So, the Wizards' search for a GM kind of turned into a mess.
We thought Tim Connelly was set to take the job of President of Basketball Operations. All signs pointed to him being the guy from the beginning. All reports said this was going to happen.
Then, he turned it down.
The thing with the NBA though is there always seems to be someone else that says "hold my beer" when you think you've seen all the drama.
Sure, fans are disappointed that Tim Connelly decided to stay with the Nuggets, but people turn down jobs all the time. Everyone wanted him to be the guy, but it didn't work out.
Things could be a lot worse.
Always remember, at least you're not a Lakers fan.
First, there was Magic Johnson eviscerating the organization on First Take.
Magic Johnson identifies Rob Pelinka is the person who was backstabbing him. pic.twitter.com/3mul9lJuzi— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 20, 2019
Then, conveniently enough, Lakers GM Rob Pelinka had to face the media while introducing his new head coach that clearly wasn't anything near his first choice, on the same day. He did all this while faking a smile with us all knowing he was fuming inside.
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka responds to recent comments made by Magic Johnson. pic.twitter.com/m6Aa9HeQiM— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 20, 2019
The Lakers continue to be the most dysfunctional team in the NBA, and just can't seem to get out of their own way. Now granted, if Magic really wasn't ever around the organization, it's understandable that people might be upset. We've all worked with that person that just always seems to be out of the office.
That being said, the airing of the dirty laundry, the hiring of their tenth (?) choice at head coach, and the terrible disaster of a 2018-19 season all put together continues to sink the Lakers father and farther down the respectability list.
Not to be outdone though, #NBATwitter made sure to bring us another round of Kevin Durant social media drama, going after Fox Sports' Chris Broussard.
I see a little exaggeration there buddy, my worst nightmare?? U sure that this is the worst that it can get???— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2019
Followed by some random guy named "Kam".
U right, lemme chill before my sensitivity flare up. u real one bro!!🙏🏾 https://t.co/0hwc0K3Vfh— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2019
This is the thing about the NBA, it's reality TV when you're not watching games. Some love it, some hate it, and most refuse to admit that deep down you can't get enough of it.
So just remember Wizards fans, you might not be getting Connelly, but at least the Wizards aren't fighting with random fans on Instagram. And that, in this week's rankings of the NBA's greatest soap opera-inspired drama, is some great offseason news.
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