The chaos associated with NBA free agency won’t begin until July 1, but the Lakers have given us plenty to talk about before then.
LA wanting George in purple and gold has been the game’s worst-kept secret for months, and that was confirmed on Monday when Sports Illustrated’s Robin Lundberg obtained an apparent recruiting pitch the team had prepared for PG.
It came in the form of a voiceover, which the team was planning to pair with a recruitment video, and went a little something like this:
When you were just a kid
In your room
Dreaming from Palmdale
We were dreaming too.
While you dreamt, we built – built for your arrival
And while we dreamt, you built too
Becoming one of the world’s greatest.
Life’s most powerful dream are the one we realize ourselves.
The ones that turn us into legends.
That kid from Palmdale always knew it
Now the world will, too
The team reportedly told someone set to audition for the voiceover to make it sound “less Morgan Freeman/Denzel Washington, and more Jamie Foxx.”
Bring on July 1.