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January 11, 2013
We were all told a number of potential negatives regarding the new and improved Lakers. How Dwight Howard was recovering from back surgery and had difficulty making free throws. How Steve Nash was older and had difficulty guarding anyone younger than himself. How Mike D'Antoni never reached the Finals and simply did not teach or care about defense. How in spite of the glowing headlines, the Lakers are an old team. And how Jimmy Buss, now in full control, blew the Phil Jackson rehire and really doesn't know what he is doing.
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June 22, 2012
If he needed any further motivation to fix what's wrong with the Lakers, hopefully Jim Buss watched the postgame awards after the Heat victory. It doesn't get much worse for an L.A. sports fan than watching Bill Russell hand the MVP trophy to LeBron James. Jeff Kandel Los Angeles :: Despite my sincere respect and admiration for Dywane Wade, I could not bring myself to celebrate the Heat victory in the NBA Finals. After all, it was LeBron James who reminded me last year that regardless of his success or failure, I must still wake up the next day to my ordinary and inadequate life.
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August 24, 2005 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
Meet the new Buss. Actually, Jim Buss, elder son and now the designated successor to his father, Jerry, as Laker owner, says he has been involved for eight years. It's just that no one noticed. Those days ended last season, when he went from role player to owner in training. His father began noting pointedly that Jim, who trained horses until he was 37 and only then became a part of the Laker organization, would replace him. Soon, Jim Buss was included in decisions at the highest level.
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March 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Here's the Lakers' newest nightmare development, other than the play-so-terribly-they-miss-playoffs one they're living now. It starts with plenty of money to spend on free agents. And there's a player or two who can change a franchise. But he's also being recruited by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson vs. the Lakers? Could easily happen. It won't be in July unless the Lakers show a renewed interest in Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony should he opt out of his contract. But next year, when Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge could be available, the Knicks and Lakers will have plenty of money.
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November 24, 2009 | By Mike Bresnahan
As the responsibilities get handed down from Lakers owner Jerry Buss to his son and daughter, more and more will be asked and demanded of Jim Buss . Jeanie Buss has already been given the business side of the Lakers by her father, but Jim is now entrusted with about 90% of his father's decision-making processes on the basketball personnel side, according to Jerry Buss. It's a sensible time for the shift, seeing as how the Lakers won the championship in June and are favored to win another one this season.
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February 28, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck. Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7. The distinctive voice that once boomed through the halls of Staples Center now is heard from underneath a tiny window; instead of ordering Lakers players into their uniforms, it is now taking office workers' orders for lunch. Welcome to Sam Choy's Pineapple Express, may I help you?
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November 10, 2012 | T.J. Simers
Great news. Phil Jackson is writing another book, "Eleven Rings," but it's not scheduled to be published until next year, so there's plenty of time to change the title. And more great news as well for Devin Ebanks, who might be out celebrating for all we know. He gets arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, it becomes public a few hours later but is lost moments later with the hullabaloo surrounding the dismissal of Lakers Coach Mike Brown.
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November 10, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers met with former coach Phil Jackson for preliminary talks Saturday, a feeling-out process expected to continue in coming days. Jackson got together with Lakers executives Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak to explore the prospects of his return to the team. The Lakers believe there is a 95% certainty he will be their next coach, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss it publicly. Jackson has already contacted assistant coaches who have worked with him previously about joining the Lakers' staff, according to people familiar with the situation.
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January 31, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Magic Johnson will no longer complain about the Lakers. He promises. Johnson took to Twitter to call a cease-fire on himself after weeks of probing, questioning and even haranguing the Lakers. "I'm going to stop complaining. I'm going to support and encourage [team executive] Jim Buss and Coach [Mike] D'Antoni because I love the Lakers!" Johnson wrote Thursday night. "It doesn't do the Lakers players, coaches or ownership any good for me to complain. " He also added, "I want to give Coach D'Antoni credit because offensively he's put the Lakers' players in positions to be successful!"
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August 10, 2012 | T.J. Simers
It wasn't too long ago that Magic Johnson looked into a TV camera and said what most Lakers fans were thinking: "Jim Buss, brother, you have a job to do. "I'm telling you right now, because if you don't do it, you're going to hear from me. " So here he was again Thursday night, Magic bursting with excitement and saying over and over again, "Wow!"
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