The Lakers may be the only NBA team whose inner workings can be the stuff of a long expos on a Hollywood entertainment news site, but such is the privilege or plight of what the Buss family has wrought over the past three decades.
On Wednesday, a long piece by Ric Bucher was published on the Hollywood Reporters website. The story details the transition of power within the Buss family after Jerry Buss death in February, and it contains several interesting nuggets not only about the Lakers first family, but also about the recent turmoil within the team.
"The shoes they're stepping into are so huge and epic," Kobe Bryant is quoted of saying of the Buss siblings in the piece. "It's on the next generation in line to figure out what their leadership style is going to be and to do it their own way."
But the insight in the piece isn't restricted to Bryant; both Jeanie and Jim Buss are given a platform for their opinions, which differ at times. While Jean...