Here is part of a story:
And the Lord said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”
In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.”
If you’re familiar with the Bible, you’re thinking that it’s Exodus 16:11-15. If you’re Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, you’re thinking that it’s actually something from the Book of Genesis and it’s a perfect metaphor for signing shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract.
“I would venture to guess there’s people in the room that are familiar with the stories in the Book of Genesis, where there was a time when the Israelites were wandering in the desert and all of a sudden, bread came down from heaven,” Pelinka said while introducing Caldwell-Pope today. “That’s kind of what today feels like for us to have KCP join.”
Later in this story, some of the Israelites fail to heed Moses’s instructions and leave a portion of the bread out in the sun, where it breeds worms and stinks. May Caldwell-Pope avoid such a fate.