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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..
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"It may the Lakers have always pounding the table saying, there was a path to create a MAC slot, if a guy wants to come and, and they showed that today, when we don't know, somebody wants to come or not. But, you know, I think for rob Pelinka to be able to quiet the narrative that he is the neophyte GM who doesn't know what he's doing is really important, especially as the Lakers are trying to as the Lakers are trying to convince the rest of the league that they are stable and, and even well run. I mean, but that is not the way they they have been looked at by the other twenty nine teams. In the league over the last few years. So if you can kind of push back on the narrative, I should say, oh, you don't think we can get a MAC money or big recourse ourselves chance to get a max, caliber guy. Well, here we are on twenty seven maybe maybe the twenty six. June twenty-seventh your it. It's the week before free agency. That's what it is. Yes, if you can kind of build some positive narrative momentum going into free agency, you know, maybe that's enough and you start getting meetings with those guys, you don't know how can shake loose. I mean, I would I would think any team with LeBron James on it, despite the fact that, you know, he may not be seen as the most attractive teammate to a guy who's already a number one star. But I wouldn't I wouldn't count out a team. Lebron James and Anthony Davis on it when it comes to any of these guys Bill. What, what do you think is more likely that they end up with a star here and using that money on a star or then now to just taking this thirty two point whatever and dividing it up to fill out the rest of the roster? I think I think there's still a better chance that it's that it's the ladder that they ended up having to go out and and, and divvy it up a little bit. There's just been too much smoke with all of those. I mean I could give it as four guys by the way, but are play for the Lakers. Kumba kyri Kawai, and Jimmy Butler, don't think Kevin Durant, or Klay Thompson, great as they are one haven't been linked to the Lakers in two. I can't imagine the Lakers wanted us year. Lebron's prime and all that cap space spent rehabbing those players, Zayd all in for twenty nine hundred twenty sort of enterprise right now. So I look at those four guys, I think you know, there's been so much smoke with those players all going certain places. I think it's still puts the Lakers, a little bit on the outside looking in, but it depends on how it shakes out. You know if if Brooklyn ultimately, you know, VIP Brooklyn can't get Kevin Durant. And is deciding do we really want to go all in on, on Tiree Irving, and, and let me Angela walk or or stick with the answer?.
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
Lakers Are Leader in the Clubhouse for Anthony Davis Trade with Pelicans
"I wanna update to with how much free agencies talked about the off season talked about. Someone who isn't a free agent, but he's to be traded. His Anthony Davis now ESPN article that was released yesterday. The clippers Lakers Nixon nets no surprise have all inquired, about the pelicans big man's services, David Griffin, according to sources, and the CSPAN article his only timetable is to get a deal done before the draft. He is looking for an all star a young player with potential and two first round picks. I don't know if he's gonna get all that. But he makes it clear. He wants to build around Zion Williamson, we'll be the first overall pick in the draft and drew holiday, according to sources as they try to build a playoff team. Maybe the Celtics got in the mix as well. At this point, the Celtics most like the loose, Kyrie Irving. I don't think they're going to give up Jason Tatum. Jalen brown. And what else is that gonna be enough? Probably not. So it appears to me. Amil seat. They wanna make a deal with the Lakers Griffin's. Get care about all the prior BS. But it looks like the Lakers of the next of the most to offer what the Knicks Kevin. Knox Robinson and you have the third pick in the draft. Lakers, even though the young players perturbed that their idol and LeBron James wanted them out to get Anthony Davis to get Rich Paul client. And. Even though they were hurt by that they're going to go to that. Merry go round again. And you have to deal with it. That's what happens when you're professional, but I would imagine rob Pelinka genie Buston company to do whatever it takes trying to get Anthony Davis. And yet, the fourth pick of the draft. Yes. Young talent as well, Ingram coups Ma ball. You could get a deal done. So if I'm guessing Anthony Davis on the clippers. I don't think he's on the Celtics. I don't think he's on the nets the Lakers of the Knicks have the most offer
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"He's competitive eat demands most people around him this, this is just a function of their record not a function of any huge problem. In the organization is my childhood idol. Rob Pelinka's my college teammate. I saw the interview imagine got high. He was sitting next to Jeanie Buss. They were on the Lakers basketball network. He specifically said, I appreciate genie giving me this opportunity because she knows I'm going to remove myself from my businesses. If folk is one hundred fifty percent on what's going to make the Lakers championship contending team. When he got on I take that's not what he said. Okay. Now got one for rob when he talked about Kobe Bryant wanted to go sit with the dark Knight, because he was. So intrigued anyone to get more into character what the time to character was dead. Okay. I was just talking about heath ledger playing the joker in the dark Knight. So that didn't happen. People do embellish stories so I'm not here to defend either side. What I'm here to say is when teams are struggling and not meeting expectations. Everybody points fingers because they have to say face because Magic Johnson needs to walk the streets of LA. He can't have people like wait a minute. We use the president, y'all had a three thirty percent. Win percentage can have people saying. Now he had people say, hey magic it's wrong. That's what he did affectively. That's what he did. That's how it is goes. So again, this is great reporting by Baxter. But ultimately, this is classic example of everyone protecting their best interest. If rob Pelinka does five things people going to call them jeans. Get a D N Ross Ona's roster or Katie or Coa. Or who else is the free agent clay. No, if he gets eighty if he gets Katie, he gets Coa or kyri, Jimmy. Somewhat Jimmy people will be like, oh, he's genius. If one of those things don't happen. Did people like magic was right? If one of those things do happen, they'd be like they better. What our magic. That's how this works house long implicit sports. And you know what even after that, what the record is next year will determine the turmoil that the organization. Yes, a work guess what rob in magic was able to do for those away. They're paying attention. Guess what? They were able to do. They were able to get LeBron James come. LA you questioned whether or not the brand is the best player in the world right now. But not when he signed up for the Lakers, they got LeBron James to come to LA and signed a four year deal. He didn't do that in my any, he didn't do that in Cleveland. And I know he wanted to be a part of Hollywood. And I know location helps when he tried to shoot his movie this off season, I know but they got that done. Let's see if they can get another well. I want to do our show from w NBA game look forward to. That's make it happen. Jalen with everything's going on with the Lakers so much drama magic on I take now this report, you would think that this is all just really got into LeBron's head. He's not having a good time. You would be wrong checking in on the bras. Instagram's stories yesterday. He had itself Memorial Day hanging out in his backyard with all of his friends, where to go to the table, and take a look at. Jalen, he put up video him and his friends hanging out in the backyard. And it was really interesting Rena breakdown piece by piece he had Tristan Thompson, there Russell Westbrook there. And Chris Paul there. There's some details unnoticed, then wanted to point out to you. Let's take a look at the first one..
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, Rob Pelinka And Johnson discussed on KCBS Radio Morning News
"Going on? Well, former president of the Lakers Magic Johnson went on ESPN this morning, and well, he named names with regards to what went wrong in LA, this Magic Johnson feel betrayed and of so Bal. Well, you know, I think if you're gonna talk betrayal, is only with rob. Now, he's referring to rob Pelinka the general manager, the Lakers magic continued to well, let it all hang out there with regard to the dysfunction inside the Lakers franchise to many people at the table.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"They say Alson, whoever says we'd like to introduce our new coach Frank Vogel. He's with our general manager, rob Pelinka. We'll take some of your questions go. Probably be Jim hill that has the first question. Probably what is it? And who is it direct? I mean, if I if I'm Jim hill, and I get the opportunity for the first question I would ask rob Pelinka to describe the front office power structure right now. Like who's doing what how does the front office work right now because that's something everybody's curious about who's got the power who's calling shots who's really involved in big decisions. And if he were evasive, I press him. I think rob hinted that the other day in Chicago by answering at this asked me that question. I'll be rob. How would you describe the powers the front office power structure right now in terms of who's involved in roles? My role is exactly the same as it was a year ago. That's not what I asked. You will you ask what, how are searchers? I'm I'm doing the exact same thing doing a year else is a part of the front office right now who else is involved in big decisions. Jeannie, Kurt is, is our senior adviser Jesse bus as our scouting director and me, and we just kind of make Linda Rambus, and she's been traveling with you guys for Bush's been with yoga nation. Next joins her Lert years. I think she's an advisor to genie like Curtis an advisor to me, I would just I would press on these things because this is something people want to know. And if his answer was my roles the same, I would say, that's not what I asked you. Right. Because that's what they asked him the other night, Chicago. And that's how he answered it. You know, I, I think the question about Linda is a valid question, because she's been in a lot of meetings. But the idea that, that somehow having in these meetings is a bad thing. I would I would bite back on genie and Linda have worked together at the Lakers. I think since like nineteen Eighty-four, and so I think that she's a sounding board for genie. But that, but a that doesn't necessarily make her a qualified basketball opinion be. It's not so much Linda Rambus individually that raises eyebrows. It's the people in general, collectively that genie seems to gravitate towards, you know, rob Pelinka, for example, got this job, if we're being honest because he was Kobe's agent. It's not because of rob Pelinka's overall experience. It's specifically they knew him through Kobe, right? Attic when he was brought in was brought him because he was magic as opposed to rise expanded other teams have hired prominent agents, let's how Bob Meyer started. That's how. Kelly started. It's not that somebody was an agent. It's the reason that you chose that agent. And the reason they chose that agent. Rob linka was the connection to Kobe. And then when you pair them with somebody like Magic Johnson who was also inexperienced. And the only reason you brought him in was. He's Magic Johnson. It's all of these decisions together that raised people's eyebrows. Right. But I don't know Andy, if you get, you know, Mason seems to say, oh, LeBron was coming. No matter what you think he's coming if there's no magic. I think magic helped a lot. Do you think he's coming? If there's no magic. Let me ask you this. If he's come if he's coming. Is he coming to a team that otherwise seems reasonably stable sure? Yes, he's gone. I think magic helped but LeBron it seemed like had largely made up his mind. And as long as rob Pelinka, or whoever, I guess, is the magic in the situation doesn't, you know Graham, your view. I'm not sure about that. I mean, wear also where else was he gonna go though wherever you wanted there weren't that many options though? I mean, he could have had wherever he wanted any narrowed down pretty quickly to Cleveland LA, and sort of Philly. Right. So it's not like he was necessarily looking..
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 Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Now, the timing of Luke being fired around the all-star all-star break trade deadline right around there. That was more a factor of LeBron and Rich Paul and Jeannie couldn't figure out people were controlling her franchise, and it wasn't her. But she couldn't figure out exactly who was behind. It was before we make any more moves. I'm not let's let's hold fire because again, the trading Julius Randle the way the ngelo. Russell was him. There's a lot of things that have happened. That genie said you got it that she in hindsight was not happy with yet. There are rampant reports that rob Pelinka is not loved around the league, in fact that he burned many bridges to the ground as an agent and set many on fire that continue to smoulder skip. Right. He betrayed a blind, man. Gordon, the owner or the Cavaliers with Carlos boozer it he gave his word let him up out of the contract. Yes. Okay. You're right. But yet at least genie had a good cop, quote, unquote and a bad cop. She had magic to be able to get phone calls return to the Lakers. Now, she just has a bad cop. I'm pretty sure she just eliminated a lot of a list potential. See? EEO's for her company, if you're gonna try to get Jerry West or Pat Riley, this could be all pine the sky are Cebu for Samra, Bob, my like, they're just going to look at rob Lincoln say I wanna work with that magic and work with it anymore to start with it because I want full control. So where does genie what's her exit strategy now because it looks to me like because Linda Rambus now has achieved quite a measure of power in the organization is sort of a vice-president genie, Kurt Rambus, obviously beloved his Lakers possible. He just gets elevated into the president category. I've been told that she will stay within the Lakers family and Roth a rob. I agree. I agree. Rob Pelinka is part of that Lakers family because he's basically the proxy for Kobe the up. So now, I don't believe that this is rob Pelinka's job and away we go the referendum on rob Pelinka will be this summer, and the big fish that Jeanie Buss wants is Leonard really if they get Leonard. Then I think that rob. Yes has more power he controls. But this is this is what's so beautiful about this out real quick bigger fish than Kevin Durant. Kevin. No, Kevin Durant. Not really. And I think it's no way. That's not happen. All right. I mean, and then you look at all of the other free agents. They're not of that caliber Cohen K D or on a on a level unto themselves. So that's going to be the referendum as to whether rob keeps the job does. He get why. And what makes this so delicious in this LA arena almost as good as you to talking. About LeBron is you're going to have a battle between Steve Balmer and genius. Because Steve Walmer has made it clear that Leonard is the one that he wants, and he has put all his resources toward that. He also has Jerry West as a consultant if there was anybody that genie was going to go to and this has been discussed. It's just a matter of there's still a lot of bad blood involving Jerry West within the Lakers organization. And so would love to get make a lot of sense. His son is still working there. You can have a succession plan. I mean, there's a lot that would make sense for bringing Jerry back. But can you can you extricate him from the clippers? What would it cost would bomber even allow that to happen? I don't know what his contract looks like. But that's where we are. We haven't brattle of the to L A teams over some of the same source Jeanie, and Phil who sort of push Jerry into the sunset and out the back door, so how would Jerry forgive and forget, even though he. He's a Laker at heart. Obviously that would be and it would be too. And I haven't heard this. But his son is there is a director of personnel. If you said to Jerry, we're gonna have a succession, we want you to come in and run it. And we want you to groom Ryan..
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
Lakers News: LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant on NBA All-Time Made FG List
"NBA. And you just heard John fast during the update talking about the Lakers getting be at last report by the lowly, Phoenix Suns. And Magic Johnson, and rob Pelinka and the buses have invested their short term future in LeBron James. Lebron will not get involved in those will throw some attitude because he's not getting a rock and that microscope is a lot bigger in Los Angeles on the negative side as it can be on the positive side in Cleveland, Ohio
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
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"So when they're at the game, there's a crime shot right with Larry and subtracts Zia and. Okay. And as it turns out there was a somebody accused of murder. And they when they went to investigate it. Somebody had been charged with murder, they said, wait a minute. No, go look at that episode of curb your enthusiasm. He was in the crowd episode right by subtracts Zia. And that proves that was his alibi that he couldn't have committed the murder. So now, we ended up telling the exact story that John would have told had he been here. There you go and there's Jon Allen at all anymore. John Ireland story. All right coming up next. Oh, you know, a couple of things. Okay. Couple of things. First of all, we get some some rob Pelinka coming up for you play the hits here. Play some rob Pelinka and also two things really have irritated today. So three things coming up next. Right. Rob Pelinka and the two things that irritated me today. Okay. Mesa. And then we got fasttrack Mason Ireland ESPN LA, rob Pelinka last night did a thing on access sports net with. Mike Bresnahan correct here. He is on the Lakers. Trying to be aggressive overall. You know from genie to magic to myself to Luke we always want to be aggressive to do everything we can to try to put ourselves in championship position every season. And so at every trade line, this one and future ones. We're going to continue to be aggressive to do that until we accomplished that mission. And he was asked about his plan for the summer our plan. When we weighed the trade and created a double max room was to get two pieces. And obviously LeBron was the first, and we still have work to be done this coming July. And I think you can look around the league now and sort of what we did in creating two spaces. I think a lot of teams have said, oh, maybe that maybe that's a good model to pursue. And of course, now, you see the Knicks made some moves to open up major room, the clippers others. So I think this is going to be a really really interesting off season. And we stand position to be really really aggressive and feel like we have all the pieces here that if a player decides to come and join this platform that it'll be you know, championship caliber group right away. And this that what point of order point of order wet member. Like few minutes ago. I mentioned that their Lakers have a little bit of an arrogance thing that they might wanna dial back a little bit. They can be a little hyperbolic at times, rob Pelinka. Basically just said we in. Invented invented opening cap space to sign stars. Let's listen to a one more time because that's what jumped out at me our plan when we made the trade and created a double max room was to get two pieces. And obviously, the Brown was the first, and we still have work to be done this coming July. And I think you can look around the league now and sort of what we did in creating two spaces. I think a lot of teams have said, oh, maybe that maybe that's a good model to pursue. Of course. See the Knicks mayors. Major room the clippers. They got that idea. By the way, the team that has sat on cap space for the live MIR's year. This is how revolution there are the like nobody thought about them like guys, you know, wait a minute. Do we want? Kevin durant? We'd better create some room. Well, what if we what if you stay with me? Okay. What if we manipulated our payroll payroll right that we would have enough room under the salary cap Kesse society like to offer them a contract. They could play for us. No, that's crazy. Acres. Did it right? And now the now the Nixon era. Everybody's done. Now, rob does say, and I agree with them dangerous and a seven game series this current team. There's no question that was the goal and when we had a insignificant slew of injuries we were fourth. You know, we were just a couple of games back from second or third seed in the west we're fourth when on Christmas day when LeBron got injured we can't look at that. As an excuse..
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.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"And rob pelinka and trying to figure out what the game plan was going to be to build this roster and lebron said to the front office it's a trap if you try to play like golden state does because he knows that firsthand with what the cavaliers were trying to be the east coast version had those sharpshooters their up tempo the problem is they just didn't have the personnel that was consistent enough and nobody does and i've been saying all along if you're going to be golden state you can't be golden state at their own game so rob pelinka said in a press conference about lebron james and the lakers other rosters roster additions that they were trying to bring in defense and toughness and depth tried to look at the areas where they'll have an advantage pelinka says that he and lebron james and magic johnson have talked about where the lakers can create an advantage over one of the greatest teams of all time a fast paced dynamo that boast one of the best scores in nba history and kevin durant as well as possibly the best shooting back quarterback time in steph curry and klay thompson yeah we realized that now you're gonna have depth here which i think is really important against golden state your second unit has to be able to dominate their second unit because their first unit is probably going to dominate yours so you have to look at an advantage there now what kind of defense are you gonna play how tough does the nba rules allow you to play if i bring in rondo javale mcgee former warrior inland stevenson i how do i display my toughness there because then if i have ingram who's not considered a tough guy lonzo ball is he a tough guy is kuzina a tough guy so you got a guy guys who don't mind mixing it up you have to have fowzia give but you also have offense eternally what is going to be your game plan here if you bring in karma i still believe you you have to have the three point shooter or shooters plural but you don't have to be as self reliant on it if you're not that good you know houston is good good at it golden state is obviously good at it if you look at the top teams in the nba with the number of made threes at the end of the year i'm gonna guess mclovin you had golden state you had houston you had cleveland you had boston all ten yeah okay so those teams are in there i think it's rare if you're going to have a team that's in there that is not a good team so there's a couple of bad teams at snuck in the brooklyn nets are to houston's one by a half a mile okay then brooklyn is to then cleveland was three yeah i didn't realize cleveland i guess they were show reliant on the three last year almost too much yeah but lebron was shooting threes and then you had jr new had korver everybody thinks they're three point shooter and they're not not every team should be and i think that when your game plan is and it looks like it's fun and it looks like it's easy is spread the floor and everybody gets to shoot threes man i i love it but that's not the game plan that works for everybody not everybody can be the bad boy pistons like there's certain styles not everybody could be showtime with magic we couldn't do it you could try but not everybody can do that they make it look easy.
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.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"A los angeles laker he wasn't officially a laker until he signed on the dotted line on monday but there is a photo that was posted by his agency clutch sports group that features him next to his agent as well as lakers gm rob pelinka and there's a pen and there's a contract and it's done a four year deal worth one hundred fifty three point three million dollars and less he happens to opt out and then change things around after year three but there certainly are some seasons now that the lakers can play with he's given them more time locked into more time with them than he did with cleveland this is the longest contract he signed since two thousand ten and so the lakers feel like they have to civility that they can use to lure other free agents and now build around this core of young guys of course lebron will turn thirty four during the upcoming season he obviously wants to win again with the lakers believe and i don't know why you wouldn't that after a season in which he played more than one hundred games including all eighty two games of the regular season that he's still got a lot left in the tank so it is done it's after hours with amy lawrence on cbs sports radio we'll get to your choice for man crush monday.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Rondo and look the interesting part to me here is rob pelinka allegedly according to reports saying that the job is up for grabs and this coming year after them saying that lonzo is going to be the franchise and the rat jersey in the rafters i just feel like book if rondos willing be mentor i'm okay with that i just don't know him well enough to know if that's where his mind is at you have a much better perspective on rondo and actually have a much better perspective on lonzo than most people how do you think that dynamic could work or play out all right so i've never been a fan of rondo and made it clear back here in boston years ago when he first got here i was never rondo guy i just felt like you know well first of all he's on court deficiencies to some degree were ripples ripples rebel no look pass take the air on the ball always looking to the assists couldn't shoot the ball he played with the perfect is in boston let's face it he played with three hall famers if he hadn't you never would have been what what he was but given credit for what he did a great defender back then but i felt like in part of the reason danaids train them so quickly when brad stevens took over was because he felt like he needed to get him out of the locker room he's coming up the injury and didn't want some of these younger guys to kinda be mentor by rhonda and rightfully so well i talked to a couple of players in chicago when it was kind of jimmy butler d wage show and everybody else and the younger guys loved ron didn't like him loved him raved about him now again maybe it was 'cause rhonda took the side to go against these bosom buddies of debate and jimmy butler i don't know but maybe he has gotten the point and he is surreal bro and we know that he thinks he knows more than just about everybody every coach will say that not on the record but they'll say for the most part i mean he didn't really get along with tubby smith that's amazing everybody gets along with tubby everybody so that that goes to show you how far this states back i can't believe palinka set it i mean like you i was shocked georgia about the fact that you would say it's up for grabs when lines was your guy the future and i think if rondo can teach him and bring him along it can only help lonzo in lebron and rondo to help him like like the great parties they can teach how to play in the half court never learned how to play in the half court because this style he played in high school and even college for the most part so i think he can learn that but i'm intrigued to see how lebron lonzo play together i do think lonzo will be the starting point guard well i hear what you're saying guards to how the words of ropley could you know sound is if they were willing to roll the dice and let let rondo be the leader in terms of the back court but isn't there something to be said to about the fact that you don't want lonzo to rest on his laurels you don't want him to just assume that the starting positions just always his you want to find any way you can continue to push missing this young man we want your name in the rafters but that spot has to be earned and not given yeah i guess i guess you're right but i don't know if you say publicly although maybe he's trying to push bars buttons ultimately and that'll probably due to some extent i i just don't think you need to motivate lonzo maybe i'm wrong here and i think it's it's fine to say hey this is one team you know this team in the future obviously lebron's team now but you know this is lonzo team in terms of he's our floor leader he's our guy we want him to get better and we want you to come aboard to help that to help facilitate him getting better jeff goodman with this year follow on twitter at goodman hoops one of the best basketball guys in the industry college and pro so jeff with the way that this team is being constructed around the.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"It so the nba combine is taking place right now and geyser working out guys doing things and you're trying to get themselves in a position to get drafted as high as humanly possible on rob pelinka was talking about lonzo and i think this is really interesting because i think you know we talked about it yesterday you talked by the longitude great rebounder that's true lonzo's a great assist man also true lonzo's a much better defensive player i think anybody could hope for especially as a rookie played really really well yeah didn't shoot well didn't shoot three point shot weld and finish at the rim well didn't didn't shoot his free throws well but we never mentioned yesterday talking about this and i think it is literally the biggest takeaway from last season for lonzo was fact that he missed a ton of time he missed the thirty nine percent of the season he missed launch a games and here's what rob pelinka said some of the great players in the game i'm not gonna use their names because they're not allowed to talk about other players play it for you that's even better check this out message i'm playing i'm not hearing anything so try again we'll reset that it should okay let's try this one more time rob pelinka no see i i was i was right the first time you there i knew what i was trust funds try again some of the great players in the game again this is rob pelinka i'm not going to use their names because we're not allowed to talk about players on other teams but we sat down with a picture of an mvp a first team all nba player we said here's their body when they're twenty here's their body when there were twenty three here's rob pelinka we sat down with a picture of mvp and first team all nba type players we said here was their body when they were twenty here's their body when they were twenty three and they became all stars or mvp's what do you see in that transformation and it was a commitment to the weight room into getting strong for us to succeed lonzo knows he's gotta be able to physically take in eighty two game season how that finishes and you like we.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Judge or stand come in there yeah i think they were one of the first two on the first one now start backing up at that point so now it's we're we're playing playing hard they're playing hard and just part of it yeah you better better real tight knit group defending each other although that guy over there i'm not going anywhere near him i'm finding some other pudgy dude i can hug did you know there was another fight yesterday there are three oh yeah yeah thanks for listening to the known coming next russell westbrook did something last night that some people are criticizing him for that's i'm not i'm not so sure he deserves it we'll get into that next espn la mason and ireland will winding down here by the way exit interviews in elsa gun for the laker players are this afternoon and when travis and marcellus get in here they'll be bringing you some of that stuff all the players go today luke walton rob pelinka go tomorrow and rob pelinka will join us live on mason in ireland tomorrow at noon right at noon at the start of the show lakers general manager rob pelinka to talk about the future of the lakers that's tomorrow at noon now brian russell westbrook for the second consecutive year has averaged a triple double last night he needed sixteen rebounds i think he had twelve in the first quarter he is being criticized because you don't have to look far when you go through highlights to see that he goes after every loose ball and we'll screen out anybody including his own team teams are clearly not trying to get the ball like everybody got the memo here and it was two games worth of that.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"As to play for the lakers if not lonzo will not resign this is not a small things folks this morning rob pelinka and magic johnson in my opinion are sitting in a room considering making calls to trade lonzo don't kid yourself think about what's happening this weekend in los angeles it is the nba allstar weekend so magic johnson who's got two spots available who can do max money for two stars and they're all in la this weekend okay this is his miss universe pageant and he woke up with a cold sore this is a problem it's twenty two degrees in cleveland for bronze coming to la forecast seventy seven and sunny palm trees everywhere upbeat near the stadium of course it is it's la this weekend is a showcase all the stars are in los angeles in i've got this pretty well sourced magic's gonna put on quite a show magic and is going to make himself very available magic wants to let everybody know how great los angeles is and how they treat their stars oh he won't do anything illegal at magic johnson was going to make this the weekend of weekends now magic johnson the biggest story of the weekend is answering questions about a kid who's not playing lonzo ball and his dad who is out of the country in lithuania this is not gourd listen live or ball's not gonna stop of all was known that getting attention in the media there is weapon he's kind of weaponising the media using them to get attention i get it and most of the stuff he says his irrelevant it's just a loving dad yapping and being a goofball which he is loud and goofy that's what our years but this is different.
"rob pelinka" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Uh work michael pearson for greg today he's growl and should be an interesting show ireland is trapped in the on the freeway so you're going to get just just me here for awhile where'd you have the mason whisper somewhere they're j there you go that's right the steve mason show rides again so we saw for the first two hey there e is so we saw for the first time a little bit of backing off at least according to sources by magic johnson rob pelinka and the lakers on this lebron james plus paul george or bust thing there is a column that has posted earlier today i believe the byline is ramona shelburne are us it is and she says that it it's possible that the lakers keep everybody they've got right now and start to think about the summer of 2019 when guys like kawhi leonard and klay thompson and jimmy butler will be free agents and granted the lakers have been playing well despite the fact that they haven't had a lonzo ball for a pretty healthy stretch here but they they came up with that big win at okc on sunday and now now may be the lakers aren't going to be active at the trade deadline after all so what do you think of that well i mean it you know i assume these guys are all talking in the way that they talk and a non tampering yet talking way i imagine just get fined fifty grand for tampa who are i know but i'm saying i i'm i'm not i'm saying in a non tampering way i think they're talking i mean we've talked a lot about how kcp is a is a bridge to allow rob pelinka to speak with the same agent as as lebron james so we we acknowledge that that's the way business gets done the fact is that i have to assume that there are non conversation conversations in a non tampering way taking place and it may be that the lakers sav come to terms with the fact that the lebrun paul george thing is not likely.
"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 espnW's The Trifecta
"Uh i i think it was seen as a lot of pressure on landzo but there may be more pressure right now on magic jeannie and rob pelinka okay 'cause they're they're they're hyping up lawn so because this is this is they took over the regime there the they're they're saying that they they are the the secret and the recipe to to bring the lakers back to prominent so they're approach of saying hey look let's let's hype up this this situation with lawns oh because we're going to get the lakers back to something you really wanna watch will so i ask that question falls on them the front office jose it absolutely falls on them to eventually turn into a team that wins games right you you can't be lottery team three years in a row and not get any better it's not about just acquiring draft picks particularly when one of a marty is a guy you don't like and you sent away but if you're brandon ingram what are you thinking why isn't this your team why why why is the guy who hasn't played a single minute the face the franchise going to break records what do you think your expectations are what do you think your role is an are we creating the kind of endless and i know this wagging p and russell incident was was on off the court you know getting in someone's personal life and doing some really like lame stuff but that was still butting heads with an a team and they're still he goes on guys and number two draft pick from last year is i i would be surprised that he would be happy to just say can take over the team i'll just be over here wool searching creating drama right off the bat what i think the calculated risk made by the lakers higherups is that lawns of style of play will defuse any of that tension immediately i think there'd be different equation if.