Lakers' GM Rob Pelinka Didn't Exactly Have An SAT-Worthy Analogy Ready When Asked How His Team Was Going To Come Together Post-Trade Deadline
I'll tell you what, it must pay to have a striking resemblance to a famous celebrity, for when I first read that entirely irrelevant analogy, I pictured it coming from the lips of Rob Lowe and just automatically assumed it was somewhat coherent/applicable due to the actor effect...
I guess with a little creativity it still could be. That is, if you think of LeBron James as the pastor, Magic Johnson as the fiancee (or vice versa), and the rest of the Lakers' roster as 100 strangers that were told by a blasphemous pastor and his fiancee to get off at the wrong stop before jamming their way back onto the trolley just as the doors were closing. So long as you accept that the pastor and his fiancee proceeded to continue conspiring how to coax a bunch of young nuisances with their loud music and piss-poor personal spacing out of their way at subsequent stops so as to create some leg room for more prestigious company, I suppose the comparison holds up.
Unfortunately, I have the sneaking suspicion that's not the contentious spirit that Rob Pelinka was trying to summon with this story, which really leads you to believe that he would be better off having Rob Lowe make his public appearances for him.