan here. And see if we can get you on in, you can post some questions to the group and chat a little bit. Siobhan, how are you doing? I'm doing
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"Where is a 500 team in the west next season? I'm going to probably tell you probably play in range. I'd say 7 through ten. I mean, I know that's not really great to answer, but that would be my guess. You know, I think you're right. I think you're right to know. Now if you're rob palinka, can you allow that that future to play out? I mean, I'm thinking I'm thinking Doctor Strange here where he's looking ahead to the future and he sees all the different possible outcomes and he finds the one where they actually beat Thanos. Is this an eventuality that you can allow to play out? Or is this something where you've got to do something different in order to make sure that this is not the path that you head down? Because being 500 in the west at the trade deadline is not going to be enough. I would assume he would get through the traitor he would kind of look at it as, you know, he has until the trade deadline to make those moves because even if you are 500 and then like the 7, 8, 9 range, that's still in a spot where if you could find a trade for us and make a decent move where you can bring in some rotation type players that you could kind of make your run from there as long as you're healthy. So I would assume he's kind of looking at it as he has not between now and training camp necessarily, but between now and the trade deadline, but the thing with that is what is the state of LeBron and Russ's relationship, right? Like we just saw them at summer league didn't say a single word to each other sat on opposite ends of the gym. Obviously, I would assume Russ is seeing all these trade rumors in his name and pretty much every single one of them. So can that relationship get to a point where they could play basketball together again? I don't know. That's kind of interesting. That's right, Daniel, you were right there next to me. We were ten feet behind LeBron. Yeah. Super October. We talked about this last night a little bit about how the takeaway I had was that it was very obvious that everyone other than Russ was coming over and saying hi to LeBron. Did you feel the same way? Yeah, I mean, every single Lakers player that was there came over at halftime and dapped up LeBron said hi to him, even rob pelinka and darvin ham and Graham this at one point came over and said, Iowa LeBron and Russ was on the complete opposite, you know, other side of the gym next to the Lakers bench. And he dipped out at halftime, no one even really noticed he was gone and then he was just, you know, out of there. So, you know, to me, if guys are friends or at least have some sort of relationship, like, and you know they're going to be at the game. I wouldn't even have thought much of it if they didn't sit together, but the fact that they didn't even say hello to each other, like that was pretty notable for me. So yeah, it just kind of made it really awkward. You know, you got some fans in the corner chanting. We want Kyrie. You got rob blink on the broadcast saying they're still looking for ways to upgrade the roster. So yeah, it was just kind of awkward overall. And I think Russ kind of sensed it. That would have been why he left that halftime. Matt Shawn, what do you guys think? Can rob really put those guys together? Like, there's gonna be some challenges. As much as the Lakers have said, and rob said, right? We're gonna open them. We're gonna open arms. We're gonna welcome Russell Westbrook back when he picks up his player option. Everyone knows they're trying to trade him. LeBron obviously is okay with that very much. Maybe even pushing for that. Can the Lakers walk that back enough if Russ is on this roster next season? No. First off, like Daniel was saying you have to worry about how damaged is the relationship between LeBron and Russell Westbrook two this roster is not optimal for a player like Russell Westbrook. What do we mean by that is, you know, with Ross, he's not a good shooter himself, right? So to optimize his offensive potential, you need guys that get space to foreign shoe and Trevor right now the best shooters will abroad right now Kendrick nunn maybe you want to buy this. I guess. The amazing sweater man. There we go. He needs to be an actor in the next barman movie. But the guys on the floor you would be surrounding him with are not capable shooters to really help expand Russ's offensive capabilities, but if you get Kyrie Irving, for example, who is a floor space or himself in just doesn't need like, it doesn't matter if you have 5 or four floor spacers and just him or guys that can't shoot at all. He's so good, creating separation, find a way to jumpers that doesn't really matter anyway. So the roster doesn't make sense for us and you have to worry about the relationship between him and LeBron and then I always go back to that Genie boss interview with LA times a couple months ago and something about that she knows you can't really do last season. You know you can't bring Russ back to running back with LeBron and Anthony Davis. Never really worked in the first place. This isn't like the 2020 2020 21 season where it's just injuries, you're like, everybody's saying run it back except tres. We saw a significant sample size up. Okay, crap. This seems healthy. We're a title contender. We saw four games last year with last year's roster where like, okay, this team's the playoff team. So you can't run back that raw. You can't run it back with Ross the biz not there in the relationships might be damaged. Matt, where you stand on that. What do you think? I mean, yeah, I think Daniel and pretty much nailed it on the head. I mean, the only thing I'd really want to add to that is the Stefan experience at crypto dot com arena. I'm going to start called Staples, but I just wanted to be correct. It's terrible, man. Watching the games with such a slog and having the whole crowd boo the team and boo rust specifically every night was, it just didn't make watching the game very enjoyable at all, not to mention the fact that they were losing, but it just doesn't create a good vibe, a good team environment, a good fan experience. And so I think for a lot of people in this space is me included, we want to watch a team we can happily root for and not being so distracted with all the on court and off court stuff with us. So I don't think they can bring him back personally. And then here's the question I wanted to ask you guys. Who would dread bringing back their point guard more Kyrie and the Nestor us in the Lakers? Oh, that is a good question. That is a good question. I mean, I'm probably too close to it. But I feel like it might be Russ and the Lakers, because at least with Kyrie, you can say, well, hey, we're going to keep you. We're going to keep KD. We've got a championship team here, ready to roll. Let's go contend in the Eastern Conference. And there's going to be some headaches, but with ros link, you've got everything, like you said, everything going on with fans and all that. I don't even think as much as we talk about this for a Lakers perspective. From Russ's perspective, the ideal situation is probably not playing for the Lakers next season. So yeah, I think maybe the Lakers are if the nets keep the status quo, they might be okay. I feel like if the Lakers do, we pretty much know what that looks like. I just want to say I agree with that. Jordan
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"Whenever that is. You could find yourself stuck. As much as the Lakers found themselves stuck with Russ, this last season, they gave up a lot in order to get him, and then found themselves in a situation where it was really hard to pivot out of it. If things go south with Kyrie. Which is not out of the question. You could really be stuck. Particularly if you wind up having to give Kyrie a long-term contract. If that's part of this, your ability to dig yourself out of this situation could be nonexistent. So you have to be careful if you're the Lakers, because you have to understand, as good as things look on paper, doesn't always happen that way. Lakers have had a number of recent examples of that. This past season, the 2012 season, yikes. Jonathan, so why didn't the Lakers go get wall again? Probably could have got with one pick and still had the other for a buddy healed trade. So you're suggesting that you go do John wall for Russ and a pick. You do a first rounder and rust for John wall because I don't know for sure. That John wall is better than Russell Westbrook. And do you have some, you can make the argument, you could say, oh, no, he is, but do you know for sure? I know that Kyrie Irving is better than Russell Westbrook and it's a better fit than Russell Westbrook. John wall has some of the similar issues. As Russell Westbrook, and I'm not saying they're the exact same player. They're not. But you have some of the same concerns. So you can give up that first and then find yourself in a similar situation with John wall. So that's why. That's the argument. Or not going and doing that. Again, John wall didn't play basketball last season. We haven't seen him play in over a year.
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"Turn the ball over. Take good shots. Maximize your strength, minimize your weaknesses, don't pull up with 20 seconds left in the clock and shoot from 17 feet, while the coaches on the other team are cheering because they see you doing that. Don't do those things. You've got to figure out a way to fit into the modern game and this role. And I'm not saying it's easy. A big part of me sympathizes with Russell Westbrook. That's tough when your whole life you've been the guy. You've been that guy, your entire life. You broke records. You averaged a triple double, multiple times. You won the MVP. In a few short years to suddenly be told that your game has got to fit in with everybody else for forever. It's been everybody else having to fit in with you. It's not easy. Some guys can't do it. What happened with Allen Iverson? Great player. Game didn't translate to the latter part of his career. Carmelo did it, white did it, Vince Carter did it? Can rust do it? Again, we might not be at that point just yet, but we're just saying, Rossi's just a role player. But that's coming. And I don't know if he's going to be able to make that transition or not. It's not an easy one. Alex amber links is pat bev would be a great pickup for us. We need that dog factor. Yeah, from a mentality standpoint. Yeah, I agree. I think he could certainly help with that particularly if darvin ham is all about defense. You know Patrick Beverly at least is going to get the defense fired up. That's important. Sean Tate, the Cairo trade is looking less and less likely. Here's the thing. Here's the thing. If we are going to just react to every, we're in
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"Wire. AJ said, what would Russ need to do to stay stats and record wise? What's the cutoff point? It's not even so much about the stats. It's not about the stats. It's not about what numbers he puts up. It's about, are you winning games with him on the floor? If ruts puts up 30 ten and ten as his averages, but the Lakers are losing, it doesn't matter. If he puts up ten 5 and 5 in the Lakers are winning games, that's a successful season for Russell Westbrook. It's about how he fits into the team. We are no longer at the point where Russell Westbrook being great is the recipe for success in the NBA. We're not there anymore. We're not. Last season proved it. We're not at a point where when Russell Westbrook puts up numbers more often than not you win games. So now it's a shift. I don't know if Ross can make that shift. And I'm not saying he's going to put up ten 5. Using that as an extreme. What I'm saying is that you need Russell Westbrook to fit into the team to the best of his ability. He's on the team next season. He's got to figure out a way to fit. I look at white Howard. Star is a Hall of Famer, no question, multi time defensive player of the year. He was almost out of the league until he accepted, I'm not that guy anymore. I'm not that guy. If I want to win, I'm going to focus on doing the dirty work. Carmelo Anthony was out of the league until he could prove that he would accept a different role. He's not a star anymore. I don't think Russ is quite that far. Removed from his star days, but we're getting there. We're getting there. And he's at the point where he's got to be able to do stuff that's going to impact winning that isn't the stuff that he's always done in the past. Building a team to get the best version of Russell Westbrook, it's no longer a winning proposition. So it's not about the stats he has to put up. What he has to do is figure out a way to do the things that darvin hymns talked about. And Vogel talked about these things too. It's nothing new. Figure out a way to be
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"So a lot of it isn't even about Damian Jones himself. Who I think has the exact skill set that a lot of teams are looking for in terms of just a rim protecting lob finishing big, but there's a much easier path to starting Damien Jones at the 5 if the point guard is Kyrie Irving and one of your wings is Joe Harris or Seth curry than it is with the way the roster is currently constructed. But you guys know. I like Damien Jones. He's my guy. I'm hopeful that he's going to get some solid minutes for the Lakers this season. I think he can make a difference there in the middle. Sonic fighter 25, when do you think the Lakers should move on? I think if the Lakers have a good offer, a good alternative, a plan B offer. Like if you have a way to get buddy heel to miles Turner, okay. All right, that's reasonable. That's two guys that can make a difference. They can really help you. Now, I'm not saying that deals on the table. But you move on when you've got something to move on to. Otherwise you hang in there for the moment. You've got to have something else to go to though in order to completely move on. Otherwise, you are waiting to see what happens with Kyrie. Now you can pretend to move on. You can tell that that's look, take it or leave it. This is our offer. If you don't want it, we're out. You can do that to try to force action. It's what the nets are doing right now. They're saying, look, the offers for Kevin Durant have not been what we expected. So we're just going to keep them. We're out. Now they're hoping the teams will scramble and go, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Okay, we're going to give you this and this will give in on this, right? That's what they're hoping for. You can use that as a bargaining tool, but
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"Need? Is something from LeBron? In the next week, two weeks. Saying, I plan to re sign with the Lakers. Then that leverage flies out the window for the nets and then maybe you can figure out a way to get a deal done. Until then, then that's we'll continue to hope that LeBron will use that extension as leverage over the Lakers and force them to give up more than they want in a Irving trade. Now the question is, would LeBron follow through with that though and leave? Maybe? I think he likes being in Southern California. I think he likes being LA, I think he likes the Lakers. I don't think he ideally wants to leave. I think he will do everything he can to make it work with the Lakers. I don't think he's looking for an exit. Tony PR, with a super chat, said teams don't like to help the Lakers in trades. THT's value is greater than Beverly, but if we keep Russ, yes, we need to get rid of THD and get shooting. I would agree with that. I think the THT and Russ are just, they're not a good combination. So essentially you've got two what? Your highest paid player and your fourth highest paid player in RAS and THT and they can't share the floor together because their weaknesses on the offensive end are too similar. That's not good. It's not good at all. I believe the Lakers need to get the nets deal done, whatever the cost. I would hold off on whatever the cost, but I think as long as it's reasonable, you do it. And if it's me, look, it's not my money. So I'm not as worried about it, but if you have to throw in two picks and you're getting Joe Harris, if you're getting Seth curry, okay? You can talk me into that. You can talk me into that if you have to give up both picks in order to get the deal done. If it's that or no deal and Russ starts next season as the Lakers point guard? I'm probably doing it. I'm probably doing it. The preference will be to get both. Joe Harris would be to do Russ, THT, none. For Joe Harris, Seth curry, Kyrie. That would be the preference. Maybe you remove none from the deal or something like that. I have to look and see if the math works. But if the nets are looking to try to save money, generator bigger trade exception. But if you can do something like that, that's where I'm okay, throw it in both picks if I'm the Lakers. But ultimately, I think it's going to be important that the Lakers just figure out a way to get it done. Just get it done, move forward, clear the air for next season.
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"Need indeed. And there it is. Maddie James said, would you take a gamble on slider, seeing as he's a solid wing that can shoot and take on that and work with him on his on ball defense. I think you absolutely work with him on his audible defense. He's already on a two way contract though. So here's the thing with slider. I'm not at a point where I say, just give this man a full-time roster spot. 'cause you can already get him in games on a two way contract when you need him. I'm saving that open roster spot right now. I'm not immediately bumping up cold sweater at this moment. I think defensively, there have been real concerns. I think he is something of a traffic cone in the paint when teams go to attack the basket. He is not doing much to really offer up any kind of resistance. It's shocking. I mean, he just kind of puts his hands up and stands here. Sometimes even backpedals out of the play, we saw that quite a bit in the game last night. So there's a lot to work on there. And I'm not saying he won't get there. He certainly can, but just saying right now, the defense needs a lot of work. That said, the shooting has been fantastic. And you may hit a point where you need that. And maybe the defense comes along quickly. It's not a system that he ran in college, so maybe there's a bit of a learning curve, but once he picks it up, he's good to go. That's possible. But again, he's on a two way contract already. If he wasn't on a two way contract already, the conversation might be a little bit different. But because he is, you already have access to spider services just about whenever you want him, depending on exactly how things play out, but the two way contracts and what the rules are going to be in terms of the limit on the number of games you can get them. But you cross that bridge when you get to it. If suddenly sweater is out of games played as a two way player, then you can make some moves and try to open something up. Right now, I'm not in any rush to bump slider up to that full contract right now.
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"Give us THT and we'll give you Patrick Beverly. Would you guys do that? I'm curious to see what the chat says here, whether or not you would do that trade THD for Patrick Beverly straight up. No picks. Fake trail said, oh, said you look like you lost a lot of weight, Trevor, looking good. Thanks for all the great content. Well, thank you. I truly do appreciate that. It's been a battle. I put on, are you guys noticed? I put on probably, well, over 20 pounds. During the pandemic, but I'm not a huge guy or anything like that. So that's a lot on me. And it's been a fight getting my way back down, getting back to where I want to be, not quite at my target yet, but getting close, appreciate the kind words though, truly. All right, let's see. I've seen a lot of yeses and a few nose sprinkle it. Oh, I'm seeing some people saying, buy THT. I was in goodbye THT. A lot of people saying yes. Basketball files is pat bev is not a shooter, but he is good for the Lakers. He's not a shooter. He's not a shooter like Joe Harris as a shooter. Seth curry is a shooter, but he can shoot at a high enough percentage that he keeps defenses honest. That's a challenge with like Stanley Johnson. Look, I think he can get to league average from three. And if he can, great, he's a much more effective player if he can do that. If he's like 30% though, let's say he regresses a little bit. Teams start to not pay attention to him. He's in danger of that. I don't think Patrick Beverly is in danger of being that. He's going to be a threat from behind the three point line. It looks like I would say it's probably just taking a guess here, probably 60 40. Yes to know, well, maybe more of that. Maybe 70, 30. No, I'm coming across a few more nose. All right. Yeah, I'm going to go and say, probably about 60, 40. I'll probably have to put a poll out there on Twitter. It's an interesting idea. And here's the thing, contractually, this is what would help with the Lakers, because for whatever reason, I don't know what they're planning here. But you look at the moves they've made this off season. Look what they've done. All one year deals with the exception of Damien Jones, who has a player option for a second year, but it's a minimum contract, not a big deal. Every contract has been a one year deal. Even Lonnie walker got the taxpayer mid level one year deal. Every player expires after this year with the exception of Anthony Davis and Taylor Horton Tucker, then that Damien Jones player option. THD has a player option for the next season.
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"We've got a solo show today. It's just me on this show, but as I always say, it's not just me. It's me and all of you coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter. Welcome and thank you guys for joining me tonight. If you're listening to the podcast version of this, I'll provide Apple podcasts. Make sure you do subscribe, rate, and review certainly appreciate it. Any other podcast app as well, whether you're on Spotify or whatever. We appreciate all your support. Got a lot to get into. This evening, we've got to talk a little bit about Russell Westbrook. What if he did come back to the Lakers? Would that be a failure for rob pelinka's off season? We need to talk a little bit about rob plagueis job performance as well. And the Patrick Beverly rumor, and it was about a half an hour before we started the show. Sean struna, breaking the news that the Knicks and the jazz are engaged on a Donovan Mitchell trade at a Lakers fans feel about that one. I threw it out there to the Lakers nation group chat and said, oh man, if the Knicks land Donovan Mitchell before the Lakers land Kyrie Irving Lakers fans are not going to be pleased, Ron government did remind me that the Donovan Mitchell talks with the Knicks have probably really been brewing for quite a while, whereas the everything is a bit newer, but still, that being said, publicly, the Knicks getting Donovan Mitchell which seems to be maybe soon now that Sean straddling has revealed that they're having direct talks and while there's been other offers for Donovan Mitchell. It seems like the jazz are focused on getting a deal done with the York because of all the draft picks they can offer. Well, that, that could lead to a little bit more frustration. For Lakers fans, but might it also be the kind of thing, look, right now, with the Kyrie Irving situation, something has to change. Something, the Lakers and the nets are just staring at each other. This is just status quo. It's a staring contest in both sides are stuck. The Lakers don't want to bid against themselves. The nets, well, they want more than what the Lakers are offering. They know the Lakers offer. Isn't going to change if they wait a month, so why not wait a month? Why not wait till training camp? Why not wait and see? If maybe another team jumps in and can offer more. Why not wait and see if maybe the Lakers will break and give you more. And for the Lakers side, you're the only team that's interested. The next tried, the next tried, they put out there, hey the mabs, they might want Kyrie. The 76ers, they might want Kyrie. The mags in 76ers just went leave us out of this. We don't want Kyrie. The Lakers know they're the only game in town. For Kyrie. Why bidding against themselves? And so something has to change. Something has to change in the NBA in order to break up this deadlock. The nets are hoping that it's going to be August 4th. The date that LeBron can sign his extension that LeBron is going to put pressure on the Lakers and get them behaved. The Lakers are hoping, hoping that something will happen that will cause the nets. To finally give in and trade Kyrie Irving to, that maybe maybe it's a Kevin Durant
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"Frank Vogel in the past. So I think Sharif, he really needs to just focus on being a little doing the dirty work in Vegas, not trying to score 35 points. 'cause that's not gonna go well. He just looked, he looked out of place sometimes when he played at LSU. It was really, really weird, but glad they was able to get an opportunity and hopefully makes the most of it. Some are like yeah, yep. You're gonna be interesting to see what he does out there. Again, I am feverishly refreshing Twitter just to see if anything else happened if any other player signed it. There are more coming. There are more kind of way. Because when we go to sleep, we're a slowly we'll get to him tomorrow. If need be, but looks like that is it for the time being again. There will be some more coming. We just don't know who just yet. Sean, your first, your first NBA draft with Lakers nation. Happy to get that one on your belt. Oh, absolutely, especially. I'm a wizard now, apparently, for calling max Chrissy as well. So on the heels of calling darvin ham. Garvin ham so. Thanks guys for giving me the nickname being a wizard now. But yeah, it was a lot of fun. I got to chat it up with you and McKee Smith over on the front office show, which was a lot of fun. Three hours to then feel like three hours 'cause it was just a bunch of fun talking hoops with you guys. So go check that out if you haven't already. That's right. That's over on the NBA front office show. All right, everybody. Make sure you do subscribe to the Lakers nation YouTube channel and don't forget to go follow us over on Apple podcasts as well, give us that 5 star rating in review. We certainly do appreciate it. Till next time everybody. See ya. And stay safe. What's up, y'all I'm David, and I'm justice, and the don't trip podcast is now a part of blue wire network, considering getting back with her ex, want to know if a pickup line works, or maybe you're just stuck in a friend zone. Don't trip as advice at no price, and we're always going to keep it real. We engage directly with our listeners with funny segments, such as simple or pimping, where we write pickup lines, high questions stands at the unanswerable or live listener college. Listen, they don't trip on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. And catch the video versions on YouTube every week. Don't trip. We got you..
"pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
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Sometimes that happens with young players, but based on what we know right now, it seems like the guys they added pretty solid and max Christie pretty good pick, okay? About in a thousand there, darvin ham, that's the coach we all agreed. That would probably be the best fit. They got them. Great. So far, so good. Now the real test though for the front office, who can you get in free agency given that you have just the taxpayer mid level exception? $6 million and better minimums. How are you going to find three point shooting and defense when every team in the NBA is looking for those two things, particularly at the wing position, and better in minimums? How are you going to get that done? With what you've got at your disposal. This is going to be the real test for this front office. And if they're going to be about a thousand, they're going to have to get creative and figure out a way to make things happen over the next couple of weeks. This is screaming Russell Westbrook trade. This is screaming Russell Westbrook trade because again, and I only thought about this because he brought up, yeah, are you going to get enough of guys that can play that can shoot the three and play defense with the roster currently constructed only being able to use your taxpayer and not trading Ross are not potentially trading to each team in another package who knows though. Yeah, and obviously when they say, this is screaming at rough trade, I'm talking about Charlotte, potentially with Gordon Hayward and Kelly potentially. So yeah, man, the giraffe was a lot upon but it's time to get into some of these Lake or trades potential trades and what they do in the off season. Absolutely. Absolutely. Especially Charlotte, I wonder if they're extra concerned now because Detroit, you know, they picked up a big in the draft. And that's got some people wondering, are they still going to target 8? Or are they going to focus more on miles bridges? With all their cap space. And if that's the case, Charlotte, they've got to be prepared to pay miles bridges in order to keep him, and that might require them to move off some salary in order to do that. So we'll see what ultimately happens there. Let's wrap things up though with the three guys so far as of this recording that they have picked up as undrafted free agents. Let's start, let's start with cold sweater. What are your thoughts on bringing him in? We said the Lakers were going to be a prime landing spot for undrafted guys. They had to give him a two way contract, do you like the fit there for the Lakers? Yeah, I love the fit for the Lakers. I mean, you talk about 6 line dude that could just shoot the lights out of the gym. Yeah, I mean, I'm really intrigued by them. One of the best catches shooters in the draft this season, well, this draft. And also a guy that's not bad defender. I think part of the problem was the fact that over at Syracuse they were running a lot of matchup zone and some really wonky stuff that really doesn't bode well for him. But I think he has the size and the versatility to help and contribute defensively. And then obviously, again, the elite three point shooting, which is obviously what a law Lakers fans were intrigued about. Scottie Pippen junior, oh, I've just Twitter is reminding me is a clutch sports client because clutch sports is tweeting out congratulations to him. Scottie Pippen, by the way, Scottie is SCO TTY. Despite his dad being an IE Scotty. Yeah, just interesting in the fact that he's still a junior too. Yeah, well apparently somebody mentioned this on Twitter that apparently Scottie Pippen senior, the legal spelling of his name is with a why. And it everybody just felt that IE for some reason. That was the that was the Twitter. I expected. Don't take my word for it, but that was the Twitter explanation for why senior is an IE and junior is a why. But in any event, let's talk about it as a basketball player. Letters in his name. What are the Lakers getting here? Not the same player as his dad, obviously. Much smaller. 6 one. He's a guard. What do you get in in Scottie Pippen junior? Well, let's Gotti pepper junior getting a guy that can just score the basketball. A guy that averaged 20 points per game on a Vanderbilt team to really need them to when per 40 minutes you're looking close to the 25 points per game has some defensive instinct as well. Obviously it's dabbing Scottie Pippen, the lunch that he is. He just has some great instincts for them on the floor. But some of the problems with sky pippin is some of the shooting inconsistencies. He really struggles coming off of pick and roll so she can jump herself off of it. He shot 34% from three and it's queer, so he's a solid one, but he's not consistent enough with it and just some of his shooting mechanics have to be better, especially coming off screens. But I think Scottie Pippen junior is really going to be a nice prospect for the Lakers and at least in the G league. I don't think he'll play this year. I think Cole's Twitter has a sha two. I don't think guy pepper junior plays. I think that's best for his development so you don't screw anything up. So it's going to be interesting to see him. I can't wait to see him in summer league. That style can't play tends to thrive there in the kind of the chaos that is NBA summer league. So I'm really excited. I'm each day I'm getting more and more excited for a trip out there for summer league. But let's wrap things up with another former star player's son. Sharifa O'Neill, Shaq's son, who revealed the other day that his dad didn't want him to do this. Didn't want him in the draft this year. Should he have not, I mean, went undrafted. Lakers give him a chance here. But Scottie Pippen junior got a two way contract. Right? Cold sweater got a two way contract. There's some, you can pop players in and out of those contracts, but still there's a little bit of commitment there. Sharifa O'Neal got a summer league contract. There's no commitment there behind beyond just you're going to play in Vegas and we'll see how you do. What are your thoughts on him? I really think, well, first off, bought your point about Shaq. I really do think he should have stayed another year. But you know, you know, sometimes you just have to go with your gun and you just roll with these things. I think I talked about this in a previous video with you, Trevor, that shrimp O'Neal just needs to go into Vegas and just prove that he could do the little things. I think that's a good start for his MBA career. Via also dude, show great energy. BF, he still is a tall guy. So just be athletic and just make impact will play his defensively or offensively as well as any great screens, coaches and scouts they really love a guy that can say a hard physical screens. Do the little things like that. And I think he could potentially find a place on the Lakers G league team and then I think we will see this is why Scottie Pippen went G league or cold Twitter, my G league, max Christie league. I think the Lakers are Darby and hammer get a prioritized using that a little bit more as a legit developmental piece. As opposed to sitting them there and not really using them like we saw sometimes with.
"pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"See how much we love each other. No, I mean, it sounds good. Sounds great, but darvin. He's not drew Holliday. I know you're used to that. And trust me, I would love to holiday, but that's not who Russell Westbrook is. And until we see it on the court, I don't buy it personally. Now, jovan bow off the athletic also got that rob said that he had been very honest with Russell Westbrook about what they expect his role to be next season. When you use the word honest, that sounds like you had to share some harsh troops. Like you said, facts over feelings with Russell Westbrook and that's essentially that you know what? We're better when the ball's not necessarily in your hands all the time. You'll have some moments to do and this is my speculation here. You'll have some moments to do that kind of stuff. But what we need from you if you're going to be on this team is X, Y, and Z, we need defense. We need off ball cutting. We need all this kind of stuff. You're going to have to play in a style that you haven't played before. Or at least having a long, long time. But do you think there's any part of us that would actually consider declining that player option? I mean, rob mentioned that he hasn't picked it up. It's 46. If the if threw me off a little bit, if he picks it up, I just can't see any way that he doesn't, but especially with them saying that Russ is buying into this. So clearly he's not telling them, no, I don't want to do this stuff. I'm not going to do this stuff. If that was the case, then maybe it would be a different conversation. But do you think this is stuff that Russ actually wants to do? I'm not suggesting that he's going to fork over 47 million or forgo 47 million just because he doesn't want to be a defense first player. But. As much as they're saying, Russ is on board with this. It's like asking him to be the almost the exact opposite of what he has been for almost his entire career. I can't imagine that that's something that's easily accepted if you're Russell Westbrook. What's more likely, you think that Russ Russ ops out of $47 million or carrier becomes to the Lakers for the mill level exception. What's more likely? Yeah. Kyrie mid level exception. Kyrie, Kyrie might be crazy enough to do it. I don't think Ross is actually gonna turn down $47 million. Like, I know last year was bad, but Russ, man. No, I mean, I think if you want any optimism that Ross might be serious and that these reports are true about Russ, is that they're getting, they're telling him his role. They're being clear with them. Reportedly, what his role is now. They're not changing its 74 different times in the season. Now, granted, in Frank wolves defense, a lot of different moving pieces, 80 LeBron out of the lineup or whatever, but the expect even honestly, I'm not there's times even when they were all healthy. We are not sure there was a clear role set for Russ when everybody was helping. And then you add in all the other factors. But I think the fact that they that Russ is going in the training camp with a role kind of established like Ross. We need this and now Russ can be like, okay, cool. I know what my team needs for me. If he really wants to win, he'll do it. So there's a little bit of optimism, but again, I'm still in a believe it when I see it type of ace, unfortunately. Now, rob pelinka also said the Lakers will be targeting three point shooting defense energy and competitiveness with the rest of the roster and free agency. The fact that he has to throw in competitiveness to list a players shouldn't he? I mean, did you see competitiveness last season? No, that's my point. Yeah, right? I mean, the fact that you're right, the fact that he has to say that, but you didn't see that last season. So he has to say, we're looking for guys that are going to go out there and compete and they're going to play basketball at a requisite NBA level. They're going to care to that degree. And again, not to say everybody was like a day ago on a night tonight basis because they certainly weren't we saw us in Reeves flying all over the place. We saw a number of players doing that Stanley Johnson when he Gabriel, all those younger guys, but in general, this Lakers team last season black competitiveness, so that's competitive fire or something that you have to have on the team business next season. And again, all of this stuff is obvious, but still good to hear like I say, yeah, he didn't come out and say, oh, I'm looking for another ball handler. He didn't come out and say, I'm looking for, you know, I'm looking for scores, he said, three point shooting defense. I mean, those are check, check, check. I mean, those are all the things the Lakers need on their checklist in order to build a successful team alongside LeBron and Anthony Davis. So I mean, it's obvious, but also a little bit comforting that at least it's acknowledged by rob pelinka that these are the things that the Lakers need. Really, really quickly. And again, I'm aware is June 24th, but well, now I just have to the draft. That you said, Trevor, the Lakers would have to bat a thousand this off season. So far, again, don't know what braves he looks like. Yeah, got about a week away now. The Lakers have batted a thousand in my opinion with the coaching car and what they've done throughout the drought, the coaching staff, Darby has put together they batted a thousand so far. And yeah, some of the things they said about max Christie I thought was really interesting as well. So yeah, and that's why in a lot of Lakers fans really wanted or were interested in Jaden hardy. That was what the exact opposite. I'm glad the thought process here is consistent because we didn't hardy. You're going the exact opposite of what rob palinka said in that quote that you brought up three point shooting defense competitiveness and I forget the other thing honestly. Energy energy energy. It's understandable. It's very late right now and we've spent all night covering the giraffes. The one thing we don't have. It's the thing we need to right now. Yeah. But the defense is what Jaden hardy absolutely does not have. So I'm glad they went with something that completes that thought process and apparently the report is or what rob link is in any way is that it was a consensus and they valued him as a first round pick and they thought he would have went 15 to 20 in next year's drafts if he had went back. So yeah, I'm excited. I think the thought process has been perfect so far. Even if somebody thinks don't pan out, it's the thought process going into these decisions that is what's really showing here. And here's the thing, right? We look at this. You say they're batting a thousand. 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"pelinka" Discussed on Speak For Yourself
"Try and still sean from this year's team yes. There is no shine taken off of a. title last year in a bubble. I don't believe in bubble frauds. Not the miami heat. Not the boston celtics. Not be lost angeles lakers. Here's why slick. Rick i see you give me a look. Sports are a manmade game based upon contrived set of rules that are ever adjusting. The epitome of sport is actually. How well can you adjust to be set of rules in football. There used to be a time where you could hit defense receivers then all of a sudden you couldn't how well can you adjust to a set of rules. Take into the locker room or onto the field real quick during practice any football practice. You'll be going through a drill and all of a sudden you'll hear a screeching loud scream and it will say this sudden change all the sudden. The drill has to change instantly because their coach is trying to remind you during the course of a game something will change because that is the epitome of game. Things are constantly changing last year during the nba season. The world yelled sudden. Change five-month halting basketball. Who could adjust the lakers adjusted. Better than everybody else. They were beneficiaries more so than any other team. It didn't affect all the lakers greatly. I'm sure couva didn't benefit from five months off. He can't focus on the court so i doubt he could focus off of it but like sub bron. James and anthony davis did benefit. So i don't believe the lakers are bubble fraud. I don't believe there. Championship deserved an ask last year. Definitely doesn't deserve in asterik this year because game is all about chain. Adjusting to change and the lakers did that last year. Dodo same heard it. So you can believe that marcellus can believe that. I in a perfect world and in my mind that but the world is not just this show and the reality is there for all the reasons that marcellus pointed out there are plenty of people out there that are going to look at this first round exit and then look back at the bubble and go haha. Were they really champions. I mean were. They really tempted to end to your point. It's a different team to me. The loss was last summer when they made the roster moves that changed. This team profoundly last year's team prior to the bubalo bubble was six to without. Anthony davis this year's team wasn't capable of playing that way so there was a significant difference however there was also the mindset. And maybe it's not the. It didn't take the shine off of the lakers championship. It took the shine off of lebron and anthony davis and rob pelinka and their part in last year's championship because the belief was that these guys demonstrated you just need to give them a couple of pieces. But this is really about. Anthony davis lebron james coming together and rob pelinka picking up to white howard and a bunch of pieces of the salvage heap and they were champions. And now we look at this team with a roster. That was supposed to be better than last year's team and was i dare say more expensive. And they couldn't even get out of the first round so in a perfect world. No it doesn't take anything off of last year. that's a standalone event. But gentlemen we do not live in a perfect world. We will retroactively. Go back and look and say marcellus point. How do you put an asterisk on it now and yet say there's no shine taken off of it just because of the difference. This was a different year. Two they didn't play a full eighty two game season full off season. You what an asterisk. On the fact that they they were knocked out in the same way. You could put an asterisk on them winning a championship. Well i don't know if asses have lower case and upper case but last year was upper case this year maybe lower case abbreviated season two games but the point is slick. You brought me into a place where i'm gonna take the suit all get dirty and muddy which who let me talk about what this asterisk looks like. Because last year the clippers watch. You wouldn't hurt me publicly. Say but privately. That was a masters championship. Being i telling people this you're looking at the national champion and a national record holder running the four hundred meters and they coach ever said we had a race. Set up like this. We're gonna run three hundred stop. Take off come back and run laps hundred. I would say sign me up for that race and they signed the lakers up for race on the entire nba for that race but whoever wins their race the lakers of last year. The champion like that like that. Like the four hundred meters. I used to have to run so most. Nba champions of sitting there privately. Say ain't the same kind of ring we one. But i digress. Let's talk about that team last year of the champions you guys. I wanna see your faces because you laugh every time i brought this up. You laugh every time that see who laughs. Last of the eighteenth champion since two thousand and three during their postseason ruined the lakers allowed the most poll points per game highest opponent field goal percentage in highest opponent three point percentage. Now used to laugh because i was like that. Those numbers support that. Maybe this is a weak champion in terms of how they perform. Now we look at this first round exit play in championship to even become a first round. Exit team is starting to make some sense. That like you say rob pelinka. Those guys didn't look at this team properly in terms of the holes that they needed to feel. But i'm not going damn the lakers incompletion. Because they are the six defending champion since one thousand nine hundred four to lose in the first round so they're not setting any kind of history right here. They're not the first team to do this. There are six of them including the lakers. But it's still kinda weird coming off the astronauts year that go pull this right after. I'm about to say something is gone. Make your head hurt. And y'all intelligence arm really about the tug at your mental strings. Slick you brought up a point. Hadn't heard before. But now i actually agree with everything unreal. This year deserves more of an asterik than the others. And here's why so sports not a measure of excellence of the post to a measure of longevity. The reason so many people say that michael jordan is the greatest basketball player of all. Time is not because he has more long jetty than lebron. James but michael jordan ties were higher than lebron james's high's feeder so if we are comparing the best of jordan to the best of lebron and jordan wins then. Shouldn't we use the same argument with forest titles. This year isn't even about who's more talented is about. Who can last the longest. Luca you're gonna get hurt. Jamal mortgage hangman. You got an acl spidey mitchell. Thank goodness came back just trying to survive your own health. Joel embiid you just got hurt again. Look at the brooklyn. Look at the boston. Celtics made it to the eastern conference finals. They got bounced for one. The he made it to the eastern conference finals they got balanced for the lakers made it to the nba. Finals won the nba finals. They just got bounced in the first round. Maybe just maybe oh yeah. Didn't mention the nuggets. Who lost their star score. Because he got her. Maybe just maybe this shortening of the season is actually not a matter of. Who's the most talented team. That's going to win this year. It's just a matter sell of who can last the longest to bring it in a track analogy immense lick.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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