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Lakers retract offer to Odom-News
Lakers public relations director John Black said the team had taken the offer off the table in the past two days.
¡°There are specifics behind why we pulled it, but that¡¯s not something we¡¯re going to get into,¡± Black
Black said talks with Odom¡¯s agent Jeff Schwartz have been on and off.
¡°We haven¡¯t heard from him in the past few days and talks have not been consistent,¡± Black
LA Lakers Allow Jordan Clarkson To Play For Philippine Team - AsianFightScene.com
John Black, the Lakers' vice president for public relations, for his part, explained that the September 28 limit of the permission given for Clarkson to play is based on the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the Players' Association and the time the Lakers start preparations for the coming season.
"Based on the agreement between th NBA and the players' association, as long as national team play does not interfere with the team requirements and there are no injury issue, it is up to the players whether or not to play," Black
said as quoted by Digital Journal
Iowa Landing Was â€˜Magicâ€™ for the Lakers â€“ Daily Yonder
"It is certainly understood by us," John Black, vice president of public relations for the Lakers said in a phone interview this week.
In fact, Black said that Laker executive vice president Jeanie Buss, daughter of Lakers' owner Jerry Buss and girlfriend to coach Phil Jackson, sent a letter this week to Carroll Mayor Jim Pedelty expressing appreciation for the involvement of Carroll residents that morning.
said Jeanie Buss had discussed coming to a commemorative event in Carroll Monday - and perhaps even bringing along beau Phil Jackson.
Just a few weeks ago, in New York City, Black
had dinner with one of the Lakers who'd been on the plane that night in 1960: "Hot" Rod Hundley, who went on to a long career in broadcasting after his
playing days were over in Los Angeles.
Hundley, according to Black
, was filling in recently on a Lakers broadcast.
At the dinner Hundley recounted the Carroll landing in some detail, Black
had heard much of the story before but said, "It was new having Rod tell it."
In fact, by Tuesday afternoon, between ...
In fact, by Tuesday afternoon, between 400 and 500 media members were issued credentials, said Lakers' longtime publicist John Black, who called those figures "completely unprecedented" for a regular-season game during his 26-year tenure with the team.
said such a media onslaught is comparable to one for a conference final game.
and the NBA had declined more than 200 credential requests by Tuesday afternoon, Black
said, though he
added that requests were still pouring in for the game, the last of Bryant's 20-season NBA career.
For a regular-season game at Staples Center
, the Lakers
can at most accommodate between 225-250 media members, Black
said, meaning that many will have to cover Wednesday's game from the arena's press room.
As such, Black
, who said he
has been receiving 50 email requests every hour for days on end, has taken to calling the game a "zircus", meaning both a zoo and circus.
John Black,Lakers vice ...
John Black,Lakers vice president, public relations, 1989-present: Who knows what he could have scored if he would have played in the fourth quarter.
: It felt like an average Sunday for what was supposed to be an average, normal game.
: I remember in the second half telling Josh Rupprecht, "He's going to get 50.
I kept saying, "John
, write smaller."
: We sent the shoes to the Hall of Fame, and a lot of people were asking Kobe to sign the box scores after the game.
Now that I think about it, we probably should have cut the nets down, and I don't think we did.
We didn't even think of it.
Josh Rupprecht: I remember I joked about this with John
, and I don't know why we didn't do it, but we joked about getting a piece of paper like Harvey Pollack did for Wilt Chamberlain and writing 81 on it and having Kobe take a picture of it in front of his locker like Wilt did with 100.