Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/15/13
It would be nice if only for a few months the Lakers could get by without Jim Buss being in the news. Any chance of that happening in the wake of the team losing Dwight Howard in free agency was wiped out when Buss was interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter for a story that appears this week. Buss came across as bearing the sourest of grapes when he said of Howard “He was never really a Laker. He was just passing through.” Further his sister Jeanie Buss indicated in the article that the working relationship between the two isn’t always peachy. Their father the late Dr. Jerry Buss wanted Jeanie to run the business side and Jim to run the basketball side which sounds reasonable enough. But Jeanie told the magazine “I would be more comfortable if I understood what the decision process was and I’m not always involved in it. To be held accountable by the league and not have a seat at the table when decisions are made is hard.” The magazine also addressed Magic Johnson’s assertion that “...
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