November 15, 2013
Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would be touting him for the All-Star game. Harry Turtledove Chatsworth :: Getting Steve Nash for two firsts and two seconds while paying him $18 million is the worst signing in the history of the franchise. In actuality, Nash cost them three first-round picks because the Lakers did not sign Ramon Sessions, who cost them one. Nash needs to do the right thing and either retire or accept a buyout.
September 26, 2013 |
When Jerry Buss passed away in February, he left his ownership stake in the Lakers to his six children. While Jim and Jeanie Buss are the face of the team -- Jim making the basketball decisions and Jeanie running the team's business operations -- Johnny, Jesse, Joey and Janie (Drexel) also own a portion of the team. Alex Lambeth and Jory Dreher of LakerNation.com caught up with the youngest of Buss' children, Jesse, who works as both the Lakers' scouting coordinator and is the D-Fenders' director of scouting.
September 23, 2013 |
Jeanie Buss did not take the news well that the Lakers were hiring Mike D'Antoni to replace Mike Brown as the team's head coach last November. "Two days after Phil [Jackson] got that phone call, I was at the gym when I started crying so hysterically that they sent me home," wrote Buss in her updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer. Before D'Antoni was hired, executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak met with Jackson to discuss the possibility of bringing back the Hall of Fame coach.
September 22, 2013 |
In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November. In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business operations, describes the whirlwind weekend after Brown's firing when her fiance , former Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, talked to the front office about returning as coach. Ultimately, her brother Jim Buss, head of player personnel; General Manager Mitch Kupchak, and her late father and Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, decided to hire Mike D'Antoni instead of Jackson.
September 10, 2013 |
The Lakers may be fictionalized. According to Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com , television network Showtime is "developing a one-hour scripted drama set behind the scenes of a pro basketball team and the family that runs it. " Jeanie Buss and Linda Rambis are behind the project through their production company, Street Reason Entertainment. Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and current assistant coach Kurt Rambis will also reportedly be...
August 26, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation received $7,825 from the Mariani/Buss Celebrity Charity Event, presented by WPT Foundation -- held on Sunday at the Bicycle Casino. "We're here to raise money for the kids of the inner city," said Anthony Mariani, development director of the foundation. "Every dollar that we make goes straight to the community. " The tournament was held in honor of the late Jerry Buss, who passed away in February from cancer complications. "All of us kids played cards with my dad," said daughter Janie Drexel. "I know that his passion for poker was right up there with basketball.