JERRY BUSS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jim Buss once tried to offer Kobe Bryant shares of Lakers

Here we have some further evidence that Jim Buss was in over his head during his time as Los Angeles Lakers head of basketball operations.According to a feature by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Tuesday, Buss attempted to offer shares of the franchise to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant last season as “a show of appreciation.” But the family trust reportedly does not allow for that sort...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson says the late Dr. Buss had 'a vision' Magic would run the Lakers

When Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss recently cleaned house and installed Magic Johnson as the team's president of basketball operations, many wondered how she could kick her brother Jim Buss to the curb.According to Magic, the answer is kind of simple: Lakers patriarch Dr. Jerry Buss considered him part of the family as well. In a recent feature on the Lakers' front office...
Via FOX Sports
March 08, 2017

Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations, fire GM Mitch Kupchak

The Los Angeles Lakers announced a major restructuring of their front office on Tuesday, and Magic Johnson will be at the helm of the franchise's basketball operations moving forward. According to the Lakers, Johnson has officially been named president of basketball operations, general manager Mitch Kupchak has been fired, and Jim Buss, son of the late former Lakers owner Jerry Buss...
Via FOX Sports
February 21, 2017

Report: Phil Jackson may offer to coach Knicks

Ever since he took over the job as president of the New York Knicks, many have wondered whether Phil Jackson would ever step down from the executive’s office to coach the team. It seems like there is some chatter of that actually happening. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne wrote a story on the Knicks and Phil Jackson that published Monday. The story talks about Derek Fisher’s tenure...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss may clean house in Lakers’ front office

Jeanie Buss may be preparing to clean house in the Lakers’ front office amid the team’s struggles. Such a move would entail pushing her brother Jim out from his executive role, getting rid of GM Mitch Kupchak, and potentially bringing Phil Jackson back to the Lakers, according to some informed speculation. ESPN NBA insider Stephen A. Smith shared the information on the radio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Alleged love child of Jerry Buss wants piece of family fortune

A woman is claiming to be an omitted child of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss and says she is entitled to her share of the family fortune, according to a report. TMZ says the new woman has come forward and filed legal documents in LA County Superior Court claiming that she was an “omitted” child of Buss. “Omitted” by a legal definition would mean Buss did not know about her...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban eulogizes Lakers' Buss: 'Best owner in NBA history'

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban long ago picked out the Los Angeles Lakers as a personal rival, as a "foil.'' But all along he looked to Lakers owner Jerry Buss as a mentor and on Monday offered an impromptu eulogy for Buss, who passed away on Feb. 18, 2013 at the age of 80. "I don't think there was a smarter owner in the history of the NBA than Jerry Buss,'' Cuban said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers fall on Dr. Buss Tribute Night

Wes Johnson feels like he missed out. Growing up a Lakers fan, Johnson, now in his first season with the Lakers, never got the chance to play for the team under the leadership of the late, Dr. Jerry Buss. "It was unfortunate that I didn't get to play for him," Johnson said of Dr Buss, "(I) didn't get to meet him but all of the stuff he brought here is amazing." In a way, Johnson...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Late Lakers’ Owner Jerry Buss Incredible L.A. Mansion – $6 Million

  When Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss passed away earlier this year at age 80, he was eulogized by colleagues as the brilliant entrepreneurial…
Via Busted Coverage
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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