Kobe Bryant heard what Magic Johnson said about Lakers Vice President Jim Buss. It wasnt kind.
But Bryant said hes had no problem with the younger Buss.
Johnsons opinion is valued greater than most others because of what hes done here with this franchise. I can only speak from my perspective in my dealings with Jim. Hes been phenomenal, Bryant said. Hes seemingly made all the right choices. Going back in time, Im sure he would have called me and consulted me on the Mike Brown hiring but that is what it is. Other than that, hes been behind some pretty good moves, some pretty good trades for this organization.
Johnson said Wednesday on Twitter he was mourning because the Lakers hired Mike DAntoni, not Phil Jackson, to be their coach.
Johnson, a Lakers executive, later said on ESPN that I dont believe in Jim Buss. Hes made two critical mistakes already in reference to the hiring of Brown and the hiring of DAntoni.
Will DAntoni have a fair chance to do his job with all the pro-Phil...