(Starts around the 7:30 mark)
From USA Today transcribing: “My understanding is that there were some emails that were exchanged between Rob and Jeanie…about Magic and about what Magic was and wasn’t doing. They were critical emails. And somehow, someway, Jeanie, from what I understand, was CC’ing or blind CC’ing Magic on everything. That was sort of protocol. Standard issue.
Somehow, the exchange between Rob and Jeanie ended up on that string of the blind CC’s that were going to Magic. So, Magic now is seeing emails from Rob to Jeanie that were critical of what he was doing and maybe most important in all this is that there was no indication that Jeanie was backing Rob up in terms of either going to Magic and letting him know this was going on or going back at Rob and defending Magic. That was not happening and so when he talked about the backstabbing, to me, my understtanding that’s what started it. The fact that Jeanie waved goodbye and said ‘Thank you for all that you did’ was that she didn’t necessarily disagree with what Rob was saying.”
Well, this is just perfect. I mean how many times do we have nightmares about sending the e-mail or text to the wrong person. That happens all the time. Now imagine this is a professional basketball team and someone who considers you ‘a sister’ is talking shit about you and not backing you.
That’s essentially what happened here. And it’s absolutely hilarious.
Of course they were critical of what he was doing! He was never committed. He was tampering left and right and it not working out. There was problems all around. Naturally you’re going to talk shit about your co-workers during that, you just tend to not CC them on all the e-mails.
What this really does though is make the way Magic resigned even more hilarious. The fact he was reading these e-mails and just dipped without telling them. So perfect. I mean imagine that. You’re sitting here reading yourself getting roasted. You get worked up. Oh, yeah, well I quit.
The Lakers never stop providing free content. Never.