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2018-2019 L.A. Lakers Thread (Livin' On A Prayer)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry Abbott at True Hoop:

Were the Lakers ever really magic: LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Jeanie Buss, and the sinking Lakers
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to make a point on the piece - read it through to the end, even is it's brutal on the organization. There is someone we should chase, and he may be available as things meltdown up north. We should move fast.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke walton fired.

Woj is saying Ty Lue is the frontrunner for Coach. So a Bron guy. and a former Laker champion as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Pelinka hasn't gotten the axe yet. I guess they don't want to piss off Kobe if he's dismissed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone posted this on April 6: "It's seem like Laker ownership needs to be changed. The Lakers died with Jerry Buss."

I can't see Jennie selling, so they should be interviewing anyone with an idea & has a plan. Look at everyone, who wants in, and has done something. You can't spend money on players anymore, so buy three guys who could be GM. You need more basketball brain power. The Dodgers have three or four former or present GM'ers in their office. Hirer scouts...who would be young guys or old with a tract record. Guys who think $80,000 is a lot of money. Hungry for something new. Then find a president. If any of these people had big egos or couldn't work with other smart guys. Get rid of them. They would have to work as a team. Don't get Hollywood types. Get coachs from collages or even high schools. Figure out who has a mind & who doesn't. Hirer anyone who can help. If you can't figure it out...you are shit.

Have Jennie sit in her chair courtside with her girl friends. Have real basketball minds running everything. Do not hirer Koby for anything!!!! It's magic all over again. If she isn't in on the plan....then don't do anything. Just sit around with her girl friends & longtime fans from Hollywood & wait to get lucky.

Spend money on basketball minds & forget former Lakers & Hollywood types.

They have no one left who can judge talent. Jerry West spent all his time traveling...scouting talent. He ate lunch with John Wooden, 4 time a week. He also loved being around basketball minds. Everyone wanted his respect & he was friends with everyone. He could make deals whenever he needed a McAdoo or Thompson. They blew West off. No room for him.

As for the announcer. Firer all those ass kissing positive jerks they have on TV. Get people there who are interesting, smart, and willing to stick their necks out & say something. Right now, there is nothing to be positive about...so stop smiling. Chick Hern would have been a mean mother fucker over the last 10 years. He would have been going crazy with the loosing and tanking.

We are now at the point that no one remembers the old Lakers. We are at this moment & for the last bunch of years.. the shits. No one respects us anymore. Most hate us. No FA is going to want to come here. We haven't just been out of the playoffs for 6 years, we have been jobbing games to create dreams about a future....that fell apart. We have to start over & they are nuts if they try it with the same people.

All the BS talk about world championships, should be stopped & forgotten. Tell the frontrunner fans to shut up. I lost respect for them when they drove Paul Gasol out of town. Forget show time. It's all bullshit. We need to create a base to work off of, and produce a few respectable teams. Play the best you can...with what you got. Don't play for money. Play hard but be respectable.....and never cheat or blame your problems on things like referees or injuries. Win 42 to 48 games for a few years, before worrying about world titles. With time, you might get your respect back, and change the thinking that exists now.---Steve Yohe
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke Walton could be the Kings' head coach very soon. Hopefully he'll not end up like the past couple of coaches there who were terminated.

And now he did agree to become the next head coach. Very quick process there. Just over 24 hours.
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