Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team — the Lakers. The team was nose-diving in the standings, losing the interest of fans, and grinding toward its worst season...
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Jim Buss to step down if Lakers aren’t contending within “three to four years”

Fire Jim Buss! Lakers fans have been calling for it for years now, and by the looks of it, they may just get their wish should the following of a tumultuous 2013-14 Lakers season be succeeded by many more in the coming years with no clear improvements along the way. According to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times, Jim Buss gathered with Jeanie and the rest of the Buss family earlier...
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Lakers News: Jeanie Buss defends Kobe Bryant’s $48.5 million contract extension

PHOTO: Zimbio Ever since he put pen to paper back in late November, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have been criticized for the two-year, $48.5 million contract extension that the Black Mamba signed. Some have said that Bryant is no longer worth that kind of dough, while others have complained about how much cap space the five-time NBA champion’s will eat up over the next...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: New NBA commissioner Adam Silver told Jeanie Buss to use her power to lead team

PHOTO: ESPN You probably heard that Jeanie Buss and Adam Silver had dinner together last week and later attended a Lakers home game at Staples Center. During their meetings, Buss said that she and Silver discussed the possibility that her relationship with Phil Jackson could end up being a conflict of interest seeing as the legendary coach now serves as the president of the New York...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs’ Cuban feels Lakers best years are behind them

The Lakers franchise is one of titles, great players, numerous memories, and one of the most storied teams in NBA history. Under the leadership of Jerry Buss, the Lakers were a consistent playoff contender but now that the Buss era is over, Mavericks’ Mark Cuban feels the team will be floundering for many seasons to come. “I don’t think there was a smarter owner in the history...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss says she’s the boss of the Los Angeles Lakers

This hasn’t been a good year for the Los Angeles Lakers. While the team languishes near the bottom of the NBA standings, stars Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash have missed most of the season due to injuries. On top of that, fans of the team just had to watch Laker coaching legend Phil Jackson take over basketball operations for the New York Knicks. But now Jackson’s fiancee is reasserting...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

James Worthy and Byron Scott say Lakers front office have “formula” to right ship, have confidence in Buss children

While many Laker fans and NBA analysts are quickly losing faith in the purple and gold’s front office, two Lakers legends are still as confident as ever in the hierarchy that Dr. Jerry Buss left behind. James Worthy and Byron Scott shared their thoughts on Jeanie and Jim Buss earlier this week while on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, and both of these legends from the Showtime era...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Buss Timeline and the Decline of the Lakers Republic

In these troubling times, many fans in Los Angeles and around the country must be asking themselves how the Lakers Republic transformed into the present Empire run by Jim Buss. The championships and playoff runs were flowing steadily until just the last couple of years. The drop off from being the gold standard in professional sports to laughingstock of the NBA all seemed to happen...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss on the Lakers: “Ultimately, the buck stops with me”

These are confusing times for Laker fans. Their team was the first in the entire league to eliminated from the playoffs this season, and Phil Jackson has jetted off to New York to help turn around the Knicks as opposed to sticking around in Los Angeles and working for the Lakers. So, what’s going on? The reason the Lakers passed on Phil’s services was explained last week, though...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says Lakers will never be the same

“Jerry Buss was the Lakers, so I don’t know if the Lakers will ever be the Lakers. I don’t think there was a smarter owner in the history of the NBA than Jerry Buss, so that’s tough to replace. I don’t think people realize just how good of an owner Jerry was. I looked up to him a lot. Absolutely. So I don’t know if the Lakers will ever be the Lakers. He just understood...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss said the Los Angeles Lakers did not have a position for Phil Jackson

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Ever since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away, the Buss children were given full responsibility of running the Los Angeles Lakers... Jeanie Buss said the Los Angeles Lakers did not have a position for Phil Jackson
March 19, 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...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban on Dr. Jerry Buss: “He was by far the best owner in the history of the NBA”

Ask any a random Laker fan for their thoughts on Mark Cuban and they probably won’t be very kind. Cuban is the most accessible owner in the NBA, and most the time, he acts like a regular fan while cheering on his Dallas Mavericks. He’ll curse out the officials, he’ll talk trash via Twitter and he even suggested the Lakers consider amnestying Kobe Bryant last year. And, of course...
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Following father’s footsteps, Jim Buss gets into real estate game

Jim Buss is following in his fathers footsteps in more way than one. While Jim’s still trying to live up to Jerry Buss’ big shoes on the basketball side of things with the Los Angeles Lakers, it seems he’s now getting into the real estate game, too. According to the Los Angeles Times, Buss has an $4.795 million home in Orange County for sale. The property reportedly has ocean...
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Watch the touching Dr. Jerry Buss tribute shown before last night’s game

This was very well done. Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers honored Dr. Jerry Buss by celebrating what would’ve been his 81st birthday. Before Buss’ team faced the league-best Indiana Pacers, the Lakers’ broadcast showed a touching tribute to the man who many refer to as “the greatest owner in sports.” Written and narrated by Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, the tribute...
January 29, 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...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Dr. Jerry Buss bobblehead travels around Los Angeles, mingles with championship trophies

This is pretty cool. It was Dr. Jerry Buss’ birthday yesterday, and the Lakers are celebrating the great man’s life tonight at Staples Center. Every fan in attendance will receive an awesome-looking Dr. Buss bobblehead. The Lakers’ digital media team did a great job of putting together a Vine video showing the bobblehead traveling to various landmarks around Los Angeles that...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers are giving away Jerry Buss bobbleheads

It’s not often that an NBA organization gives away a bobblehead of a former owner but that’s exactly what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing tonight. Before the start of tonight’s game against the Indiana Pacers, fans attending the game at Staples Center will receive a Jerry Buss bobblehead. Check out a photo of the bobblehead courtesy of ESPN Radio LA’s Beto Duran: Fans will...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace says he used to have breakfast with Dr. Jerry Buss every Sunday

Metta World Peace will always be loved by Laker fans. His gritty play, hilarious quotes and major role on the 2010 championship team assures the player formally known as Ron Artest will forever hold a special place in the hearts of the fans. Despite deciding to waive him via the league’s one-time amnesty clause this previous summer for financial reasons, the Buss family still love...
January 26, 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…
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss felt betrayed when Lakers hired D'Antoni

With Dr. Jerry Buss leaving his legacy behind to his children, the future of the Lakers can be seen as iffy. Dr. Buss’ kids are the ones running the show [...]
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Stand By Your Man Jeanie Buss

LOS ANGELES, CA - No one takes the saying ‘Stand by your man’ more serious than Jeanie Buss. Buss who is daughter of the late Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chief of Business Operations says in her recent book, ‘Laker Girl’ she felt betrayed by the Laker organization when they opted to hire Mike D’Antoni instead of putting fiancee Phil Jackson back at...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Buzz: 'Laker Girl' Buss felt 'betrayal'

The hiring of Mike D'Antoni as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers last November upset scores of Lakers fans. But perhaps no one was more disgruntled by the decision than Lakers executive vice president of business operations Jeanie Buss, who said she felt betrayed when the team settled on D'Antoni over Phil Jackson. On Sunday, the LA Times published an excerpt from...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Buss explains the Lakers’ decision making process; reveals who is involved in the discussions

Despite Jim Buss being involved in the decision making process for the Los Angeles Lakers for over a decade now, many fans are still uneasy about Dr. Jerry Buss‘ son running their beloved franchise. However, Jim isn’t the only one in charge; all of Dr. Buss’ children own a stake of the team, and Jim himself said yesterday that Jeanie Buss has the “ultimate say” when it...
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dr. Jerry Buss to be honored at halftime of USC-Boston College game on Saturday

Dr. Jerry Buss will be honored at halftime of USC’s football game versus Boston College on Saturday, according to Kevin Ding and Janis Carr of the O.C. Register. Buss, a USC graduate, will be remembered as the marching band performs some of his favorite songs; the Laker Girls will also be present, according to Carr: USC grad Jerry Buss to be honored at Boston College-USC halftime...
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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