When Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson were named to lead the Lakers, there was talk of a return to greatness.@Baxter Holmes goes behind the scenes on how a bold front-office experiment failed amid a culture of fear, distrust and anxiety: https://t.co/znwndcwcDg
— ESPN (@espn) May 28, 2019
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 28, 2019
I feel like I’m writing this exact same blog at least once a week.
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to prove why they’re one of the most dysfunctional franchises in the NBA right now. Magic Johnson leaving the front office un-announced, paired with today’s bombshell article by ESPN are just recent examples of their ineptitude.
There’s a lot to dissect from this article, but I’m not going to dive into everything. Look it up, don’t be lazy. However, there is one specific thing I’d like to focus on here, and it has to do with an alleged meeting between former Laker Kobe Bryant and now deceased actor Heath Ledger:
Rob Pelinka allegedly made up a story about Kobe having dinner with Heath Ledger after seeing ‘The Dark Knight’ to study how he “locks in” for a role, per @Baxter
Ledger died six months before the movie came out. pic.twitter.com/Ba5LRKERGb
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 28, 2019
I’m sorry, but how big of a clown do you have to be to say this without putting the timing of everything together? Heath Ledger was literally dead (rest in peace) during the time of this “dinner” that Pelinka claimed he had with Kobe. I will seriously never be able to wrap my head around why dumbasses like him have jobs like this. Would you want a guy who can’t even put together a simple timeline of events making the executive decisions for your franchise? Because I wouldn’t.
It’s pretty simple why Laker land is such a disaster right now. Jeanie Bus is a joke, and Pelinka is a joke, making the Lakers a joke. And If Kyrie actually elects to sign with this franchise like he’s rumored to, then I’ll consider him a joke as well. I never thought I’d agree with a decision made by Magic Johnson, but here we are. His choice to leave the Lakers front office might be one of the best he’ll ever make. God, what a dumpster fire of an organization.
-Nick Cherico (@CouchGuyCherico)