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Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 03:57:10 PM »

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The Lakers are being investigated again. Per NBA spokesman Mike Bass: "The league office is looking into whether any contact took place between Ben Simmons and the Los Angeles Lakers that violated NBA rules."

Go get them Adam!

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 04:17:41 PM »

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So - evidently, according to The Jump on ESPN - The Sixers GM has banned Ben Simmons from working with Magic

https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2709184

lol I think Magic is taking advantage of his popularity around the league to "Push Boundaries"....

I don't believe he's a bad GM (even though he drafted Lonzo instead of Tatum - just saying...)

He is a GREAT human being.



He hasn't - yet - had to make the tough choices as a GM like Danny Ainge has had to do - the tough choices that he WILL have to make, some day.

He hasn't - yet - had to make a critical trade for a latter-career HOFer (Kevin Garnett)...haven't had to basically rebuild a contender on the fly (see DA-2007-08)....hasn't had to make yet ANOTHER critical trade of PP/KG for the BKN assets...........

He HAS played a critical role in getting the best player in the NBA to the Lakers. How this will end remains to be seen.

I just hope that he realizes that his popularity will only get him so far....he HAS to abide by the same rules as all other GMs. He has to respect the code.

NOH is RIGHT in how they are doing their business. So is BOSTON. Don't use The Lakers' natural Star Power in a desperate attempt to propel them back to championship contention.

There is NO magic wand for the Lakers - or BOS or any other team. You need players / engaged front office and ownership / quality coaches and some measure of luck.

The Lakers are NOT entitled to anything.
Marcus Smart "Impacts Winning." Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 04:24:34 PM »

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Wild that the Lakers had the gall to complain about "bidding against themselves" after manufacturing a situation where no one could bid against them.

I hope New Orleans wasn't acting in good faith, it's the appropriate response to people acting in bad faith against you.

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2019, 05:34:07 PM »

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Puhahaha

nothing better than to see this horror show

Young guys sticking together...Lebron empty seats beside him

Magic looking like a fool

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2019, 05:47:36 PM »

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and now this

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25974492/nba-investigate-lakers-ben-simmons-contact-violated-rules

I think the league should not allow players to have Rich Paul as their agents

Not until Lebron retires

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2019, 06:00:10 PM »

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The league clearly has a Rich Paul problem. He clearly acts only in the best interest of only one client, not all of his clients.  I think they need to consider revoking his right to represent NBA players.  This is all just crazy.

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2019, 06:44:16 PM »

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The league clearly has a Rich Paul problem. He clearly acts only in the best interest of only one client, not all of his clients.  I think they need to consider revoking his right to represent NBA players.  This is all just crazy.
They 100% do

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2019, 06:46:20 PM »

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The league clearly has a Rich Paul problem. He clearly acts only in the best interest of only one client, not all of his clients.  I think they need to consider revoking his right to represent NBA players.  This is all just crazy.

While I wholeheartedly agree he acts in the best interest of one client, why does the NBA have to step in?

Besides obvious tampering or other blatant misconduct, maybe the players who sign with him should be the ones to realize heís not acting in their best interests and change agents.

The NBA isnít empowering him, the players paying him to represent them are.
I AM A CELTIC

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2019, 07:10:40 PM »

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The league clearly has a Rich Paul problem. He clearly acts only in the best interest of only one client, not all of his clients.  I think they need to consider revoking his right to represent NBA players.  This is all just crazy.

While I wholeheartedly agree he acts in the best interest of one client, why does the NBA have to step in?

Besides obvious tampering or other blatant misconduct, maybe the players who sign with him should be the ones to realize heís not acting in their best interests and change agents.

The NBA isnít empowering him, the players paying him to represent them are.

different professions have regulatory bodies. You cannot leave everything to the market. The NBA should legislate a code of ethics for agents and part of that should be to avoid conflict of interest.

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2019, 07:12:12 PM »

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Magic is now a third time offender regarding tampering ..... time to come down hard on the Lakers. Does the NBA have the nads to do that?

Re: Magic Johnson disses Pelicans FO: "they didn't act in good faith"
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2019, 07:58:35 PM »

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Magic is using his celebrity status ,  knowing the media publishes , or puts out every word he speaks to mainstream . He knows this , and uses his media power to get his subliminal messages out , knowing the players will hear what he said though the grapevine , if not seeing or hearing it directly. He hopes said player will grateful and impressed the GREAT Magic noticed.   Thus creating a sense of connection between them.    SLICK ....but old crusty guys like me see though him.

 

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