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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am    Post subject: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

By a mom and pop shop, meaning Jeanie is hiring friends and family as opposed to the best person for the job. Look at all of Jeanie's hires:

Rob Pelinka - Former agent of Kobe Bryant
Magic Johnson - Former Lakers player, former coach
Luke Walton - Former Lakers player, associated with Phil Jackson
Linda Rambis - VP, wife of Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis - former Lakers player
Brian Shaw - Former Lakers player
Mark Madsen - Former Lakers player
Ryan West - Jerry West son
Jesse Buss - Jerry Buss son

Who am I missing? And BTW there are talks of hiring Kobe and Lue to replace Magic and Luke? More former Lakers. Can we just hire people that have no affiliation with the Lakers or Lebron?

BTW Rob Parker had a rant on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnqlgerXXk

Begins @ 1:50
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:44 am    Post subject:

It's being run like a second generation family business.

The kids inherited this thing, they didn't work for it.


This all too common.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject:

Here’s a secret. It’s been ran that way the past 20 years
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject:

It depends on whether you consider it nepotism or loyalty. I've always admired how the Lakers are one of the few NBA franchises with so many former players working for it. It shows they care about players after their careers are over.

I agree with ukuga that some Buss kids didn't deserve their appointments but Jeanie's supporters have always pointed out the years she spent on the business side before becoming President of the team.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:00 am    Post subject:

YSong wrote:
Here’s a secret. It’s been ran that way the past 20 years


Jerry West ended up being a generational executive who trained Mitch. Unfortunately, our luck has run out and the family is bereft of talent.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject:

Off course. When people get jobs based on their relationships more then merit it means people value relations over skillet

Definition of mom and pop
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject:

YSong wrote:
Here’s a secret. It’s been ran that way the past 20 years


Yes, but 20 years ago Dr. Buss was still alive, Bill Sharman was still alive, and Jerry West was still there. We're a long way from that now.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:17 am    Post subject:

Jeanie is the worst owner... even worse than Dolan. At least Dolan has been sucking for decades and doesn't try to pretend to care. Everything has gone to dog sh on her watch
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

george w kush wrote:
By a mom and pop shop, meaning Jeanie is hiring friends and family as opposed to the best person for the job. Look at all of Jeanie's hires:

Rob Pelinka - Former agent of Kobe Bryant
Magic Johnson - Former Lakers player, former coach
Luke Walton - Former Lakers player, associated with Phil Jackson
Linda Rambis - VP, wife of Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis - former Lakers player
Brian Shaw - Former Lakers player
Mark Madsen - Former Lakers player
Ryan West - Jerry West son
Jesse Buss - Jerry Buss son

Who am I missing? And BTW there are talks of hiring Kobe and Lue to replace Magic and Luke? More former Lakers. Can we just hire people that have no affiliation with the Lakers or Lebron?

BTW Rob Parker had a rant on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnqlgerXXk

Begins @ 1:50


The best hope is that Rob gets MeToo'd in this upcoming damaging article that's being bandied about, and Jeanie is left with virtually no choice but to open up the job search. I know some people would say Ryan West would be the obvious choice then, but I believe he's under Jessie in the current power structure. It's hard for me to envision him leapfrogging someone basically his own age and his superior.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject:

I am ready for them to sell the team. I said that years ago. I knew ajeanie was problem way back when.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

greenfrog wrote:
george w kush wrote:
By a mom and pop shop, meaning Jeanie is hiring friends and family as opposed to the best person for the job. Look at all of Jeanie's hires:

Rob Pelinka - Former agent of Kobe Bryant
Magic Johnson - Former Lakers player, former coach
Luke Walton - Former Lakers player, associated with Phil Jackson
Linda Rambis - VP, wife of Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis - former Lakers player
Brian Shaw - Former Lakers player
Mark Madsen - Former Lakers player
Ryan West - Jerry West son
Jesse Buss - Jerry Buss son

Who am I missing? And BTW there are talks of hiring Kobe and Lue to replace Magic and Luke? More former Lakers. Can we just hire people that have no affiliation with the Lakers or Lebron?

BTW Rob Parker had a rant on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnqlgerXXk

Begins @ 1:50


The best hope is that Rob gets MeToo'd in this upcoming damaging article that's being bandied about, and Jeanie is left with virtually no choice but to open up the job search. I know some people would say Ryan West would be the obvious choice then, but I believe he's under Jessie in the current power structure. It's hard for me to envision him leapfrogging someone basically his own age and his superior.



WTF?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

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greenfrog wrote:
george w kush wrote:
By a mom and pop shop, meaning Jeanie is hiring friends and family as opposed to the best person for the job. Look at all of Jeanie's hires:

Rob Pelinka - Former agent of Kobe Bryant
Magic Johnson - Former Lakers player, former coach
Luke Walton - Former Lakers player, associated with Phil Jackson
Linda Rambis - VP, wife of Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis - former Lakers player
Brian Shaw - Former Lakers player
Mark Madsen - Former Lakers player
Ryan West - Jerry West son
Jesse Buss - Jerry Buss son

Who am I missing? And BTW there are talks of hiring Kobe and Lue to replace Magic and Luke? More former Lakers. Can we just hire people that have no affiliation with the Lakers or Lebron?

BTW Rob Parker had a rant on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnqlgerXXk

Begins @ 1:50


The best hope is that Rob gets MeToo'd in this upcoming damaging article that's being bandied about, and Jeanie is left with virtually no choice but to open up the job search. I know some people would say Ryan West would be the obvious choice then, but I believe he's under Jessie in the current power structure. It's hard for me to envision him leapfrogging someone basically his own age and his superior.



WTF?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject:

What did Rob do to get MeToo?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject:

YSong wrote:
What did Rob do to get MeToo?


There's been a lot of speculation about an ESPN piece that will expose misconduct and shady dealings by Magic and Pelinka. Bill Oram made the point that this is a touchy subject since ESPN and the NBA are partners, and it seems like the NBA is trying to squash it (successfully so far). Allegedly this piece was the result of a months long investigative piece. Now it's just a question of when/if it gets published.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject:

I feel like the comparison may be a slight to actual mom n' pop stores.....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject:

YSong wrote:
What did Rob do to get MeToo?


The "mistreatment" remains unspecified, but I don't think it's it's too much of a leap given the kind of mistreatment that's most topical in reporting today.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

greenfrog wrote:
george w kush wrote:
By a mom and pop shop, meaning Jeanie is hiring friends and family as opposed to the best person for the job. Look at all of Jeanie's hires:

Rob Pelinka - Former agent of Kobe Bryant
Magic Johnson - Former Lakers player, former coach
Luke Walton - Former Lakers player, associated with Phil Jackson
Linda Rambis - VP, wife of Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis - former Lakers player
Brian Shaw - Former Lakers player
Mark Madsen - Former Lakers player
Ryan West - Jerry West son
Jesse Buss - Jerry Buss son

Who am I missing? And BTW there are talks of hiring Kobe and Lue to replace Magic and Luke? More former Lakers. Can we just hire people that have no affiliation with the Lakers or Lebron?

BTW Rob Parker had a rant on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnqlgerXXk

Begins @ 1:50


The best hope is that Rob gets MeToo'd in this upcoming damaging article that's being bandied about, and Jeanie is left with virtually no choice but to open up the job search. I know some people would say Ryan West would be the obvious choice then, but I believe he's under Jessie in the current power structure. It's hard for me to envision him leapfrogging someone basically his own age and his superior.


If we're hoping that someone was sexually harassed so that we can get some wins maybe we've gone too far.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

greenfrog wrote:
The best hope is that Rob gets MeToo'd

https://tinyurl.com/KobeWITW


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Are the Lakers being ran like a mom and pop store?

Math wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
george w kush wrote:
By a mom and pop shop, meaning Jeanie is hiring friends and family as opposed to the best person for the job. Look at all of Jeanie's hires:

Rob Pelinka - Former agent of Kobe Bryant
Magic Johnson - Former Lakers player, former coach
Luke Walton - Former Lakers player, associated with Phil Jackson
Linda Rambis - VP, wife of Kurt Rambis
Kurt Rambis - former Lakers player
Brian Shaw - Former Lakers player
Mark Madsen - Former Lakers player
Ryan West - Jerry West son
Jesse Buss - Jerry Buss son

Who am I missing? And BTW there are talks of hiring Kobe and Lue to replace Magic and Luke? More former Lakers. Can we just hire people that have no affiliation with the Lakers or Lebron?

BTW Rob Parker had a rant on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnqlgerXXk

Begins @ 1:50


The best hope is that Rob gets MeToo'd in this upcoming damaging article that's being bandied about, and Jeanie is left with virtually no choice but to open up the job search. I know some people would say Ryan West would be the obvious choice then, but I believe he's under Jessie in the current power structure. It's hard for me to envision him leapfrogging someone basically his own age and his superior.


If we're hoping that someone was sexually harassed so that we can get some wins maybe we've gone too far.


Or hoping that someone who did it gets exposed.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject:

Tyrion Lannister wrote:
I am ready for them to sell the team. I said that years ago. I knew ajeanie was problem way back when.



Be careful what you wish for. Any Dallas Cowboys fan can attest to the fact that having a free-spending billionaire owner doesn’t mean the nepotism is going to stop.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:44 am    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
YSong wrote:
What did Rob do to get MeToo?


The "mistreatment" remains unspecified, but I don't think it's it's too much of a leap given the kind of mistreatment that's most topical in reporting today.


I don't think this is it (more likely Magic in this case). I think Rob is just a huge liar.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:44 am    Post subject:

I own and operate a "mom and pop" business (cell phone and tablet repair), and no, not even close.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject:

Username wrote:
Tyrion Lannister wrote:
I am ready for them to sell the team. I said that years ago. I knew ajeanie was problem way back when.



Be careful what you wish for. Any Dallas Cowboys fan can attest to the fact that having a free-spending billionaire owner doesn’t mean the nepotism is going to stop.


Ya, at least Jeannie isn't acting as our GM...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject:

GTL wrote:
I own and operate a "mom and pop" business (cell phone and tablet repair), and no, not even close.

Your signature is awesome, lol, good one.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject:

LAL1947 wrote:
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I own and operate a "mom and pop" business (cell phone and tablet repair), and no, not even close.

Your signature is awesome, lol, good one.



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