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The Lakers Have a Pelinka Problem

Rob Pelinka, Vice President of operations of the Los Angeles Lakers,

On March 8, 2017, the Lakers announced the hiring of Rob Pelinka as new General Manager. Pelinka was the longtime agent for Kobe Bryant and had become close with Lakers’ president Magic Johnson and owner Jeanie Buss. At his opening press conference, Pelinka regaled the media with personal stories.

“My wife was on a trip to her college reunion,” Pelinka said. “And I’m taking care of the kids, a solo…




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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.

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