go to MSN.com
Found January 25, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Lakers

Via Larry Brown Sports:

If you thought the only issues the Lakers were having were on the court, think again. According to a report from the Orange County Register, Lakers executives (and siblings) Jeanie and Jim Buss have not spoken since the team hired Mike D’Antoni instead of Phil Jackson to replace Mike Brown in November.

Jeanie is engaged to Jackson and has been with him for over 12 years. She runs the business operations for the Lakers while brother Jim runs the basketball operations.

Jim and GM Mitch Kupchak were in negotiations with Jackson to make him the team’s head coach (for the third time) before deciding to hire D’Antoni instead. Jackson was bothered by the decision because he felt like the team had given him time to mull over the offer, and he reportedly was planning to accept the gig.

The OC Register’s Kevin Ding places the nugget of information into a larger context; he wonders how the relationship between the two will impact the Lakers’ ownership. Jerry Buss, who has owned the team since 1979, is turning 79 and reportedly has left his share of the team (66 percent) to his six children. If the two siblings who have the most active roles with the team are unable to agree on the direction of the franchise, Ding speculates that they could eventually sell the team.

 

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Los Angeles Lakers team meeting does little to cure woes

The Los Angeles Lakers are in trouble. Does Kobe Bryant have a issue with getting along with people? Or Has Dwight Howard been a thorn in his side? We’re about to find out as it is getting u-g-l-y in Laker Nation.   Please Click Here To Read This Story. The post Los Angeles Lakers team meeting does little to cure woes appeared first on Players View Dot Net.
KEEP IT POSITIVE

Dwight Howard sick of negativity

Dwight Howard said that he was sick of negativity surrounding the Lakers during their disappointing losing season. They won their first game after he made his comments.

HE AIN'T HEAVY...

Jeff Van Gundy savages Howard

The NBA analyst (and brother to Stan Van Gundy who coached Dwight Howard in Orlando) did not mince his words when expressing his thoughts on the Lakers center.

Gasol Privately Expects Lakers To Trade Him Before Deadline

Pau Gasol has been largely marginalized under Mike D'Antoni and is currently coming off the bench.

Nash: Lakers Not Committed To Vision Of Coaching Staff

Steve Nash expressed doubt when asked whether the Lakers can turn their season around.

Dwight Howard Cleared To Play After Re-Aggravating Shoulder

According to the Lakers, Dwight Howard has been cleared to play Friday (vs. Jazz) after seeing a shoulder specialist. Dr. James Tibone examined Howard on Thursday, confirming “there is no further damage,” after Howard re-aggravated the shoulder Wednesday night as the Lakers lost in Memphis to the Grizzlies, 106-93. The Lakers will start Pau Gasol at center in Howard...

Mike D’Antoni Says The Lakers Play Like An All Star Team

The Lakers are 17-24 and have replaced the Jets as sports biggest mess right now.  Pundits argue daily about who might be the problem. Is it Kobe, Dwight, Pau, the owner, or the stubborn head coach who won’t adjust his system. The Lakers had an air out your difference team meeting, which we know is code for panic. There was a ton of confrontation going on, and according to coach...

Kobe Bryant asked Dwight Howard if he had a problem with him

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling.  They won in the loss column once again after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies.  Before playing with the Grizzlies, the Lakers had an extended shoot-around to voice their problems and concerns.  According to the Los Angeles Times, players went all out and made sure if there were any problems [...]

Source: Dwight's One Concern About Re-Signing Is D'Antoni

The Lakers will not entertain trading Dwight Howard before the February deadline.

Lakers end four-game skid, rout Jazz

Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 17 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 102-84 on Friday night, snapping a four-game skid. Dwight Howard had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Steve Nash scored 15 and Pau Gasol added 15 points off the bench. Kobe Bryant had 14 points, a season-high 14 assists and nine rebounds...

A Peek Into The Lakers Closed Door Meeting

Photo Credit: Getty ImagesI am sure everyone that has been paying attention heard about the recent team meeting that took place prior to Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. It was one of those intended to be soul cleansing, brutally honest, and motivational all at the same time. You know, the kind where the coach gathers his players around him for an internal examination...

Chris Kaman On Lakers: They’re Trying To Buy A Championship Team Instead Of Working Hard

Chris Kaman on Dwight Howard and the Lakers: “I think that’s just a big joke, all that crap with the Lakers and stuff. I don’t know, they’re trying to buy a championship team instead of working hard and jelling, getting guys to go out there and play. They have all the talent potential in the world it just doesn’t seem like they can make it fit together.” via The Dallas Morning News

Like a bad dream, Dwight-mare begins again

Dwight Howard always wanted to go to Brooklyn. The newness of the franchise and the chance to create a new legacy -- in a big market -- enticed Howard greatly. If only the other half of his mind had not convinced him to stay in Orlando for another half year and send himself into purgatory and eventually re-request his trade out of Central Florida. By the time Howard had finally...

Kobe Denies Asking Dwight Howard If He Dislikes Playing With Him

While Bryant acknowledged that the meeting took place, he disputed his part in it. “I never asked him (if he disliked playing alongside Bryant),” Bryant said. “I never asked him that.” So, Bryant was asked, what did he say? “It’s private; it’s private,” he said. “But I never asked him that, so I’m not quite sure where that came from. That’s not in my personality...
Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rams release Michael Sam

In what has to be considered surprising move, the St. Louis Rams have released rookie seventh-round pick Michael Sam. The Missouri product made news by publicly announcing that he was gay leading up to the NFL draft this past May.  No history yet…Rams released DE Michael Sam. Prime practice-squad candidate. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2014 The talented sack artist...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago

Report: Bon Jovi pushed out of group bidding for Bills

It sounds as if Jon Bon Jovi got a little taste of the Richie Sambora treatment himself this week after the wealthy rocker was tossed out a group bidding for the Buffalo Bills.The deep-pocketed Toronto-based sports team owners — who put up an offer for the Buffalo Bills — and the New Jersey singer have parted ways,  reported The N.Y. Post.The remaining entities in the group...
Via The Other Paper
7 hours ago

Stephen Hill's agent blames Sanchez, Tebow, Geno Smith

Stephen Hill’s agent Alan Herman told Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports that the Jets didn’t give his client enough time to develop. “I’m disappointed in Idzik and Rex with the way the whole thing went down there,” Hill’s agent, Alan Herman, told USA TODAY Sports. “Two years in that kind of situation is disheartening. “He didn’t have a chance that first year with...
Via Pro Football Zone
4 hours ago

Report: OJ Simpson converting to Islam in prison

The Juice who probably won’t get out of jail until 2017, is dabbling in Islam, but there is one one small problem. He can’t put the snacks down according to Radar Online. Simpson, 67, became interested in the religion through fellow inmates and was even put in touch with former pro boxer Mike Tyson, who is devout Muslim. “O.J. didn’t quite make it through the entire fasting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 hours ago

Report: Beckham injured on motorcycle avoiding paparazzi

David Beckham wasn’t his usual suave and debonair self when he lost control of his motorcycle in the middle of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, Beckham was leaving the Shamrock Tattoo Parlour and was attempting to ditch the paparazzi when the accident occurred. Don’t worry ladies, Beckham’s face luckily didn’t get a scratch on it. He had his buddies from...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 hours ago

James Harrison announces he is retiring from NFL

Former Steelers and Bengals OLB James Harrison announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday. Post by James Harrison. Harrison, 36, was deemed expendable by Cincinnati after playing the first year of a two-year deal, registering 31 tackles, two sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery over the course of 15 games. Harrison graded out as the No. 9 outside linebacker in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 hours ago

Bills sign Kyle Orton

James Walker of ESPN reports that the Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran QB Kyle Orton. Adam Caplan reported earlier in the day that a name to keep an eye on in regards to the Bills search for a backup quarterback is Orton, so this isn’t a complete surprise. Buffalo parted ways with Jordan Palmer Friday, despite signing him to a contract just a few days...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 hours ago

Homeless Little Leaguer gets rent paid thanks to donation

A sad story about one of the Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers took a happy turn thanks to the generous act of one business owner. Jackie Robinson West Little League, which represented the Great Lakes region at the Little League World Series, won the US championship before losing to eventual world champion South Korea. One […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago

Two Broncos players hospitalized overnight in Dallas

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster did not travel with their team back to Denver from Dallas following their preseason finale on Thursday evening.  Both players were hospitalized overnight after coming up with uknown illnesses. Neither played in Denver’s 27-3 win over Dallas (via the Denver Post). Hillman, a third-year running back from San...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago

Seahawks release Terrelle Pryor

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Seahawks are cutting QB Terrelle Pryor as they work to get down to 53 players. Florio mentions that the Rams could be a team to watch in regards to Pryor as they could use some more depth at quarterback. Seattle acquired Pryor from the Raiders in return for a seventh-round selection back in April. Pryor, 24, has one year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
21 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.