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Blame Jim Buss for Lakers' troubles

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11:46 AM ET 11.14 | Jim Buss has none of the vision, work ethic or commitment of his father. And unfortunately for all of us, Jim Buss is here to stay. It was Young Buss who was so enamored of Brown that he hired him without taking the time to do a proper coaching search. It was Trust Fund Buss who was so butthurt over his father's affinity for Phil Jackson that he sought to sever all ties the Lakers organization had with PJ. One of those severed ties was Brian Shaw, a man so respected by the team that his dismissal caused many to question the direction Buss was taking the team. Shaw is also the man that made the most sense to step in after Phil left. Now nobody is saying Shaw's presence would have guaranteed a title, but there is no way a team this talented would be playing this badly on his watch. He knows a thing or two about winning championships and he would have demanded much more than the bashful Brown who never held his players accountable.

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November 15, 2012  12:26 AM ET
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pho king spoiled brat.... Daddy's boy??? nepotism at its finest

I would assume the Lakers is more like a family business (Buss family ran), I assume inheritance is also a subset of nepotism?

November 15, 2012  12:31 AM ET
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I would assume the Lakers is more like a family business (Buss family ran), I assume inheritance is also a subset of nepotism?

Don't get me wrong he is an awful component of the ownership team (much like Dolan is on the Knicks) but nepotism is a very strange word to use in this case...

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November 15, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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Don't get me wrong he is an awful component of the ownership team (much like Dolan is on the Knicks) but nepotism is a very strange word to use in this case...

Although Jimmy Boy Dolan is a moron, this young Buss Brat is a moron of the sorts like Jerry Jones, yes Cowboys Jerry Jones, a rather complete moron who interferes with everything concerning the franchise. Moron Dolan gives lattitude in the hiring of VP's, GM's, HC's, morons Jones and Buss order the direction the franchise is going. There is a big difference between moron Dolan and morons Jones and Brat Buss. Dolan doesn't thinks he knows basketball, however, morons Jones and Buss act as Owner, VP, GM and hire puppet HCs. The meddling by these two is almost unbearable and is certainly unimaginable. I would hope for the Lakers sakes, and I say this largely based upon history with Dolan's tenure, that there championship quests aren't as unsuccessful as have been for the Knicks and Cowboys. You have a owner in Jones who claims to have had success during his tenure, delusional I'll say.

So yes, Dolan is a moron but not to the extent of these two, and yes, this is all on moron Brat Buss, a complete debacle!

November 15, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Maybe we should not come down so hard on Mike Brown, we're all opportunist and he was offered an opportunity to coach a team that every coaching opportunist would have loved to coach and accepted, all experiments don't work. Secondly, lets give Jim Buss a fair opportunity to build his own image of wins and losses, after all, its his team to now run and if his decisions don't exactly please you then keep in mind that the decisions that you make don't necessary please other people also (Magic Johnson). Phil had his time and he did good with it considering he had the best players to do it with, so now comes Mike D'Antonio and he has the same great players that Phil always had that made him a coaching legend, mayby it will produce the same results for Mike D'Antonio; and all the haters will jump on the Mike D'Antonio bandwagon soon or maybe not. In the end everyone will either get it right or get it wrong and have to accept the final outcome and move on. The Lakers have a history of having the best players and coaches and accomplishing; I don't see anything different happening in the coming future. Magic Johnson always put his feet in his mouth, he some how have bought into the hype of hearing about himself and believing he was this "great basketball player" and now he assumes himself to be the overall think tank of all people and that his opinion is the only opinion that really matters. Well, lets see the right and wrong of this situation in LA come to frutition.

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November 15, 2012  09:08 AM ET

JIMMY BUSS SUCKS, BROS!

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November 15, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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How are those Cavaliers doing? Exactly. Just as I thought. You can go now.

Does that make your Laker pain any better? Lol

November 15, 2012  12:05 PM ET

Blame Jim Buss for Lakers' troubles


We already do.

 
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