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Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis Agree To Five-Year $190 Million Contract

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

01:03 min | 1 year ago

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.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"I don't think so, but At least not right now if he has continued to be just buried on the Lakers bench. And by the way, Markieff Morris comes back. So what is Kyle kuzma's role Markieff Morris is back and Markieff Morris was like the safety net for kuzma. If it's just not having a great night. You turned to Markieff Morris similar-sized similar skill set tougher player gives you a bit more physicality in the post. Who's Miss a little more Dynamic on the perimeter, but same basic idea. You've got a four step out and shoot the threes. It can occasionally defend on the perimeter kuzma's the better perimeter Defender, I believe but similar in some ways, right? So Markieff Morris comes back. So I just eat into Kyle kuzma's minutes even further or is Kyle kuzma. Just a three now. Is he the teams back up 3. But she might be that's what Rob pelinka was talking about how he was going to be used to defend way along with any green gone. If none of those things happen and Kyle kuzma doesn't get the minutes, I guess it wouldn't surprise me if you did ask for a trade because he's now at a point where he will be a free agent. If he doesn't get the extension now, he will not be a free agent next offseason and he needs to be able to put up some numbers for himself for his next contract. He has to be able to put up numbers and that might mean going to a team that isn't very good that he can get the ball a lot and get up a lot of shots. We'll see you then. We'll see what happens. So far Kyle kuzma said all the right things about wanting to continue playing with Anthony Davis wanting to play with LeBron James, even if that means he has to come off the bench all of that so far. He said all the right things potentially, you know, things could come to a head at some point. Is again he has a lot of money on the line. I'm seeing the name Isaiah Thomas. I'm seeing the name Isaiah Thomas get in here quite a bit and there was an article of went out. I believe it was a boston-based article. I'm trying to remember the name of the of the writer. I've actually met him. And his name is completely escaping me, but it's one I should know. But anyway, basically quoted Isaiah Thomas saying that he's finally healthy for the first time. He's actually beating people off the dribble. All of these things up is no longer an issue. A lot of players say that okay, a lot of players are suddenly healthy a lot of players when they are out for an NBA job. They are in the best shape of their career because what else are they going to say? They going to say, oh, you know, I could feel okay, that's not going to get NBA team swarming to get a look at them. So Isaiah Thomas, I think I just think the ship has sailed defensively. He's such a liability there. He's going to get picked on a Frank Vogel team where defense is so important that stuff and I liked Isaiah Thomas a lot when he was rolling man. He was good. He was tough to stop him. He was he was an MVP candidate, which is crazy amazing. only NBA player I've been able to stand eye-to-eye with by the way that I've that I've interviewed but yeah I just I don't see it right now and I hope I hope I'm wrong I hope he comes back and he's great I've got a question coming in saying what about power Gasol so Eric Pincus tweeted out that he wants to see the Lakers sign Powell and then retires Jersey and Powell like that comment I think would be nice look powers are great Laker think would be a great thing to.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:14 min | 1 year ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Changes things a little bit rock is really only a two year deal for kcp. It's a two-year deal at about twelve million per year. That's not so bad that last year again. Only about four point eight million guaranteed. Which means maybe he's a trade ship at that point. I think it changes the value of the contract quite a bit and how we view that KCPD. Oh, but regardless ACP has a skill set. They needed three point shooter shot 39% from Deep last season. That's something that you need. So I understand why the Lakers focused on bringing him back when you compared to the Avery Bradley contract you go maybe the Lakers overpaid a bit, but you guys want to feel better. You want to feel better about kcp. All right here Marcus Morris. Okay, Marcus Morris for the Clippers. How much do they pay him sixty four million dollars? Four year 64 million that equates to $18 million per year. The Lakers got kcp for 12 feel better. I do twelve million kcp compared to $64 million eighteen per year for Marcus Morris. And by the way, the Lakers are going to be paying Markieff Morris who was the better Morris in the playoffs the veteran minimum. So even if you feel like kcp is a little bit over paid the deal they just got Markieff Morris on and the deal they got Montrezl Harrell on which is another below market value deal makes up for that month. Do I have everybody feeling warm and fuzzy yet about the kcp deal? By itself, maybe it's a little bit of an overpay. But these other moves they make up for that. Okay, you might have given kcp a little bit too much but you've got some other guys on cheaper contracts and what they should have come for. So hopefully we're all back to being happy about replicant Benjamin from YouTube. Can you tell everyone to stop doubting Castle? It's getting ridiculous. He's an amazing pick-up same for Coos. How many guys would you get that good for that price? Thank God Benjamin on fire. I love and Benjamin you are getting a lakersnation.com license plate frame because I could not have said that better myself Benjamin. Shoot me a DM on Twitter. Send it to me. Give me your name your mailing address your email address. I'll send you a Lakers nation, license plate frame. Thank you. Yes, Marc Gasol. it's a recency bias that's coming into play here and we're doing the same thing with Montrezl Harrell that's where you've got all the Lakers shaders coming out and telling you Montrezl Harrell's not any good he doesn't play any defense not true he's not great defensively there's no arguing there but he's not horrible either he's okay he's about average on the defensive end of the floor he's a 6-7 big right yep that's what he is he's a lot better on the lot more effective on the offensive end Marcus all he was terrible in the bubble Montrezl Harrell terrible in the bubble Marcus all might have been a little bit dinged up onto his hair was dealing with the loss of Grandmother which everybody was talked about that said that was a huge huge huge blow to him and so emotionally he was completely drained physically he was not ready to play because he had been dealing with tremendous loss and then he goes into the bubble he's playing the most intense basketball ever.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"We're going to jump on that. We're going to get Dennis Schroder a twenty-seven-year-old who fits right in line with Anthony Davis. We're going to capitalize on that. Here's here's a thirty-three-year-old. Danny Green wage. The 28th pick in the draft and you're going to give us back a twenty-seven-year-old point guard. That was the runner-up to be the sixth man. That's right. The Lakers have the reigning Sixth Man of the Year and the runner-up for the Sixth Man of the Year. That's how they're starting a bench the two best bench players in the NBA. That's what the Lakers bench looks like and then they've got in their starting lineup two of the top one three four players in the NBA. My goddamn Rob pelinka did this with no cap space no room. It's not like you just went and overspent on guys to get them in know he played this out and got these pieces in blows my mind the job that Rob pelinka has done. All right. I am gushing over Uplink a little too much here. Let's get into some of your questions and comments. I do have another few topics that I want to get into as well. And by the way, guys, I should mention as it's in the title. We're not dumped Rob pelinka is not there to roster spots left open. Rob pelinka still has some moves to make so there are more players coming to your Los Angeles Lakers. Somebody said Dwight didn't really play in the finals. Yeah, he didn't. And that's the Brilliance of this Lakers roster how many teams could lose their starting center could decide you know, we're just going to we're just going to bench our starting center. He's not going to play very much and we're going to go and play different style that we think is going to beat this team and then when they can mix it up on the fly like that how many teams can say Hey, you know Game 6 of the NBA Finals pivotal right pretty important. Let's throw in a guy that was in the G League last year Alex Caruso, you're a starter now haven't really started much all season. But this is what we think matches up best with the Miami Heat..

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Lakers and I got my GM shirt on today, because Rob pelinka is on fire if he keeps it up. I'm going to need a Rob pelinka Jersey to go right alongside my playoff Rondo jersey because this guy is having an insane wig Mark Keith Morris back said no to the Clippers. I'm not going to go play with my brother. I'm staying with the Champs. That's what's what Markieff Morris said lands him. You've got Marcus all coming off and Landing guys like Dennis Schroder Martin Montrezl Harrell. I can't even say his name. I'm so excited. Look at the moves that Rob pelinka has made. Wow. This has been an offseason for the low-wage. we're going to break it all down today and we talked to all of you joining me from YouTube from Periscope from Facebook we're going to talk Lakers basketball is going to be taking your questions and comments live we're going to give away some Lake Station. Com license plate frames were going to do all of that and I'm going to dive into our Apple podcast questions as well so if you are listening to the podcast version of this make sure you head over to Apple podcasts great review And subscribe and in your review house me a question will address some of them here today on the show all right let's Dive Right into a don't forget guys make sure you are heading over to lakersnation.com And subscribe to the Lakers Nation YouTube channel and putting out all kinds of content right there but I want to take things off with Rob pelinka this is as much as we celebrate Rob pelinka as much as we say oh my gosh he's having an incredible offseason and he certainly is This is a little bit gutsy to do what he's doing. He's tearing down a championship team right now as of this moment. There are seven players back from last season 7. That's it. We're talking about half the team is going to be brand-new. We're not part of the title run from last season. I mean that's that is surprising. No question. Usually what we see NBA teams do when they win a championship. They run it back because chemistry cohesion all of that matters wage. Rob pelinka said yes that matters, but if we have an opportunity to improve I'm taking it because what kills a team is complacency if you just do nothing you sit back and you run it back you pay your own players a bunch give them a big raise and that's all you do and teams around you get better as what you get left behind as a team ages out and so rough but like I said, we want to focus on bringing in young players who are good who can play alongside Anthony Davis and by the way guys, I do still have my phone out here thought they would not have it out for a show but we are still in the thick of the offseason, which means I'm trying to make sure I'm prepared for any wounds bump. So you guys got to help me out if there is a won't bomb that happens today or a Shams bomb or whatever you want to call log. James while whatever we're calling these things make sure you guys let me know something big takes place so we can react right here live..

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Hello Lakers Nation. Welcome and Chevrolet near Fort lakersnation.com. And Marc Gasol is a Laker Rob pelinka. Have yourself an offseason my goodness. Normally do not see NBA teams that are coming off of a championship make moves the way the Lakers have but Rob promised that he was going to be aggressive and wounded. He delivered. I mean like a Bittersweet element to this of course seeing so many guys on their way out the door Quinn cook Javale McGee Dwight Howard on and on and all these players that are now gone. It's a little bit shocking but the pieces they've brought in wolf man. Have they made some big moves and brought in some pieces that I like a lot Marcus all Montrezl Harrell Wesley Matthews schruder. This Lakers team on paper could be better next season than last season's Squad. Look at what the rest of the league is doing. We thought okay who's going to make all these moves to catch up to them? Gers, replica said no. No no. No. No, you're not going to make moves to catch up to us. We're going to go ahead and make moves and we're going to increase the Gap. We're going to pull it even farther in front. That's our plan. And that's what we run pelinka went out and did again. I do have some concerns some concerns with the roster build in the way. It looks and we're going to get into all of that tonight. I'm also going to be taking your questions and comments. So if you're joining from YouTube from Facebook from Periscope welcome and as you can see it took me tonight, but never really just me, it's me and all of you and if you're listening to the Apple podcast version of this or if you're listening on Spotify, wherever make sure you do head over to Apple podcast. Give us that five star review and don't forget to leave us a a review you can ask a question in there and we'll address them on the show. All right. Well, let's start off with the big topic Marcos. All Marcus all is a Laker first and foremost..

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Rob Pelinka Says Kobe Predicted Los Angeles Lakers' NBA Championship Win

Mason & Ireland

02:39 min | 1 year ago

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

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Magic Johnson makes admission about his Twitter account

The Steve Czaban Show

02:14 min | 2 years ago

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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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"On past that were still family such as you fight with their brothers and sisters sometimes well i had somewhat of a disagreement with my sister rob pelinka yes i say backstabber but that happened then now i want the lakers should be a championship team having co why here would do that okay now this is the flip side to doing what he did on tv doesn't mean he wasn't telling the truth doesn't mean didn't feel good in the moment to unburden yourself of all of that in in the criticism those coming along with the his decision to quit the way that he quit in obviously you know i don't care if it's magic grim and nobody likes hearing everybody go my god and you feel badly screwed that up what a what a disaster disaster how could he do that and he said look there's a back story here let me tell you what's going on the flip side is is now you're trying to get quiet leonard come in and one of the questions was the hell are released the question what the hell is going on over there in you just blew the place up a a couple of weeks ago yeah but you know be uncle much like why you know it's very familiar with who magic johnson is what magic johnson has always done an how magic johnson became magic johnson magic johnson let the world on fire very early in his career as a laker you went out and said you know i can't be magic you'll have the trade me a fire this guy blindsided entire organization they had a very embarrassing moment in terms of china find a new coach jerry west is like no dog he'll do it do it and fast forward you know x number of decades later magic was right now be execution you know certainly certainly put them in awkward position the opposition also forced the action so if you are co why if you are unquote in is you are aware of the magic johnson story so if he tells you.

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Magic: Kawhi requested I attend Lakers meeting

Tolbert and Lund

00:29 sec | 3 years ago

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

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on First Take

First Take

05:10 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on First Take

"Microphoning listen, rob Pelinka was not just maligned. He was made fun of he was called a moron. It was said he didn't know what he's doing. I want to be clear about something very quickly. I'm not giving him the entire credit for finding thirty two million dollars in cap space for the Lakers yesterday, obviously a ton goes to clutch sports. Obviously a ton goes to LeBron James but win the trade for Anthony Davis was made. There was an assumption that rob Pelinka had put the Lakers behind the eight ball. They wouldn't get a max free agent. And in that time in that we can have we have seen several moves made now where the Lakers are in contention to we're having a serious discussion. Stephen a Smith is out here saying, Leonard is now seriously considering the Lakers. We need to give Palinka the credit and I believe with our initial reaction. Some of your little, you're a little bit early. If Pelinka lands, amac's free agent who's like an MVP like if. Forgive Kemba Walker Amax contract. I don't necessarily think that's a good idea for the Lakers. If they get Colli Leonard or let's say, Kyrie Irving or maybe even Jimmy Butler. Okay. Okay Pelinka, you're right in that case he's Oded apology by people like me, but so far, what I've seen happen. The only difference is magic SATA town because anyone like the reason they couldn't get a D when they first tried they didn't have the fourth pick in the draft. The only changes they got the fourth pick in the draft. Magic would've made the same trade. Okay. Now, click sports helps arrange it so they also have cap space. Here's another thing. I don't like LeBron doesn't have as coach. You've a weird coaching situation where you have a guy coming in who looks like a lame duck because Jason Kidd's underneath them coach sports. It was an inside job. All you had to do is don't botch the inside job. And so far they've kind of botched the inside job. Lebron doesn't have is coach there seems to be an issue there, if they get a wire kyri, then the apologies are owed, but not before then. Both of you are wrong under no circumstances is rob Pelinka and apology. Unless one thing happens and one thing only. We find out that his suppose it hell legend be trail of Magic Johnson is, is proven to be patently false because that is the biggest reason rob Pelinka to criticism. I've certainly never sat up there and said he was an idiot or incompetent or anything like that. And I know you're not accusing me of that will cause we spoke about this yesterday. But you know other people may have done that. But I didn't do that. What I'm saying to you is the biggest issue the biggest reason why rob Pelinka within a pup was in the midst of a public storm was because Magic Johnson abruptly resigned. We had heard reports that rob Pelinka had something to do with it because he was stabbing. Magic Johnson in the back and betraying maj. Johnson. And then when there was a question, Mark about that. Magic Johnson came on national television with the cameras rolling, not once but twice I, I take and then on my special on the end to join the NBA finals and said it in the camera that when he was talking about betrayal. He was talking about rob Pelinka. So the fact of the matter is all of this stuff that anybody wants to talk about rob Pelinka getting Davis. We knew that Anthony Davis. Hold on a news eventually come. We didn't know anything. We didn't know win the biggest issue. Rob Pelinka was the relationship with Magic Johnson. That is the most review. He has Steven A and you're right. We ran into each other in the hallway yesterday, and that's the biggest issue for you. Listen very simple question for both of you. But let me say this what I'm talking about. Stephen is the improvement that Pelinka made for the Lakers situation in the past twenty four hours. I am not questioning the reporting of our great reporters like yourself Adrian were now ski. Ramona shelbert, Bobby Marx, who have said that, rob. Pulling did not have this lined up that cap space was compromised. That's what they've all told us. But he has recouped it in the past week and a half putting them on a footing max to maybe if it's the right answer. Bring in Kawai or a kyri, or perhaps break it up and bring in a Pat Beverley or or a you know, another player probably not Malcolm Brogdon because he's restricted but two nice players. Here's my simple question. Both of you. Hold on. Here's my simple questions. Dave nee if the Lakers in a year's time land, Anthony Davis. Another superstar or two less than a level superstars and become the Caesar's odds favors to win it all are. We're not talking about twenty twenty executive year. You might well you can. Could say that you might you hold out that you could say that? But remember when it first went down, we will, like excuse me. I set it right here on I take there's no reason over react. You have to deal you have until July six to get a deal done. There was a debate as to whether or not he should have closed the deal July, July sick, right? The four. All the free agency news right here on I take on Monday. We'll see you then..

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"It may the Lakers have always pounding the table saying, there was a path to create a MAC slot, if a guy wants to come and, and they showed that today, when we don't know, somebody wants to come or not. But, you know, I think for rob Pelinka to be able to quiet the narrative that he is the neophyte GM who doesn't know what he's doing is really important, especially as the Lakers are trying to as the Lakers are trying to convince the rest of the league that they are stable and, and even well run. I mean, but that is not the way they they have been looked at by the other twenty nine teams. In the league over the last few years. So if you can kind of push back on the narrative, I should say, oh, you don't think we can get a MAC money or big recourse ourselves chance to get a max, caliber guy. Well, here we are on twenty seven maybe maybe the twenty six. June twenty-seventh your it. It's the week before free agency. That's what it is. Yes, if you can kind of build some positive narrative momentum going into free agency, you know, maybe that's enough and you start getting meetings with those guys, you don't know how can shake loose. I mean, I would I would think any team with LeBron James on it, despite the fact that, you know, he may not be seen as the most attractive teammate to a guy who's already a number one star. But I wouldn't I wouldn't count out a team. Lebron James and Anthony Davis on it when it comes to any of these guys Bill. What, what do you think is more likely that they end up with a star here and using that money on a star or then now to just taking this thirty two point whatever and dividing it up to fill out the rest of the roster? I think I think there's still a better chance that it's that it's the ladder that they ended up having to go out and and, and divvy it up a little bit. There's just been too much smoke with all of those. I mean I could give it as four guys by the way, but are play for the Lakers. Kumba kyri Kawai, and Jimmy Butler, don't think Kevin Durant, or Klay Thompson, great as they are one haven't been linked to the Lakers in two. I can't imagine the Lakers wanted us year. Lebron's prime and all that cap space spent rehabbing those players, Zayd all in for twenty nine hundred twenty sort of enterprise right now. So I look at those four guys, I think you know, there's been so much smoke with those players all going certain places. I think it's still puts the Lakers, a little bit on the outside looking in, but it depends on how it shakes out. You know if if Brooklyn ultimately, you know, VIP Brooklyn can't get Kevin Durant. And is deciding do we really want to go all in on, on Tiree Irving, and, and let me Angela walk or or stick with the answer?.

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Sources: Lakers reach deal for Pelicans' Davis

Chicago's GameDay

05:06 min | 3 years ago

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? 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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

Jalen and Jacoby

03:53 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

"He's competitive eat demands most people around him this, this is just a function of their record not a function of any huge problem. In the organization is my childhood idol. Rob Pelinka's my college teammate. I saw the interview imagine got high. He was sitting next to Jeanie Buss. They were on the Lakers basketball network. He specifically said, I appreciate genie giving me this opportunity because she knows I'm going to remove myself from my businesses. If folk is one hundred fifty percent on what's going to make the Lakers championship contending team. When he got on I take that's not what he said. Okay. Now got one for rob when he talked about Kobe Bryant wanted to go sit with the dark Knight, because he was. So intrigued anyone to get more into character what the time to character was dead. Okay. I was just talking about heath ledger playing the joker in the dark Knight. So that didn't happen. People do embellish stories so I'm not here to defend either side. What I'm here to say is when teams are struggling and not meeting expectations. Everybody points fingers because they have to say face because Magic Johnson needs to walk the streets of LA. He can't have people like wait a minute. We use the president, y'all had a three thirty percent. Win percentage can have people saying. Now he had people say, hey magic it's wrong. That's what he did affectively. That's what he did. That's how it is goes. So again, this is great reporting by Baxter. But ultimately, this is classic example of everyone protecting their best interest. If rob Pelinka does five things people going to call them jeans. Get a D N Ross Ona's roster or Katie or Coa. Or who else is the free agent clay. No, if he gets eighty if he gets Katie, he gets Coa or kyri, Jimmy. Somewhat Jimmy people will be like, oh, he's genius. If one of those things don't happen. Did people like magic was right? If one of those things do happen, they'd be like they better. What our magic. That's how this works house long implicit sports. And you know what even after that, what the record is next year will determine the turmoil that the organization. Yes, a work guess what rob in magic was able to do for those away. They're paying attention. Guess what? They were able to do. They were able to get LeBron James come. LA you questioned whether or not the brand is the best player in the world right now. But not when he signed up for the Lakers, they got LeBron James to come to LA and signed a four year deal. He didn't do that in my any, he didn't do that in Cleveland. And I know he wanted to be a part of Hollywood. And I know location helps when he tried to shoot his movie this off season, I know but they got that done. Let's see if they can get another well. I want to do our show from w NBA game look forward to. That's make it happen. Jalen with everything's going on with the Lakers so much drama magic on I take now this report, you would think that this is all just really got into LeBron's head. He's not having a good time. You would be wrong checking in on the bras. Instagram's stories yesterday. He had itself Memorial Day hanging out in his backyard with all of his friends, where to go to the table, and take a look at. Jalen, he put up video him and his friends hanging out in the backyard. And it was really interesting Rena breakdown piece by piece he had Tristan Thompson, there Russell Westbrook there. And Chris Paul there. There's some details unnoticed, then wanted to point out to you. Let's take a look at the first one..

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Magic Johnson continues to tarnish the Lakers' and his legacy

First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.

02:51 min | 3 years ago

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

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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka denies he 'betrayed' Magic Johnson

The Stephen A. Smith Show

04:09 min | 3 years ago

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.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

03:59 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"They say Alson, whoever says we'd like to introduce our new coach Frank Vogel. He's with our general manager, rob Pelinka. We'll take some of your questions go. Probably be Jim hill that has the first question. Probably what is it? And who is it direct? I mean, if I if I'm Jim hill, and I get the opportunity for the first question I would ask rob Pelinka to describe the front office power structure right now. Like who's doing what how does the front office work right now because that's something everybody's curious about who's got the power who's calling shots who's really involved in big decisions. And if he were evasive, I press him. I think rob hinted that the other day in Chicago by answering at this asked me that question. I'll be rob. How would you describe the powers the front office power structure right now in terms of who's involved in roles? My role is exactly the same as it was a year ago. That's not what I asked. You will you ask what, how are searchers? I'm I'm doing the exact same thing doing a year else is a part of the front office right now who else is involved in big decisions. Jeannie, Kurt is, is our senior adviser Jesse bus as our scouting director and me, and we just kind of make Linda Rambus, and she's been traveling with you guys for Bush's been with yoga nation. Next joins her Lert years. I think she's an advisor to genie like Curtis an advisor to me, I would just I would press on these things because this is something people want to know. And if his answer was my roles the same, I would say, that's not what I asked you. Right. Because that's what they asked him the other night, Chicago. And that's how he answered it. You know, I, I think the question about Linda is a valid question, because she's been in a lot of meetings. But the idea that, that somehow having in these meetings is a bad thing. I would I would bite back on genie and Linda have worked together at the Lakers. I think since like nineteen Eighty-four, and so I think that she's a sounding board for genie. But that, but a that doesn't necessarily make her a qualified basketball opinion be. It's not so much Linda Rambus individually that raises eyebrows. It's the people in general, collectively that genie seems to gravitate towards, you know, rob Pelinka, for example, got this job, if we're being honest because he was Kobe's agent. It's not because of rob Pelinka's overall experience. It's specifically they knew him through Kobe, right? Attic when he was brought in was brought him because he was magic as opposed to rise expanded other teams have hired prominent agents, let's how Bob Meyer started. That's how. Kelly started. It's not that somebody was an agent. It's the reason that you chose that agent. And the reason they chose that agent. Rob linka was the connection to Kobe. And then when you pair them with somebody like Magic Johnson who was also inexperienced. And the only reason you brought him in was. He's Magic Johnson. It's all of these decisions together that raised people's eyebrows. Right. But I don't know Andy, if you get, you know, Mason seems to say, oh, LeBron was coming. No matter what you think he's coming if there's no magic. I think magic helped a lot. Do you think he's coming? If there's no magic. Let me ask you this. If he's come if he's coming. Is he coming to a team that otherwise seems reasonably stable sure? Yes, he's gone. I think magic helped but LeBron it seemed like had largely made up his mind. And as long as rob Pelinka, or whoever, I guess, is the magic in the situation doesn't, you know Graham, your view. I'm not sure about that. I mean, wear also where else was he gonna go though wherever you wanted there weren't that many options though? I mean, he could have had wherever he wanted any narrowed down pretty quickly to Cleveland LA, and sort of Philly. Right. So it's not like he was necessarily looking..

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Lakers reportedly to interview former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff as coaching search continues

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:01 min | 3 years ago

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?

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LeBron James left stunned, disappointed by Magic Johnson's resignation with Lakers

SportsCenter All Night

00:51 sec | 3 years ago

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

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Monty Williams the Suns' Top Target for Coach - Where does that leave the Lakers?

Mason & Ireland

02:22 min | 3 years ago

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.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

04:32 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"It's not. Yeah. The cloud. I'll I'll be be back. less work for me. I'll be back in two minutes. I'd say more people the better, right, George. I'm with you. They'll get after it on the defensive and we'll get after it as well. So George years, Ben, Andy, I've been talking a lot about the idea of the Lakers bringing in a president of basketball operations, and we've got two options that we've come up with one is build with the. Bob Myers and the other one is messiah jury hashtag fly with Masai. Ooh. I like that. Is there any chance that we are going to see somebody other than rob Pelinka running the show? It doesn't feel that way doesn't feel like that's the path that we're moving on right now. I mean, if it feels to me like if you're already going after the coach before you have your theoretical front office built out and in particular, the guy that would be a either alongside rob Pelinka or his direct boss or the guy directly reporting to rob Pelinka. It feels to me like Pelinka's going to be that number one shock collar rob link as the president of basketball operations for all since purposes for the Los Angeles Lakers. And that's the way it's now there's, but there's this thing floating around out there that there is a mystery consultant there is somebody George you're laughing shadow, boss. There's a shadow bus right who has connections to the current acting president of basketball operations, rob Pelinka who might be in the shadows taps in bat, cave, amuse cage of sorts of music. Maybe Hughes cage behind the scenes, maybe having some influence over this team. You think isn't that? What Kellerman said on I take the other day. I don't know. Let's see what Kellerman him. I take on my page. If you if you don't have I've got it on my page. Multiple pages. My biggest he has to this. I think Kobe Bryant is ruining the Lakers. I think he's been ruining the Lakers for about almost tenuous since that contract extension going back eight years already. I think he is a sensually running the franchise. The means a Roo ruin the Lakers. But I think that's what's happening. Let's go back to his contract extension. Everyone points to the Chris Paul deal being scuttled is the downfall of the Lakers. Let us not forget Kobe. Bryant was already on the downside before the achilles injury. He was no longer the best player in the league or one of the two or three best players in the league. Then his achilles goes. And before he ever seen on the court, again Jeanie Buss gives them a two year extension. How did you get that extension? How did how did you get that extension happens to be close with Jeanie Buss? In fact, when genie fired Jim she had to lean on people close to her. Well, Kobe Bryant was one of those people then all of a sudden rob Pelinka gets installed as the GM of the Lakers. What's Pelinka is a seller? He's not a buyer. He's an agent did not a GM and Magic Johnson is Stephen eight points experience. What's Pelinka doing? They're also inexperienced. And then when magic wants to get rid of him. He can't what is the power backing Pelinka. Who do what's the power back in Pelinka? Why did Kobe get the fifty million dollar extension? Koby? Bryant still has nor miss influence on the Lakers. And despite intentions, it is it has been a destructive force in recent years. All right. So let's I actually suggested this in a different way that in some way. Is rob Pelinka a proxy for Kobe? Bryant. Jeannie obvious GD seems like the kind of person that would talk to Kobe Bryant either. It would get advice from Kobe. She has said before that Kobe would be one of the people she would picture running the Lakers. It was like Koby Jerry West magic. You know, these people who were they never just love who's an all time. Great can't we throw good on spectrum. You don't want to you. Don't want to take worthy off spectrum with the worthy. Call where these doing is working on his handicap trust me. Gets no respect from you guys in terms of the executive rumors. He's too good. I don't want to lose them onto the Lyles. Exactly. Worthy class..

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Does Kobe Bryant have more influence over the Lakers than Magic Johnson?

The Stephen A. Smith Show

02:48 min | 3 years ago

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.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"We've seen so far. There's obviously time for them to change that. But the idea that rob Pelinka would seemingly be little fingering his way towards even more power. And at you can be a verb. You little fingered this earned a little finger into a verb. It's verb. It can be a noun. It can be a verb. It can be a name. I okay. All you people. Stop. Stop it. Little figuring his way. Yes. It's a I love it. I don't even watch the show, and I love it. But anyway, it seem I would think that if you are looking to get the best possible pool of candidates to try to rebuild your front office that you wouldn't put it out there that you are put out the vibe that you are tying yourself to rob Pelinka because even beyond the reputation that some people say he hasn't magic alluded to with that baggage. You're still limiting your candidate pool. If somebody feels like this exact you have to work with him. You have to he might even be. He might not. I was. Yeah. I was gonna say the the opposite. I was going to say that I think that he may be sending power fine. But then you're still limited your limiting your pool of options. If you're already putting that out on the table, and that to me with especially when you think about rob Pelinka and why he was hired which is he has those connections to the Lakers. Through kobe. That's just remaining in your bubble which has been the way of this organization, despite the fact that everybody like everybody is saying you need to change so far they seem reluctant to change Ramona Shelburne has been covering all of this stuff, and we pulled her away. She's probably working on four articles as we speak up. Momo house surprise for you of the timing of this. That Luke Walton is out today. Yeah. No, not surprised at all. I had a my Spidey sense is going off yesterday..

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Lakers Head Coach Rumors: Rob Pelinka to Run Search for Luke Walton Replacement

Mason & Ireland

00:50 sec | 3 years ago

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.

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

"No, I'm saying when your options, and you really didn't gotta deal with some BS because your life is just fine without it. That's one perspective. But if you're an NBA life or exact lifer. And this is all you know, you'd better. Learn a play then you play because. This is all you know, this is your only option you have to deal with this. And so you just tolerate it in a different way than if you magic, and you really gotta deal with that kind of crap. And so the idea of magic not wanting to do it may have been that he didn't want to deal with rob kind of undermining him. That's what Stephen A was getting out yesterday. No reason why he had regressed to wanting to get rid of rob Pelinka is because he felt like rob Pelinka was somebody that was doing things behind his back that he didn't like, and I gave what's what seemed like in the Nocholas example of him being inside leykis Filippini's and saying, hey with magic at have y'all seen magic knowing badge. Wasn't there? Just to bring attention to the fact that magic wasn't. They wasn't a hands on kind of guy. You can see why magic would at that point. If that's true. If Stephen as information is right. We're match that you know, what I'm not do like you said, I'm sixty years old on most. I got a billion bucks in the Bank. I got a million other things. I can do I'm not doing this not doing, and that's just a part of from what Steven A is explaining that's a small sample size because I'm sure if that's one part of it. There's a whole lot of things going on going on inside the building or whatever the case may be you you get into when you put personnel people together in sports, you always get into a tiff tat of back and forth, the backstabbing. That's why that's why people like to hire the president. When they come in. They blow everyone out and bring allow somebody else hire their own general manager who will hire their own hair coats. So everybody's on the same page. You know, you have to worry about rob trying to get magic position in get a stranglehold of what it is that he could do without magic..

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

03:25 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"The reason why he had regressed to wanting to get rid of rob Pelinka is because he felt like rob Pelinka with somebody that was doing things behind his back. Like, he didn't like, and I gave what's with seemed like an anonymous example of ten being inside leykis facilities and saying, hey with magic at have y'all seen magic knowing Bajic. Wasn't there just to bring attention to the fact that magic wasn't? They wasn't a hands on kind of guy. I mean that's a little disrespectful because again, it's not just about. Okay. Magic's not there. We get it. And again, that's not excusing. Magic johnson. He probably should be there. But it's just drawing attention to himself unneeded. You know, like you said it shouldn't happen. Yeah. It's so Hollywood, right? And all the stuff that rows being accused of Hollywood agent stuff. When you tell a player buy a house here. You're good, right? That's that's the thing. He lied to learn that story was published in athletic told to buy a house, and I only trade you for like a top player. I mean once that that bond is broken. And by the way, he said the same thing to coups up to the all star break who's like dishes. Larry and talk, and why coups know that he said, that's Larry Larry probably talked to coups about it because they're buddies like that. So I always players talk. And they understand. Hey that guy watch out for him. This guy is known for promising. You you don't have to no one's telling you say this to these player. Yes men. I mean, it's clearly detrimental to his job that we've already heard reporting that other GM's don't want to deal with him for whatever reason. Whether it was that unlike him as an agent or they don't like him the way he does business now, but the lying to players. I mean, I would imagine that if if and when a general manager or someone like that lies to you that really should is over. I mean, it's a reputation earn whether good or bad and he's earned that. And there's not there's not going to be any coming back from that. You know, that's the one thing we talked about air. You may not hear what I want to say. But I'm gonna be honest with you have to respect you like you have to respect you can't even get honesty. There's no I it's gonna if rob moves it's going to be tough sledding. Because like I said he's not very from what everyone is saying. And what people are hearing not very well liked around the league from other other management from other teams guys. Don't respect them players know he lies right to their face. So I mean, that's a lot of like I said a lot of souls are really gotta clean a lot of stuff up messiah Jerry dealt with some of that with derozen situation. Right. And it took a now that was repaired because came and it was a better player and they're winning. Right. So that masks a lot of issues, they were even very transparent understanding at the start of the that was a tough decision for them to me. They didn't want to have the had to do something. They push their chips in. There was the issue where it's bear with the fans about it. Right. But with demar they weren't. And I think that that that hurt him a little bit. But again things are mass. When you're winning a lot of the stuff that's happened here with LeBron. That's happening. Cleveland, man. The problem was they went to the final four straight years and they make the playoffs here. Right. Is that fair to say? I mean winning cures a lot, but it doesn't fix right problem. Yeah. I mean problems are still going to be underlying a similar situation. When when I was at the clippers and for while had a lot of power, you know, he wasn't just the coach he was a gym. I think president or he had a few hats. And that was the one thing, you know, you're really good at coaching. But how can you say you're all for this team when your job is fine. Other players you're doing this doing that. And then you're lying to players. That's where it's tough..

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

03:28 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"And fits the podcast. Here's been and Jason Fitz with you reacting to the breaking news from last night. And Magic Johnson stepping down as president of the Lakers. What this means for the current chaos at that organization, and what it means going forward, and the more reporting that comes out and the more information that we're getting about this the more. We are questioning what exactly the breaking point was wide. Magic feel like last night was the night could have waited till the season was over could have potentially had more meetings with the people in charge in figured out a way to stay on. It all seems to potentially hinge around the keeping on of rob Pelinka the Lakers GM, so we're going to get into that. There was interesting sound from Stephen a Smith coming off a -cation for from his show to talk about that. But quickly it is it is right around seventy stern. And so the WNBA draft is kicking off right now on ESPN two. We're going to keep you updated with a couple of top picks. As the show goes on. But a quick turnaround for the ladies after that NCWA tournament title game. So big night for them tonight. Let you know as that goes on tonight so Fitz Stephen coming off AK shin comes back to be a guest on his own show today, and one of the interesting things he said was that it felt like the bleep really hit the fan around magic in this team when it became clear that he might not be able to fire rob Pelinka Jeanie Buss, though, she is very tied to Luke Walton appeared to have given him the okay to let go of him. Stephen even had to time for ten AM today was when Luke Walton was going to lose his job. But when it became clear that she was not willing to also see rob Pelinka ago. That's when he felt like maybe his power was a was being neutered and Steven A, not long ago said this about how other people around the league feel about rob Pelinka. The problem is that everywhere you go you see people who despise rob Pelinka individ-. Business of agents executives. They won't return phone calls that only wanted to talk to Magic Johnson didn't want to answer return, his phone, calls, etc. Etc. I've been covering the NBA nearly twenty five years. I've never seen anything like this foreign executive. I've never seen an executive so maligned and maybe it's wrong. But there are collection of enemies out there towards rob Pelinka. They don't like him at all. And you know, and they let magic know about that. Ciro in that with him potentially feeling like Pelinka wasn't on his side. And that sounds pretty toxic. I mean, in my mind also have asked myself Jeanie Buss, how aware is. She of that sort of that narrative that exists. I mean, you would think giving her closeness with magic imagine discovering this that magic is made her aware. But I have a hard time looking at how the Lakers moved forward. If rob Pelinka was the issue. I mean, I think the peace of this do they can't make jive in my mind is that if magic in genie bus are so close that magic has this information genie has to know. And it just won't change anybody's mind. It just feels like that's a very strange situation for her to be so oblivious to or for him to not have been aware of in for to 'cause this discourse between two people that you know, he continually refers to janey buses his sister over rob Pelinka if rob linka has terrible reputation in the league. Yeah. I think there are there are some reporting that genie bus..

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Luke Walton, Jason Kidd And Jeanie Buss discussed on NBA: Lakers at Jazz

NBA: Lakers at Jazz

00:56 sec | 3 years ago

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

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Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and the Lakers

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

00:50 sec | 3 years ago

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

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

04:12 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"So when they're at the game, there's a crime shot right with Larry and subtracts Zia and. Okay. And as it turns out there was a somebody accused of murder. And they when they went to investigate it. Somebody had been charged with murder, they said, wait a minute. No, go look at that episode of curb your enthusiasm. He was in the crowd episode right by subtracts Zia. And that proves that was his alibi that he couldn't have committed the murder. So now, we ended up telling the exact story that John would have told had he been here. There you go and there's Jon Allen at all anymore. John Ireland story. All right coming up next. Oh, you know, a couple of things. Okay. Couple of things. First of all, we get some some rob Pelinka coming up for you play the hits here. Play some rob Pelinka and also two things really have irritated today. So three things coming up next. Right. Rob Pelinka and the two things that irritated me today. Okay. Mesa. And then we got fasttrack Mason Ireland ESPN LA, rob Pelinka last night did a thing on access sports net with. Mike Bresnahan correct here. He is on the Lakers. Trying to be aggressive overall. You know from genie to magic to myself to Luke we always want to be aggressive to do everything we can to try to put ourselves in championship position every season. And so at every trade line, this one and future ones. We're going to continue to be aggressive to do that until we accomplished that mission. And he was asked about his plan for the summer our plan. When we weighed the trade and created a double max room was to get two pieces. And obviously LeBron was the first, and we still have work to be done this coming July. And I think you can look around the league now and sort of what we did in creating two spaces. I think a lot of teams have said, oh, maybe that maybe that's a good model to pursue. And of course, now, you see the Knicks made some moves to open up major room, the clippers others. So I think this is going to be a really really interesting off season. And we stand position to be really really aggressive and feel like we have all the pieces here that if a player decides to come and join this platform that it'll be you know, championship caliber group right away. And this that what point of order point of order wet member. Like few minutes ago. I mentioned that their Lakers have a little bit of an arrogance thing that they might wanna dial back a little bit. They can be a little hyperbolic at times, rob Pelinka. Basically just said we in. Invented invented opening cap space to sign stars. Let's listen to a one more time because that's what jumped out at me our plan when we made the trade and created a double max room was to get two pieces. And obviously, the Brown was the first, and we still have work to be done this coming July. And I think you can look around the league now and sort of what we did in creating two spaces. I think a lot of teams have said, oh, maybe that maybe that's a good model to pursue. Of course. See the Knicks mayors. Major room the clippers. They got that idea. By the way, the team that has sat on cap space for the live MIR's year. This is how revolution there are the like nobody thought about them like guys, you know, wait a minute. Do we want? Kevin durant? We'd better create some room. Well, what if we what if you stay with me? Okay. What if we manipulated our payroll payroll right that we would have enough room under the salary cap Kesse society like to offer them a contract. They could play for us. No, that's crazy. Acres. Did it right? And now the now the Nixon era. Everybody's done. Now, rob does say, and I agree with them dangerous and a seven game series this current team. There's no question that was the goal and when we had a insignificant slew of injuries we were fourth. You know, we were just a couple of games back from second or third seed in the west we're fourth when on Christmas day when LeBron got injured we can't look at that. As an excuse..

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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"rob pelinka" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"Honestly, it's not going to be the guy's full. I'm not saying it's it's unless he's got some off the court stuff. I mean, most of these guys lottery guys don't pan out to be all stars some of them turned out to be like anger Kuzina. Lawns all going to be good players. Lakers. Don't need to be good. They need at least one of them to be all star Calvert most players never get there. They just don't the thing that has me most concern in terms of Luke, and what we've seen from this year because I agree with you. He's had it. He's had one hand tied behind his back during a lot of this process because of guys who've been in and out of the roster and also a roster that magic and rob Pelinka structured to be kindly in perfectly is an image by because they were not going win. Right. They weren't going all in and they didn't put the premium on shooting that a lot of people including you. And I saw me DeMarco thought would be necessary. But last year's team. Even fighting often big odds because they were you know, sub five hundred team showed more fight during instances than at times. We've seen this year. We've seen at times this team show up during games of real importance that there's an urgency that's supposed to be taxed to an even short handed that in a variety of different ways. We haven't seen the fight. And it's fair to wonder at least if some of that has to do with Luke may not be all of it. But I think it's fair to question whether or not some of it the last question next, but I it's five fifty sports fans, and what's the game plan with your kids when you get home.

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Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant And Rob Pelinka discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:28 min | 3 years ago

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

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Memo to Luke Walton: Here comes LeBron ... and all that comes with it

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:57 min | 4 years ago

Memo to Luke Walton: Here comes LeBron ... and all that comes with it

"Right across from this table and talk about the head that guy donald bash show special do you relate did have rudy go bear the defensive player you realize that we're talking about lebron jane amount it's more player okay so i'm also talking about luke walton who's not much older than lebron james isn't that enough pat round i got the hairstyle walton is sitting on the hottest seat in sports right now it's hotter than jason garrett seat because he's gotta figure out how to manage lebron not a cakewalk not easy and then he's got to figure out how to coach what the man i consider the most difficult to coach in the league in rajon rondo that's hard man and then all of a sudden we know lance can just be tricky on e can be moody and up and down or show okay we'll maybe got a got a bad bad over eighty two games things start to manifest themselves you know what he has been he will be at some point and you can be tricky because you're not sure what you're gonna get and sometimes his mind wanders he's just not that easy to coach how many minutes do you give him is his head in the game tonight or not in the game it's hard and finally lavar ball will be disrupted depending on how many minutes his son plays or does not play is he playing minutes or is he sitting on the bench because in this case i don't know who the point guard is and it's going to take a while is lebron the point guard or not is rhonda the point guard is lonzo the point guard i don't know because they all three play point guard that candle that lonzo ball count has been burning for a while that wick is not as long as it was worse so this starts this start popping off about luke need to do this and they're not doing that okay i think it's going to be easy for my magic johnson rob pelinka pull the cord you'll grant disagree i don't know i i'm alonzo fan i'm not backing off that i don't know that that's going to be up to lebron james he could pull the plug bronco do that always stick match card he.

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How the Lakers are going to use Lebron James next season

SportsCenter AM

02:03 min | 4 years ago

How the Lakers are going to use Lebron James next season

"Yesterday irvine and i had a conversation and lebron echoed this sentiment that i think to try to play the warriors in their own game is a trap no one's going to beat them at their own game and so that's why we wanted to add these elements of sort of defense and toughness and depth and try to look at areas where we'll have an advantage it makes sense the explanation makes sense and i'll get to that in just a second but here's young misset espn reporter on the six pm sports center with jay harris yesterday explaining the rationale behind with the lakers have done this off season or it's interesting the lakers are taking a clear departure from how other teams have been built around lebron james in the past rob pelinka said that he saw how the houston rockets had some success against golden state this season particularly on the defensive side which may be a little bit surprising and that's why they went out and got a lot of tough grizzled veterans like regime rondo land stevenson to play defense also add playoff experience and rob pelinka said he magic johnson and lebron james all agreed on one thing they cannot fall into the trap of basically trying to be golden state at its own game young masek talking about the rationale behind with the lakers have done this off season around the brawn james now here's what makes sense to me because lebron was with the cleveland team forget this year okay go back to two years ago the nba finals golden state wins and five cleveland off offensively in a five game series shot fifty three percent they averaged almost one hundred fifteen points game they had three starters in that series shoot fifty four percent or better lebron averages a triple double nearly thirty four points a game kyrie irving averages twenty four they stood no chance of winning the series they lost in five and so on the surface yet we've tried this right we we've tried to surround the brown with guys who can make outside shots and more offensive minded team we may be sacrifice and toughness.

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Did Magic Johnson wait outside LeBron's house for free agency to start?

SportsPhone 680

04:36 min | 4 years ago

Did Magic Johnson wait outside LeBron's house for free agency to start?

"Had ezio who leads the league in rbi's second baseman boba shit vobis shortstop does dante son and then you had vlad junior they had three guys who pretty good pedigree that was there two three four hitters for pretty much the entire year all those guys will be in aaa i think soon they're talking about vlad when he comes off the deal with his patellar tendon deal that he's gonna be in buffalo so that's a september call up by actually really be excited if that happens yeah i honestly would say all three of them yeah would would excite me 'cause bijou's my favorite player ever so disease do that thing that i mean it's pretty good very good mary are moving onto the n b a a lot of stuff coming out today as lebron james is now officially los angeles laker there's a great story on espn ramona shelburne did a great story on just everything that went through everything that's a win down with the lakers and trying to sign lebron james how magic johnson apparently waited outside of lebron's house for an hour i don't buy that for one second magic johnson's not sitting in his car for an hour waiting for the broadway kidding me he knew exactly what the bronze decision was i can't see magic sitting there waiting for him i just can't johnson oh but oh by story it's real cute story but i don't buy for one second magic johnson sitting around for anybody for an hour that man doesn't look like you wasted time to be honest that's true that's very true also apparently algebra needs rich paul sent jeanie buss a one word text just said congratulations and apparently gm rob pelinka received a similar tax and also included a balloon emojis say you know like you if you do congratulations yeah the balloons come out right away turn that off because congrats type congratulations balloons papa iphone yeah i didn't know that yeah rob bleaker decide profile on the athletic right now and you go rob lowe yeah he's very he's got married very much idea he looks very he looks very la his i like there's an article about with pelinka today talking about how not building a team like the warriors but building a team to defend and be different than the warriors and all the guys that they got are versatile to wade geyser it's not just about shooters but their lengthy there he goes we have a lineup that can be six eight and above all with you know two guards three guards with lebron ma ingram has guys it's unbelievable see how it plays out one other anecdote from that's apparently bill walton decided to call his son to congratulate him while he was at a grateful dead concert this is what luke said yeah he and drummer mickey hart were in the background yelling at me bill said rhythm is the answer to everything in life luke walton said with a laugh he said so once i figure out what that means we'll be good join these semi congratulations and confetti came down there you go there you go all what it's about the confetti what it's about do you like the grateful dead no it's sacrilege i almost want to say fan i listen i know the legacy and it makes you you save this tape this and play tomorrow for because they're from here i got to like him i got every just like the start off their trip out of jealousy from us by saying we don't like the dead i will say at the bay area benefit the fire kafr concert last year saw dead and company and it was cool and i got the vibe and it was cool to just be fighting and everything but yeah it's not something i'm gonna throw on in my car and listen all the way to work right would knowing sometimes aren't they just annoying am i going to be on the only one that's going to i'm going to say it i don't care if everyone's looking at me sideways grateful dead fans can be annoying at times just shut up a right it's over with jerry garcia passed away the grants no that's all right listen just because it's the from the bay area do we have to like them out hey bro abram it mac maximum just hey jambi mind tomorrow jam bands are definitely an acquired taste so but and again i think you have to be.

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