TV analyst Magic Johnson has called out Lakers honcho Jim Buss, while also wondering in a tweet why Kobe Bryant isn't doing the same every day.
In online excerpts from an interview Phil Jackson did with HBO, Jackson is asked why Jim Buss has "chosen to almost disassemble so much of what you've built?"
And now the Lakers don't have a starting point guard on their roster, with Ramon Sessions opting out of his contract.
"Bring it on," says Buss, "where do you want to start?"
What are the chances of the Lakers starting the season with Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol all in Lakers uniforms?
"Very good," says Buss.
So you don't agree with those who say the Lakers must turn Gasol into two or three players via a trade?
"No," he says. "I think changes are going to be made moving Pau lower to the basket. We can improve that way with a change in coaching strategy rather than a change in personnel."
"We will try to sign Sessions when the rules allow beginning in July," he says. "And improve the bench."
"He's already had lunch with Mitch [Kupchak], and from what I'm hearing Kobe is pretty satisfied with this team. If I heard differently from Kobe, it would put some doubt into what I was thinking.
"But I'm hearing he believes this team kept together can do something. And he's only got a short window of time remaining to win championships, so apparently he believes this group gives him the best chance to do so."
"I expect Andrew to mature as a player and as a person this upcoming season," he says, and now add dreamer to the list of what everyone seems to think of Buss.
Read full interview here
Wow. Second year bounced in the second round. Second year Pau has been a no show. Bynum is still a baby and just chooses when to show up. Yet, no big changes will be made. I'm officially not looking forward to next season.