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Caught in the Web: Details on Jerry Buss' induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame

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--The Times' Broderick Turner details what Jerry Buss means to the Lakers franchise.

--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick talks to Matt Barnes about why he was involved with slapping an assistant coach in a summer league game.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr summarizes what Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter could bring to the Lakers.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains why he maintains his belief that Trevor Ariza regrets leaving the Lakers.

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen argues that the 1992 Dream Team was unstoppable.

--NBA.com's John Schuhmann talks to Lamar Odom, who says Team USA is still in "training camp mode."

--ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan talks to Oscar Robertson about the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, which featured Jerry West.

--ESPN.com features a quick rundown of West's accomplishments in the video below

--Fox Sports West's Matt Smith goes through Buss' track record.

--Former Times writer Steve Springer provides a detailed look at Buss' career for Lakers.com.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore gives out a report card to Pau Gasol.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff Skibiski evaluates Shannon Brown's season.

Tweet of the Day: “Thanks you guys for giving me y’all blessing I promise I won’t let LakerNation down,” -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Mitch take a bow for a job well done. Signing Blake was good. Getting Barnes for the minimum was outstanding. And signing Theo....was...oh well like Meatloaf said, "Two out of Three Aint Bad". Yes the FA signings were good, but your best job was plucking Ebanks and Caracter without the benefit of a 1st rd draft choice. I doubt if either will contribute much this year, although Caracter offense and Ebanks defense is pro ready. Five years from now people will look back and wonder how these guys were available in the second round." -- LRob

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Photo: Lakers owner Jerry Buss is interviewed by ESPN's Stuart Scott after the team won the NBA championship by defeating the Boston Celtics. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

 
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Any reason in particular that Vanessa is standing with Jerry Buss during the interview in the pic above?

He did everything he could to make their burden lighter and our joy greater.

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* IN DR JERRY BUSS, THE LAKER NATION TRUST – KUDOS SIR THE ENTIRE LAKER NATION
* SALUTES YOU ON THIS YOUR HALL OF FAME DAY!!!!! *_____________________________________________________________________*
IN DR JERRY BUSS WE TRUST
So the day is finally here, To honor an owner and man Laker Nation holds dear
There will be a thousand platitudes said today, To honor the great owner in LA.
But all that really needs to be said, Is said by the Banners in the Staples overhead
Takes more than money to win a Ring, Cuban would have dozens if money was the thing
Takes the heart of a gambler, patience of a Saint, Skill to know when to hit & when to feint
Takes treating your team as more than a toy, But building a Dynasty that a Nation can enjoy
Takes someone that can win the Public Trust, Takes a giant of a man like Dr. Jerry Buss
So on this your special Hall of Fame day, The entire Laker Nation would like to say
Dr. Jerry Buss you know you the man, Thank you & Kudos from all of Laker Nation & Land
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IN DR JERRY BUSS WE TRUST
So the day is finally here, To honor an owner and man Laker Nation holds dear
There will be a thousand platitudes said today, To honor the great owner in LA.
But all that really needs to be said, Is said by the Banners in the Staples overhead
Takes more than money to win a Ring, Cuban would have dozens if money was the thing
Takes the heart of a gambler, patience of a Saint, Skill to know when to hit & when to feint
Takes treating your team as more than a toy, But building a Dynasty that a Nation can enjoy
Takes someone that can win the Public Trust, Takes a giant of a man like Dr. Jerry Buss
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Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest & Best Owner, Kudos Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams fear us.
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re Freakin Champion LA Lakers, Who the Hell are You

DR. JERRY BUSS . . .

My earliest memories of Lakers is 1969 when they failed to beat the Celtics (edged out by a few months by the still, sharp image of Broadway Joe and a jet with white smoke at the end of the Super Bowl a few months earlier). So I confess that I have lived the Dr. Buss years from the beginning.

Dr. Buss deserves a place not only in LAKERS-lore, but also NBA-lore. It has been universally reported for decades now how the Lakers-Celtics/Magic-Bird rivalry revived, if not saved, the NBA back in the '80's. But credit to Buss is much more deserved here than what most reporters ever mention.

It was LAKERS SHOWTIME that really was the catalyst for the NBA revival, moving the spotlight away from drug scandals (Phoenix traded almost their entire TEAM over an 18 month period to cleanse their organization!) and brutality on the court (fights were common and horrible images that fanned racial sentiments).

It was LAKERS SHOWTIME that changed the landscape of TV contracts. When LA beat Philly in 1980, I remember following most games via the dreaded "tape-delay" at 11:30 PM local time in LA. (That's right,,, 11:30 PM!) In fact, I remember talking to my dad the evening of Game 6 when LA beat Philly thanks to Magic's best game ever. That game was tape delayed in Hawaii!

In the 1979 draft, Dr. Buss had the opportunity to draft an oversized guard who had unquestioned skills, a winning track record and All-American accolades. BUT instead, he went with a freakishly large "point guard" in whom he saw the vision of SHOWTIME. Passing on the great Sidney Moncreif, he selected Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

In 1982, his vision and leadership sided with a player against a coach (a rarity at any time). That the player was black and the coach was white added even more significance. Instead of trading the disgruntled player, he fired the coach. Good-bye Coach Westhead. Hello Coach Riley. Anything else you need, Magic? How about an unheard of 25 year, 25 million dollar contract? Done!

The league actually adopted significant new rules and regulations to legislate against the SHOWTIME LAKERS dominance. The first ever "illegal defense" rules were implemented to combat the LAKERS trapping defense scheme. The now widely accepted "salary cap" was triggered by Dr. Buss's deep-pockets stimulus packages to the roster. The Finals present day 2-3-2 format was sparked by logistical concerns that Laker-Celtic series presented. And even the now familiar "THE FINALS" was born from SHOWTIME residue when NBA Commissioner Stern felt a unique label was required to befit this brand of basketball on the biggest stage the league had to offer.

Indeed, Dr. Buss's vision of SHOWTIME and leadership to make SHOWTIME a reality is what saved the NBA back in the 80's. Without Dr. Buss, there would have been no SHOWTIME. No Lakers/Celtics rivalry renewed. No lucrative TV contracts and exposure exploding on the scene. No LakersGirls.

By the time the 2000's rolled around, Dr. Buss had a long established reputation for excellence and shrewd judgment. He was key in moving the Lakers from the Fabulous Forum to the Staples Center, thus invigorating downtwon and giving birth to the incredible "LA LIVE" scene. He plucked Phil Jackson out of "retirement" to coach the Lakers. He chose Kobe over Shaq. He saw Mitch Kupchak to succeed Jerry West when nobody else did. He saw his children to succeed himself when nobody else did.

Today, he is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Arguably, with apologies to supporters to Red Auerbach, there is no owner who has brought more style and subtance to the NBA. He is a winner by so many definitions. A man of vision and conviction who made choices nobody else dared.

Years ago I said that I believe the LAKERS gain is the Leagues loss. Imagine what Dr. Buss could have accomplished for the NBA if he had been THE COMMISSIONER for the past 30 years ~ WOW!

Congrats to you, Dr. Buss.

Mike

I've got a funny feeling that we're going to see a LeBron meltdown this year. I really do. This much is obvious--LeBron is super sensitive to criticism, maybe even to a degree that we've not seen before.

Who conficates a video of a high school player dunking 6 feet away from himself, because it may look like he's being dunked on? That's crazy. This is someone who is desperate for image control, and he's about to find the reigns he holds are as hot as Detmeter's (Was he the one wth the firey sun chariot, or was that Patheon? Who knows).

So when LeBron starts to get booed in a majority of US cities--and I really believe he will--I think we'll see something not too dissimilar to what Tiger is going thru.

LeBron has been coddled and loved for so long and even then hasn't been any sort of a clutch player. Am I supposed to believe he can handle suddenly becoming public enemy #1 and boost his game to a superstar-in-the-clutch status at the same time? No way.

I think two things will happen. I think we'll see Dwane Wade as the go-to guy for that team, and I think we'll see ONLY D-Wade as the guy who gets the superstar calls at the game's end. There is no way the refs will give that team 3 superstars worth of homer calls at the end of games, even if they have 3 superstars. They'll get one player with that high level of respect, and it won't be Bosh or LeBron.

I can't wait to see this play out. It's gong to be fun. And soooooo much depends on Andrew Bynum. If Bynum is healthy, we beat up any team in the NBA, be them west or east.

Wes

THIS JUST IN:


The city formerly known as Miami has disappeared. It is believed that once Princess Jimmy started keeping "mental notes" of all the people who have said negative things about her, her head exploded and collapsed into another universe - taking the city with her.


Both Florida state governments and the Fed have decided that they will not donate either efforts or funds to rebuild. Said President Obama "there's just no point. Everyone's happy now - especially Cleveland, and they really never have anything to cheer about. Why take this away from them?"

LeRetard taking mental notes?!?

LMAO, at least we know that there is PLENTY of room for those... Nothing to get in the way there, except maybe a few delusions.

If brains were dynamite, LeBron couldn't blow his nose.

The city formerly known as Miami has disappeared. It is believed that once Princess Jimmy started keeping "mental notes" of all the people who have said negative things about her, her head exploded and collapsed into another universe - taking the city with her.
Both Florida state governments and the Fed have decided that they will not donate either efforts or funds to rebuild. Said President Obama "there's just no point. Everyone's happy now - especially Cleveland, and they really never have anything to cheer about. Why take this away from them?"
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 13, 2010 at 08:54 AM
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DAMNN! You are Funny!!!!

Tress...

You'e too observant. Stop thinking what your thinking!

Maybe you should work here:http://www.moviemistakes.com/best.php

Wes

Edwin Gueco:

Let's put the two rookies as icing of the cake. We don't really need the icing but it looks good if they are part of the whole cake. There are some part of the cake that is rotten, untouchable but it occupies space, cake would look awful if you remove the slice, it has to be reshaped in order to remove the ackward part. I'm talking here of those making 5M but not helping the team much.

Response:

I did not know cake has a rotten part? When one removes a slice then it has to be reshaped, really? Hey young fella great analogy, just keep em coming.

Justa,

Have you seen Cocaine Cowboys 1&2?

You can't destroy a city built on coke money. There's too much of it to ever kill it all.

Wes

http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/12/fire-constantly-burns-inside-new-laker-matt-barnes/

Barnes is headed to Los Angeles on Thursday, but not before doing his Lakers homework first.

"I've already been studying film of the offense, and it's obvious that this is Kobe's team," Barnes said. "You just try to fit in. They won two straight championships, so I'm going to try and do what's asked of me and play to the best of my ability. You can't be hesitant. I've got to do a good job of knowing what I've got to do so that when I'm on the court, I can just play basketball."

The story about Miami has got to be false.

There have been absolutely NO television reports of any such disaster. And let's stop and think about your logic here. If the subject's head had really imploded and collapsed into another universe then you most assuredly are referring to either a black hole or a worm hole which would be scientifically impossible because those things are completely unstable and not only would have swallowed just the City of Miami, or the State of Florida but the WHOLE FRIGGIN' WORLD!! And I wouldn't be able to retort to this seemingly false report.

Check your facts before you post such an impossible story.

And I don't think Cleveland would be happy about this Princess Jimmy's Catastrophic, Universe Collapsing, World Destroying, Brain Implosion... something like that would piss them off even more.

LET US PRAY


Dear Lord, we thank You for all Your many blessings. We of Laker Nation thank You specifically for the leadership, guidance and commitment of Dr. Jerry Buss. Through the highs of every championship and the lows of every early playoff exit and even through the heartbreak of Magic's HIV diagnosis, You have guided & shepherded Dr. Buss and his family to be steadfastly dedicated to the success of our team. We pray that he ultimately realizes that You are the hand who has guided his success. We thank you for Dr. Buss's legacy and his induction into the NBA Hall Of Fame. We pray that You grant him grace and mercy to stick around with Laker Nation a little longer to lead us into the record breaking 17th...and 18th(!!!) NBA Championships. May Dr. Buss be celebrated and blessed by this momentous occasion.

AMEN!

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/19035/lebron-silent-off-camera-at-radio-city-event-for-team-usa

NEW YORK - LeBron James did not get booed Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall.

Nike wouldn't allow it to happen.

It one of the stranger scenes of this Summer of LeBron, the King who took his talents to South Beach was kept conspicuously off-camera and did not speak to the crowd Thursday night as Team USA played a Nike-sponsored and Nike-produced intrasquad scrimmage on the stage where the Rockettes usually perform.

Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire and coach Mike Krzyzewski all took the microphone and answered questions from the emcee during timeouts, but James remained seated in the front row and was silent throughout the scrimmage as he made one of his first public appearances in one of the cities he scorned when he made his free agency decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat.

wes - nope haven't seen that one. Besides - it's not destroyed - it's simply in a parallel universe where the princess has become king and all everyone does is praise and adore her, while she dunks on children and looks up women's dresses (although not necessarily at the same time)LOL!


wes - I was thinking that you & hubby would probably get along very well together. He LOVES all those kung fu movies - esp Bruce Lee ones, but he also loves the newer ones too. I don't particularly like (or get) them, but I try to watch with him occasionally - even if just for a little while. I just don't see the point of them...kinda like the 3 Stooges. (Sorry - I know y'all don't want to hear that!)

@LROB… “I also appreciate Dr. Buss because unlike a lot of big spending owners (Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban) he realizes that he's not the show - - but the players are.” Great point, Rob. It also looks like Jim Buss has the same attitude. No need for cheap theatrics ala Marc Cuban or Jerry Jones.
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@HOGAN… “My opinion has changed though and I now see that Jim has played a huge role in bringing incredible players into the fold to contend for future titles. I think that Jim is quite rather than slow and like you, not caught up in taking credit for his accomplishments.” Jim was the biggest supporter in favor of drafting Andrew Bynum and “trading” for Ron Artest. He is definitely a chip off the old block.
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@RICK… “Jerry Buss' greatest achievement might just be Jeanie, who appears to have kept Phil in the fold longer than he might have otherwise.” Excellent point, Rick. What is interesting is that all of the Buss kids seem to have grown up to be fine people with their heads screwed on straight despite their father’s rather odd lifestyle. Anybody ever heard anything about the Buss kids’ mother? The franchise is in good hands.
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@HUMANOMALY… Thanks for recap of when Riley was hired. I remember what a circus that was, one of the few times ever that I remember Jerry seeming to stumble. That was one of those embarrassing moments that turns out in the end to be a stroke of genius. Or the magic touch of karma that is the LA Lakers.
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@MIKE… Great post celebrating Dr. Buss’ unmatched job as the best owner in the history of the NBA. And I agree 100% with you that it was the Showtime Lakers that revolutionized the game and brought fans and supporters back to the NBA. The greatest owner in professional sports bar none. George, Eddie, and Jerry.
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TOM

HalosAnt - ummmmm - ok.... Thanks for setting the record straight.

Justa -

I was doing my best impersonation of Lalaland.

HalosAnt - apparently we are BOTH funny dammit.

Who's going to introduce Jerry Buss at HOF induction today? Magic? I hope so.

@Halos - You're funny. DON'T TAKE AWAY MY TACOS!

@Wes - I agree with the melt down theory. LeBron is more sensitive than Shaq and is used to everyone loving him. He has no idea what he is in for this year. I also think the team is going to get sick of his hangerons and all of the childish BS that goes along with him. That's a lot of hand holding for a second fiddle and don't expect the idiot to be rolling around in chalk on Wade's watch. The more I think about it the more I think we won't even see them in the Finals...

You gotta wonder how long "the king" will be ok with being "muzzled" and quiet.


A change is gonna come - and it's going to be hella fun to watch!

DOH!

Now I seem to be doing my LeBron "Homer Simpson" James impression.

No.

That's wrong of me.

I shouldn't associate Homer to LeBron.

Because Homer J. Simpson is a "loveable" character.

HalosAnt,

I was wondering what in the world was wrong with you for that response to justa's post. I remember the one from lalaland yesterday so now it I get it.
Hah, you got me, until you clarified!

MM - SEE??? We are in desperate need of an "I'm funny dammit' font on here or you're asking for trouble.


Hysteria. Mass confusion. Cats & dogs living together.


Where will it end?

Laker Mike,

Nice post on Dr. Buss role and influence in the LaLa Land. That Nokia Live area and Staples used to be a blighted area of warehouses of the garment district. I'm afraid to park my car near the Convention Center until Staples was constructed.

I wish Jerry Buss will live long enough and own a NFL team. Well unfortunately age is not similar to Hall of Fame. The former has its own mortality. I'm not sure how Jeanie or Jimbo will handle the legacy of their father when their time comes. I hope it's not another McCourt's case of sibling rivalry or the O'Malley flight, just abandon the dream of the legendary predecessor. Right now, only Jerry Buss Laker team is carrying the Southland, the other teams are in disarray and hardly giving any sports Championship to the city where athletes are born and molded into their game.

Congratulation's Jerry Buss!! You have made us all Lakerholic's and we are proud to have you for an owner. You deserve this honor!! Our team is now complete and so happy we signed the Rooks. LaCon played it pretty low key last nite at the USA scrimmage. Wes I agree that he won't take the criticism and jeers cause he's never had to deal with it.On the other hand Kobe's always had to face it, and he just blocks it out. Should be an interesting year in Miami!!

I disagree with general negative/neutral sentiment about Theo. He may end up being one of MK's better hidden gets this offseason. I believe he will prove to be a good addition to us in the defense of the paint. Maybe it is because I played the 5, but my focus is always on improving the paint O & D.

LakerMike - I concur with Edwin - great post! (Say hi to Mrs. LakerMike for me. And tell her she needs to get on here herself once in awhile! She can use Mrs. LakerMike as a handle - I won't even accept the 10% finder's fee....)

Edwin - maybe Buss should buy the Dodgers. At least that will keep Mark Cuban out of Los Angeles. Like we need another punk drama queen around here.... (and NO that was not a shot at Mamba24. It was aimed at his stalker. LOL!)

Art -

Yeah, I was tryin' to pull a fast one and see if anyone was gonna catch that. But then justa's response kinda threw me off a little because I didn't catch it as her playing along. So I ruined the punchline.

My bad. LMAO!

Lakers have the BEST TEAM in the NBA this season and by far have the DEEPEST 12 players (Sasha as 11th and Walton as 12th players.) There is absolutely no reason to worry about the OTHER TEAMS.....Happy Friday the 13th!!!! Go Lakers!!!!

“Thanks you guys for giving me y’all blessing I promise I won’t let LakerNation down,” -- DevinEbanks3


Don't let us down, Devin, and we will love you like you've never been loved before and will never be loved again.


All that we ask is that you give your everything into being a Champion. Nothing less. Nothing more.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

utzworld,


Amen.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

justa,

Cats and dogs living together?
Problem?
I have 5 dogs and 2 1/2 cats.
Or are you just trying to instigate LT and JK?

Congrats Dr. Buss - well deserved.

I finished pickups on the fight scene last night, and my buddy and the crew (because they are all Lakers fans) gave me a Kobe jersey in honor of my "beating" five starting Celtics in the fight scene. We had a good laugh, and I had everyone sign the jersey. I wore it proudly for the rest of the shoot. Now my buddy can go finish the picture. Will tell y'all what the picture is when I get the "okay."

http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/08/12/fire-constantly-burns-inside-new-laker-matt-barnes/

Barnes is headed to Los Angeles on Thursday, but not before doing his Lakers homework first.

"I've already been studying film of the offense, and it's obvious that this is Kobe's team," Barnes said. "You just try to fit in. They won two straight championships, so I'm going to try and do what's asked of me and play to the best of my ability. You can't be hesitant. I've got to do a good job of knowing what I've got to do so that when I'm on the court, I can just play basketball."
Posted by: hobbitmage | August 13, 2010 at 09:10 AM

Hobbit - Thanks for the link/update

Art-FL Laker Fan,


Do you have 2 1/2 cats because one of your cats was deservedly bitten in half by one of your dogs?


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

@ JUSTA... I will pass along your invitation to wifey. She still can't believe the sweet birthday greetings she got from you and others here at our blog. By the way, has anyone ever told you that you are funny?

Mike

Justa,

Nice Bill Murray/Ghostbusters reference.

Art - there's nothing like a good cat versus dog rant from Jon K to get ready for the week-end!

He LOVES all those kung fu movies - esp Bruce Lee ones, but he also loves the newer ones too. I don't particularly like (or get) them, but I try to watch with him occasionally - even if just for a little while. I just don't see the point of them...kinda like the 3 Stooges. (Sorry - I know y'all don't want to hear that!)
Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 13, 2010 at 09:18 AM

Watch it...you're treading on thin ice on Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp!

You might not like Kung Fu movies either, but as a Laker devotee...you can appreciate Kareem in this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBRJ2qCx5VM

LakerMike - no. Never. I am just NOT feeling the love on here. I may just have to take my talents to South Beach.

I'm very happy that Ubiratan is now in the HOF. I saw him play and he was phenomenal, and a great human being as well.
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Regarding Dr Buss, what can I say besides that he is THE BEST OWNER EVER. PERIOD.
Dr Buss seems to like winning over profit, and that says it all. If there's one thing we all need to tell him is THANK YOU DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers.

LRob - nice try. I really don't know what he was thinking...

Where's Mamba24? Is he getting re-remarried?

@HALOSANT… “If brains were dynamite, LeBron couldn't blow his nose.” ROFLMAO. But man, if that were true, it would be great to see him try. Good idea for another MVPuppets commercial. LeBron blows nose and blows up himself. That would be a great metaphor for what is coming for the Princess.
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@WES… Dead on with your prediction that LeBron is going to explode or implode before the year is over. It will be interesting to see. Watching him on the stage during the Decision, I kept thinking here was a guy who really was not sure he was making the right decision. Ironically, it’s almost like the movie Inception where for some reason LeBron has had ideas planted in his brain that he believes were his own creation but really are the ideas of his homie manager and posse. You can see a Tiger Woods like crash coming soon.
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JonK,

No, LOL. I said 2 1/2 because one of the cats is a brand new adoptee and she is an older cat and isn't sure of what's going on yet.

She belonged to an elderly lady who had to go into assisted living and couldn't keep her anymore, very sad.

She's still pretty scared of her new surroundings.

She is still afraid of the other cats and all the dogs except one. She walked right up to our golden retriever, when they were alone together, and kissed her right on the nose. The golden just slowly wagged her tail and stood still as if to reassure her it was ok. Very sweet.

And yes, dogs are most assuredly the best species ever created.
But cats, once they like you, can be fun in their own way, sometimes.

Stuart scott= really annoying anchor

Other really annoying bspn personalities:

Bill Simmons
Colin cowheard
Jeff vangundy
Jon barry
Tony kornheiser
Mike wilbom
Bill walton
J. adande
Chris berman
Magic johnson as guest analyst

Ironically, it’s almost like the movie Inception where for some reason LeBron has had ideas planted in his brain that he believes were his own creation but really are the ideas of his homie manager and posse. You can see a Tiger Woods like crash coming soon.
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Posted by: LakerTom | August 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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Maybe one of his "friends" could do him a favor and shoot him in the head... you know... to wake him up.

Humanomaly (ow),

Thanks for clarifying that part of West to Riley, I missed that part because the transition happened too fast. I'm just wondering, supposing West did not pick Riley he opted for Bill Bertka or Randy Pfund, what would have been the result of that season. Well, Dr. Buss has to agree or shelve the choice of Jerry West. Being an ideal owner, he trusted West's choice on Riley. Supposing Riley was another Del Harris, what would have happened in the ensuing years of mid eighties? Another piece of puzzle, did Riley invented Showtime or it was Magic who handed it to him in silver platter and adopted it? Well, Riles is good motivational speaker and he was able to handle the egos of Superstars like Kareem, Magic, Nixon, Cooper etc. He asked them to exert more efforts through lengthy practices if they want to defeat the Auerbach leprechaun mystic.

On the cake analogy I have mentioned I do not have to explain it to you, furthermore, however I have a stalker here in this blog who has been micromanaging my posts. We are all here in this blog to share our Laker passion and learn from one another. Nobody is perfect and smart enough to provide answers to all situational analysis. As avid fans, we contribute by sharing our views, provide our own spins to any prevailing decisions. This is not a forum reserved for smart-alecky posters who regard themselves as panel of experts that perform an impudent "revalida" to every assertions. As time goes by, it's bound to happen that our views become controversial and we become lightning rod to our fellow fans may it be from Jon K, LakerTom and other frequent posters here since 2005 that may merit disgust, envy and reprisal. We have touched so many subjects in so many posts that irked one's style or philosophical stand. In my case, I never intended to hug the blog, monopolize opinions and settle all controversies, I always adhere to free wheeling civil and substantive talk to all fans in general may they be older or younger than me. If somebody disagrees with me, there is always a nice way of saying it with civility and politeness. If my stalker wants to play games, well it is not economically expedient nor worth my time for it. To me, blogging is just a form of entertainment in sharing Laker stories, news, views and moving on.

Regarding Dr Buss, what can I say besides that he is THE BEST OWNER EVER. PERIOD.
Dr Buss seems to like winning over profit, and that says it all. If there's one thing we all need to tell him is THANK YOU DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!Cheers.

Posted by: Magic Phil | August 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Agreed. Where's the THANK YOU DR. BUSS bus?

I'll pay my fare to be on the Dr. Buss Bus. I'd like a window seat please.

LRob,

Good point.
If Mamba or LEWSTERS shows up, I would certainly want to ride the Buss bus.

Hmmm... Mamba & LEWSTRS seem to be M-I-A...

Get it... M-I-A... as in Miam, OH NEVER MIND!!!

**Thank you Jerry Buss. You deserve the HOF honor.

Man, I'm having basketball withdrawals. FIBA cannot start soon enough. It's going to be interesting to see if this USA team can win it.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of role Lamar will carve out for himself. He and Chauncey Billups have the most experience on the team, so a leadership role seems to be what Lamar should have.

With all of the doubt about Lamar's leadership abilities, it would be nice to see Lamar take on that role and prove those doubters wrong. This is a perfect opportunity for him to do that.

Go Lakers!

I heard that Mark Cuban is interested in buying the Dodgers. I hope Jerry Buss is too....

Edwin Gueco:

You wrote: " The question is not what a man can scorn, or disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, and value, and appreciate."

Response:
Nice quote and you should really try to love, value and appreciate Mitch, Dfish, Church Lady, Humanomaly (ow) and the Celtics and not scorn them. Otherwise, you are being a hypocrite by posting such a quote.

Have a great day !

I also want to contribute the success of the Lakers' GMs to Jerry Buss' greatness...Jerry West became a legend when he was with the Lakers, but he was not that great when he moved to Memphis. And see how Mitch has become today... I dont think it's the coincidence that all of Jerry Buss' GMs HAVE BECOME the great ones.

Edwin Gueco:

You wrote: To me, blogging is just a form of entertainment in sharing Laker stories, news, views and moving on.

Response: If so then why do you get so rattled by responses? Again young fella you are being a hypocrite. On one hand you say one thang but you really don't mean it, do you? Just because I questioned your posts does not make a person a stalker, does it?

Have a wonderful day and be entertained..

IS MATT BARNES A ROTTEN PIECE OF CAKE OR AN ICING ON THE CAKE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TAKE A PIECE THEN DO YOU HAVE TO REMAKE THE CAKE?

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* IN DR JERRY BUSS, THE LAKER NATION TRUST – KUDOS SIR THE ENTIRE LAKER NATION
* SALUTES YOU ON THIS YOUR HALL OF FAME DAY!!!!! - BANDWAGON
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IN DR JERRY BUSS WE TRUST
So the day is finally here, To honor an owner and man Laker Nation holds dear
There will be a thousand platitudes said today, To honor the great owner in LA.
But all that really needs to be said, Is said by the Banners in the Staples overhead
Takes more than money to win a Ring, Cuban would have dozens if money was the thing
Takes the heart of a gambler, patience of a Saint, Skill to know when to hit & when to feint
Takes treating your team as more than a toy, But building a Dynasty that a Nation can enjoy
Takes someone that can win the Public Trust, Takes a giant of a man like Dr. Jerry Buss
So on this your special Hall of Fame day, The entire Laker Nation would like to say
Dr. Jerry Buss you know you the man, Thank you & Kudos from all of Laker Nation & Land
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(01) utzworld THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - LET US PRAY
Dear Lord, we thank You for all Your many blessings. We of Laker Nation thank You specifically for the leadership, guidance and commitment of Dr. Jerry Buss. Through the highs of every championship and the lows of every early playoff exit and even through the heartbreak of Magic's HIV diagnosis, You have guided & shepherded Dr. Buss and his family to be steadfastly dedicated to the success of our team. We pray that he ultimately realizes that You are the hand who has guided his success. We thank you for Dr. Buss's legacy and his induction into the NBA Hall Of Fame. We pray that You grant him grace and mercy to stick around with Laker Nation a little longer to lead us into the record breaking 17th...and 18th(!!!) NBA Championships. May Dr. Buss be celebrated and blessed by this momentous occasion.
AMEN!
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(02) LAKERMIKE – OWNER – DR. JERRY BUSS . . .My earliest memories of Lakers is 1969 when they ailed to beat the Celtics (edged out by a few months by the still, sharp image of Broadway Joe and a jet with white smoke at the end of the Super Bowl a few months earlier). So I confess that I have lived the Dr. Buss years from the beginning. Dr. Buss deserves a place not only in LAKERS-lore, but also NBA-lore. It has been universally reported for decades now how the Lakers-Celtics/Magic-Bird rivalry revived, if not saved, the NBA back in the '80's. But credit to Buss is much more deserved here than what most reporters ever mention. It was LAKERS SHOWTIME that really was the catalyst for the NBA revival, moving the spotlight away from drug scandals (Phoenix traded almost their entire TEAM over an 18 month period to cleanse their organization!) and brutality on the court (fights were common and horrible images that fanned racial sentiments). It was LAKERS SHOWTIME that changed the landscape of TV contracts. When LA beat Philly in 1980, I remember following most games via the dreaded "tape-delay" at 11:30 PM local time in LA. (That's right,,, 11:30 PM!) In fact, I remember talking to my dad the evening of Game 6 when LA beat Philly thanks to Magic's best game ever. That game was tape delayed in Hawaii! In the 1979 draft, Dr. Buss had the opportunity to draft an oversized guard who had unquestioned skills, a winning track record and All-American accolades. BUT instead, he went with a freakishly large "point guard" in whom he saw the vision of SHOWTIME. Passing on the great Sidney Moncreif, he selected Earvin "Magic" Johnson. In 1982, his vision and leadership sided with a player against a coach (a rarity at any time). That the player was black and the coach was white added even more significance. Instead of trading the disgruntled player, he fired the coach. Good-bye Coach Westhead. Hello Coach Riley. Anything else you need, Magic? How about an unheard of 25 year, 25 million dollar contract? Done!
The league actually adopted significant new rules and regulations to legislate against the SHOWTIME LAKERS dominance. The first ever "illegal defense" rules were implemented to combat the LAKERS trapping defense scheme. The now widely accepted "salary cap" was triggered by Dr. Buss's deep-pockets stimulus packages to the roster. The Finals present day 2-3-2 format was sparked by logistical concerns that Laker-Celtic series presented. And even the now familiar "THE FINALS" was born from SHOWTIME residue when NBA Commissioner Stern felt a unique label was required to befit this brand of basketball on the biggest stage the league had to offer. Indeed, Dr. Buss's vision of SHOWTIME and leadership to make SHOWTIME a reality is what saved the NBA back in the 80's. Without Dr. Buss, there would have been no SHOWTIME. No Lakers/Celtics rivalry renewed. No lucrative TV contracts and exposure exploding on the scene. No LakersGirls. By the time the 2000's rolled around, Dr. Buss had a long established reputation for excellence and shrewd judgment. He was key in moving the Lakers from the Fabulous Forum to the Staples Center, thus invigorating downtwon and giving birth to the incredible "LA LIVE" scene. He plucked Phil Jackson out of "retirement" to coach the Lakers. He chose Kobe over Shaq. He saw Mitch Kupchak to succeed Jerry West when nobody else did. He saw his children to succeed himself when nobody else did.
Today, he is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Arguably, with apologies to supporters to Red Auerbach, there is no owner who has brought more style and subtance to the NBA. He is a winner by so many definitions. A man of vision and conviction who made choices nobody else dared. Years ago I said that I believe the LAKERS gain is the Leagues loss. Imagine what Dr. Buss could have accomplished for the NBA if he had been THE COMMISSIONER for the past 30 years ~ WOW! Congrats to you, Dr. Buss.
(03) JUSTANOTHER,MAMBA FAN – RIDING SHOTGUN1 – Dr. Buss I Love You. You have always had the audacity to win. You did whatever it took to keep the parades moving down Figueroa, and the Larry O here in LA where it belongs. As a true Lakerholic, I am forever in your debt. Thank you and congratulations!
(04) LROB – RIDING SHOTGUN2 - Buss...When he signed Magic to 25 year contract for 25 million. It was unheard of at the time, but Dr. Buss was showing his commitment to winning. 10 titles in 30 years is beyond comprehension. Yet his thrist for more hardware is as strong as ever as witnessed by paying excessive luxury tax to sign LO in 2009 and Fish, Blake and Shannon this summer; and agreeing to carry 14 players.. Yes, Dr. Buss spends the necessary money to have a great team, but he also hires competent people and let them do their job. I also appreciate Dr. Buss because unlike a lot of big spending owners (Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban) he realizes that he's not the show - - but the players are.
(05) PSYCHED LAKER GIRL - Dr. Buss: thank you for your vision, unparalled excellence and creating a worldwide brand name. All of this has been done without the pomp and circumstance of Mr. Al Davis or the overbearing audacity of Mr. Steinbrenner (RIP). Dr. Buss' passion for the game of basketball has transcended all other NBA franchises with class and unwavering support. The mission remains the same today as it did more than 30 years ago, WIN! In the crazy backdrop of Hollywood glitz, glamour and $$$, you could have easily been tangled in its web. Instead you embraced it. And while there have been a couple dry spells, your steadfast guidance endured. Like the poker player you are, you take risks and know when to pounce or fold. But in the end, you strategically place pieces together to form a TEAM. It's always been about the TEAM and that is why you have such loyal fans today. Thank you Dr. Buss!!! Cheers to many more champions, banners and parades!
(06) EDWIN GUECO – INDUCTION CHARMANf – My favorite memory of Jerry Buss was when he sided with Magic and fired Paul Westhead. He placed Chick Hearn's side kick color commentator as the new Coach, Pat Riley who got in return a Championship on autopilot coaching in 1981-82 season.
(07) DON[‘T BLAME DEL HARRIS – SECURITY My favorite Buss moment was when he decided to trade Snaq. Yep, I said it... but you were thinking it!
(08) FATTY - My favorite thing was when he televised the games and let us watch them on cable. That really created a following for the Lakers. And of course, made my life more complete..... Its Dr. Buss day! Yo, Dr. Buss, you da man!
(09) P ANG – NOMINATED DR. BUSS - d like to be humble but, dang, I take full credit for starting his nomination. In this blog anyway.
(10) The Triangulator - Like DBDH (I can't believe it), I too consider trading Shraq my favorite Dr. Buss moment. Shraq (The Big Monolith): "Show Me The Money MF'r" directed at Dr. Buss courtside in Hawaii... Dr. Buss: "No, I Think I'll Show Your Big Arse The Door! Don't Let It Hit You On The Way Out!!!"
(11) HOGAN - Regarding Dr. Buss; you are the best owner in the history of the game and through your vision ensured that there will continue to be a game. You have always done right by the team and put the best players out on the court, even if it hurt your pocket book. You have brought tremendous joy to and have instilled great pride in multiple generations of fans. I have been saddened the last couple of years as you have taken more of a back seat to your son, who I thought was kind of slow. I feared that we would be in for some hard times when you finally called it quits. My opinion has changed though and I now see that Jim has played a huge role in bringing incredible players into the fold to contend for future titles. I think that Jim is quite rather than slow and like you, not caught up in taking credit for his accomplishments. Thank you for everything, not the least of which is keeping the torch bright as you pass it to the next generation.
(12) CHIC N STU - Gotta love everything Dr Buss has done for the franchise. BRING ON SWEET SEVENTEEN!!
(13) LEWSTRS - Congratulations Dr. Buss...you definitely deserve to go into the NBA Hall of Fame... All your innovative ideas, commitment to winning, and aggressive spending for the best talent, has made the Lakers the best franchise in the league... As a loyal fan, I thank you for the exciting, memorable, and historic Laker moment you have provided... The Lakers are one of the bright spots in people lives, in these times of struggle... God Bless you....
(14) GREYWOLF - dating more 18 year old girls than Hefner is his most impressive feat. Trading Snaq and re-signing Kobe were pretty good decisions too though.
(15) JAY WOO - it is really difficult to write anything about Jerry Buss in such a limit paragraph. I remember seeing him here in Bakersfield Robobank for the pre-season lakers games two year in a row. You would think the owner would a least seat next to the team or court side . Wrong? He's seating at a regular seating like me and you. I approached him for an autograph and thanks him for bringing the Lakers in town. When I see him in person, I can tell right away that he put the team first in term of winning and the fans second. He is just a winner and the best owner in sport history. no doubt......
(16) BRYANT ENG - Jerry Buss is simply the GREATEST OWNER IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS!!!
(17) RICK FRIEDMAN - Jerry Buss' greatest achievement might just be Jeanie, who appears to have kept Phil in the fold longer than he might have otherwise.
(18) HUMANOMALY - "Six games into the 1981–82 season, Magic Johnson said he wished to be traded because he was unhappy playing for Westhead. Shortly afterward, Lakers' owner Jerry Buss fired Westhead. At an ensuing press conference, with Jerry West at his side, Buss named West head coach. West, however, balked, and Buss awkwardly tried to name West as "offensive captain" and then named West and Riley as co-coaches.[6] West made it clear during the press conference that he would only assist Riley, and that Riley was the head coach.[7] Thereafter, Riley was the interim head coach, until his status became permanent."So Riley became coach because of those jitters that the Logo always had under game coaching pressure. He handed the job off to Riley on the spot, without even telling Buss about it, I believe.
(19) ART-FL-LAKERS FAN - Best thing Jerry West has done, hard to pick one thing, will have to give that more thought. Right near the top of the list is, buying the Lakers.
(20) CORNER J - Thank you for this great honor. My remarks will be brief. A great man once said he didn't deserve the honors being bestowed on him, because in fact, "I have stood on the shoulders of giants." And so have I. Here today, I stand before you on the shoulders of Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Kobe Bryant...and yes, you too, Shaquille O'Neal. Together, shoulder to shoulder, you have all carried me to this place, this point on the arc of my life. If I deserve anything at all for that journey, I would be satisfied enough if even one fan of the Los Angeles Lakers said, "He did everything he could to make their burden lighter and our joy greater." Thank you.
(21) JOLLY RANCHER - Buss has facilitated the creation of three of the greatest Laker...no, make that NBA teams in history. He's shown a knack for timing and recognizing when a player makes a team what it is (Magic, Shaq, and Kobe) and when a player's ego is more of a detriment than a benefit (Shaq). More than any other owner, Dr. Buss understands both basketball and the business of basketball and is able to balance when to keep a team together just to keep the money coming in, and when to blow a team up to ensure that titles will roll in. Is there a single moment to recall? There are hundreds of them from watching Showtime, The Lake Show, and the latest Laker's Dynasty.
(22) F68- Congrats Dr Buss, Go Lakers
(23) LAKERTOM - Great post celebrating Dr. Buss’ unmatched job as the best owner in the history of the NBA. And I agree 100% with you that it was the Showtime Lakers that revolutionized the game and brought fans and supporters back to the NBA. The greatest owner in professional sports bar none.
(24) LAKER PEACE - Who's going to introduce Jerry Buss at HOF induction today? Magic? I hope so.
(25) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Congratulation's Jerry Buss!! You have made us all Lakerholic's and we are proud to have you for an owner. You deserve this honor!! Our team is now complete and so happy we signed the Rooks. LaCon played it pretty low key last nite at the USA scrimmage. Wes I agree that he won't take the criticism and jeers cause he's never had to deal with it.On the other hand Kobe's always had to face it, and he just blocks it out. Should be an interesting year in Miami!!
(26) 63 FOOTER - Congrats Dr. Buss - well deserved I'll pay my fare to be on the Dr. Buss Bus. I'd like a window seat please.
(27) MAGIC PHIL - Regarding Dr Buss, what can I say besides that he is THE BEST OWNER EVER. PERIOD. Dr Buss seems to like winning over profit, and that says it all. If there's one thing we all need to tell him is THANK YOU DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers.
(28) ROCKY - **Thank you Jerry Buss. You deserve the HOF honor.

The City of Los Angeles should declar today as the "JERRY BUSS DAY." I cannot recall many names who contribute more to the city than Mr. Buss.

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* IN DR JERRY BUSS, THE LAKER NATION TRUST – KUDOS SIR THE ENTIRE LAKER NATION
* SALUTES YOU ON THIS YOUR HALL OF FAME DAY!!!!! - BANDWAGON
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(01) utzworld THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - LET US PRAY
(02) LAKERMIKE – OWNER – DR. JERRY BUSS . . .My earliest memories of Lakers is 1969 when they ailed to beat the Celtics
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24) LAKER PEACE - The City of Los Angeles should declare today as the "JERRY BUSS DAY." I cannot recall many names who contribute more to the city than Mr. Buss.Who's going to introduce Jerry Buss at HOF induction today? Magic? I hope so.
(25) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Congratulation's Jerry Buss!! You have made us all Lakerholic's and we are proud to have you for an owner. You deserve this honor!! Our team is now complete and so happy we signed the Rooks. LaCon played it pretty low key last nite at the USA scrimmage. Wes I agree that he won't take the criticism and jeers cause he's never had to deal with it.On the other hand Kobe's always had to face it, and he just blocks it out. Should be an interesting year in Miami!!
(26) 63 FOOTER - Congrats Dr. Buss - well deserved I'll pay my fare to be on the Dr. Buss Bus. I'd like a window seat please.
(27) MAGIC PHIL - Regarding Dr Buss, what can I say besides that he is THE BEST OWNER EVER. PERIOD. Dr Buss seems to like winning over profit, and that says it all. If there's one thing we all need to tell him is THANK YOU DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers.
(28) ROCKY - **Thank you Jerry Buss. You deserve the HOF honor.

Guys - Just an FYI. There should be a post up in a few minutes on Jerry Buss. It's being edited right now but just wanted to give a heads up. I'll send out a note once it's posted

MM

The City of Los Angeles should declar today as the "JERRY BUSS DAY." I cannot recall many names who contribute more to the city than Mr. Buss.

Posted by: LakerPeace | August 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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Dude, you hit the target right there!
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AUGUST 13TH IS NOW DECLARED JERRY BUS DAY!
A day to celebrate greatness, win over profit, fun, showtime, girls....everything that Dr. Buss likes.
In these days, where profit seems to take over other things, Dr. Buss show us that money is not everything.
Long life to Jerry Buss.

Dr. Buss, the Best owner in sports today! Was tied with the "BOSS," George, who left us just recently.

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* IN DR JERRY BUSS, THE LAKER NATION TRUST – KUDOS SIR THE ENTIRE LAKER NATION
* SALUTES YOU ON THIS YOUR HALL OF FAME DAY!!!!! - BANDWAGON
*_____________________________________________________________________*
(01) utzworld THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - LET US PRAY
(02) LAKERMIKE – OWNER – DR. JERRY BUSS . . .My earliest memories of Lakers is 1969 when they ailed to beat the Celtics
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"

24) LAKER PEACE - The City of Los Angeles should declare today as the "JERRY BUSS DAY." I cannot recall many names who contribute more to the city than Mr. Buss.Who's going to introduce Jerry Buss at HOF induction today? Magic? I hope so.
(25) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Congratulation's Jerry Buss!! You have made us all Lakerholic's and we are proud to have you for an owner. You deserve this honor!! Our team is now complete and so happy we signed the Rooks. LaCon played it pretty low key last nite at the USA scrimmage. Wes I agree that he won't take the criticism and jeers cause he's never had to deal with it.On the other hand Kobe's always had to face it, and he just blocks it out. Should be an interesting year in Miami!!
(26) 63 FOOTER - Congrats Dr. Buss - well deserved I'll pay my fare to be on the Dr. Buss Bus. I'd like a window seat please.
(27) MAGIC PHIL - Regarding Dr Buss, what can I say besides that he is THE BEST OWNER EVER. PERIOD. Dr Buss seems to like winning over profit, and that says it all. If there's one thing we all need to tell him is THANK YOU DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers.AUGUST 13TH IS NOW DECLARED JERRY BUS DAY! A day to celebrate greatness, win over profit, fun, showtime, girls....everything that Dr. Buss likes. In these days, where profit seems to take over other things, Dr. Buss show us that money is not everything. Long life to Jerry Buss.
(28) ROCKY - **Thank you Jerry Buss. You deserve the HOF honor.

Matt Barnes involved in slapping incident against a Summer League Asst. Coach, it is not a good start. Of course, we do not know the details of the incident whether he did as a self defense but body contact outside of sports is consider an assault. It could be a mitigating or aggravating offense depending on circumstances. If that Asst. Coach file a complaint, it becomes a distraction to Matt in his debut as a Laker. Well, it is not good sign and a good start. As a Laker, he should learn to control his anger.

With regards to Ariza, he is back to journeyman's world. Wait till next year, he will be on his own w/ Hornets and for sure CP3 is good as gone. In the case of Ariza, this is just the 2nd year of the MLE he signed a year ago. Shannon made a good choice with Lakers, he has to cash it this time by providing new energy from the bench. Had he chosen Cavaliers or NY Knicks, next year he will be used as a useful pawn in mega trades for a Superstar. Lakers can trade him also but if he continues those electrifying dunks and show, the Hollywood team will remain as his workshop for future endeavors. Before Shannon, others players came to the Lakers and after leaving the team, the career became unstable like: Devean George, Chris Mihm, Brian Cook, Ronnie Turiaf and lately, Trevor Ariza. I don't know with Jordan Farmar whether he could offset D. Harris or packaged too with another team next year.

*_____________________________________________________________________*
* IN DR JERRY BUSS, THE LAKER NATION TRUST – KUDOS SIR THE ENTIRE LAKER NATION
* SALUTES YOU ON THIS YOUR HALL OF FAME DAY!!!!! - BANDWAGON
*_____________________________________________________________________*
(01) utzworld THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - LET US PRAY
(02) LAKERMIKE – OWNER – DR. JERRY BUSS . . .My earliest memories of Lakers is 1969 when they ailed to beat the Celtics
"
"
(29) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Dr. Buss, the Best owner in sports today! Was tied with the "BOSS," George, who left us just recently.

*_____________________________________________________________________*
* IN DR JERRY BUSS, THE LAKER NATION TRUST – KUDOS SIR THE ENTIRE LAKER NATION
* SALUTES YOU ON THIS YOUR HALL OF FAME DAY!!!!! - BANDWAGON
*_____________________________________________________________________*
(01) utzworld THE ONCE AND FUTURE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - LET US PRAY
(02) LAKERMIKE – OWNER – DR. JERRY BUSS . . .My earliest memories of Lakers is 1969 when they ailed to beat the Celtics
"
"

24) LAKER PEACE - The City of Los Angeles should declare today as the "JERRY BUSS DAY." I cannot recall many names who contribute more to the city than Mr. Buss.Who's going to introduce Jerry Buss at HOF induction today? Magic? I hope so.
(25) NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER - Congratulation's Jerry Buss!! You have made us all Lakerholic's and we are proud to have you for an owner. You deserve this honor!! Our team is now complete and so happy we signed the Rooks. LaCon played it pretty low key last nite at the USA scrimmage. Wes I agree that he won't take the criticism and jeers cause he's never had to deal with it.On the other hand Kobe's always had to face it, and he just blocks it out. Should be an interesting year in Miami!!
(26) 63 FOOTER - Congrats Dr. Buss - well deserved I'll pay my fare to be on the Dr. Buss Bus. I'd like a window seat please.
(27) MAGIC PHIL - Regarding Dr Buss, what can I say besides that he is THE BEST OWNER EVER. PERIOD. Dr Buss seems to like winning over profit, and that says it all. If there's one thing we all need to tell him is THANK YOU DR BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers.AUGUST 13TH IS NOW DECLARED JERRY BUS DAY! A day to celebrate greatness, win over profit, fun, showtime, girls....everything that Dr. Buss likes. In these days, where profit seems to take over other things, Dr. Buss show us that money is not everything. Long life to Jerry Buss.
(28) ROCKY - **Thank you Jerry Buss. You deserve the HOF honor.
(29) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Dr. Buss, the Best owner in sports today! Was tied with the "BOSS," George, who left us just recently.


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Laker Mike: I feel you on those annoying tape delays! I was a kid in St. Louis in the 70's and early 80's and Laker games wouldn't come on until 10:30 PM. My mom stayed up for each and every one, too!

Mamba24 - I take it you didn't get re-remarried? Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 13, 2010 at 03:21 PM
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No Justa my dear, poor Mamba24 the misfit got dumped once again.
So that's it for Love & me. NO MAS! NO MAS!


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