Lakers Executives Believe Rival Teams Are Subversively Damaging Their Reputation

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Lakers Executives Believe Rival Teams Are Subversively Damaging Their Reputation 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Mar 6, 2019 6:48 am

Los Angeles Lakers executives believe that rival teams are going out of their way to sabotage their standing within the league, according to Sam Amick.


"From Jeanie on down, there is a growing belief that rival teams like New Orleans have gone to great lengths to do the kind of subversive damage that is nearly impossible to prove. Johnson himself has said that he doesn’t believe the Pelicans negotiated in good faith, and it certainly was unique to see trade packages with remarkable specificity being reported throughout the process," writes Amick.


Those accusations come on the heels of Jeanie Buss calling out the media for leaking false rumors during their trade talks for Anthony Davis at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.


“The biggest challenge…(is) the fake news about how we were supposedly trading our entire roster for a certain player, which is completely not true,” said Buss over the weekend.

Via Sam Amick/The Athletic

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Post#2 » by Magic Giannison » Wed Mar 6, 2019 7:30 am

Yeah, lets absolutely blame everyone and everything but ourselves....

No Lakers, you've done **** it up.
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Post#3 » by teke184 » Wed Mar 6, 2019 7:50 am

Sour grapes.

They’re still pissed that the Pelicans didn’t take a below market offer to ship AD out to LA. And the Pels are STILL going to finish the season with a better record.


If anyone is damaging LA’s reputation, it is Magic by continuing to run his mouth. Several high profile overtures toward PG13, Kawhi, and AD failing because the Lakers refused to send out an appropriate trade package under the auspices of “We’ll just sign them as free agents if you don’t take this deal” has turned the LA front office into a clown show more than Jim Buss and Mitch Kupachik throwing money at Mozgov and Deng.


And BTW, when a team doesn’t pick up the phone for several days when you call and the clock is ticking on the trade deadline, that’s kind of a sign they don’t want to talk with you or trade with you. At that point you either back off or make a massive “Godfather” offer to make them change their minds, not piss and moan that they won’t take players who are vocally opposed to going there like Lonzo.
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Post#4 » by likashing » Wed Mar 6, 2019 8:01 am

Buss is technically correct because they didn’t include LeBron for any AD package, so they didn’t offer the entire roster for AD.

Seriously, how low can an organization go. Reputation is earned, not given. I scratch my head when they say others try to damage their reputation...
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Post#6 » by TheBallsDeeper » Wed Mar 6, 2019 8:34 am

I'm pretty sure it's their on-court performance that is doing the damage.
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Post#7 » by Nutty Nats Fan » Wed Mar 6, 2019 8:36 am

“The biggest challenge…(is) the fake news about how we were supposedly trading our entire roster for a certain player, which is completely not true,” said Buss at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Wow, how the Lakers have fallen, taking a play out of Trump's book and crying fake news.

They screwed up, tried to force NO to trade AD, and it backfired. But it's the media's fault! :lol:
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Post#8 » by SeanDaRyan » Wed Mar 6, 2019 8:49 am

The mainstream media is all FAKENEWS!
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Post#9 » by CycklopsGT » Wed Mar 6, 2019 9:20 am

Why would they negotiate in good faith when you tampered with their player?
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Post#10 » by Lalouie » Wed Mar 6, 2019 9:32 am

paranoia

but in any case, this all started with the davis statement. that was ground zero. that's when demps started getting "advice" and it's easy to see how that could snowball. it ain't happening with the clips....they're in a big market too, the exact market as lal to be precise.

magic and lebronklutch were walking about with impunity
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Post#11 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Wed Mar 6, 2019 9:54 am

Hard to prove allegations, huh? That anything like hard to prove tampering allegations?
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Post#12 » by ptpablo » Wed Mar 6, 2019 10:52 am

The NBA should never use a Trump slogan.
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Post#13 » by benhillboy » Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:01 pm

Lakers exceptionalism died with Dr. Jerry Buss that’s for sure. Losing Jerry West from the front office, who has more basketball acumen and media savvy than everyone in that facility combined, didn’t help either.
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Post#14 » by rtblues » Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:14 pm

Weak sauce, lamest B.S. I've heard in a long time.
At least fellow incompetent NBA executive, Bulls GM John Paxson just stands up there and takes it up the ass, and then says something loud and defensive. But this, it's new heights in ridiculous excuses. Jeannie Buss gets the Oscar! MVP!
Wow, just wow.
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Post#15 » by arasu » Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:58 pm

likashing wrote:Buss is technically correct because they didn’t include LeBron for any AD package, so they didn’t offer the entire roster for AD.

Seriously, how low can an organization go. Reputation is earned, not given. I scratch my head when they say others try to damage their reputation...

Reputation can be earned, but frequently it's given and made up out of thin air. That said, sniveling and whining usually won't improve one's reputation.
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Post#16 » by Elnegron » Wed Mar 6, 2019 1:09 pm

ptpablo wrote:The NBA should never use a Trump slogan.


Like make the nba great again?. I didn't know fake news was a slogan
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Post#17 » by Myth » Wed Mar 6, 2019 1:40 pm

Lakers brass sounds as entitled as many of their fans.
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Post#18 » by 12footrim » Wed Mar 6, 2019 1:42 pm

Wait the lackers show up to the MIT Sloan conf now. :lol: I'm sure the people in the room give a $hit what J. Buss and Magic have to say. Do they even know what PER, RPM, O. Rating etc are.
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Post#19 » by birdlives_ma » Wed Mar 6, 2019 1:55 pm

Good. Stop tampering with other teams' players...
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Post#20 » by agkagk » Wed Mar 6, 2019 2:21 pm

birdlives_ma wrote:Good. Stop tampering with other teams' players...



seriously, are the lakers complaining because the rest of the league out lakered them.

those in glass houses and all that..... :crazy:

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