JIM BUSS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Byron Scott felt ‘betrayed, lied to’ by former Lakers execs

If you thought a year away would have changed any feelings of ill will Byron Scott harbors towards some former Lakers front office members, you would be wrong.Scott has written a book called “Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court.” He talked with the OC Register’s Mark Medina about it and shared many of his thoughts on his time with the Lakers as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers director of analytics quits after team tries to demote him

The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t had the greatest reputation for embracing analytics these last few seasons, and that may continue for a bit longer.ESPN’s Baxter Holmes reports Thursday that Lakers director of basketball analytics Yuju Lee has left the team after they attempted to demote him. Lee worked with the Lakers for four seasons, beginning as a consultant in 2012-13.It has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers News: Jim Buss Steps Down As Trustee

Jim Buss stepped down as a trustee of the Lakers and was replaced by his younger sister Janie Buss, according to ESPN. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU Or Kobe's special message to Kevin Durant prior to final...
Via Lakers Nation
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss removes brother as trustee, wins battle for Lakers

The legal battle for control over the Los Angeles Lakers effectively ended Monday.Controlling owner Jeanie Buss removed her brother Jim as a trustee and replaced him with her sister Janie, according to documents obtained by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.Los Angeles Superior Court agreed that the three trustees are obligated to do everything in their power to ensure that Jeanie Buss...
Via NESN.com
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jeanie Buss blasted brother Jim in court documents

The legal battle over controlling ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers has grown more personal between siblings.TMZ Sports shared the content of court documents filed by owner Jeanie Buss in an attempt to block her brothers, Jim and Johnny, from deposing her as controlling owner. The documents argue that her late father, Dr. Jerry Buss, always intended for her to take charge of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Bryant’s long-time agent could be Lakers next GM

The Los Angeles Lakers are sure making waves around the NBA world in the lead up to the trade deadline. The team announced that it has named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations while firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and removing Jim Buss from his role as vice president (more on that here).It’s a major shake up for the suddenly downtrodden franchise and comes at...
Via Sportsnaut
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Buss thought Lakers would sign LeBron, Durant, more

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in shambles since the legendary Jerry Buss passed away, and his son Jim is to blame for a lot of that. If Jim Buss stopped being so delusional, the Lakers might have an easier time of moving forward. A lengthy feature from Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report provides an in-depth look at some of the recent failures of the once-dominant Lakers. According...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Buss continues to say some crazy things but at what cost?

By Joseph Nardone The Los Angeles Lakers are something, right? Not only from a historical perspective, but in the sense that we always expect them to bounce back from disastrous seasons and develop a roster with at least a few stars roaming the hardwood. Then again, all of those thoughts subconsciously placed into our craniums over the years feel so yesterday — or, at least, in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Buss Scared Kevin Love From Becoming A Member Of The Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Love to the Lakers? Apparently not. Jim Buss looks to have prevented that!
Via CLNS Radio
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers interested in Roy Williams?

Could head coach Roy Williams be headed to the Lakers? After the news that James McAdoo was leaving for the NBA, mostly it seems because he just got married to UNC volleyball player Lauren Adkins, it felt like tranquility was coming back to the North Carolina basketball program. Alas, leave it to the Los Angeles Lakers to give the ABC’ers and the doom & gloom Heels fans something...
Via isportsweb.com
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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