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LeBron James Sends Cryptic Message To Lakers Front Office With Fueled Aaron Rodgers Rant
November 18, 2022
The Los Angeles Lakers won just three games so far in the regular season. Rob Pelinka and Darvin Ham were advised to make a move, but the team didn’t make a major change. LeBron James is far from happy with his current situation in LA and the Lakers front office has just received a big warning.
Fun fact? LeBron used Aaron Rodgers’ situation with the Green Bay Packers. Oh, yes, a lot of people say this was a cryptic message for the Lakers.
“I would feel like it’s a discredit when you’ve got a transcendent franchise player like Aaron Rodgers…Why wouldn’t you surround that, when you got the picks, to maximize what he can do…I mean it definitely translates (to basketball),” LeBron said.
"If you have a transcendent franchise player like Aaron Rodgers… Why wouldn't you surround that, when you got the picks, to maximize what he can do?"
The four-time NBA champion may criticize the front office, but Stephen A. Smith says he is responsible for the bad record. Smith and other NBA experts discussed the struggles Lakers players have. He believes that LeBron take responsibility for these issues.
“To my brother, LeBron James. My brother, you are a brilliant brother, brilliant basketball player, brilliant mind,” Smith said on ESPN’s First Take. “But don’t think you’re that damn smart, that you get to navigate this…talking about the media setting you up to get at Russell Westbrook, nah my brother, you did that.
“Opening night, when you said ‘we’re not a team of shooters,’ you know good and well who everybody was going to look at. And you said it anyway. You’ve gotta own that, my brother. You’ve gotta own that. You cannot want to talk about Westbrook for the rest of the year, we’re all going to remember what you said on opening night, it’s just that simple.”
The Lakers front office trusts LeBron
Pelinka and Ham had great plans for the regular season. They have LeBron on the roster which makes things a lot easier for everyone. Pelinka was supposed to surround LeBron with great players and help the team win more games.
“Let me abundantly clear: We have one of the great players in LeBron James to ever play the game, on our team,” Pelinka said in September. “He committed to us with a long-term contract, a three-year contract. So of course we will do everything we can, picks included, to make deals that give us a chance to help LeBron get to the end.
“He committed to our organization, that’s gotta be a bilateral commitment. But let me be also clear, that you have to understand the CBA and the Stepien rule…You have one shot to make a trade with multiple picks. So if you make that trade, it has to be the right one, you have one shot to do it, so we’re being very thoughtful around the decisions on when and how to use draft capital in a way that will improve our roster.”
Rob Pelinka addressee the rumors of Lakers trades and trading draft picks this offseason. He said he will make a trade, including draft picks, to improve the team if it’s the right deal. pic.twitter.com/f8cBmZSVRr
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.