TAG: Jerry Buss

NBA / Sep 24, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Why Everything You’ve Heard About LeBron James To The Lakers Is Wrong

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers, coming off the Dwight Howard debacle which intertwined nicely with the disgraceful decision making process behind their current coach, have now declared themselves out of the LeBron James enticement business. I don’t think that will be enough to stop a year’s worth of speculation as to where LeBron may be going off to next year, including occasionally from yours truly, but it did provide some insight into the internal thinking of the utter mess that is the Lakers at the moment. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 23, 2013 / 5:00 pm

LA Times Publishes Excerpt From Updated Jeanie Buss Memoir, “Laker Girl”

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss (photo. @jeaniebuss)

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an excerpt from Jeanie Buss‘ updated memoir, Laker Girl. In the passage, Jeanie writes about the events surrounding the Lakers’ firing of Mike Brown and ensuing hire of Mike D’Antoni, but only after reaching out to her fiancé Phil Jackson first. Read More »

NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 10:45 am

Jim Buss Says His Late Father Didn’t Think Phil Jackson Was a Long Term Option As Lakers Coach

Jerry Buss

The late, great Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was a titan in the game of basketball and easily one of the finest owners, not just in the NBA, but in sports history. After he passed away in February this year, his often excoriated son, Jim Buss, took over as the final say on basketball matters. In a revealing interview with ESPN, Jim explains his late father’s last important Lakers decision. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Aug 16, 2013 / 11:22 am

Kobe Bryant Talks Shaq, Dwight, UNC Over Duke, CP3 Trade & When He’ll Return Next Season


Kobe Bryant was at the Nokia Theatre last night as part of an hour-long “Kobe Up Close Hosted By Jimmy Kimmel” event to raise money for the Kobe Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation (KVBFF) in order to fight homelessness. During the hour-long interview Kobe was forthright about a number of different issues and milestones during his 17-year career. Read More »

Smack / Feb 21, 2013 / 1:34 am

James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

James Harden

When Houston traded for James Harden, they were hoping, maybe even believing that they were getting a star. But we’re not sure anyone thought they were getting this. In Houston’s wild 122-119 comeback win over the Thunder, Harden not only had a defining “So I’m not a max player, huh?” game, he looked like the best player on the floor. Read More »

Smack / Feb 19, 2013 / 4:50 am

The Lakers Lose A Legend; Josh Smith’s All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

2010 Los Angeles Lakers Championship Ring

The big news of Monday, the one day in the middle of the season where anyone can catch their breath, was that possibly the NBA’s best owner of all time passed away. It’s not often we eulogize an owner but Jerry Buss had a record that would make anyone’s jaw drop taken in total. Read More »

NBA / Feb 18, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Ranking The 10 Lakers Titles Under Jerry Buss

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

Under Jerry Buss‘ ownership the Lakers reached the NBA Finals a staggering 16 times in 33 seasons, winning 10 titles and burnishing the purple and gold as one of the nation’s elite franchises. After the passing of Buss this morning — and owner so successful even bleeding-green Celtics fan Bill Simmons has paid tribute — it’s time to look back at those titles and see which was the best and why. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 18, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Video: Remembering Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss

“By now I was beginning to feel like I was walking on a golden path” said Jerry Buss in 2010, describing one of the most enviable basketball lives during his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech. The former geologist turned real estate mogul and Lakers scion died at 5:55 a.m. this morning at age 80 in Los Angeles from cancer. His line about the golden road explains much about his tenure as Lakers boss. Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Lakers: A 3-Peat Is One Trade Away

Derek Fisher

Another amazing NBA season has come to an end. But no time for reminiscing, everybody wants to know what the Lakers need to do to ensure themselves a fourth straight NBA Finals appearance and a third straight NBA Championship. From possible major shakeups to the NBA Draft and free agency, here’s looking forward to the 2010-11 Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 8, 2010 / 12:00 pm

The Top 5 Best & Worst NBA Owners

With Mikhail Prokhorov making waves around the League, and showing just how important an owner can be to a team’s success, we decided to rank the five best and five worst owners in the NBA based on their popularity with fans and players as well as their team’s on-court performance. Read More »