Extra Point - Austin Widger

Lakers Part II: The business of 'betrayal'

When the Lakers do not sign any of the top free agents this offseason, fans can thank former President of Basketball Operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his comments crushing the character of general manager Rob Pelinka.
Pelinka spoke to the media at the press conference introducing new head coach Frank Vogel on May 20. Just hours before the introductory conference, however, Johnson appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” and did nothing short of assassinate the character of his former front-office partner. “If you are going to talk betrayal, it’s only with Rob (Pelinka),” Johnson said on the show.

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