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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Espn is your home of the world. Champion los angeles lakers. Thanks again to rob pelinka. Who joined us today. Met the media. Today was kinda of like media day right. Well it's been media. He calls but today was a big one. Anthony davis is a pretty big one. Lincoln's pretty big interview right. And i think they had like markeith morris. Yesterday they had caruso yesterday have been doing. You know four or five interviews every every we buddy cow. Cousy dudley was on alex was on. While we'll get to coups bahrain. I wanted to pay off tees as they say in the business now. Anthony davis now. Everybody expected them. Sign a contract and people were talking about a one and one or two and one or what it was. Here's anthony davis why he decided to sign a five year contract as a place i want to be. They did a great new donna. Great job on just putting together as as a place where you know i love to be. I'm not hearing the summers now. Living out here for time for the next you know five years so i thought it was just a great a great thing to to go five years in in in embiid here in place out love and and don't plan on going anywhere so no not most And here he is on having no idea that lebron was going to sign. That extension could be honest. I didn't know what lebron had gone on. I know he was on the deal. You know rich doesn't involve me with his bronze contract with business. I found out the day everyone else found out there. Lebron was to forty eight to two forty. I'm so sorry. There's anthony davis. Did you see the lebron james extension coming moment because there were like no roommate on twitter. Didn't come out of the blue. Yeah that really came out of to me. Because i just didn't feel like there was like a huge need for it so we weren't expecting he's under contract for another year and then he had a player option on the your beyond that so it was like you know why do you need. It just didn't see like a whole pressing need to extend him. Plus i thought the lakers and lebron. We're probably. We're trying to maintain flexibility in the summer of twenty nine so lebron having a player option that year actually gave them a little more flexibility. But i'm the lakers are happy to have both of them signed and delivered because now they don't have to sweat anything like you know you win a championship and you can't picture a world in which things go wrong and you're not winning a championship but like right. Now anybody can get hurt. Anything can go wrong and then all of a sudden. Now you're sweating it out next summer with. Anthony davis lebron having player option. So you know you just you kind of have to always think long term about things. Lock things i think. for laurent. it was thirty five thirty six this month. Yup snuck it as much money as i. Can tom thirty eight coming off a championship. Yeah makes i mean obviously aid unbelievably well deserved what. Here's the thing. I mean i i was spouting this theory that Anthony davis would sign a one and one he would opt out. A lebron would opt out that would create room for jaanus to sign. They can use bird rights to resign. Lebron and liana stream is dead right pretty dad. I mean personally. I think that if he doesn't sign the extension. that's a real tough situation from milwaukee. I still expect them to sign it. Do i mean why do you think. A lot of people have passed on the supermax. Why do you think he is going to take it. I think it'll make his life a lot easier. I think also the way. His season ended where he wasn't great last series. You know he didn't. He wasn't the dominant. Mvp he's got something to prove and he knows it like youngest is the kind of guy that he doesn't run from any of that he puts all of it on himself. And i think he really feels. Like i can't leave this place until it's not on me like when the bron- left cleveland. I think he wasn't as much of a fully formed player yet. But he had given them he could and right was obviously just couldn't really put a championship team around him. I don't know if the case in milwaukee. I don't know if he has given them everything. You kanye all right coming up his exploits. It is a national day for something. We all love our really. Yeah yeah national day. Plus at the top of the hour. Why at o'clock. Why kyle kuzma left twitter and that's all coming up in ireland seven ten. Espn gay for those of you. That are following my stomach. Got endoscopy yesterday and you know the weirdest thing about him. Oh and you're doing this now you've got a couple epidurals. yeah one. it's the anesthesia. All the sudden you're there and you're totally gone and then you wake up in the other room. It's like they're like hey you're done yeah. No it doesn't weirdos anesthesia. Ten minutes fifteen minutes. Yeah yeah fifteen miles. 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"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"You can start to see a nice young core and so it's a perfect sort of hybrid of hopefully a team that can compete and win now but also that you can carry forward And so yes. That was part of the architecture. And i said on an earlier call today. I haven't watch much tv lately. But my wife wanted to watch the netflix. Show the queen's gambit with me hatton so we we binge watch that. And and i think for fans of following all the the talk of trades and free agency that the starting of free agency is almost like you know when the clock strikes midnight or in this case it was three o'clock. Pm lou in the clock strikes three. It's almost like playing a simultaneous game of chess with twenty nine other players the other nineteen because they all have their boards. You have your board. You've studied the board for weeks Kind of like the main character studied the russian champion. You know and it's you. Try to figure out what moves. Are they going to make what moves our best for us. And you don't know exactly how it's gonna play out until you hit that timekeeper. And then the game starts to be played but We were prepared And i think really put in hard work and were pleased with the way netted out. But i think ramona in terms of that that intuition to for this particular team we know that defending title is a herculean task and the summit twice aces a totally different experience. That's really really difficult and it's going to have its own set of challenges. So i think of the great. You know kobe interview where you know they're up to. Oh and he's like you know. We have accomplished anything like jobs not finished. And that's kind of how this team feels like we. We noted defend just by having strong roster. We haven't accomplished anything now. We got to put in the work to try to get there to try to get the eighteenth banner by the way strong. Recommend also for me. On queen's gambit may soon ireland seven ten. Espn lakers general manager. Rap link is with us. Lebron james shows absolutely no sign of slowing down at all when a lot of players go into decline. How remarkable is that to you. I mean the a truly unique player that the game just hasn't had guys that can do what he does physically at his size and with his strength. I think you know magic of course comes to mind is a guy that was six nine ten could just pick teams apart But i think that's one of the things that that just gives you great confidence to extend the relationship with him as his game is not predicated just on speed or just on quick twitch explosiveness he's his. Iq is one of the greatest games ever seen with his size and strength in the way takes care of his buddies. I think he will continue to find ways to impact the game at an extraordinary high level Even at this era has play And it was excited. Add a player like marsh markelle soul as well who again. I think with his size and his basketball. I q in some sense. I almost see him. Playing a role like rondo dez. Last year i know completely different positions but rondos an extraordinary high iq players. That would just pick apart. Defense defenses in the playoffs. I think mark is the same. He'll just do it as a seven foot stretch five. That can you know. Play in that vein but I think because of lebron this gifts in terms of i q and then just his his height and strength his games going to continue to be strong for the years. We signed him for rob. I don't know if you caught lavar ball at the draft night. He had a he had had on. That said i told you so. Lamelo was drafted. Do we need to get you one of those hats. Like an i told you so. We seventh and executive of the year voting. But i think it was just like you got one vote. Is there a party you. That's a little like. Hey i can do this job like you know. At some point people are going to recognize or do you harbor any of those feelings. No i i i again i think just my nature and some of it comes from being able to work with great players that i have over the years. It's just to stay true to work in You know. I think when i when this job started One of my good friends said you know you're gonna have moments where people praise your work but don't listen because if you get extremely prideful and headed And that's really bad and he said and if you you're going to have moments of tremendous criticism and if you believe that then you're going to have self doubt and you're not gonna to put in the work and you're going to go down the road of worry and fear and so really just tried to avoid all of that and stay committed to the work and you know when you when you work hard and as we were tired as a staff. The work results speak for themselves. I really i personally don't have a belief in and living to drop individual praise from other people that just doesn't really feel in the up. I my joy comes from if we can do hard work and if we can do a good job and players like anthony davis can lift a trophy and lebron james can get his fourth ring and jeanie buss can be the first female owner and the history of the nba to have title. That's where my satisfaction comes from. I really it's not about what people say. Or don't say about me or what award. I would get an executive or not that that stuff is really meaningless to me. Lakers general manager rob pelinka's with this mason in ireland show moments in for john. Today the schedule is officially out. Do you have any any reaction to what your stance think. We're just excited. The guys have been in the building working individually at the team. Training camp starts on sunday. And you know just. I can tell this group of guys realizes how big this challenge is going to be. And they're just excited to get to work. I know we Open on the twenty second. That's gonna come really really quick. Christmas day game It's just really exciting to to to see the opponent how great a job the nba is done to put things together. And we'll continue to hope and pray and be smart about everyone's health and safety and my most exciting moment will be when when the pandemic allows to.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"You go. I will tell you you got an end any minute now. Rob pelinka is expected to join us. General manager of the los angeles lakers. But i have to pay you a compliment. My mom donna. Mishaan ski out in palm desert. California listened to yesterday's show and thought it was really good. She really those two are really good together. You and Clinton yates right. And then you lied. No he led he led. I had like i am not. I don't think i'm a bad lead. it's just. I'm better at not leading better. That's an interesting way to put it. So the lakers schedule is out is always exciting. In fact Mike trudell is gonna join us. At three o'clock. We're going to dig into the schedule a little bit. But the highlights obviously clippers lakers home game on december twenty second and then the mavericks at five o'clock on christmas day but other stuff golden state is the martin luther king junior day game They've got a five game homestand in february. They've got a long road trip. Seven game road trip late late january. And they're going to be on. Tv a lot fifteen times. They will be on television this year. Mama what was your initial reaction to the schedule. Well what i'm fascinated by is how this is going to work with the like the travel. It's not just the lakers schedule. It's like i like that. They play the sun's wednesday and friday. I'm going to interrupt you because we've got a much bigger than any other line lays gentlemen we. Now welcome to the show. Rob pelinka.
Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis Agree To Five-Year $190 Million Contract
"Anthony davis got a lotta time. He could build a whole olympic sized jacuzzi now with his hundred and nine hundred million dollar contract. Five years l. c. Four years stared teed without an opt-out it's all guaranteed but i'm saying four years concurrent better said and then a option for the fifth year player option. It's look it has been a great week. If you're the los angeles lakers. Obviously it's a great week of your anthony davis and the davis family lebron james and the james family and it's been a great week for jeanie buss who you mentioned but i'm gonna add one more person. It has been a great actually. Great couple of weeks for rob pelinka and a guy that you and i and a lot of us have all a couple years ago now. We're critical of because there was some stuff and moves that were questionable but none since the last two off seasons and he has not only nailed it. But i think he had the best off season of anyone in the sport so he needs deserves all the kudos in the world.
"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..
"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..
"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..
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Ease what. i use the su- that may just the ease. The difference between the two of us. Yeah now you should use the east. Then get the get the soothe. You know what i'm saying. You should get the ease and the soothe right soon. Yeah i haven't gotten a massage not high and light three years old really every single. One of my massages. I'm high in fact ninety. I'm usually asleep. And they have to wake me up to flip me. Oh that's great but the other thing is mason. What happens to like door dash people of the postmates people that deliver your donuts at night. Better be gotta be before ten right. Yeah yeah i can. I be honest. I rarely see nine thirty really. Oh yeah yeah. I get hammered and get knocked nine thirty. You know what that kind of makes sense. 'cause usually if i ever text you after like nine ish to the next day to joke around the show you. I don't answer text messages after a certain time of night. I just put my phone away. Really good ed's last night. They were trying to text me saying. Hey can you tape. Rob pelinka at eleven fifteen. I didn't find. I did answer but only because john called me on the phone and when i say never on the phone at night i was like oh god. Something's something's happening right. Yeah what did you think happened. What was going through your mind when you saw that. That number pop uppers named When i saw john's number. I thought we said something inappropriate. And we're in trouble for if we're calling each other. It's not good rosanna. where else we just text. Yes yeah so we're back tomorrow at one and it is going to be free agency frenzy. We waited george. I think you guys are going to get some free agency leaks tonight my god. Yeah that's going to be a week this week next week because shorter. it's huge. that's a mason kind of weak knicks. We have assured show monday two shows. And then we're off. What are you guys. got coming up. We got sean. Mcvay at four. Fifteen bobby marks is gonna stop by at four forty of course. Espn's nba front office insider key for his weekly appearance and buddy clinton yates for his weekly appearance at six o'clock and then dave mcmenamin to wrap up the show at about forty five. That's a blockbuster. Right there stay exactly where you are..
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"A good one for you is crosstalk. George and l. z will be here. They are owning the week now. They own this week. We are renting out a week. We own next week. Because it's just a half show on monday and then two shows Tuesday wednesday and then that's it so we're owning short week. They're owning a full week. I don't wanna own a full week. I won't be responsible for that. George chelsea are coming in here next. Mason ireland seven ten. Espn the truth is. Don't they have. Sean mcvay sean. Mcvay fonts can you believe it yet. But they don't what again they have not shown up for perkins could be there. We're just maybe not hearing him talk. They have shown up for their own. You're listening to caspian los angeles. Five minutes early minutes early. You can't do that can't do this. We weren't here so i wanted to make sure by. Now you're here but but there's two names on the show just wrapped up with our pre show meeting with extra long because we were working on. This'll be the third show. I've seen georgiana today. I said george on the jump georgiana around the horn and at some point. I think george is gonna join us here. I mean i think it's too much dortch. I know the better little more down. Oh yeah scarce so we had that drop rallies has dropped somewhere of. Everyone wants a piece of sodano remember. Take it from someone who is older than you and has never turned down a job in thirty years of working in los angeles. Take as much work as you do. Listen i never say no either. Only time i say no is that i'm physically incapable of which almost happened to you recently. Right your backup. Hey art so. I think this is the way we had rob pelinka. What's what are you guys got. Have sean mcvay though. No he showed me if they had a chunk family. Actually if you really wanna think we stole him from you that might be true but you then stole rob lincoln from us. We were gonna tape rob pelinka. But i couldn't. Because i had around the horn. And they're all shocked so we got him right. Doubt switcher is called a hemi down each hand me down we re gifted to each other's there. It is a gift we got christmas sweater. I think guys this is going to be a very interesting sodano. And l z show. Because here's my thought. Tomorrow is when you can legally sign free agents but george as you and i both know because we're in the league. Oh in the league and there has been there have been conversations. Shall we say going on behind. Closed doors that i think are going to leak in the next twenty. Four hours you agree. Oh no question. I mean what happened to the bogdonovich thing unless you brought that up. How in the world did they screw that up. Somebody somebody should get fired over. That so is very simple. Yeah the gm for sacramento is not a basketball guy. He's a football guy he's a stats guy. He's worked in the nba. But he probably didn't know all these little intimate little details about wait a minute. Should the player like he didn't ask the player are we are you okay. He's a stats guy with all the factors as to why this would be good. Statistically speaking any prey missed out on some minor details. I see the opposite happen all the time. You know where someone may have like all of the personal know how to cross all the xs and os and stuff. But they don't understand that. This guy is an insult you should sign from an analytics perspective. So i can. I can see feasibly someone who has a very strong and a little background missing out on this one particular detail. Yeah you gotta analytics are great i. I'm a big fan of analytics. I think they're really fun. And it helps me to understand the games more. I think it's it's fun for fans sorta dig in and get a get a a better or e percents of what's going on so i think it's fun and i know that it's useful in front offices and baseball and in the nba and now in the nfl. But it's got to be combined with a human touch. But george come on somebody. I mean no. Nobody asked the player that to me. Well that's exactly what i said today on. The jump is like look one thing is not being able to dot the i's and cross the t's this is not that this is literally the guy go to i mean look rated him how difficult it is to pick up the phone and say. You're listening to k espionage. I was very difficult very very difficult. I mean look. Here's the deal. I actually am not that upset with the sacramento. Because i honestly believed this was just something someone who's new at the new this droll at this level overlooked or forgotten about a demon was that important. I know from personal experience. That kind of thing happens all the time to new people right. I mean have. Is greg foot all the time. Let's yeah right. Yeah i'm gonna burn. Been yeah but for milwaukee's purposes not checking to see if the guy wanted to be in milwaukee is to me even a greater infraction in terms of this proposed trade. Because they probably should've said hey. Do you wanna play with janas. Hey do you wanna be a milwaukee bucks. They should have done due diligence on the milwaukee side i can see sacramento overlooking in. They got a stache driven guy looking at him as an asset but milwaukee trying to save their franchise losing janas which isn't going to help by the way they probably should have called the guy to see if he wanted to be there with janas duda. Yeah that's an unbelievable mistake to make a major league level. I mean it's just. It's be shuttles me. Hey you guys. Who do you think's gonna win this football game tonight between arizona and seattle. I think it's fun. Absolute a coin. Flip who wins. I agreed to coin. Flip on around the horn. I pig they made his pick. I picked arizona. Thirty four thirty one. l z. do think. I'm picking the rams. They're not yelling ice nice. No they're not playing five but they've been exactly but they benefit they benefit and they and they benefit from seattle. One team is going to be a half a game ahead of them and the other team's going to be a half a game behind him. Well i think they benefit in the sense of you look at the conference records. One team is going to end up not not a conference division record. One team may end up with three losses in division and the other one's going to tie with one division they not played arizona at all yet they will play twice in like the last Five weeks jeez. And here's why. I love seattle tonight. Russell russell wilson is coming off like three terrible games where he turned the ball over. I think it was ten times. He's bound.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Here's who we wanna play. What do you. What do you get for winning the number one seed then you you get home court. But so does the number four seed. Yeah but it's it's it's like usual. I mean you. You want something to return to normal. Don't you. more thank everything. Yeah i mean. I seriously i just a moment of honesty. I am so sick of what's going on in the world. I'm sick of it all right now. I'm warning you coming up. It's a game of games. I i can win. It is insanely easy. It is one of the easiest games. I've ever written how it is going to what it's going to depend on is your trigger finger. Okay you gotta be ready to go quickly and if you are got a chance like that good okay. Cool game games is coming up next for you. Then we'll do some cross talk mesa. And i should mention at any moment at any moment. We could give you the destination that you will need to to win in the five o'clock hour a virtual key that will start a brand new twenty twenty one mazda. Cx five sport with a thousand bucks in the glove box again. That's from culver city mazda. We will give you the destination at some point. Soon nudge nudge wink wink. Stay there mason ireland seventeen. Espn day of the seven. Ten espn month of giving and today's destination is yosemite again. Today's destination is yosemite..
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"I think it's just a really to not react And to stay methodical in our approach if you look at our roster again. It's the hallmark of our roster. Is we've been able to surround our two unicorns with star role players. And if you look at our roster last year you could go down the list whether you know it was dan. You're coups or rondo or valor or marquee. I mean casey. Pi could go down the entire list. Those guys were star role players. And i think if you Have you know are blessed with two to unicorn players like we have. You've gotta find guys that that Are comfortable in that role and You know. I think we really did that. Well with our roster last year and we've got a. We've got to continue to find players of that ilk to complete the roster for next season to rob pelinka. The general manager of the lakers is our guest rob. Because of what you talked about that. This has all been fast tracked and you get some answers you need today. Free agency opens tomorrow. Is it realistic to assume that you might have the roster in place as early as next week or is it gonna take. Maybe not until you open camp. Or what's the timetable in your head johnson. Good question this is unchartered territory. The the nba has never experienced a quick turnaround like this. So it's when you're in unchartered territory that's impossible to predict exactly what the timelines will be but There is a quick turnaround back. End date here just because camp is supposed to open you know in the beginning of december. So you really have between now and then to To get guys you know signed and and ready for camp So it's a tighter window but the way it will play out. The exact timing is unknown. Just because we're an unknown time media day was a long time ago. Long time ago at media day you talked about the fact over the course of that summer. You were texting with lebron in ad. And you were maintaining that connectivity. I assume that's going on. How important is that. it's really important. I think that one of the hallmarks of the lakers is that. There's there's such a sort of triangle of support. Genie are owner To our front office To our coaches and then to our players. And i think when when they're sort of a transparent circle triangle or whatever you wanna call it of trust and flow of information things operate really well And the players voices at the center of that. I mean i think are lakers platform is here to make sure the players are are getting everything they need to be great and That's just how we exist and that that that that goes even with building the roster and Getting guys opinions on guys around the league is they've played with guys. They've played against But they also then know that we ultimately have the final call None of them are trying to play. Gm or bg be coach they They're great partners for input and we always have a listening ear to them with ideas. And then we make the final calls. Rob i wanna say to you and unit probably gonna fumble it a little bit but i say not privately but i wanted to do it on the show that when kobe died. I think a lot of people like me who are paid to talk about. The team didn't know what we could say didn't know what was appropriate. Didn't know we were directionless. And like i wrote to you when you came out and said and i'll never forget this line. You said we are now entrusted to be torch bearers of their legacy. And i just like the other day my son was was moping around and i said i told him about and i said you know a smile can really change your room. Your body language is lousy. I mean you know when you smile. And you come into a room. And i told him about g g and i said this this flips a whole bunch of people. You can do a whole lot of good here and so first of all. I wanted to thank you for that. Because i don't know if you hadn't have come forward and said hey. We need to talk about them. We need to keep their memories out there and we need to tell stories about him. I don't know if i would have been comfortable telling stories about them. And now i do it all the time and i'm just wondering rob. Do you still think about him every day. It's just like part of you now as you want a championship and you're building rosters mood for is that are those two still your head all the time. Yeah thanks john. There's when you've had a friend like in for twenty years. And in a goddaughter like g. G i mean they're they're they are in your every day they're in the fabric of your life and how you think how you interact with others and Two of the most special important People that i've ever met in that are in my life and that are still in my life more and more of a spiritual way now than a physical way. But just as impactful and i think that the torchbearers line i mean to see that lived out in the bubble like you know you can think of moments like when anthony hit the shot against denver and he mouth you know and you know just the guys all wanting to wear his his nike shoes and his uniform. The daily impact when you were away when you were away from like the love and the friends and family and you were like the daily impact of his spirit and jonah spirit and what. It meant I can't tell you how profound that was for all of us and continues to be. And when i got back from the bubble one of my first encounters was to celebrate with the nissan and coco and bb and just have a bless an incredible day of smiles and sharing with them. And with my wife. Kristen and my kids german. Emory and That was just like a life moment. That i'll never forget and almost felt like as profound as as anything and just Being able to receive their love and and be able to love them so grateful for it every day miss him every day. Yes season in our thoughts every day. All right well. Listen not congratulations on the at dennis. Schroder deal were very very excited about that. And we're excited about what's going to happen over the next few days over the next week. We wish you much success. We're excited to see how it all turns out and thanks for spending a couple of minutes with us and congrats again. Man rob enjoying thanks. Guys congrats to lakers nation. We can't wait to celebrate with rings and the banners and all the things we have ahead of us. So thank you guys. I rob pelinka who we talked to a little bit earlier today and Interesting stuff some of the stuff has been now sorta resolved. We'll talk about that. Eight seven seven seven ten. Espn if you wanna react to what rob said or any angle that rob talked about..
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
"rob pelinka" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Of the WOGE pod hearing. An undisclosed location down here in. Orange County. California with. The vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the NBA champion once again. Lakers Rob Pelinka Rob how're you? Doing good I. I can't promise that this'll be the best pod ever, but it's probably the coolest location you've ever been at so. It is. Where we are keeping. Hearts undisclosed known, but it is I set yet when we got here it is after. Spending a lotta time within the bubble. It's nice place with no humidity. Not Having to sweat through everything little ocean view, we had to get had to get whoa Joe Ocean, view pool of you. So get him out of the studio in Bristol. Absolutely. Absolutely. So was pretty remarkable. It's funny you you were in the bubble long. I. Wasn't he stayed and won the championship in. And you come back to La and it's funny. You've been around championships with the Lakers as Kobe Bryant's agent. Representing other players at the time, Derek Fisher guys, and you represented players and other teams. So you've been around it when a team wins the championship. There's obviously a different ownership of it for you when you're the general manager and you in your the architect of the team but I'm kind of curious like the celebration and the bubble it's different like. Confetti came down and then you guys had like a party in the little. There's a little restaurant that everybody's spent time in but no parade you've come home. What's the aftermath of the title Ben Liked compared to? I guess how you always imagined it would be like you don't have the parade through the streets in La, obviously because of the virus what what's that felt like? You know it's interesting I spent a lot of time kind of thinking through what Lens you're viewing things through and for me this one is let's count the blessings instead of the losses it's easy to think about. Get to have a parade or we didn't get to do this yet. But. To be able to have won a championship inside a bubble and to be with the guys and the staff or one hundred days in a row. Also provided some extraordinary moments that probably future champions will never able to experience because it was such a unique setting. So I try to spend a lot of time thinking about the parts of this championship that that make it unique. I think someone said Hey we'll. This will this championship in two thousand and twenty seven on it I say no way I think it's got a gold star just. You had to do so much more to get to the end and it was just a testament I think to our team. The players are staff coming together in that environment. In, talking about that environment and what everybody was trying to project going in what was going to be import besides playing well but what about? As. A general manager of a team and when you're talking with your coach and you're talking with your players about what is it that we need to be able to really handle in there or to overcome or do when you look back on what was a greater challenge than you imagine going in not you? Don't WANNA had any real precedent for it. I, guess to give people a sneak peek. A lot of people say, what was it like inside the bubble? I guess picture this you're you're in a hotel. So you're sharing a floor with every player and every staff member. Really, our our places of congregation. There was a meal room, and then there was our study or team film room, and then outside of that, it's the gym you know so. That was pretty much your existence, but I think to thrive in that close environment with that many people. It gets down to like what is the makeup of your team what's your team DNA and that really starts I think with with our owner Jeanie Buss. And she has established and Dr Bus before genie had established the Lakers our culture you know every team as different culture ours is. We are focused on player service and being a player centric organization. And I think that really helped us. WHOA in the bubble I. Mean I think let's just take like a real life example. What does that mean? Because that's you know just just language right? We're player centric but. You take like I was thinking about like Rondo who ended up emerging in the playoffs for us in a huge way and help and being a huge part of the championship. So, what does it mean to be player center player service when it comes to his journey into the bubble and then to the championship he? So he in particular started out, he had a a friend like a work colleague that happened to get covert in New York and didn't make it. So. Can you imagine I mean we again back to our culture we wanted to be incredibly. Empathetic towards him like what is that? Like you just lost someone you've worked within that you know and so we're their reservations with him with the restart or going into a bubble or dealing with covert course. So it's how do we partner with him and be player centric and there were a lot of conversations around that. So fast forward, we Rondo decides to come with us and get in the bubble, and then within the first two or three days, we have a practice in the bubble and he breaks his hand. and. That's a devastating moment. Especially, you've been through quarantine. You know you feel like you're on the runway and so. How do we then in that moment? WHOA. Partner with him in a player centric way, and then maybe some of my experiences and. For twenty years helped me understand like, Hey, what is a player need in this moment because that's that's what I did for twenty. So. It was working with him on. Okay. How do we safely hand surgery and a Timakova? How do we safely rehab him outside of the bubble journey with them and partner with them? How. Do We then get him back when he's getting close to being healed but knowing he's going to have a ten to fourteen day quarantine periods in a room where you can't treat them. Lot of pieces to put together around that right now by the way. YOU'RE STARTING GUARD AVERY Bradley he's not coming into the Bible now you're down. You know you were down essentially to point guard point guard, and so those situations I think at team that handles them. From that kind of player care can really get through those difficult moments where maybe some players would say I can't I can't do all this I'm done, and then what does that mean to the team? So it's you get him back into the bubble then you come up with a plan while he's in quarantine to get his handwrite. Then he comes back and he he gets a back injury. So it's these these things keep coming up in its how as an organization do you enter in an handle them to keep everyone together? and because all of those things I think were handled the way they were. And you could go through all seventeen guys on our team has a similar story. It helped us get to the end but I think that's something that we're proud of. So that component of always. Keeping the players needs at the center of things and partnering with them I. Think It was a big advantage across. The going into the bubble you know there was a lot of talk when. Within the League about okay is there an advantage you've earned the number one seed in the Western Conference and as people saw in there, they were actually home game productions you would have. Like you know the same introductions in the video display and you could use your sponsors could be. And then game three first round the game three goes to Portland and and it's their home game. But you don't have the advantage you build up by having the one seat. As you get game seven at home, you get to start a series at home. was there any sense in thereof? Insane with you know Milwaukee. They've earned the one seed that hey, there should be some allowance here. To recognize the fact that like. In a normal year in a normal situation, there's advantages for us. was there I know what was discussed?.
Magic Johnson makes admission about his Twitter account
"Johnson the great magic Johnson, either has the best or worst account on NBA twitter terrible with almost no inbetween. gator would agree as someone who's name is escaping me. One said magic tweets like someone who thinks they're the only one with television, providing the most lukewarm takes and updates possible to everyone without a TV usually a day, or so after whatever he's tweeting. tweeting about happen, that's pretty good. That's actually pretty pretty spot on why he loved tweeting. And what are essentially ESPN? APP push alerts so much. Is that why he wanted to step down from running the Lakers as an endlessly fascinating question s for the people are really fixated on this. As the writer of this story writes, it turns out. It gets even more interesting because apparently magic isn't even the ones sending his own tweets as he. He revealed to Rob Lowe at a truly bizarre exchange. Why wouldn't rob lowe and Magic Johnson have a conversation about this an appearance on Rob Pelinka's lookalike podcast. I didn't Rob Pelinka look like Rob Lowe Rob Lowe rights or said Dino. Pardon my take their podcast. Those guys are huge fans as you know. And I said Look, you're the best boards podcast GonNa be interviewing magic. He's going to be one of my first guest you. You of new questions. You have any thoughts blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah I don't know I have somebody right out my tweets I. Tell them what I wanted to say, and they write them down. That's actually what Kuhn did for you. John. Yeah yeah, exact, exact, same thing, so yeah I can see it four point nine million followers. He has on twitter I. Don't think follow Magic Johnson, because he's so milk milk toast, so here's the thing. I have learned and I. I agree with this take that a lot of celebrities athletes. They don't want to be on social media. They understand that it can ruin their careers, but it becomes part of deals that they signed with sponsors, and all this other stuff that they need to be promoting their brands on social media, so if you really are worried about yourself, messing up on social media, but you're being forced to buy some contract that you signed to make a bunch of money promoting something then I. Guess that's a good solution.
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
"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..
Sources: Lakers reach deal for Pelicans' Davis
"Yesterday on sports air. Here's Adrian wards now ski breaking down. The trade of Anthony Davis to the Lakers. This is a monster. Paul for the New Orleans pelicans to get to starters. Lonzo ball. Brandon Ingram an upstanding young player. Josh heart three, first round picks including the number four overall pick and Thursdays draft which allows the world not only draft Zion Williamson, at one, but number four, get another potential. Very good young player. But for the Lakers. They paid a steep price to get the player they had to get. They were able to keep Kyle Kuzma they had to get Anthony Davis. They weren't at the top of any big free agents lips. But it certainly changes the dynamic of that lake organization. What's next for the Lakers Agent Orange now on sportscenter who could they target in free agency. They'll get out into free agency this later this month, June, thirtieth and see if they can get involved with one of the big players on the market. Go Kemba Walker from Charlotte. They could certainly plug him in point guard if he doesn't resign with the Hornets he's a player that will be available teams like Dallas, New York have had interest in him. And you know there's a lot of teams in the marketplace looking for point guards this summer. You know, Jimmy Butler is another player if they are unable to come to terms on a new deal in Philadelphia. I think there would be some mutual interest soon as, as rewards announcing on sportscenter the Lakers. They get Anthony Davis a couple of weeks ago. It looked like they were in complete disarray with magic. Johnson. Rob Pelinka and everything going on there. Everything has now corrected itself with one major trade. The Lakers always find a way and tweeting just now for now expectation is Anthony Davis. Trade will be completed on July sixth league. Sources tell Bobby marks me assuming Davis. Declines to void four million dollar trade bonus this leaves the Lakers with twenty three point seven million in space. There is a chance that could be amended to July thirtieth, but it's still the sixth for now. Okay. So if it's six then the Lakers won't have the money to go out and get a MAC, Scott. They only have twenty three point seven. Look, if I'm over the key, here is that if they were able to wait for this deal to the thirtieth, July, thirtieth, then the Lakers would have that cap space. Go out and get Kemba Walker. Jimmy Butler someone else who wants max money. Yeah. Now, the question to me, and I love conspiracy theories, and I believe in them, and I think that you could get LeBron like what's stopping LeBron from going to the guys and? Saying, hey, Jimmy Butler signed a two year. I know you love Hollywood, your friends with the wall, burger guy with Donnie will Mark Mark, Mark Wahlberg, right? Yeah. What's stopping me from Saint sign a two year deal take twenty million a year or twenty million twenty million, whatever it is? And here's a part in Space Jam to for a couple of million dollars as well to, you know, just help to make it up somewhere else. Give some points on the movie too. You know, like let's get him some return on the DVD sales. Maybe to my point is what's stopping LeBron from doing this. There's nothing stopping LeBron from doing this behind the scenes. Okay. So why are you? You're acting like LeBron's our doing this. We know Brian Windhorst told the world on PTI back in mid-may that LeBron was having conversations with Kalat quite learn. Jimmy Butler even though quieter Jimmy Butler. We're still in the playoffs playing Jimmy Butler is still playing the first rider with Chris Paul. And Russell Westbrook yesterday. Yeah. I mean, and that's what he does LeBron does, and here's the key here, blocking dollar here on ESPN one thousand and ESPN app. This is why people love the NBA you have a chance every off season to remake your team. And to go for industrial bulls and the key here is this, you have right now, if you count the Lakers, what could possibly happen, this summer with the clippers the nets the Knicks the heat, the rockets, the seventy Sixers the Mavericks, they have cap space. And an owner who who wants to win and the Celtics that right there. That's nine teams in seven cities, all that will have interests this summer all with interest as what they can do to reshape their organization going forward trying to win a championship nine teams seven cities. That's what makes the NBA great is that movement is not solidified in the fact that you're in one spot, and you have to be there for your career, the NFL is built on the fact that you get a star quarterback and that quarterback will be your franchise until you don't want that star quarterback there. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will be together until Aaron Rodgers or the Green Bay Packers. Mostly the Packers don't want him to be there. Why? Because they can afford to pay him and quarterbacks. Don't move about in the NFL like star players in the NBA Ken, they can dictate policy. They can force it away somewhere. I get it some people erupts them the wrong way. But to others. It means your organs. Station each and every off season has an opportunity to take
Magic Johnson continues to tarnish the Lakers' and his legacy
"In addition to Vogel, being officially introduced Monday, the Lakers were front and center with Magic Johnson's comments on ESPN's I take then I start hearing, you know, massing you're not working hard enough, Magic's, not in office. So people around the Laker office was telling me saying things, and I didn't like those things being said behind my back wasn't in the office enough, and so on and on. So Magic Johnson going public again with the dirty laundry from the LA Lakers. What do we make it ESPN insider Adrian Wiltshire around, I think two things with Magic Johnson. Number one, a lot of excuses and blame on other people for the simple fact that he didn't want to do this job. He told he said he told janey bus in the beginning, I'm not going to be here on a full-time basis. I'm going to run my business. He didn't stay in there on a full-time basis. He was not around very. Often. So if rob Pelinka had said to somebody Magic's, not here. He's not around. It was a statement of fact, maybe not so much backstabbing. And number two, the fact that magic brought up the idea today of wanting to buy the Lakers. They're not for sale. But certainly, he got that idea out there that he would like to own that team to me that was certainly something of a message for, gene. Everything he doesn't says, is strategic is that the reason in your mind why he came out and wanted to talk about all of this today? I think it was. There's no question. It was part of it. But the blaming of everybody else for him walking away how he quit. In the end he made it very clear, this job takes tremendous commitment wasn't willing to make it right. Even though he made that clear between bus in the beginning at the end of the day, she's the leader. She's the boss, boss. And so you have to point to the top when there's an issue like those issues, the now she's got an even bigger problem on her hands. Palinka still running things. How does she won't? She has the lead here, and by Magic Johnson not being around by him going weeks at a time not being around the facility, not that valuating talent not working with coaches it created a leadership vacuum. And you've seen a lot of people. A lot of names, the Rambus is Tim Harris. Phil Jackson pe-, different people are going to fill that void. She has to decide about how she wants this organization. Run by committee with lots of people or does, she want to centralize it. And right now, she seems to want this organization by committee. That's a hard way to do it in the states that way, then how can anyone expect things to change by the way Frank Vogel? The new head coach congratulations. This is going to be fun. Speaking, frank. We have much more on his news. It wasn't about him. Of course Pelinka was going to be asked about the match situation. Angeles. Magic's comments on Monday, of course, much of it being a he said he said situation as for the reaction from our Stephen Smith. There's no way in hell. I'm not
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka denies he 'betrayed' Magic Johnson
"Rob Pelinka, the general manager, from the Los Angeles Lakers excoriated on I take this morning. Accused of being a back step someone who betrayed Magic Johnson accused of this by Irvin. Magic Johnson that a press conference today introduce the Frank Vogel is do head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, and obviously Ropley lick it gets scape this question. So he was asked about Magic Johnson's words. He was his response. I think the most important thing for me is the two years of getting to work side by side with urban are some of the greatest memories. I have in sports and work. He's an unbelievable person to work with he fills the room with joy and vision. And truly. It's, it's, it's saddening disheartening to think he believes things that are misperception I think all of us in life, probably have been through things where maybe there's third party whispers or he said, she said things that aren't true. And I have talked him several times since he decided to step away. We've had many joyful conversations. In fact, two days ago, we were reliving the combine and the fourth pick. And talking about the great future that this franchise has. So these things are surprising to hear and disheartening, but I look forward the opportunity to talk with him, and sit down with him, and work through them, just like in any relationship because they're just simply not true. I stand beside him. I stand with him as a colleague as a partner. I've always supported everything. He's done and we'll continue to. And I think that's the best way to address that I think, you know, I guess I inform us. We do want today to be about coach Vogel. But I think, again, my job is not worry about what other people may think or say about me as a person, my job is to do the work on what's best for this franchise and that's where my focus is. I think we all know in sports that when you're winning, great things are said when a team loses the naysayers and the neck negativity comes out. That's just a nature of this business. And right now we're coming off a season where we lost. So I really. Again, we're not going to be at caught up in the poll of public opinion or or media polls. But really just keep our head focused on doing good work getting to a place where we win. And that's the most important thing I am torn I am torn by what I just heard rob Pelinka say on one hand, I want to applaud. The Lakers general manager. He showed up at the press conference. He knew that the questions we're going to show up about what Magic Johnson had to say. He's denied that there's any truth to what Magic Johnson had to say. He spoke about Magic Johnson. Respectfully, he says that he hopes to sit down with magic and have a conversation about everything that transpired in the near future. And he said he's not going to get caught up in speculation. That part is true. Rob Pelinka put forth all the resonant denials. And in fairness to rob Pelinka as I've stated on many cases, never done anything wrong to me, this was Magic Johnson's take on it. And so we don't know what's factually. Correct. Or incorrect. We just officially know what Magic Johnson's attor of things, which is what I've been telling alpha months. That's number one. But number two, you know, John look at me when I say this John, no rob -lica- has me thinking about. O J Simpson. That's right. I said it and you know what I'm thinking about OJ when I think about rob Pelinka. Was that a strong denial was that vehement enough? Was that, like, was that a hell? No. This is not true kinda denial. You know what I'm saying? Just me just me ladies asking a skit.
Lakers reportedly to interview former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff as coaching search continues
"B Bickerstaff is going to interview for the Lakers. Head coaching position at Bernie, son. It is son. Yes, he spent two seasons as the grizzlies head coach and went forty eight and ninety seven he was also the interim head coach in Houston after Kevin McHale was fired right before the rockets hired Mike, Dan, Tony. He's scheduled to meet with Jeanie Buss. Rob Pelinka Joey bus, Jesse bus, Tim, Harris. And of course, Linda and Kurt Rambis. And yes, his father is Bernie Bickerstaff interim coach five games before. Mike Brown after Mike Brown was fired. But he looks like his dad, of course, you would he's well worked. These are the Lakers coaching candidates, and this is their last two seasons as head coaches JV Bickerstaff was fifteen and forty eight and thirty three and forty nine before he was fired Frank Vogel was twenty nine and fifty three and twenty five and fifty seven for he was fired Jason Kidd, forty two in forty twenty three twenty two five. Admits season final Holland's ten and twenty seven in his last season was fired mid season. And Mike Woodson was thirty seven and forty five before he was fired. That is you'll want to coaching pool. I I don't know enough about J V Bickerstaff to have an opinion. But he's interesting. I always liked his dad. Interesting list. My feeling is that they have completely blue completely blown this coaching. Search not been good. They they should have got money Williams. If that was the guy that they wanted they should've paid whatever and giving him whatever it is. He wanted to get him. Because what I feel like is. If you have someone in mind, that's your number one guy the moment that it goes out to the public. That is your number one guy. He is now your guy otherwise you look like a second option, and you're the Lakers. You can't be the second option. And then when you go to your number two guy, and he turns you down your now on your third option. And everyone knows this is your third option. Well, that's why you know, it's amazing to me. How stuff gets out like?
LeBron James left stunned, disappointed by Magic Johnson's resignation with Lakers
"More NBA. Lebron James stunned in disbelief when he first learned Magic Johnson sudden resignation in his first public comments about Johnson's shocking. The Laker organization when he stepped down as president of basketball operations moments before the Lakers season. Finale James said he was given. No warning or a heads up on Johnson's decision on his HBO show. The shop James said quote night came here to be a part of the lake or organization after having a conversation with magic unquote Johnson was the only Lakers Representative who met with James at his Los Angeles home on July first before deciding to join the Lakers just a few days before Johnson's resignation. He and Laker GM rob Pelinka met with James in his age. Enrich, Paul Johnson gave James no indication of his pending
Monty Williams the Suns' Top Target for Coach - Where does that leave the Lakers?
"Williams manned up going to Phoenix. Which would which would now put the Lakers coaching search back at three if kids in the mix, it would be either Tyronn Lue whose scheduled interview again tomorrow Juwan Howard who scheduled interview later in the week or kid if Monte goes to Phoenix or as Greg suggested he could also get the job in Philadelphia if they fire Brett Brown, but it appears Brett Brown is on the verge of getting them to the. Second round, by the way to let's not bury the lead on something. This interview was conducted by rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambus, which would lead you. I've been telling people is that who's do. I I understand that. But I'm saying it leads you to believe that part of this. Vacuum isn't just being taken up the power. Vacuum isn't just being sucked up by rob Pelinka. Kurt Rambis is putting himself in a position to gain more power. Well, I think it's already there. However, you want to phrase it it's been reported. And I, you know, a full disclosure here. Kurt's a neighbor of mine, I know him I like them. Occurred Kurt started traveling with us in the middle of the season. Just to be basically an observer. Well, I mean he was brought on as I forget the exact title by magic. I think it was last year like a basketball L salt because something like that like it or not the Lakers are a family business. The Lakers in US have this comment. Yes, they do. They they USC hires Trojans because they think Trojans will get we'll get there say something as an alum. I don't like it. Yeah. And what the Lakers are cutting a page out of that. I mean, if you want to really find the connective tissue. Dr bus was a Trojan there you go. But I think so I think you're going to hear Kurtz name a lot. I think Kurtz going to be around giving Jeannie trust him. And he's going to be giving nothing personal against Kurt. This is not how I do it. I think they are making a real mistake that insulate I just mean the tendency towards installation right there making a real mistake. But okay, so Kurt Rambis, and rob Pelinka interviewed Jason Kidd yesterday doesn't this prove that I'm right in Mason's wrong. That there is no shadow console. No, she does this. Honestly does this team? So far seem organized enough to pull off the shadow GM thing with women talking about that that would be an incredibly hard thing in this day and age to even orchestrate no I mean, I would love to feel confident enough in the Lakers that they could actually pull off the shadow GM very hard to do. Yeah. I don't feel. They can do it hard to do.
Does Kobe Bryant have more influence over the Lakers than Magic Johnson?
"Kobe Bryant has just as much if not more say so in the Lakers organization that Magic Johnson who's been with the mega donors as and I don't think anybody's nine that. Because we know that Pelinka would even be if it were not for Kobe, but I'm still not going to put an Koby like he's running organization. I'm sorry genius. Has the power wants you exercise it, but I'm, but I'm taking it to another step as brothers as a black, man and brotherhood. If you have a relationship with a guy. That she was mentor by magic with the Lakers before you. And then now you put another guy on rob Pelinka, yo Asian so you had a personal relationship with both of those guys. So if there was something going on between the two you supposed to step in and say, hey, man, this is our play for this team. He played for this team. He's the president. We all can work together. But because that didn't happen. You have to put the facts Kobe Bryant saying he's playing a major partners by just not saying nothing. Okay. All right. What's your point about K D because I'm running out of time? And I definitely want to hear that. Well, K the you know, I've been on record saying you're playing basketball. Well, guess what the depressions on you have to three you have to close the deal you chose to leave. Okay. See to go to Golden State the same. Lebron leaving Cleveland go to Miami anything less than three Pete. It's a failure. And Golden State magic couldn't complete three P and eighty nine. They couldn't do it the dream. Couldn't do it Bronco. Do we win Kobe? We saw Michael Jordan doing. Twice. And my point is this if Kevin Durant is the best player basketball if he wanted tell everybody that he's number one and number two you have to solidify three Pete and win and go to go anywhere. That's your position his position go to stake three P go to steak win if Kevin Durant continues to look this way his Patrick Beverley, and then he advances and the PJ took of the world and cats like that get all up in them like they're capable of doing. All right. Looks that way against them. Even if Golden State does win it's an incredible blemish. Kevin durant? Wait, you can't leave me with this one. That's an injustice on the bronze aim for last two seasons. My checking and Kevin Durant. If that happened. Well, you could say that wait a minute way. You could say that. But the point is even if you didn't check him the reality of the situation is LeBron James's years not accepting the toughest defensive assignment from. Opening tip off like the Kawara limits or like Kevin Durant was willing to do against him. So as much as you might maligned LeBron for that. And remember, I'm not talking about LeBron really because debt. I don't wanna talk about him because he's he's awesome. The reality is that we had a look at it that give you the last 'cause I gotta go and thirty seconds. He were sixty point game in this playoff. Okay. Appreciate the call.
"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..
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.
"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..
"rob pelinka" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"And so by I'm somewhat insulated within kind of the Lakers community and all of that. But we're hearing things about rub link, and maybe kinda rubbing people the wrong way that that some of things that he's done behind the scenes haven't been great. There was a story about him telling Larry Nance junior. No, we're not going to trade you go ahead and buy a house here in Los Angeles. And then he traded him, right? And just little things like that. Have you been hearing the same things we knew there was going to be some issues with him being a former agent developing some enemies and things like that. But is there that negative perception about rob Pelinka around the NBA, and then would that perhaps influence their decision to maybe partways? I'll be honest. I haven't heard a lot of negativity, you know, early on. I actually did an article talking to agents about how they perceive rob Pelinka. This was really early this early on at the start of the season. So. So you know, that was the first time I kind of talked to agents about Palinka and a lot of them were positive. You know, you talked to some people in their agents that have enemies all throughout the agent world. And the, you know, those those are the guys they're never gonna become a GM because they have too many enemy is, but you know, much like Bob Myers where he got the job. And then you know, a lot of agents praised him and things like that play. You know, a lot of the agents, you know, they spoke very highly of him. I actually did an article about a month or two ago where again, I talked to a lot of agents about how they prepare for free agency to go, and I asked is it harder. When you're negotiating with a guy like Pelinka or a guy like Myers, he was a former agent and knows all the tricks, and you know, things like that and understands you know, exactly what you're thinking. You know, it's almost it's a playing poker against, you know, an every yourself or playing the professional that knows all the tricks that you do, and they they said, you know, it's actually easier. To go sheet with a guy like plank because there's a shorthand there. They understand what you're trying to do. So they basically said it was easier to actually go share it with some of those agents. And and I found that interesting. What I will say is if you talked to players around the NBA almost every single exec has one of those stories like Larry Nance story where you know. A guy said, yeah, go ahead and stay or. Yeah. Go ahead and buy that house. There's one player I've talked. I've told this story on the podcast that asked on the day of the trade deadline. You know, my daughter is upset because kids are talking to her at school. And they're saying, you know, are you going to be leaving our school? Can I tell her she can stay that were saying that she has at the shit change schools and the GM said, yeah. Absolutely. You know, go ahead and tell her we're not trading you you're going to be safe and then hours later traded him. So I mean executives always tell players you're safe because there were. That trade talks may fall apart. Then they're stuck with that guy. And then all of a sudden, you told them. Yeah. We were having really serious conversations about you. And they don't want that awkward awkwardness retention. You know, we know what obviously, you know, as a leaguers writer, you know, what happened whenever we, you know, Lamar Odom found out he was about to be traded the deal falls apart the seafood three trade falls apart. Lamar Odom was never the same. Did not it didn't trust anyone. And you know, they ultimately had to trade him because he was so shaken up by the fact that he was almost dealt so executives almost always lied to players that situation, it sucks, and I feel bad for the players. That's happened to you know, I I can tell you ten stories right now, the one this stands out to me is the one about, you know, the the daughter asking about, you know, changing schools because I think that's really just devastating. But you know, I've heard from player after player they've been told that they're safe, and then they end up getting traded so Larry junior, he's a friend of mine fellow Crohn's disease guy..
Luke Walton, Jason Kidd And Jeanie Buss discussed on NBA: Lakers at Jazz
"I don't think it's a done deal. That Luke Walton is not the coach next year most likely scenario. Sure, they're looking for somebody when this season ends. But being this. An organization like the Lakers that doesn't do anything by the book seemingly and sometimes are hypocrites and do self self involved wounds to themselves. It would not shock me. If at the end of all this and this season is evaluated. Jeanie Buss tells the front office at Nope. My coaches, Luke Walton you guys figure out the rest and by all accounts, Luke, Walton has been doing a great job. He did get that vote of confidence by the franchise back in October. He's had to deal with all this in year, one of LeBron coming into the fold, but how's he handled all the rumors surrounding Jason Kidd and other potential coaching replacements. I mean, he's felt the heat literally since Magic Johnson and rob Pelinka
Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and the Lakers
"Irving situation. There's a lot of there's a lot of things that are happening. Let me just say this one more time about LeBron. Lebron kyri could play together don't they will? But I think they'd could. And Kyrie's network in Boston the bottom line for the Lakers right now. And this is why the season's done it's over. I said it two days ago is if you're star player in your coach are not connecting. And there's not respect it doesn't work. If you watch a Laker game watch the time outs. Look at the body language like Lucan, LeBron like, they do not work. They just don't work. And by the way, Luke Walton is not magic guy. Not LeBron guy. He's not rob Pelinka's guy. He's not clutch sports guy. Luke stung love him. But he's gone. He'll probably coach in college in a year. But it's not gonna work. And so we got this Laker thing if they gotta get anti Davis injury. No playoffs gets Luke fired. Lebron gotta hit one of these
Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant And Rob Pelinka discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Bryant is very connected to the Lakers. Not only because Kobe Bryant a former Laker. But the current person running the Los Angeles Lakers is named rob Pelinka. He's the guy that looks like blow. He was an agent. He just happened to be Kobe's agent. They're boys they roll their tight. Kobe. Bryant came out yesterday talking about the Lakers, and he said Laker nation will be quote laughing at warrior fans soon enough. That is a that is interesting because we don't think they're going to beat the warriors soon, but what would make the Laker fans laugh at the warrior fans, maybe taking one of your star players. I would like to say this though. Lebron was quoted saying about LeBron James, listen. The offense was struggling Bron. Got the ball took control decided to start playing point doing everything. It's a recipe to keep your head above water, bell figured out. We'll be champions before you know, it, and we'll be laughing at warrior fans who say these guys came out of nowhere. I want to say this to all the LeBron Laker haters. They're fourteen and nine they are favored Wednesday in L A to be struggling Spurs. They'll be fifteen and nine there is no clear number two seed in the west. And here's what the Lakers aren't dysfunctional
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.
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.
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.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"All right so let's talk about lebrun okay um lebrun james and and i'm not sure and i asked you where did this even start like why do we even know that lebron james would be interested in the lakers and that the lakers are trying to set themselves up for lebrun james is that like a leak are there leakers that'll acres yes is yes and no relive the lakers are now being a little more careful after the whole tampering things they're going to investigate the leakers russian all committees um well it's because if you're going to clear space for a free agent yup and lebron james is one is a free agent one of the people your potential clearing space whereas lebron j herat and it doesn't matter who is on your team or who's not or what you have co if he's available you're trying to get what is the reason we think that we're not going to watch the same movie you watched a couple of summers ago where we were going to get everybody we were going to get lamarcus aldridge and lebron james why do we think we're in a better position all right you want me to answer as if i'm rob pelinka or you what the requirements of the law the let's do the lakers answer first okay the lakers we'll tell you that things are different now they have new management that is much more forwardlooking they showed up a signed under new manager is that what it says over the eu's now you know how they put up a big reina crash staples center before ever again if it under new management which perfet um and so you know they have the new facility and they've got.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Rob pelinka compared pope two mommy call the mano he is monitoring biblical bread that i stay in no he israelites he is through the desert there was handed down by god like i mean he's good he's not that good well thanks rich paul for being there all this stuff happens that's the kind of tampering that i'll way when they signing when i sign lebrun um i think rob pelinka will come down the mountain tablets and they will represent the contract that liberal gives ya if if kcp is monitor from heaven is love rajoub's it slow dion he's the damn burning bush he's he's jesus and zoom's rule his jesus is all i love that whole thing i love i was fantastic i don't know anybody who is as publicly good at hyperbole his route and i did i make fun of him a lot but it's it's very effective we just it's easy to make for every time for delays that ireland originally told me that he thought replica was going to be a will shy really experiment then the first press conference i'm like really that shot i know but he every time he he finished it's like listen to attend talk you know with the two and everything the rivers and the commitment to excellence in all these other things and the levels and obvious it is a ted talk every i love it yeah i do very any he they have very effectively changed the narrative around the and and the thing about it is no so we're so were laughing about manna from heaven but.