KOBE BRYANT TO RETURN TO THE LA LAKERS?
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Could Kobe Bryant already be planning a return to the LA Lakers despite less than a season away? According to new GM Rob Pelinka, it’s a possibility. During Pelinka’s introductory press conference, he confirmed that he’s already had discussions with the NBA legend—though not for a floor position. If he returned to assist his team, it would likely be in an operational role, joining Pelinka (his former agent) and new team advisor Earivn “Magic” Johnson to work alongside part-owner and Lakers president Jeannie Buss.
Rob Pelinka said he has “absolutely” talked to Kobe about having possible involvement. Pelinka: “He’s 100% behind everything Laker”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 10, 2017
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LUBOV AZARIA EXITS MAX AZARIA
After more than twenty years at BCBG Max Azria, creative director Lubov Azria, the wife of company founder Max Azria, is stepping down. Her replacement will be Bernd Kroeber, the former VP of design at BCBGeneration; previously he worked as the design director at Elie Tahari and Strenesse.
BESO RETURNS AS VIVA HOLLYWOOD
Beso is reopening in Hollywood this week with a new vibe, menu and even a new name. This Wednesday, the eatery will return as Viva Hollywood, a more casual concept than its predecessor, helmed by chef Raymond Alvarez, formerly of Pink Taco and Toca Madera. The eatery will be a Mexican concept eatery serving fare such as chicken mole and flatbread pizza. Viva is located at 6350 Hollywood Blvd.
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