Magic Johnson takes four tweets to congratulate Rob Pelinka for Anthony Davis trade

first_imgJohnson even doubled down with not bringing up Pelinka in a follow-up tweet.”Laker Nation, you wanted the great Jeanie Buss to step up and bring a championship team back to LA and she’s doing just that!” he wrote.Laker Nation, you wanted the great Jeanie Buss to step up and bring a championship team back to LA and she’s doing just that!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019And in a third effort he brought up the team’s cap space rather than Pelinka.And the Lakers still have over $30 million of cap space to spend on free agents starting June 30th.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019There’s probably good reason for this as Johnson said Pelinka was backstabbing him during the season on ESPN’s “First Take” after he resigned from his position with the Lakers on the final day of the regular season.”If you’re going to talk about betrayal,” he said, “It’s only with Rob.””If you’re going to talk betrayal, it’s only with Rob [Pelinka].”—@magicjohnson on the Lakers pic.twitter.com/K0sSLK2rhB— First Take (@FirstTake) May 20, 2019Johnson told “First Take” agents contacted him and told him to “watch out for” Pelinka during the season.”If you want to elevate yourself, I’m all for that,” Johnson said. “But there’s a way to get that, and it’s not talking about the person that’s above you.” NBA free agency rumors: Anthony Davis deal makes Kemba Walker a ‘top target’ for Lakers Magic Johnson knew exactly what he was doing.The former president of basketball operations for the Lakers congratulated the Lakers for making a reported deal for Anthony Davis on Saturday, but he left out one notable name in his first complimentary tweet. He eventually did get to congratulating Pelinka but it took him four tweets and 13 minutes to do so.”Great trade Rob Pelinka!” he wrote. “Job well done.”Great trade Rob Pelinka! Job well done.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019Johnson might not be over the alleged “backstabbing” from Pelinka.center_img NBA reacts to Lakers acquiring Anthony Davis “Great job by Owner Jeanie Buss bringing Anthony Davis to the Lakers!” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Laker Nation, the Lakers are back in a championship hunt! Congratulations to the entire organization. I know LeBron James has a big smile on his face. I’m loving this!!”Great job by Owner Jeanie Buss bringing Anthony Davis to the Lakers! Laker Nation, the Lakers are back in a championship hunt! Congratulations to the entire organization. I know LeBron James has a big smile on his face. I’m loving this!!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019Notice the name which does not appear in this tweet. It’s none other than general manger Rob Pelinka who is now making all of the organizational moves for the team. Related Newslast_img read more

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Help wanted: Field Appraiser I, Dispatcher 1 for Sumner County

first_imgApplicants with criminal histories will be disqualified. Help wanted: Field Appraiser  I, -Appraiser’s Office.$7.96 – $13.06 per Hour part time/non-exempt.Performs duties relating to the maintenance and gathering of statistical data utilized in arriving at real property values.  Position would be responsible for the accurate gathering of necessary information and for becoming familiar with and understanding Kansas’ property guidelines.  Strong analytical, documentation, organizational and mathematical skills, be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.  General office skills are a plus.  Must have valid Kansas Drivers License.Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close 05/13/2016. If any questions, contact the Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, phone 620-326-3395 Job description available. EOE.Help wanted: Dispatcher I – E911 Dept.Starting Pay $12.81The Dispatcher performs specialized work in receiving emergency calls for service and dispatching the appropriate police, fire, EMS, or Emergency Management agencies to the incident scene. High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is required.  Ability to use computer to maneuver through and operate Windows based Computer Aided Dispatch software and type 30 words per minute.  Ability to use radio/paging console.  Must pass minimum vision and hearing requirements and pre-employment drug screen.  May be required to complete other medical/psychological testing as determined by the 911 Director.  Typing and skills testing is required.WILL be required to work night shift, swing shift, weekends, and holidays.  Overtime is frequently required. Apply online at www.HRePartners.com.  Applications close 05/13/2016.  Complete job description available; contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm. 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395.  EOElast_img read more

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A point-by-point breakdown of Michael Jordan’s ‘double nickel’ masterpiece at Madison Square Garden

first_imgThird quarter: Bulls close gapJordan made just three of his six shots in the quarter, but he did hit a pair of 3-pointers.The Bulls took a 79-78 lead at 1:43 left in the third quarter, and Starks picked up his fourth foul on a cheap call. Jordan made four free throws in the third on his way to 49 points, only one point away from setting a new record with a quarter to play. All tied up at 82.TIMEPLAYPTSN/ABasket not shown3746:26Layup over Starks3951:503-pointer uncontested4256:10Free throws (made both)4458:04Free throws (made both)461:00:023-pointer over Mason49Fourth quarter: Jordan in the clutchSager interviewed Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe before the fourth quarter and asked how to stop Jordan. “Well, first of all, I would make sure he didn’t get off the bus to get into the building,” Monroe said.  Jordan started the fourth quarter on the bench and entered the game with 6:50 remaining. Ewing, who had 27 of his 36 points in the second half, kept the Knicks alive as the teams battled back and forth.  Jordan hit the record-breaking jump shot, and Brown, who was the coach for the Knicks when Jordan scored 50, quipped, “It takes me out of the record book.” Jordan scored his final basket on a jumper over Starks that was incredibly close to the shot he hit over Bryon Russell in the 1998 NBA Finals for a 111-109 lead with 25.8 seconds left. Starks tied the game with a pair of free throws, and that’s when Jordan took the ball for the final sequence.  The game-winning dish to Wennington followed, and the game ended with a backcourt violation after Starks slipped on an inbound pass.  “It’s starting to come back to me a little bit,” Jordan said to Sager afterward.TIMEPLAYPTS1:16:00Top of key jumper over Starks511:10:05Left elbow jumper over Starks531:26:35Right wing drive over Starks55Bonus coverageA few other things you need to watch: — Oakley technical foul alert! (16:53)  — Scottie Pippen’s dunk over Charles Smith does not get enough attention. (20:23)   You remember all that. You might have forgotten how the Bulls won that 113-111 thriller against New York.MORE: That time a young Kevin Garnett talked trash to Michael JordanJordan set John Starks up with a spin move, waited for Patrick Ewing to come in for the double team, then dished to Bill Wennington for the game-winning dunk with 3.1 seconds left.”Hey, don’t count on me to shoot it every time. I can pass,” Jordan told Craig Sager in the postgame interview.Yeah, but we’d rather talk about the points.Sporting News rewatched that classic game. Here is everything you forgot about Jordan’s legendary performance, which can be found here:Bulls vs. Knicks scoreMarch 28, 19951Q2Q3Q4QFinalBulls31193231113Knicks34222629111First quarter: Jordan quickly heats upBob Neal and Hubie Brown were on the call for this game, and remember the Knicks were 44-24 and the defending Eastern Conference champions. The Bulls were 37-33 and coming off a 99-98 victory against Atlanta in which Jordan hit the game-winning shot. He had 32 points in that game.Jordan wasted no time tormenting Starks, hitting six of his first seven shots, and the Knicks were called for two illegal defense violations in the first six minutes. The Bulls used Jordan in the post, and the Knicks failed to adjust.In a monster opening quarter, Jordan scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting.A look at Jordan’s baskets (time on video):TIMEPLAYPTS5:11Left elbow jumper over Starks26:15Left elbow jumper over Starks49:53Spin move left baseline over Starks, Charles Oakley610:36Turnaround jumper left baseline over Starks814:06Right elbow jumper over Starks1014:53Free throws (made one)1117:51Driving jumper left wing over Starks1326:22Right wing shot over Starks1528:34Right wing shot over Anthony Bonner1729:06Right wing 3-pointer over Bonner, Anthony Mason20Second quarter: Knicks holding off BullsJordan sat for a chunk of the quarter, and the Knicks built a 12-point lead.When Jordan returned, he picked right back up where he left off. A fadeaway jumper over Starks (36:16 on the video) elicited a chorus of “Ooohs” from the Garden. Neal briefly lost track of how many points Jordan had.He totaled 35 first-half points on 14-of-19 shooting, but the Knicks held a 56-50 lead.TIMEPLAYPTSN/ABasket not shown2232:18Runner in lane over Starks2434:20Up-and-under layup (and-one)2736:16Fadeaway jumper over Starks2937:17Top of key jumper over Starks3138:00Free throws (made both)3339:33Free throws (made both)35 Michael Jordan’s legendary “double nickel” performance against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 1995, still holds up 25 years later.It’s easy to remember the 55-point outburst just five games into the superstar’s return to the NBA. Jordan, wearing No. 45, broke the record he previously set for most points by an opposing player at MSG. He scored 50 against the Knicks on Nov. 1, 1986. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/16/d9/michael-jordan-032895-getty-ftrjpg_1t27voal9zuoc15foch3xlrog9.jpg?t=390405081&w=500&quality=80 — Jordan tried to dunk over Starks and Ewing. That’s one of those “best dunks that never happened.” Ewing fouled Jordan hard, and Jordan laughed on the floor. (39:33)  — Kobe Bryant and James Harden have both scored 61 points at MSG since Jordan’s legendary performance. — Bill Murray was in attendance. Did this help him land a role in “Space Jam?”last_img read more

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