The Los Angeles Lakers never could have imagined that fans would be protesting over the direction of the franchise roughly a year after the team signed LeBron James, but here we are.
A Lakers fan took to Reddit on Wednesday to announce that he is planning to stage a protest outside the Staples Center at noon on Friday. He said the goal is to “voice our displeasure of the front office” and have the event covered by ESPN.
“Why? Jeannie (Buss) hates bad PR. She don’t care about us, but cares what the media says,” the fan wrote. “Point is to spin the narrative to the Talking Heads ‘Is Jeannie the opposite of her Father?’ and have them talk.”
The fan even provided some chants that he expects to hear during the rally, which include “Sell the team!” and “No Jason Kidd!” He feels that poor management is the biggest issue with the Lakers and owner Jeanie Buss is making James Dolan look like he’s doing a good job with the New York Knicks.
In addition to missing the playoffs in their first season with LeBron, the Lakers have also completely botched their head coaching search. They already know how fans feel about the current situation, but that isn’t enough for some.