Originally Posted by Rubio2Gasol
To prove a point to Jimmy Buss.
Full control of basketball operations and the higher salary go hand in hand.
PJax wants lots of money and full basketball operations control because he wants to add all stars to the bench. He's scared to rejoin the Lakers with only 4 "media projected" future HoFers (because in 2004 he got his butt kicked with the same). Dude's scared but the Lakers organization feel that if this is done, it's too obvious to everybody that everything is rigged for the Lakers.