The Los Angeles Lakers might have been much worse off this past season than initially thought.
ESPN wrote the following about the abysmal state of the Lakers and the chaos surrounding the organization over the past year:
Sources - Reprisal - Pelinka - Johnson - Managers
These sources, who feared reprisal and weren’t authorized to speak publicly, describe Pelinka and Johnson as managers who made unilateral free-agent acquisitions; triggered a spate of tampering investigations and fines; berated staffers, including Walton; and created an in-house culture that many current and former longtime staffers said marginalized their colleagues, inspired fear and led to feelings of anxiety severe enough that at least two staffers suffered panic attacks.
As one ex-Lakers star privately told confidants, “It’s f—-ng crazy over there.”
Panic - Attacks - Employees - Panic - Attacks
Panic attacks? Employees were having panic attacks? What the **** is going on with the Lakers? Once upon a time they were one of the proudest organizations in all of sports.
Then, they signed LeBron James and the whole team...