JIM BUSS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss explains why Phil Jackson isn't coming back to Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of a new era -- one that probably won't include the Zen Master.After a couple atrocious seasons for one of the NBA's most prestigious franchises, things are looking up for the purple and gold. Luke Walton's on his way to Los Angeles to take over as coach, the Lakers have the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft, and there are plenty of...
Via Fox Sports
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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

Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

By Darryn Albert These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Brother Jim will step down if Lakers don't make deep run within two seasons

By Larry Brown Lakers fans complaining about the way Jim Buss runs the team may finally get their wish. Jeanie Buss, Lakers president and part-owner, said on the radio that her brother will step down if the Lakers do not make a deep run in the playoffs over the next two seasons. Jeanie, who spoke with KPCC on Thursday, is holding her brother to a timeline he set for the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Buss has caused a mess in LA

A lot of Lakers fans have given up hope. Jim Buss has failed to assemble a legitimate championship contending team in Los Angeles, and has instead assembled two of the worst seasons in franchise history. Now, of course it isn’t all his fault. He isn’t responsible for Kobe being injured, Dwight running out of town with his tail tuck between his legs, or Carmelo Anthony returning...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 03, 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

Celtics Beat: Peter Vecsey Sheds Light On Love, 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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