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Lakers Podcast: Reacting to the Magic Johnson hiring and Lou Williams trade

But other than that, a perfectly quiet day.

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With Harrison catching a DNP-hoarse, I brought in Drew Garrison on today’s show, but whatever would we talk about? It was a perfectly quiet day for the Los Angeles Lakers, right?

I guess we could start with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss being shown the door in one of the more surprising moves in years.

Or, if that wasn’t enough, the guy who will replace those two happens to have a statue out front of STAPLES Center. Oh, and the guy Magic Johnson has tabbed for Mitch’s old job happens to be Kobe Bryant’s old agent (and resident Rob Lowe lookalike) Rob Pelinka.

Then, because a front office coup isn’t dramatic enough, Magic waited all of a couple hours before he made his first trade: Sending Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and their first round pick in this June’s draft.

Drew and I looked back on Jim and Mitch’s tenure, looked ahead to what this might mean both on and off the court and remind each other that without change, progress is impossible. Fun show today.

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