It’s been a bit of a rough patch for the Los Angeles Lakers as of late. After not making the playoffs, the team parted ways with head coach Luke Walton and as of right now, they are searching for their next bench boss. The Lakers were going to hire Ty Lue although the deal fell through as Lue felt “disrespected” by the number of years the Lakers were offering.
On ESPN’s Get Up this morning, Jalen Rose went on a rant against the Lakers, saying LeBron James should ask to be moved if they don’t give him the coach he wants.
“He needs to pick up the cell phone (and) call Jeanie Buss,” Rose said. “If they don’t hire the person he would like them to hire to coach the basketball team over the next three years, he should ask to be traded. This has become a mockery.”
Rose continued to lace into the Lakers by saying how they’ve become a joke over the last few months and that it’s sad to see such a storied franchise become so laughable.
“This level of dysfunction is something I have not seen from this storied franchise,” Rose said. “They have not made the playoffs since the late great Dr. Jerry Buss passed away. And now all of the sudden you’re searching for a coach, you have a agent superstar in LeBron James, the draft is coming up, you have so many young players that you need to nurture. They need to understand the style of play going into next year – and you don’t want to pay Tyronn Lue, a champion, five years to be the coach? This guy has won a championship with LeBron James! He has all of the leverage. And he played with the Lakers!”
Even Lakers fans have had enough as a protest has been planned for today at the Staples Center.