Originally Posted by Lakers_Kobe_Fan
i trust the man who made the Lakers...Jerry Buss...he picked Jim Buss...I am cool with that...
Unfortunately for us it doesn't work that way. If Jeanie was a man she would've been given control of the team without any question.
Jerry was a great man but he had no respect for women and didn't think a woman should be running a male dominated business.....this is just the thinking of the era he was raised in.
Jimmy was always a screw off who was only interested in partying with Jerry's money, he never sat down and learned the game or business. He did ok as a horse stable owner with Jerry's money but pissed the whole thing away.
Jeanie was the opposite, she was committed to sports management even before Jerry bought the Lakers.....YES, well before 1979, long before she graduated Palisades High. She has been dedicated to the game and to the business the entire time.
Anyone who knows these people would tell you there is a night and day difference between Jeanie and Jimmy's capabilities in every aspect of running the team.
To think that Jerry Buss is flawless is ridiculous, were he alive today he would tell you that he made a ton of mistakes. Unfortunately that includes the one he left us with.