Jeanie Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers president is a super successful woman. She is the daughter of Jerry Buss, who owned the Lakers and other sports businesses. Jeanie entered the family business at the age of 19.
Buss assumed leadership of the team and the Lakers’ seat on the NBA Board of Governors after her father’s death. Her six NBA titles as an owner/executive include her 2020 NBA Championship, making her the first female controlling owner to lead her team to victory. Jeanie recently provided a reality check to many Lakers fans.
Jeanie Buss opens up on Lakers fans’ expectations
Lakers supporters, according to Jeanie Buss, are spoiled and yearn for a trip back to the Finals. The race to win title number 18 is already underway, according to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, three and a half years after their 2020 championship run.
The Lakers have failed to recreate their past magic this season, despite a few brilliant performances from LeBron James and Anthony Davis. However, the team is aware that fans are expecting nothing less than the best.
“From the fans perspective, they don’t like to be patient,” said Buss via the LA Times. “Fans want to see the continuity/growth. Laker fans have been spoiled as they should be, but it’s been a long time since we’ve hoisted an NBA Finals in our arena, so we want to get back there.”
Lakers supporters have become accustomed to success after decades of history, grandeur, and glamour; anything less than elite competitiveness is seen as a failure. Although not every player is suited for this lifestyle, athletes such as Kobe Bryant have managed to meet the expectations. After missing out on the Finals for three straight years, today’s Lakers believe they have more work to do.
Lakers remain undefeated
In the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Tournament, the Los Angeles Lakers traveled to Portland on Friday night in an attempt to maintain their perfect record. The Lakers remain undefeated in the In-Season Tournament. LeBron James and Anthony Davis both participated in the game even though it was the Lakers’ third in four nights following a defeat on Wednesday.
As a result, the Lakers were able to handle the depleted Trail Blazers, winning 107-95 to move one game closer to taking first place in Group A of the Western Conference. L.A. will host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night and will advance to the knockout stages with a win.
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