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

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 the pre-Jim Buss...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss on Scott over D'Antoni, Brown: 'He has the Laker blood'

Since Phil Jackson left town after the 2011-12 season, the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled somewhat to find their way on the coaching front. Going with the man who'd previously coached LeBron James, Mike Brown, didn't work, and the Mike D'Antoni experiment seemed doomed from the start.Now, for all of his faults, the Lakers have a member of the family on the bench in Byron Scott...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Buss to Resign if His Four Year Plan Fails? That’s Doubtful

EL SEGUNDO, CA – MAY 31: Jim Buss, executive vice president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, listens to Lakers new coach Mike Brown’s speach during his introductory news conference at the team’s training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaced Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Lakers Front Office Is Not That Bad

Ever since the death of legendary owner Dr. Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers have failed to sign top-tier free agents. In the past three summers alone, the Lakers missed out on Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, Greg Monroe, and – most notoriously – Dwight Howard. This inability to lure upper echelon players has raised plenty of question marks regarding the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

An Open Letter To Los Angeles Laker Fans

In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers meant tradition, excellence, championships, and legacies. The “Lake Show” was always a star-studded event, a stadium filled with fans and celebrities. From Jerry West to Kobe Bryant, the Lakers have had some of the best players in the history of the NBA wearing the iconic purple and gold. When Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, I can...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Lakers change their approach?

There was much anticipation for what the Los Angeles Lakers would be able to do this off-season.  After having their worse season in franchise history, Lakers’ fans had nothing to look forward to but the future. They were awarded second overall pick, in which they selected Ohio State Buckeye’s standout D’Angelo Russell, but what’s next? With the Lakers’ cap room, young...
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers scout Jesse Buss: Julius Randle 'will definitely turn some heads'

With reports that the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, it's not entirely clear who will be on the roster for next season. But barring a blockbuster, Lakers fans should be excited to see what Julius Randle will bring to the table in his first real season on the court.Randle technically won't be a rookie next season, since he did appear...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss Says She’s “As Impatient As Any Other Lakers Fan” And Will Make “Changes” If Team Isn’t Contending Soon

Jeanie Buss grew up around the greatness of the Los Angeles Lakers. When she was just a teenager, her father, the legendary Dr. Jerry Buss, purchased the Lakers from Jack Kent Cooke. Then, just a few short months later, Dr. Buss was at the helm of a championship roster as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and rookie Magic Johnson lead the purple and gold to an NBA Finals victory over the Philadelphia...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Speaks Out Against Jim Buss' Decision-Making

Magic Johnson raised serious doubts as to whether Jim Buss can turn around the Los Angeles Lakers. "Jim is trying to do it himself and trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision that [his] dad gave [him] the reins," Johnson said Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take." "He's not consulting anybody that can help him achieve his goals and dreams to win an NBA championship...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson rips Jim Buss again

Magic Johnson has been furious with the direction of the Los Angeles Lakers organization over the past several years. Much of that frustration has been directed toward Jim Buss. Buss, who took over the Lakers’ basketball operations department in February 2013 after his father, Jerry Buss, passed away, has had minimal success thus far. Johnson...Read More
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic rips into Lakers' owner, says Kobe should threaten to retire

For anyone who thinks Magic Johnson is too consumed with the Dodgers to care about the Lakers … For anyone who thinks Johnson’s sharp criticisms for Lakers head man Jim Buss were a thing of the past … For anyone who thinks Johnson isn’t above calling for Kobe Bryant to retire next season if the Lakers don’t land a big-name free agent … … WOW! In appearances on ESPN’s...
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February 11, 2015  |  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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Won't Rule Out Signing New Deal With Lakers In 2016

Kobe Bryant doesn't rule out signing a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016 depending on what happens with the team in free agency. "I've been very lucky," Bryant told Yahoo. "There's not too many organizations that come around like the Lakers. There aren't owners that come around like Jerry Buss. Now, Jim and Jeanie. They're really committed to this. They're really hungry...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nike Kobe 9 Elite ’Brave Blue’

Paying respect and drawing inspiration from late LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss and his blue poker jacket. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Brave Blue” features a blue Flyknit upper that accented with a metallic silver swoosh and white Lunarlon cushioned outsoles. Look for these to drop October 18 on and select Nike retailers. The post Nike Kobe 9 Elite ’Brave Blue’ appeared...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson takes shot at Jim Buss

Phil Jackson is not the biggest Jim Buss fan, and the feelings he has toward the Los Angeles Lakers owner are probably mutual. Buss, who has been in charge of basketball operations since his father Jerry Buss passed away, chose to hire Mike D’Antoni over bringing back Jackson two years ago. Phil was clearly irritated...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather’s newest girlfriend Liza Hernandez is Jerry Buss’ ex

Floyd Mayweather Jr. maintains a heavy stable of girlfriends and is not shy about that fact. The world champion boxer has espoused his views on polygamy and said he believes a man should be allowed to have as many girlfriends as he can afford. It’s that womanizing lifestyle that led his ex-fiancee, Shantel Jackson, to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Byron Scott talks Kevin Love, Kobe Bryant, Dr. Buss, Julius Randle and championships on the Dan Patrick Show

Byron Scott called in to the Dan Patrick Show today to talk a little basketball. The topics discussed included Kevin Love’s pending trade to Cleveland, Kobe Bryant’s competitiveness, Dr. Jerry Buss’ legacy, Julius Randle’s potential, and, of course, championships. Scott also talked about dunking. The Lakers’ new coach said he could dunk a couple of years ago but doesn’t...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Byron Scott, Lakers Agree To Four-Year Contract For Head Coaching Gig

Just over two months ago, Byron Scott was confident when asked about his chances of coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, claiming that “I think that person is me.” It appears that confidence has finally paid off. Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract to be the next head coach of the Lakers, sources told’s Ramona Shelburne early Sunday morning. “It feels...
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there a state of emergency in Lakerland?

*trumpets* “What you want me to do, I’m sorry! (Jay-Z voice).” - The Buss Siblings I’ve been preserving optimism in Jeanie and Jim Buss since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away last February. Even with a few questionable decisions (offering Kobe Bryant a $48.5 million extension before returning from Achilles surgery, wasting time chasing Carmelo Anthony this summer), I haven’t...
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers Were Looking For Long-Term Coach In Hiring D'Antoni

In an update to Phil Jackson's autobiography, he outlines how talks to return to the Los Angeles Lakers in November of 2012 unraveled. Jackson was intrigued by the possibility of going after one more ring with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol now that the Lakers had also acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. "I was thinking of the job as a one-season gig, but Jimmy (Buss) and Mitch (Kupchak...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Byron Scott says Dr. Jerry Buss was first to call him when fired in New Orleans, Cleveland Dr. Jerry Buss was a different kind of NBA team owner. Yes, making money and winning was important to him – he was a business man, after all – though he also cared deeply about his employees. He kept former Lakers player Walt Hazzard on the payroll until his death in 2011, something that Hazzard – who suffered a severe stroke in 1996 – truly appreciated, according...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: All six Buss children to have say in team’s next coaching hire

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in the middle of their first coaching search since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away in February 2013, so as you can imagine, things are being done a little differently this time around. Not only are the franchise taking their time in selecting a new coach, they’re also using a different consulting process, too. In the past, general manager Mitch Kupchak...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at what the Lakers need to do this summer

It’s May 1st and it’s a new day in Los Angeles. Mike D’Antoni has resigned as Head Coach of the Lakers and now it’s time for the purple and gold to begin the rebuilding process that every NBA team must undergo at some point in time. The Lakers have been through a lot, and things have certainly taken a turn for the worst over the last couple of years. However, this doesn...
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young on the Clippers: “I know I wouldn’t want to play there”

PHOTO: Nick Young’s Instagram Nick Young played for the the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012 after being traded by the Washington Wizards, though the 28-year-old doesn’t want to return to the Lakers’ crosstown rivals anytime soon. During an interview with TMZ, Young, who is expected to opt-out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, said he “wouldn’t want to play...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Mike D’Antoni Not To Blame For Team’s Demise

It is no secret who public enemy number one is in Laker land — current head coach Mike D’Antoni, followed closely by the team’s Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations and partial heir to Dr. Jerry Buss’ purple and gold throne, Jim Buss. Yes, the same Jim Buss that helped orchestrate a trade that landed the Lakers the best point guard in the league in Chris Paul...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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