Rob Pelinka: We wanted to surround LeBron James with versatile defenders

Saying that Michel Briere Jersey the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t want to fall into the trap of trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own offensively loaded game, general manager Rob Pelinka said the Lakers’ goal in free agency was to purposely build a team very differently than the past ones surrounding LeBron James.
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After James committed to the Lakers early in free agency, they quickly added the likes of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee while re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers seemed to load up on versatile playmakers like Rondo and Stephenson, who are often at their best with the ball in their hands and have reputations as tenacious defenders who can also get under an opponent’s skin. Pelinka also wanted to add playoff experience to a young, growing core that includes Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.

I guess it is never touch religion, politics or anyone against Kobe, Never cracked.

Not long after James committed to the Lakers in free agency on July 1, Never decided to work on a James mural. Jamie Langenbrunner Authentic Jersey After 12 hours of work spanning more than two days, going through a bucket of paint and using more than 75 spray cans with graffiti specialist Fernando Valdez, Never’s James mural was up last Friday featuring the message The King of LA on it.

Never received plenty of positive feedback, but he said his art was also met by criticism from some fans, especially on social media, over what he intended to be a play off of the King James nickname. He heard from some who objected to James being the King of LA. Then the mural was first vandalized with someone spray-painting We Don’t Want You, No King and 3-6 on it in apparent reference to James’ record in the NBA Finals.

I got a ton of support, Never said. At first when we had the original piece, there was a ton of positivity, but also a ton of like pro-Kobe, anti-LeBron sentiment. [Some] people didn’t like it in general, not necessarily the work, but the sentiment that went with it. People had a big problem with the word ‘of.’ I get where they are coming from.

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