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Topic subjectMagic bounced!! (no pun)
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2692848, Magic bounced!! (no pun)
Posted by Dstl1, Wed Apr-10-19 07:18 AM
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1115780743484067840
2692850, Buh-bye.
Posted by Ryan M, Tue Apr-09-19 08:17 PM
2692851, a certain micheal ray richardson quote comes to mind...
Posted by dula dibiasi, Tue Apr-09-19 08:19 PM
2692853, welp, the Lakers will likely have a chance to turn this around now
Posted by Dr Claw, Tue Apr-09-19 08:20 PM
surprised that Magic left the org before Luke did
2692855, ^^^ where I'm at w it
Posted by snacks, Tue Apr-09-19 08:53 PM
This is a blessing in disguise for Lakers fans
2692859, It's a photo finish. Luke will get shitcanned very soon
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Tue Apr-09-19 09:34 PM
2692866, I doubt it now.
Posted by Ryan M, Tue Apr-09-19 09:56 PM
Magic all but said he was gonna fire him and quit cause Jeannie loves Luke.
2692878, eh, Magic not wanting to be the one to do it
Posted by Rjcc, Wed Apr-10-19 05:40 AM
doesn't mean it's not going to happen.

magic leaving takes it from 100% to somewhat less certain, but it's still like 98%

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
2693057, Fans aint happy, Bron ain't happy, big turnover on the roster
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Thu Apr-11-19 04:33 PM
I wouldn't be totally shocked but pretty surprised if they didn't make a coaching change.
2692854, Lol
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Tue Apr-09-19 08:22 PM
2692856, LeGM is back in business.
Posted by isaaaa, Tue Apr-09-19 09:07 PM

Anti-gentrification, cheap alcohol & trying to look pretty in our twilight posting years (c) Big Reg
http://Tupreme.com
2692861, His track record is a lot hotter than Magic's
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Tue Apr-09-19 09:35 PM
Magnificent player, bummy coach, bummy exec. Too bad all he has to fall back on are heaping stacks of cash and a shitload of business connections.
2692879, LOL
Posted by Amritsar, Wed Apr-10-19 06:36 AM
they'll do anything to convince you he has no part in this shit show though




but he got hurt after xmas!! lmao
2692860, HOW YOU GON' FIRE YO'SELF ON YO DAY OFF, CRAIG?!..
Posted by CyrenYoung, Tue Apr-09-19 09:34 PM
..see, this is why i smoke.

niggas ain't 'bout to get my blood pressure up over this bs.

this shit sounds petty as hell.

fire up this funk! © redman


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...
2692863, Luke gotta be smashing Jeannie on the low
Posted by melmag, Tue Apr-09-19 09:42 PM

Magic tells her its either me or him go. She says, "bye Earvin"

Luke secures the job and the bag. brilliant!!
2692884, ^THIS!!!!!!^
Posted by KnowOne, Wed Apr-10-19 08:12 AM
nm
2692865, So he quit cause...
Posted by Ryan M, Tue Apr-09-19 09:53 PM
He was gonna fire Luke.
He loves Jeannie (but didn’t TELL her he was gonna quit).
The going got tough and it wasn’t fun.
He couldn’t tweet about Wade.

That about cover it?

Okay...he sucked, but Pelinka hasn’t shown a damn thing and maybe...just maybe....Jeannie is the worst?
2692867, Pelinka has shown more than a few things
Posted by LA2Philly, Tue Apr-09-19 10:45 PM
He's the reason we have the opportunity to sign Lebron and another max agent, got Bullock for peanuts, traded Nance and JC for cap space + 1st, got Josh Hart out of an expiring Lou Williams contract. He's made some really good moves since he came on.
2692868, The way he resigned sums up most of his tenure
Posted by LA2Philly, Tue Apr-09-19 10:46 PM
Flying by the seat of his pants on a lot of things, most notably all the AD leaks. He's a tremendous closer and advisor so I hope he goes back to that role.
2692885, I could almost see him going back to TV
Posted by Marauder21, Wed Apr-10-19 08:14 AM
Except this *should* sink his credibility, particularly if he has to talk about the Lakers. But it's not like he'd be the only person at ESPN or Turner you could say that about.
2692869, Well, I don't envy whoever takes his place
Posted by mrhood75, Tue Apr-09-19 11:17 PM
They're a mess.

I imagine it's going to be someone who Buss will have to offer a lot of power/autonomy to.

Magic is a great businessman and ambassador to the game, but hasn't ever done well in coaching/management roles. Hey, happens to literally some of the other best who have ever played.
2692870, dude quit like a millennial lol.
Posted by Reeq, Wed Apr-10-19 12:11 AM
said he missed being able to congratulate players on other teams nshit lol.
2692881, Man. Like I don’t care, but the “how” was so pathetic
Posted by calminvasion, Wed Apr-10-19 07:22 AM
2692913, Exactly. Him leaving helps us but the way he did it...smh
Posted by LA2Philly, Wed Apr-10-19 10:52 AM
Cmon
2692914, there was no good way to do it, we all know there were deeper issues...
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Apr-10-19 10:53 AM
he tried to take the high road
2692931, That's the high road? lol
Posted by Ryan M, Wed Apr-10-19 12:45 PM
2692882, lolz i'm saying tho, fam. shit is a wild look.
Posted by dula dibiasi, Wed Apr-10-19 07:55 AM
2692883, Honestly, quitting your office job to tweet more is a dream
Posted by Marauder21, Wed Apr-10-19 08:12 AM
Gonna leave the office today without telling anyone and tell my wife that they won't let me tweet about Russell Westbrook, so I had to quit.
2692889, lol...as long as you got racks on racks on racks like Magic...do it, bro!
Posted by Dstl1, Wed Apr-10-19 08:57 AM
.
2692960, on the bill simmons podcast
Posted by Rjcc, Wed Apr-10-19 07:13 PM
he mentioned that magic did the same thing to their nba show.

the dodgers were in the playoffs, and like a week before it started, he just decided not to do it.

he's magic johnson no matter what.

If I had a hundred million and was living decades with HIV I'd quit all kinds of shit with no notice

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
2692871, fam i had to double check that this was jeanie buss real profile pic.
Posted by Reeq, Wed Apr-10-19 12:26 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1316016549/jeanie_buss_400x400.jpg

https://twitter.com/JeanieBuss

2692872, Wait, What?
Posted by RexLongfellow, Wed Apr-10-19 12:50 AM
That's really her?
2692873, Oh, you didn't know?
Posted by Cold Truth, Wed Apr-10-19 12:52 AM
2692874, she was in playboy in 95
Posted by Rjcc, Wed Apr-10-19 02:00 AM
https://www.playboy.com/profile/jeanie-buss

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
2692893, Ain’t that something. Jeanie about that life.
Posted by Beezo, Wed Apr-10-19 09:15 AM
2692875, My only hope is that Jeanie doesn’t have FEEL waiting in the wings lol
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Apr-10-19 03:09 AM
2692876, Deleted message
Posted by FILF, Wed Apr-10-19 04:54 AM
No message
2692877, Deleted message
Posted by Rjcc, Wed Apr-10-19 05:38 AM
No message
2692907, If I'm not mistaken
Posted by Numba_33, Wed Apr-10-19 09:57 AM
he's still getting James Dolan paychecks as I type this out and I think he will next season as well.

Am I correct in that assumption folks?
2692912, I think that $24m is now paid off with the conclusion of this season.
Posted by Creole, Wed Apr-10-19 10:19 AM
It would have been paid during the '17-'18 season and then, finally, the '18 - '19 season. That's how I interpreted the news when it dropped.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/new-york-knicks-will-pay-phil-jackson-24m-to-leave-franchise
2692918, Thanks.
Posted by Numba_33, Wed Apr-10-19 11:28 AM
2692886, A laughingstock, bottom 3 organization
Posted by bshelly, Wed Apr-10-19 08:22 AM
Suns, Knicks, and lakers. That’s it, that’s the list.
2693032, are we letting the kings off the hook with one mediocre season?
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Thu Apr-11-19 01:35 PM
2693062, Nope, throw them into the fun bunch
Posted by bshelly, Thu Apr-11-19 04:50 PM
2692887, but but but if Bron hadn't gotten injured on xmas....
Posted by Amritsar, Wed Apr-10-19 08:30 AM
we still taking that position or nah?



LOL what a shit show
2692890, Rumor mill (thoughts)
Posted by The Real, Wed Apr-10-19 08:58 AM
Pat Riley to LA and he brings Spoelstra with him. Spoelstra coaches for a few then once LeBron is done moves to the front office.

It's just a matter of time before Riley hands over the keys to the car to Battier.

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2692896, it's not tampering when you're not president (anymore)
Posted by liveguy, Wed Apr-10-19 09:21 AM
2692906, Why last night
Posted by Numba_33, Wed Apr-10-19 09:56 AM
and not the end of the season to he could completely fulfill his duties in his role? Pretty abrupt to have to leave the franchise holding the bag with what seems like no clear warning his was leaving. Also, didn't the Lakers have a game before he made his announcement?
2692911, Appears to me that he was scared to go into the exit interviews and fire...
Posted by Creole, Wed Apr-10-19 10:08 AM
people.

He referred to lives and livelihood being in his hands and not liking the thought of changing them in, what I think, is bad way.
2692961, I don't think he was scared, he fires people all the time.
Posted by Rjcc, Wed Apr-10-19 07:14 PM
he's in business.

he didn't want to do it with the lakers + everything else, and he decided...why should I do these things I don't want to do?

That can all be someone else's problem.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
2692925, was there any truth to what Lavar said?
Posted by ThaTruth, Wed Apr-10-19 12:00 PM
https://youtu.be/Zdqdx9RLgx0?t=63
2692965, dude sucked.
Posted by RandomFact, Wed Apr-10-19 11:55 PM
sucked at tv too.
2692968, I bet you’re great at your job.
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 12:11 AM
2693000, I bet you’re generationally great at your job.
Posted by Cold Truth, Thu Apr-11-19 10:16 AM
You can say the same thing to me.

We can all say it to each other.

It wouldn't add a thing to the discussion of whether Magic was good at his, but it sure would be snarky!


2693002, The difference is Magic got paid a lot of money to suck, RF is probably...
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 10:28 AM
great at his job and still poor and hating on Magic on the internet while Magic is rich and could give a fuck less.

>You can say the same thing to me.
>
>We can all say it to each other.
>
>It wouldn't add a thing to the discussion of whether Magic was
>good at his, but it sure would be snarky!
>
>
>
2693007, What a wierd, entirely irrelevant deflection
Posted by Cold Truth, Thu Apr-11-19 10:54 AM
Do you have an opinion that's actually relevant to the subject?
2693010, RE: What a wierd, entirely irrelevant deflection
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 10:58 AM
>Do you have an opinion that's actually relevant to the
>subject?

Was the original reply that I replied to relevant to the subject?
2693020, The subject is Magic quitting his job.
Posted by Cold Truth, Thu Apr-11-19 11:29 AM
So how well he did or didn't do that job is absolutely relevant.
2693022, RE: The subject is Magic quitting his job.
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 11:31 AM
>So how well he did or didn't do that job is absolutely
>relevant.

the tv show he did 20 years ago is not.
2693003, his twitter is dumb as fuck too
Posted by Amritsar, Thu Apr-11-19 10:31 AM
great basketball player


really really dumb. really dumb
2693005, he's a 60 year-old former pro athlete, exactly what are you expecting?
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 10:46 AM
2693009, Kareem is an older former pro athelete
Posted by Cold Truth, Thu Apr-11-19 10:58 AM
2693011, We all know Kareem is an exception in a number of areas.
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 11:00 AM
2693012, Ainge bitch ass got jokes...
Posted by ThaTruth, Thu Apr-11-19 11:05 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/danny-ainge-makes-magic-johnson-joke-to-open-press-conference-154648469.html
2693029, It's funny, because the Celtics are wildly mediocre and losing Kyrie.
Posted by Ryan M, Thu Apr-11-19 01:01 PM
2693058, touchy touchy, it was a pretty mild jab
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Thu Apr-11-19 04:36 PM
and the Cs are still well ahead of the Lake Show, plus the Kyrie deal was dumping a guy with dead legs and a pick that turned out to be mediocre. they can sustain that kind of loss and still be fine. i mean fuck the celtics and all, but let's not act like this was a major people in glass houses moment here.
2693056, This whole situation is just...weird.
Posted by Kira, Thu Apr-11-19 04:31 PM
All of the statements below fall under allegedly......

Bron asked Magic to get DeAndre Jordan at the trade deadline and that failed so Magic got rid of Zubac at Bron's behest. The AD situation forced Jeannie to take more control of the situation. She's mad as fuck at Lebron.

Magic realized he didn't have any power and would get the blame for whatever happened so he quit.

Now the Lakers find themselves at a crossroads.

Bron wants:

Juwan Howard as Pres with Lue or Mark Jackson as coach.
AD
Kemba
Terrence Ross

Jeannie wants:

Kurt Rambis as President with Linda as her second choice.
Kawhi Leonard as a free agent.

She's not allowing Bron to have any say in these decisions due to the perception Bron is running the show.

It's not unintentional that Jeannie's playboy past surfaced in the past few days...

So basically an aging player is struggling to get his way in the Lakers organization.

2693100, With an alleged and assumed power struggle between JB & LBJ
Posted by Creole, Fri Apr-12-19 09:44 AM
it would make sense for JB to wield her power and influence by ridding the Lakers of Lebron.

However, if she won't do that, they need to find some sort of compromise.

* No to Juwan or Rambis as Team Pres.
* Yes to Mark Jackson or Ty Lue being the coach.
* As for trading for AD, that's a ship that's sailed. The arrival of Ingram's blood clotting issue has essentially put a nail in the coffin. So, rid the roster of KCP, Lance, and either Javale or Tyson. Find a away to bring in a couple more shooters.
* Sign & Trade for Kemba so we can get rid of Ball but keep Rajon.
* Let the Kawhi idea go because he ain't coming there to deal with none of that.

They've gotta do something after, first, chillin on the BS power struggle because neither of them can be the winner in it.
2693098, sigh
Posted by LegacyNS, Fri Apr-12-19 09:20 AM

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