Found September 22, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Lakers executive vice president of business operations Jeanie Buss has a new version of her book "Laker Girl" a personal memoir of her life. In it she covers the last tumultous year of her life that includes the death of her father Lakers patriarch Jerry Buss and offers her point of view when the Lakers approached her boyfriend (now fiance) Phil Jackson to coach the team after firing Mike Brown last season only five games in. There's a lot to chew through in the excerpt released to the Los Angeles Times. Some highlights: Phil called me from the gym after he saw the news on ESPN. "That's not right" he said. "It's not enough time for a coach. I dont care who it is. You dont fire a coach five games in." ... So this immediately paints Phil as a sympathetic figure who didn't think Mike Brown should have been fired. But Jackson's a member of the coaches' association counsel so he feels coaches should be put in a position to succeed....

Buzz: 'Laker Girl' Buss felt 'betrayal'

The hiring of Mike D'Antoni as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers last November upset scores of Lakers fans. But perhaps no one was more disgruntled by the decision than Lakers executive vice president of business operations Jeanie Buss, who said she felt betrayed when the team settled on D'Antoni over Phil Jackson. On Sunday, the LA Times published an excerpt from...

Steve Nash’s Top Five Career Accomplishments (so far)

Hello again Lakers fans, and more specifically, Steve Nash fans! With training camp set to open this Saturday, and Steve Nash set to turn 40 in February, I thought I would take a moment to look back on Nash’s career and count down for you my Top Five Steve Nash Accomplishments (so far): 5. Steve Nash Is Currently the NBA’s Career Free Throw Percentage Leader At the moment, Steve...

Report: Kobe Bryant, Lakers Yet to Open Contract Negotiations, Star Remains Unsigned Beyond 2013-14 Season

Kobe Bryant intends to play at least two more years. He does not believe he should take a pay cut to do so, and he is recovering from a torn Achilles. Those three factors could conflict, as far as the Lakers are concerned. With Bryant’s contract set to run out at the end of the season, the team reportedly is taking a “wait and see” approach before entering contract talks with...

Kobe Bryant's future with Lakers after this season is up in the air

Forget all that stuff about Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon injury this season. It'll happen at some point. The real question involves next season. He might not return at all to the Lakers. Bryant is entering the last nine months of his contract a season worth $30.45 million before he can become a free agent in July. He has known only one team in his 17...

Jeanie Buss 'Stunned' When Lakers Didn't Hire Jackson

Jeanie Buss was "stunned" when her brother, Jim Buss, decided not to hire Phil Jackson last November. The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni in a surprising move. "I was stunned," said Buss. "I said to Phil, 'They came to you. You were not looking for the job. I cannot believe this.'"

Jeanie Buss: I was ‘Stunned’ the Lakers Chose D’Antoni over Phil Jackson

This is part of the issue with the Lakers right now. Why are they still talking about the past? They had the same issue the first few weeks after Dwight Howard decided to take his talents to Houston. Everyone came out with statements and comments about it, but the best course of action for the franchise at that point was to cut their losses and move on. They still don’t seem to...

Lakers Trainer Gary Vitti Suggests More Rest For Steve Nash

The new look Lakers are going through transition after losing Dwight Howard and awaiting the return of the “Black Mamba”. Steve Nash appears to be an essential piece this upcoming season, after losing Howard, Mike D’Antoni is allowed more freedom to run the up-tempo style he’s accustom to. With the lack of quality depth at point guard, Nash may have to play heavy minutes...

Metta World Peace picks Lakers for Finals

Metta World Peace is a big fan of his team. Only it is his former team. The Lakers. And like many fans, World Peace is a bit delusional. The former Lakers forward told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York that he believes the Lakers will return to the Finals as the West's representative this year. That is the same Lakers team that is capped out this year, that will not know...

Nick Young Poses With Topless Mermaid At Birthday Party

Lakers guard Nick Young and Gilbert Arenas post with a half naked mermaid at Laura Govan’s (Arenas’ girlfriend) birthday party.

Lakers have the chance to unleash Nick Young, the ultimate gunner

The Los Angeles Lakers have a bit of a predicament on their hands. They're gunning for a playoff spot in the West one year after they barely got in with the 7-seed and have their star Kobe Bryant returning from an Achilles' tendon tear. Their championship aspirations from one year ago have packed up and gone to the Houston. Mike D'Antoni's team has to recalibrate...

Kobe Has Remained Patient, Smart With Rehab Process

Los Angeles Lakers' trainer Gary Vitti has been surprised by how smart Kobe Bryant has been in recovering from a torn Achilles in regards to his patience. Bryant remains a few weeks away from returning to basketbal-related activities. "I thought he was going to be worse with pushing, pushing, pushing,” Vitti said of Bryant. “But he’s been very, very smart about the...


Lakers athletic trainer Gary Vitti has been at his job since the 1984-85 season making him maybe the best L.A. source at judging how an injured player is progressing in his rehabilitation. Vitti has been keeping a careful eye on Kobe Bryant as the All-Star shooting guard rehabs following surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon he suffered on April 12 vs. Golden State. Bryant...

Stand By Your Man Jeanie Buss

LOS ANGELES, CA - No one takes the saying ‘Stand by your man’ more serious than Jeanie Buss. Buss who is daughter of the late Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chief of Business Operations says in her recent book, ‘Laker Girl’ she felt betrayed by the Laker organization when they opted to hire Mike D’Antoni instead of putting fiancee Phil Jackson back at...
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