- Jul 14, 2014
- Hoopla Cash
- $ 420.04
You're not alone and idiots like Plaschke are why. When Jeanie kicked Short Buss to the curb and took over the franchise, she didn't start running the basketball side of the business. She changed who was running the basketball side. Linda Rambis is her closest friend and she assists and advises on the business side.
But reporters like Plaschke make it look like it's nothing but chaos and everyone is running around doing whatever they want.
Pelinka is a relatively new GM and I'm hoping that what has happened with the Westbrook trade has taught him that it's fine to listen to and give weight to what Lebron and Klutch want...in the end, he needs to go with what he thinks is best. If he ends up losing his job, at least then, he would be getting fired based on his moves rather than someone elses.
Jeanie has started making it clear that she runs the business side, but I think she may also need to come out and either let it be known that Pelinka is running the basketball side, or she needs to hire a President of Basketball Operations and make it known that is who is in charge of the basketball side.
Oh man don't get me started on Plaschke. I cringe when he's on around the horn.
Here's the way I look at the Lakers situation.
Does LeBron deserve some blame? Yes, without a doubt.
But now knowing that Jeanie only deals with the business side of things she obviously can't be blamed for the current roster. I didn't know that until today.
That leaves the GM. Someone needs to held accountable for things. And it makes more sense for the GM to get the proper amount of criticism than putting too much of the blame on a player- that let's be honest here, many in LakersNation don't like anyway.
I take back putting any blame on Jeannie after your explanation. So that leave Pelinka and LeBron. If Pelinka was ever listening to or doing what Klutch asked/demanded he needs to be replaced yesterday.
I now say LeBron & Pelinka are equally responsible.
It's gonna be an interesting off season for your Lakers for sure.