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#pounditTuesday, August 4, 2020

Look: Anti-Lakers protest draws small crowd at Staples Center

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Friday’s scheduled anti-Lakers protest in front of Staples Center did manage to attract a small, but enthusiastic crowd. At various points, they chanted “fire Rambis” and “no Jason Kidd.”

The rally’s stated intent was to get ESPN coverage and bring bad PR to owner Jeanie Buss. It did get some coverage, but the crowd numbered perhaps two dozen, though they weren’t lacking in enthusiasm.

Some attendees brought signs calling for some less serious solutions.

The last straw for these fans were the failed negotiations to make Ty Lue the next head coach, which reportedly fell apart in part because the Lakers insisted on adding Jason Kidd to his staff and because Kurt Rambis didn’t want it to happen.

The protest is unlikely to change much. It was widely derided online and even by some of those covering it at the scene. For better or worse, it’s highly unlikely that team executives even acknowledge it.

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