Posted by Poof! on April 13, 2019 at 09:41:09:
In Reply to: Re: Luke Walton fired posted by Coach J on April 13, 2019 at 03:20:23:
: : : He will land on his feet. ......
: Now that the truth about the Lakerís dysfunctional and backstabbing operation has come out and you consider adding Lebron to that situation, it is clear that no one could succeed in that environment including Luke, Lebron and Magic. The Lakers are properly defined more as a circus than an organization. You only cure that by cleaning house including Pelinka and bringing in a top tier credentialed general manager to establish a culture of inclusion and family. The reality is the latest disclosures and events have hurt the Lakers brand and the Lakers franchise value will begin to fall below other franchises with less championships and hall of famers.
Magic was the guy who ran Mitch and Jim out of town, playing to the crowd on social media and taking weekly shots at the Lakers before Jeanie gave him the job. When in fact Magic himself has a questionable eye for talent, once calling Jimmer Fredette a "cant-miss" prospect. Then he barely shows up for work, and Rob made a daily habit out of drawing attention to that. These guys were making $10 million annually and Magic treated it like a hobby.
Rob comes off as a snake oil salesman, don't see him making any successful pitches. The Lakers have three months to add SIGNIFICANT talent before LeBron asks for a trade/buyout.
I don't blame Luke for resigning, Sacramento will offer at least two more guaranteed years on his contract, before firing him by 2021. Vlade is not a patient man, nor is Ranadive.
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