Rob Pelinka

Published on
Full Name Rob Pelinka
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Rob
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Executive
Birth Date December 23rd, 1969
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois

View All

Robert Todd Pelinka Jr. famed as Rob Pelinka is an American (NBA) team executive, lawyer, sports agent, and former college basketball player from Lake Bluff, Illinois (suburban Chicago). Now, he is the general manager of the " Los Angeles Lakers" of the National Basketball Association (NBA) who has introduced many talented players in the field of basketball. Before joining the Lakers, he was Kobe Bryant's agent and president and CEO of The Landmark Sports Agency, LLC. Rob Pelinka is a very talented person. 

The real problem with Rob Pelinka

The Lakers general manager has been caught telling The Rock a blatant lie about Kobe Bryant and Heath Ledger. Now, it’s easy to see why Magic Johnson couldn’t trust Rob Pelinka. Pelinka, whose disastrous tenure as general manager of the Lakers hit a new low when the former team president (Johnson) recently accused the former agent of betrayal, has earned a reputation with the franchise for disingenuous, or entirely false, storytelling, multiple team sources told. One of the biggest lies Kobe Bryant’s former agent has been caught telling features Pelinka setting up a dinner for the Lakers legend and Heath Ledger following the actor’s death. Ledger died six months before the July 2008 release of the film, and posthumously won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. But it’s not just Pelinka having his name rubbed in the dirt as the Laker-hating continues. The culture also undercut Lakers coach Luke Walton, particularly as LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, curried influence within the organization.

What is the age of Rob Pelinka?

Rob Pelinka celebrated his 49th birthday on 23rd December as of 2018. 

Where did Rob Pelinka go to college?

Rob Pelinka was born on 23rd December 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S as Robert Todd Pelinka Jr. He was born to Robert Todd Pelinka, Sr. (father) who was a former high school basketball coach who taught him the fundamentals of basketball. He was involved in sports from an early age. His nationality is American and ethnicity is White. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Capricorn. As per his education, he studied in Lake Forest School in Illinois, US then did his high schooling from Lake Forest High School. He holds a Juris Doctor(J.D) cum laude from the "University of Michigan Law School" (1996)  and Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA) from the "Ross School of Business" (1993). He began to play basketball as a junior player for "Lake Forest High School", earning "All-American" honors where he was a member of the famous "Fav Five". He was also named the 1993 NCAA Male Walter Byers Scholar-Athlete of the Year. His other early life information will be added soon. 

Who is Rob Pelinka's wife?

Rob Pelinka is a married person. He is married to Kristin Brett Schwarz who is currently a pediatrician in Costa Mesa, Cali. The couple announced their engagement on 25th June 2005, and then got married certainly in August 2005. The couple is also blessed with two beautiful and lovely children; son Durham Pelinka and daughter Emery Pelinka. The couple is enjoying their life a lot. 

What is the worth of Rob Pelinka?

Rob Pelinka has an estimated net worth of $13.5 million as of 2019. He has NBA as his major source of income. He has a contract of $385.2 million. He is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Rob Pelinka?

Rob Pelinka is a tall and handsome team executive, lawyer, sports agent, and former college basketball player having a perfect body build. He stands at a height of 6 ft 6 in. or 1.98 m. He has a body weight of 91 kg (200 lbs). His other body measurements will be added soon. 

What makes Rob Pelinka famous?

  • Rob Pelinka began his basketball career from his high school.
  • He became a high school All-American basketball player at Lake Forest High School and he was regarded as one of the best shooters in the Chicago area, where he played against local stars: Mark Aguirre, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Duckworth, and Kendall Gill.
  • He was moved to the point guard position from the shooting guard position in his senior season. 
  • During the four-game in December 1987 Elgin tournament, in which he was named MVP, he made all 41 of his free throws and recorded a tournament record 139 points, including 45 in one game.
  • In the beginning of his senior year, he was listed as one of the top ten Class AA (the larger school class) basketball players in Illinois by Illinois High School Basketball magazine.
  • As a guard, he became the first Michigan Wolverine to reach three NCAA Tournament Final Fours during his Michigan Wolverines career. 
  • He was the only true freshman to play in either of the first two games of the season.
  • After passing the Illinois bar examination and receiving his license to practice in 1996, he joined Mayer Brown there Arn Tellem convinced Pelinka to become a lawyer for SFX management, and after two years at SFX, he became an agent.
  • While at SFX, he also became the agent for several of his current clients. 
  • He then branched out on his own and founded "The Landmark Sports Agency" and became the president and CEO of his own agency.
  • Recently, he has represented several first-round lottery picks: NBA Draft selection, Chris Kaman, Andre Iguodala, Channing Frye, Julian Wright, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Wesley Johnson, and Ed Davis, Derrick Williams, and Buddy Hield. Pelinka currently represents 24 NBA players.
  • He has also has represented several Arizona Wildcats players including Andre Iguodala and Channing Frye. Pelinka is regarded as one of the world's leading sports agents according to Business Insider, who ranked him 5th in 2010.  
  • He is well known as the agent of Kobe Bryant, a perennial All-Star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. 
  • He was also involved in a complex negotiation that led to both SFX resigning as the agency for Carlos Boozer and to Pelinka briefly resigning as his agent. 
  • He currently represents Boozer as his agent. 
  • He has signed both Johnson and Davis who were chosen 4th and 13th respectively in the 2010 NBA Draft.
  • In April 2013, he was inducted into his high school's wall of fame. He then signed a four-year $48 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. 
  • In May 2015, he signed Shabazz Muhammad and then negotiated Harden a $200 million contract with Adidas that Nike opted not to match in August.
  • On 7th March 2017, he was officially hired as the general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, along with Magic Johnson as executive vice president, signing a five-year deal with the team.
  • Magic Johnson in an interview on ESPN's First Take on May 20th, 2019 states that he wanted his position as President of the Lakers and "backstabbed" him. 
  • According to ESPN's Baxter Holmes, Pelinka fabricates stories about Warriors GM Bob Meyers who contrary to Pelinka's statement does not sit in on pre-game and halftime meetings.