Magic Johnson's surprising decision to resign as the Lakers' president of basketball operations made it clear that the organization is exactly as dysfunctional as it seems. So what does L.A. need to go back to its winning ways? They need someone who could make cold decisions and make high stake calls.
The Hawks have built an entertaining culture around first-year head coach Lloyd Pierce and rookie Trae Young. With Atlanta on the rise, Adam Silver and the NBA league office should be rooting for the city to land potential No. 1 pick and Duke superstar Zion Williamson.
By banning a Jazz fan who crossed the line and fining Russell Westbrook, the NBA and the Jazz struck the perfect balance between punishment and empathy after a month of uneasiness among superstars around the league.