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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...
Via RealGM
18 days ago  |  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 Nike.com and select Nike retailers. The post Nike Kobe 9 Elite ’Brave Blue’ appeared...
Via Hooped Up
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Floyd Mayweather Jr Get a Bugatti For The 3 Women In His Life?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. earned the nickname of “Money” for good reason. We know the undefeated boxer likes to show off the fruits of his labor. We also know he likes to spread the love around to the ladies in his life. Floyd posted a video on Instagram that featured three Bugattis and tagged his current girlfriend, Bad Medina, one of his children’s mothers, Melissa, and his new…...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
July 27, 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 ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne early Sunday morning. “It feels...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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...
Via RealGM
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Byron Scott says Dr. Jerry Buss was first to call him when fired in New Orleans, Cleveland

CBSSports.com 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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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...
Via Standing O Sports
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers News: Jim Buss says Laker's Future is Bright

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season in franchise history since they moved to L.A. in the 1960's. Since Dr. Jerry Buss passed away, the organization handed the reins to son Jim Buss and daughter Jeanie Buss. Even with a 27-55 record and the sixth worst record in the entire NBA, Jim and the rest of the Buss family still think the Lakers will have continued success...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers front office ranked 16th best in NBA by ESPN

ESPN are ranking things again. During the summer, ESPN made headlines when they predicted that the Los Angeles Lakers would finish 12th in the Western Conference this season and proclaimed that Kobe Bryant was now the 25th best player in the league. And now, according to ESPN, the outlet asked their Forecast panel “to rate each team’s front-office management on its guidance and...
Via Lakerholicz.com
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 25, 2014  |  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...
Via Rumors and Rants
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban doubts the Lakers organization can return to past greatness

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always very vocal with his opinions. In a recent interview, Cuban commented on the Lakers franchise recent downturn, stating that he’s uncertain the team can ever return to their glory days. “Jerry Buss was the Lakers, so I don’t know if the Lakers will ever be the Lakers,” Cuban said prior to the Mavs’ 94-89 win over Boston on Monday...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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