Jimmy Buss Rumors
Just knowing Buss was there was a good feeling for everyone, and the fact that he’s gone now has instantly become the most frightening development of the modern Lakers era. Buss was the Lakers’ voice. Who will become that voice? Buss was the Lakers’ conscience. Who will carry that burden? It was Buss’ unique vision that brought the Lakers 10 championships. Who is watching the store now? Mitch Kupchak, who is your boss? “I report to Jimmy Buss,” he said.
Where the Lakers were once one kingdom led by a single benevolent leader, there are now two territories run by potentially feuding siblings. They are Jeanie’s Lakers, and they are Jimmy’s Lakers, which means, right now, they are nobody’s Lakers. “Don’t think for a second there’s not an adjustment period,” Kupchak admitted. “You lose a father or you lose a leader like Dr. Buss … there will be changes, and there will be an adjustment period, but I don’t anticipate a problem.”