clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Podcast: Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka's preseason presser to explain the roster didn’t age well

Listening back to Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka justifying what the Lakers did this offseason after signing LeBron James is quite the experience.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson & Rob Pelinka Los Angeles Lakers Media Availability Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

With the various factions of the Los Angeles Lakers taking shots at each other in the media for a variety of reasons and on several subjects, there’s definitely plenty of content for our podcasts to cover, and everything ranging from the coaching staff’s personnel preferences to a retroactive analysis of a hubris-filled presser gets discussed.

The Lake Show

After signing LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office made, um, well, let’s just say the decisions they made were interesting. At the time, their explanations were entertaining to most, but now, after this season has essentially ended in failure, their hubris shines brighter than they’d probably like.

Today’s “The Lake Show” examines that fateful press conference line by line and, boy, let us tell you: You’re going to need to bring your sense of humor to the experience of reliving some of these responses.

After discussing the latest reports on Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, Luke Walton and Andre Ingram, Harrison and I have some fun with the astonishingly hilarious thought process that went into the moves that damned this Lakers season.

Listen to our full conversation below and, for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

Locked on Lakers

The Randle and Lopez situations have been basically reported as thoroughly as they’re going to be. So between what has been made public and what I have to work off of myself, I take you through what went into the decision not to bring them back and how this wasn’t a one-sided situation.

I then touch on a trend we should all take note of: How the front office seems to rush into decisions and make them well before they have to be made. It’s come up multiple times at this point and has to go away as soon as it possibly can.

Everything can be listened to below. Make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Silver Screen & Roll Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Los Angeles Lakers news from Silver Screen & Roll