Jerry BussMercury News: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor drunken driving. Buss was sentenced to five years’ probation and fined $1,900. He was not required to appear in court.

He also admitted he drove with a blood-alcohol level of .13 percent, above the state limit of .08 percent.

Buss owns a home in northern San Diego County and was arrested in nearby Carlsbad in May after being stopped for driving his gold Mercedes-Benz on the wrong side of the road.

Buss was under the influence of an unspecified drug but refused to take a chemical test, according to a criminal complaint filed by the district attorney’s office. He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

Prosecutor William Wood said Tuesday there was no evidence that Buss had used any drugs.

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  • hZm

    There goes $1,900 that we could have spent on Kwame’s extension.

  • rompx

    LOL damn jerry buss on probation he needs to sell the team or something he’s lost his touch

  • BEC

    1,900? Seeing that his LA Lakers are worth roughly 570 million, thats pennies to him. He loses more than that on one hand in poker.

  • Michael_23

    The $1,900 wont kill him. It’s the classes he has to attend to that will.

  • Ed

    Kidd & JO or Maggette & JO, or all 3?

    Yes this is possible. The Lakers could actually land all three stars. How? I’ll tell you in a moment. First let’s see how we can get a duo of Kidd and Jermaine O’ Neal (no Maggette).

    Four-Way-Trade: Lakers, Pacers, Nets, and Timberwolves.

    Lakers Recieve: Jermaine O’ Neal, Jason Kidd, Trenton Hassell, and Craig Smith.

    Pacers Recieve: Lamar Odom, Richard Jefferson, and Vladamire Radmonovic.

    Nets Recieve: Jordan Farmar, Andrew Bynum, Coby Karl (the Lakers can do this trade when CK’s Trade Restriction is over), Kwame Brown, Marquise Daniels, Jamaal Tinsley, and Darell Armstrong.

    Timberwolves Recieve: Brian Cook, Sasha Vujacic, and Mile Ilic.

    This is trade #1. If you don’t believe that a duo of Kidd and JO will do us good, then check out the 2nd trade which gets us a duo of JO and Corey Maggette (no Kidd).

    Four-Way-Trade: Lakers, Pacers, Clippers, and Timberwolves.

    Lakers Recieve: Jermaine O’ Neal, Corey Maggette, and Mark Blount.

    Pacers Recieve: Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, Shaun Livingston, Paul Davis, Juwan Howard, Craig Smith, and Mark Madsen.

    Clippers Recieve: Ricky Davis, Brian Cook, Sasha Vujacic, Kwame Brown, Ike Diogu, and Darrell Armstrong.

    Timberwolves Recieve: Chris Kaman, Vladamire Radmonovic, Shawne Williams, Tim Thomas, and Jeff Foster.

    This is trade #2. So which one do you prefer, trade #1, or trade #2? If you choose Trade #1 which gets us JO, Kidd, Hassell, and Smith then you can possibly have Maggette as well. How? Well, now is the moment of truth. Everyone knows that Corey has a chance to opt out in this up-coming season, and it looks like he just might. He’s not happy with th Clipper organization and now that Brand and Livingston are out, he doesn’t like his playoff chances either. If he opts out, and the Lakers do trade #1 or somewhat like that trade, we could sign Corey Maggette cheap since he knows the Lakers would be devastating with Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O’ Neal, Jason Kidd, himself and the rest of the gang. This is quit possible and the Salaries work out perfectly. Go do both trades on the espn trade machine if you don’t believe me. So Lakers fans, what do you think of this idea?

  • Michael_23

    Ed, you should be an NBA reporter on ESPN and make up these rumors. I’m sure one of your deals can be noticed.

    Face it … Lakers FO won’t do any trades this off-season. btw, I like the #1.

  • Neo-Laker Era

    Haha I bet Buss pulled out his wallet, slammed $5000 on the table and said, “Keep the change”. (Not really, but it would be damn funny!)

  • Faith

    ED the GM Challenge is over haha, jk.

    I’d love to get JO Magette Kidd. Talk about contending now.

  • MILO

    Who won the GM challenge???

  • keep24

    Look how low we have fallen.

    Dr. Buss has made the headlines twice this season: once for getting arrested, and the other for receiving probation.

    He should have had his picture taken next to some All star caliber players that he got through a trade and not for this.

    See you at Hollywood park casino Dr. Buss. I’ll meet you at our usual place, in the degenerate gamblers lounge!


    ed #1 is beautiful but i dont think the fo can pull it off. if they could that would be sooo good

  • cyrus

    [quote comment=”13137″]There goes $1,900 that we could have spent on Kwame’s extension.[/quote]

    The best comment.LOL

  • fatty

    NBA reacts to Jerry Buss incident.

    National Enquier Sept.5, 2007 – 9:53 PM PST

    Stern fines Jerry Buss $300 million for his DUI incident or in lieu of the fine, attend traffic school.

    Stern said to be livid on the Lakers owner example he his setting to other owners around the NBA. Stern is also considering a 6 month prohibition of visits to the Playboy Mansion and limiting Dr. Buss’s betting to $500 per hand on draw poker.

    Reached at his home, Jim Buss commented on the penalties. “I don’t know why Stern is so upset. Its not like my dad was caught with a couple of underage girls again.” Then quoting from the Bible, Jim added, “Let he who is not guilty from sin, cast the first or second stone” Jim feels we all make mistakes and all should be forgiven. “Like if someone doesn’t make a trade or sign a free agent or trade a certain young center, when they should’ve.”

    Dr Buss through his publicist has asked commisioner Stern to either reconsider the penalty or at least give him double or nothing odds in a bet to reduce the fine. Otherwise, Dr Buss is considering paying the fine instead of going to All Day Saturday traffic school.

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    fukn dumass lol

  • MacBSlick

    MADD should be enough to make him quit… Yeah Right. Hes to old and rich to give a damn.

  • JordanT

    Ha that picture is just right for this article.

    If you had an angry fleeting kobe, a spoiled foolish jim buss of a son, and mitch kupcake to deal with everyday, and 600million in equity..atleast…. wouldn’t you be drunk all day? I mean give him some credit, for only being .13