Is Jeanie Buss the problem with the Lakers? | Get Up!

Richard Jefferson, Marcus Spears, Tom Thibodeau and Mike Greenberg react to Magic Johnson calling out the Lakers’ front office on First Take and discuss whether Jeanie Buss is the problem in Los Angeles.
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  • What I don't get is that nobody is talking about Magic Johnson wanted Rob Pelinka fired and Jeannie Buss wouldn't do it he wasn't happy and left.

    Blu JonesBlu JonesAylar önce
  • Thank God that kawhi didn't go to the Lakers....

    cherrie lajunecherrie lajune2 aylar önce
  • Girl friend make up with Magic and rehire him and get rid of the cancers in your house. If you can’t stand the heat get out the kitchen. Sell the Lakers to Magic or Bron

    Dr. Gwen DorseyDr. Gwen Dorsey3 aylar önce
  • Majerk Johnson is ANYTHING but innocent in this matter. He betrayed ownership and the team in general. He is NOT the nice guy that he portrays to the media and should not be welcome at Staples again ever!!! He was lazy and distracted and is just a total buffoon. And my overall reaction....I LOVE IT!!! I'm a long time hater and all this turmoil just brings tears of joy to my eyes. May it continue!!! Clippers forever, Lakers never!!!

    Jim AtkinsJim Atkins3 aylar önce
  • Awww Lawwws, the white man done held us down agiiiin... Ah aint no ways tarrd...

    Bong ShapiroBong Shapiro3 aylar önce
  • I find the reaction of Richard Jefferson when Magic accused Rob Pelinka of betraying and being a snake with Rob saying "Me? I can't believe you would say that about me. I had no idea." That is the funniest, but at least idiotic response to that accusation. At least Rob could have handled it professionally.

    Resty Mervin PonioResty Mervin Ponio3 aylar önce
  • Fact: the Lakers never had a president of basketball operations until Magic. They created it for him. Now that he's not there, they eliminated it. Know the facts before you just talk. You all do this for a damn living.

    The Life and Times of CharlesThe Life and Times of Charles3 aylar önce
  • No. Magic was

    A Rebel With A CauseA Rebel With A Cause3 aylar önce
  • gotta admit, I love Richard Jefferson at this job. Dude is straight up charismatic and comes off pretty fucking smart most of the time

    Drew BullochDrew Bulloch3 aylar önce
  • Jeanie Buss is definitely the main problem with the Lakers. She allow Magic to half-ass his commitment to being the GM. And she didn't put Rob Pelinka in check when he start mouthing off about Magic in the first place. Third, Jeanie wanted to act shocked when Magic trashed the Lakers. She should have own up to failures. But understand that Magic is not innocent in all of this by any means. Clearly, he was in over his head as GM and didn't know how to tactfully handle the AD trade. Plus telling the entire Laker's team that everyone except Lebron is trade able is the dumbest thing any NBA front office person could do.

    Terrance JohnsonTerrance Johnson3 aylar önce
  • she think she cute

    ash dobbsash dobbs3 aylar önce
  • If this can't get Kobe out of retirement to save Rob's job then what the hell is he doing making decisions for my team. Rob better do something great before all hell bust lose in Laker Nation.

    james bushjames bush3 aylar önce
  • Magic Johnson is WRONG that was trash he needs to stay away from the Lakers

    Valentin HuertaValentin Huerta3 aylar önce
  • Lakers are dumb

    Smoove TalkSmoove Talk3 aylar önce
  • *Breaking News*- Season 5 of FX's American Crime Story - "Magic and the Lakers"

    John TranJohn Tran3 aylar önce
  • I want to marry Jeanie Buss.

    Nelson's RudolphNelson's Rudolph3 aylar önce
  • I really need to watch this Game Of Thrones, I keep hearing so much about it, I guess I have some catching up to do.

    Rodney NealRodney Neal3 aylar önce
  • Magic wanted De'aaron Fox but Jeanie wanted Lonzo. Got rid of Lou Williams when his contract was really really good for a player like him. So if Laker's FO weren't bumbling idiots their starting lineup would look like this: Head Coach: Monty Williams 4 year deal PG: Fox SG: Lou Will SF: Kuzma PF: James C: Brook Lopez Bench: Kuzma/Ingram or even Lou Will 6th man instead of starting, and Zubac Not to mention D Lo, and Randle which i'm fine with getting rid of if they replaced them better. James/Kuzma replaced Randle so that's fine but Fox will be better than Lonzo. They're also paying KCP 12 mil and Rondo 9 mil. They could have scrapped that and used those player's salaries to offer Boogie more than 5 million smh. They could have done a lot with that 21 million. It will be hard to trade KCP bc he's overpaid. Rob magic and Jeanie all fumbled the bag at one point and now Jeanie keeps bringing in ppl bc she has no idea what she's doing. Laker's let a lot of talent slip thru their hands and everyone deserves blame but most of it should be towards Jeanie Short Buss

    Austin SmithAustin Smith3 aylar önce
  • Well her twitter profile pic should tell you something.....smh GOD help her

    Doron BondDoron Bond3 aylar önce
  • Jeanie Buss going to take responsibility for this....this the way ownership Is..Ask the clippers.. this is the way agents...NBA executives act....cutthroat...game of thrones. NBA style

    Paul ShaddixPaul Shaddix3 aylar önce
  • No strong leadership? Who is the leader for Lakers? Pelinka? Buss is just the owner like Kraft in NewEngland. Belichick is Coach and GM right? Well. No player is coming to that bomb-fire.

    Connie BConnie B3 aylar önce
  • It’s clear and I’ve been saying it for the last two years. ESPN declared all-out war against the Lakers starting 2yrs ago, all in an effort to protect their $24 billion NBA investment by working to discourage Eastern Conference players like LeBron first, and now Kawhi, and Kyrie from leaving to join the Lakers in the WC, especially since the Lakers have cap space. As Adam Silver confirmed this week, NBA ratings are down by up to 40 percent. Silver said the ratings drop was directly the result of LeBron no longer playing in the Eastern Conference. LeBron moving to LA cost ESPN millions in ad revenues, with losses likely to mount if the Lakers get a 2nd star from the East to pair with LeBron. So if you want to know why ESPN directs so much HATE toward LeBron and the Lakers, it’s all about the Benjamins! Btw - I bet ESPN deletes this comment. lebronwire.usatoday.com/2019/05/21/adam-silver-lebrons-move-west-clearly-impacted-nba-ratings/amp/

    Larry GLarry G3 aylar önce
  • The biggest issue is proberbly an unsecure Jeanie Buss with all these people around her with all kind of inputs.

    -United--United-3 aylar önce
  • If the Fab 5 were Super 7💀💀

    antonio gunnantonio gunn3 aylar önce
  • Magic threw Jeanie under the Buss..

    BigtyjmeBigtyjme3 aylar önce
  • marcus spears the first person with some sense.. jeanie is the problem and everyone knew magic had a thousand other things to do.. period.

    Brian ErwinBrian Erwin3 aylar önce
  • Driving and operating sports teams should be left to men

    SpartanK07SpartanK073 aylar önce
  • I don't know, but she looks pretty hot.

    Mark 975Mark 9753 aylar önce
  • RJ needs to stop kissing magic johnsons A$$

    Habibur RahmanHabibur Rahman3 aylar önce
  • jeanie bus is so hot for her age

    MeekMeek3 aylar önce
  • A white woman controlling black men is a problem.

    james deanjames dean3 aylar önce
  • like rob could every be a Magic Johnson boss....wtf....I quit lakers...

    Christina BugattiChristina Bugatti3 aylar önce
  • Of course...genius father be bound to generate idiot son and daughter

    Kong wa LiKong wa Li3 aylar önce
  • Everything that Magic said makes Jeanie look really bad as an executive. The fact that all those problems are happening within the organization is the fault of Jeanie for allowing it... She is showing that she is as bad or even worst than her brother... it seems only the father knew how to run the business... and the kids are just a bunch of spoiled brats who never earned their position... it more like they just inherited the company without paying attention on how to run the organization well....

    Jackie MJackie M3 aylar önce
  • The Lakers as an organization, have forgotten the genesis on how to build a cohesive basketball team

    Ruben RiveraRuben Rivera3 aylar önce
  • ESPN AIRED THE EMJ INTERVIEW AT THAT TIME ON PURPOSE. THEY COULD HAVE SCHEDULED IT FOR MAGIC TO COME AT A LATER TIME AND AIR EVERYTHING OUT. EVERYONE IS COMPLICIT AND HYPOCRITICAL ON THIS MATTER.

    Sydney BenaimSydney Benaim3 aylar önce
  • Some may say I’m being disrespectful, I 100 percent would smash Jeanie Buss. She got some cougar in her.

    Yahya NaseemYahya Naseem3 aylar önce
  • Yes to the title

    Yahya NaseemYahya Naseem3 aylar önce
  • Correction at the end: Lebron was the head coach*

    B MikhalkovB Mikhalkov3 aylar önce
  • Wow ESPN really milking this! Am laker fan and I'm already over this BS. These are behind the scene crap real fans don't really care. If Bad product is what we see on the basketball floor and continue loosing, just switch channel and stop watching simple as that. hate to say but clippers over there getting interesting as an LA resident.

    MAC StoneMAC Stone3 aylar önce
  • you know magic aint lying and it had to be more than bad for magic in there for him to come and just SAY the word backstabbing, it's not a word he throw around like hamper clothes

    9some9some3 aylar önce
  • Nope. Magic is a egomaniac

    John DoeJohn Doe3 aylar önce
  • Who's this discount version of Marcellus Wiley?

    G VG V3 aylar önce
  • I'm,a magic Johnson fan but he wanted 100% power for only doing 30% of the job,,,he just wants to smile and b magic but not do any real work that comes with the position

    SilentPartnerSilentPartner3 aylar önce
    • Just cuz Magic is a Hall of famer,doesn't mean he should b in charge,,,the nepotism in the league is out of control stop hiring your friends .,,,period

      SilentPartnerSilentPartner3 aylar önce
    • I blame Magic and Jeannie Buss

      SilentPartnerSilentPartner3 aylar önce
  • Jeannie Buss was the problem because she hired Magic Johnson for the wrong job, one for which he was not qualified. The on the job full timer Pelinka quickly realized that (no doubt with input from Kobe Bryant) and proceeded to help remove Johnson from his part time job. Now Buss can right that mistake by hiring someone who is qualified to handle the important work that needs to be done. First of which is getting rid of Lebron James.

    Kent RhoadsKent Rhoads3 aylar önce
  • The real problem is that you can see Jeanie Buss naked at Playboy.com. This is what Jeanie is good at. It's shameful.

    Roy LongRoy Long3 aylar önce
  • of course she is..1 shes a woman..2 she loves drama 3 she keeps friends to help run the oranizatio....she the jerry jones of the nba....that typical woman that has to have all the power against men whether they are right or wrong...

    Neal CapuchinoNeal Capuchino3 aylar önce
  • Jeanie Buss is Alicia Silverstone (clueless)

    Maximus PrimeMaximus Prime3 aylar önce
  • Hey ESPN....the problem was that Magic was a horrible executive, totally incompetent. So Jeanie fired his ass...period...but keep selling it guys!

    J TJ T3 aylar önce
  • When LeBron retires ESPN is going to collapse

    Yaboy PCYaboy PC3 aylar önce
  • Both of them are snakes

    Kevin McInnesKevin McInnes3 aylar önce
  • Almost no one knows Rob Pelinka before all this mess. Everyone knows Magic. We are disposed to believe anything Magic says. Still probably true tho

    folumbfolumb3 aylar önce
  • Hell yes that dumb blonde bimbo bitch Jeanie is the problem

    Lone WolfLone Wolf3 aylar önce
  • The fact is Magic is not there he has other businesses. So Rob said he's not there is just stating the fact not backstabbing. Also all those bad shooters they acquired partial Magic's basketball decisions.

    Ryan46Ryan463 aylar önce
  • Magic Johnson got what he deserved. He ruined 2 teams(SPURS, PELICANS) by trying recruit their best players to play with lebron

    Habibur RahmanHabibur Rahman3 aylar önce
  • Simple magic was used by Jeanie buss and magic should have confronted Rob Palin's to his face. Dont come 📺 like a little bictch complaining about been stabbed in the back confront Rob palinka, nough said.

    R3d33mingFir3R3d33mingFir33 aylar önce
  • Jeannie Buss seems to lack self confidence to be a strong leader and empower the people she hires to do their jobs with full decision making authority. Hire the right people with no emotions that you can fire with no emotions. When you act like a puppet people (friends and such) will stick their hands in your back (hopefully just there), and silence your voice and then make your mouth move as you speak their words. Grow up Jeannie and make your own decision and live with the results. Stop looking outside yourself for the guru as there is no guru. its just you.

    John BlackJohn Black3 aylar önce
  • Jeanie is the money she the power not magic that's what he thought when he became president he was gonna get all the power,even if her dad was alive Jeanie would still have all that power Jeanie knows for years that magic wanted to do things his way power hungry

    keath gordonkeath gordon3 aylar önce
  • The best advice to Jeanie: Sell the team, before is to late.

    Angel BatnuevoAngel Batnuevo3 aylar önce
  • Not attacking Lebron/Magic here. What treatment did Lebron/Magic (former team) “expect” stepping into Kobe’s/Polinka’s (present team) house? Politics rules.

    Nanoblu Electro BuzzNanoblu Electro Buzz3 aylar önce
  • Game of Zones episode for Magic leaving the Lakers is gonna be good.

    iWannaGoFast 28iWannaGoFast 283 aylar önce
  • Who would benefit from the Lakers' organization coming under fire and ending up selling the franchise..............maybe Magic perhaps ?

    About TimeAbout Time3 aylar önce
  • They stay playing that titty bounce clip

    Butt HeadButt Head3 aylar önce
  • Jeanie sees Kawhi would be the best fit for the Lakers, not LeBron. that's why She is considering trading LeBron. LeBron is old now and Kawhi is on his Prime now and would give Lakers more championships. She was disappointed with Magic because he was the one recruiting LeBron and not considering Kawhi who wants to be a Laker...

    Donde DegamoDonde Degamo3 aylar önce
  • They need to stop giving Magic a pass. he disgracefully left. Felt he could smile his way thru a grueling job. IF all Rob did was say he needed to be at work, many worse things could have been said. That's also a separate issue from the core issue re how Magic was operating.

    J. Z.J. Z.3 aylar önce
  • She is not the problem!

    DDD PhethDDD Pheth3 aylar önce
  • No. Magic was.

    Ran DomRan Dom3 aylar önce
  • The Lakers have been in total disarray ever since she took over. The laughing stock of the NBA. The on court results speak for themselves.

    mksrookiesmksrookies3 aylar önce
  • I'm with Magic.

    K JK J3 aylar önce
  • 😂😂🤣🤣He was the 7th man of the fab 5

    sholove Sholovesholove Sholove3 aylar önce
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