How does the NBA view Rob Pelinka? Kobe livid to be tied to drama – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains how Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is viewed around the league and says Kobe Bryant is “livid” that his name is being tied to the Lakers’ dysfunction.
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  1. Isn't Pelinka involved with NCAA scandal too? If Kobe REALLY was livid, he would have had the message 3 (?) months ago when Kobe's name was first brought up.

  2. The Lakers are finished. Jeannie Buss is going to sell the franchise. Too many guys jerking Jeannie Buss. If her dad was still alive, this would not happen. I believe it is beyond Jeannie Buss control. It is finished!

  3. You play with ur life when ur In rob position when your literally like in charge of Lakers. Money blinds the white man. Just watch how he destroys us. Un real. Give Seattle a team

  4. KOBE NEEDS TO SUE MAX KELLWERWOMAN FOR ALL HE'S WORTH. Kobe is an business empire on his own. He doesn't need the Lakers anymore. MAX KELLWERWOMAN NEEDS KOBE & THE LAKERS TO GET THEIR DAILY RATINGS BUMP.

  5. Max hates Kobe period. Max I have to know seriously did he sleep with your wife back in the day? Did he beat your favorite team in the finals? Did he ignore you? What did he do for you to tie him in everything bad Lakers related. I mean hell it's not jim buss fault before jeanie it's Kobe's.

  6. I know Rob personally and professionally (he mentored me as a young agent). The things you have to do to be as good an agent as he was will not have executives and other agents singing your praises. Those are just facts. It's a dirty game on both sides of the coin. What I don't understand is how this is about Rob Pelinka and not about Magic Johnson showing poor character. Rob is anl former agent…no one trusts agents…we all trusted Magic to have more character than he showed.

  7. Max talk to much. Someone. Is Gina put he in his place. Just wait and watch and see. Max and Rob Parker is gonna get tired of talking about people saying things they don't know about.

  8. SAS tries to sound too smart–often–and ends up sounding like an idiot. "Isn't that ample, enough time…?" Dude, both ample and enough basically mean the same thing in this context. Stop using 3 adjectives to describe every single thing.

  9. Stop it about the Boozer deal. Pelinka represented Boozer. His duties are to act in Boozers best interests. When Utah offers 25 fuckin million dollars more than Cleveland and Boozer says he wants to go to Utah, the agent must do what his client tells him to do and that's what Pelinka did.

  10. If they ever make a movie about this for whatever reason, they would absolutely have to cast Rob Lowe as Rob Pelinka. They look like the same person.

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