Magician David Blaine meets with Lakers players as part of GM Rob Pelinka’s ‘Genius Talks’ Series
Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka gave his players a treat by allowing them to meet world-renowned magician David Blaine.
The Lakers canceled today’s practice. The team came in this morning for one of Rob Pelinka’s “Genius Talks.” Today’s guest: David Blaine. After his talk, Frank Vogel brought team together and, following a nice win over Charlotte, gave them the rest of the day off.
— Bill Oram (@billoram) October 28, 2019
This is probably part of Pelinka’s strategy to help strengthen the bond between his players. It is worth noting that most of them haven’t played with each other prior to this season, so this is a good way for them to interact with each other off the court.
The Lakers are coming off two consecutive wins, highlighted by their 120-101 victory against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. It is the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Purple and Gold has started with a 2-1 record.
Throughout the entire offseason, Pelinka has constantly talked about how he wants to rebuild the Lakers’ winning culture. The team has missed the playoffs for the past six years, and they are hoping to turn things around this season.
But as talented as they are, everyone on the team knows that a winning culture isn’t always about racking up victories on the court. It’s also about building great relationships with each other, creating a positive locker room atmosphere, and of course, having fun. And by participating in activities such as Pelinka’s “Genius Talks,” they are able to achieve all of those.
It’s a nice gesture that shows they’re supporting each other both on and off the court.