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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Articles tagged: Jim Buss

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 the health of his late father Jerry began declining, chose to hire Mike D’Antoni two years ago instead of bringing back Jackson….Read More

Magic Johnson blames Jim Buss for Lakers’ problems

Magic Johnson has been arguably the Los Angeles Lakers’ most vocal critic over the past two seasons. Last year, he blasted several Lakers players in an epic Twitter rant urging fans to stop blaming Mike D’Antoni for the team’s struggles. Magic still isn’t blaming D’Antoni this season. Instead, he believes owner Jim Buss is the…Read More

Jim Buss: Lakers talking contract extension with Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss says the team has begun contract extension talks with Kobe Bryant, who is in the last year of his current deal. Kobe, 35, is making $30.5 million this season, which is by far the highest amount in the league. He is returning from a…Read More

Jim Buss: Dwight Howard was never really a Laker

Dwight Howard spent very little time with the Los Angeles Lakers before heading off to Houston. Most NBA fans envisioned Howard becoming the face of the Lakers’ franchise after Kobe Bryant retired, but the plan never came to fruition. Team executive vice president Jim Buss does not sound surprised. Rick Bucher interviewed Buss for a…Read More

Jim Buss thinks Kobe Bryant will be ready at start of season

Jim Buss infrequently gives interviews, but the Los Angeles Lakers executive sat down with NBA TV during a Lakers Summer League game in Las Vegas on Thursday and provided an update on the status of Kobe Bryant. Buss said that Bryant is well ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles’ tendon, which…Read More

Jeanie and Jim Buss reportedly have not spoken since Phil Jackson fiasco

If you thought the only issues the Lakers were having were on the court, think again. According to a report from the Orange County Register, Lakers executives (and siblings) Jeanie and Jim Buss have not spoken since the team hired Mike D’Antoni instead of Phil Jackson to replace Mike Brown in November. Jeanie is engaged…Read More

Kobe Bryant defends Jim Buss against Magic Johnson criticism

Magic Johnson seems to have made it his mission as of late to criticize Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss as much as possible. On Wednesday, Magic wrote on Twitter that he had been silent for a few days because he was mourning the Lakers’ decision to hire Mike D’Antonio over Phil Jackson….Read More

Magic Johnson: I don’t believe in Jim Buss

Magic Johnson has been vocal about his displeasure with the Lakers over the past week, and now he’s taking aim at the team’s leadership. Magic ripped Mike Brown in an interview with USA Today on Sunday, saying the coach deserved to be fired by the Lakers. He then announced on Wednesday that he had been…Read More

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