therealdeal wrote:All I caught was the tail end, but it's becoming very obvious how Dr. Buss's death/health over the last couple years has really damaged the Lakers FO.
With his passing and with the grieving period coming to a close, I think you'll find the Lakers bounce back nicely with more well rounded decisions. I think we'll see the Lakers really flourish here but it could take a year or two.
Here's what I predict:
1. Jeanie spends this season as the face of the Lakers' FO. She'll be the one people see most. She'll be the one in the limelight more because that's more her personality than her brother and it's more similar to her father.
2. Phil comes back in the summer in a big splash move. I still don't think he coaches the team, but he'll have an official job in the Lakers organization and he'll be marketed as a drawing point for free agents now and in the future.
3. The Lakers use that momentum to try to convince LeBron/Carmelo/whomever to come over and start the next chapter for the Lakers.
Jeanie Buss at her best could be a white house press secretary. An even better looking Allison Janney character in the West Wing and just as good. She's smart, she is marrying one of the smartest guys in Basketball and they have talked basketball since Phil came to town over a decade ago. Not to mention the most important requisite of all, having grown up, not screwing up
, and learning the business from her dad the best owner in the history of the game.
But, even with all of that she is just the sweetest person and cutest person ever.
I have a mad crush on Jeanie Buss.