Buss is willing to spend whatever it takes to keep winning!

Jerry BussDaily News: “The Lakers’ $91.4 million payroll is the highest in the NBA this season – $4 million more than the second-place Dallas Mavericks – and Kobe Bryant’s salary of more than $23 million is the second-highest of any player. It’s money well spent, as far as Lakers owner Jerry Buss is concerned. “Like all gamblers, we feel like we’re on a run,” Buss said Sunday afternoon during his annual question-and-answer session with Lakers beat reporters. “I think (winning) has to be (paramount),” Buss continued before the Lakers faced the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.

“If we could find a way to save some money and stay the level of competition we’re at, obviously, we’d try to do that. “In this particular case, we feel the dollars were well spent. Nobody likes this. I’d rather take the $30 (million) or $40 million and put it in my pocket. Just look at my (frayed) jeans. You think I don’t have a big payroll. If it’s necessary, we’re going to do it.” Then, turning toward his son, Jim, who serves as the Lakers’ executive vice president in charge of player personnel, he added: “We kind of stare at each other and gulp.”

Moreover, Jim Buss said he would not hesitate to add to the team’s payroll before next season if that’s what it takes to keep the Lakers ahead of the pack. “If we win again, I’ll look to raise the bar that much more,” Jim Buss said. “I’m not one who sits pat on a win. You kind of want to improve because that’s what all the other teams are doing, which is basically improving to beat you.”

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  • http://singoramalessonsrevealed.com Varick Hudson

    I have been a Lakers Fan since they were the old Minneapolis Lakers.

    I like what Mr Buss has done with the Team, I love his attitude of winning isn’t everything it is the only thing.

    And I know that no matter what anyone else can say, will say, or has said;

    “Kobe Bryant has proven himself to be, and is the Greatest Basketball Player That has ever played the game of Basketball”.

    • Short Dog

      Props for being a Laker fan since then. I feel the same way about Kobe. Living legend.

      • FERN DOG

        Hell yea kobe the best player on the planet better than jordan.

        • TheLogo

          Better than Jordan? You must have been in diapers when Jordan played.

        • Short Dog

          thelogo. You just had to fuck up this thread. So what if a fan thinks kobe is better than Jordan. Smells like you are still in diapers. Grow up old man.
          Kobe is the man.
          Lakers #1

          • FERN DOG

            hey logo go fuck yourself bitch.

          • TheLogo

            I don’t care if someone thinks Kobe is better than Jordan. You probably never seen Jordan play. It’s cool though. Sorry for you man. Why so uptight?

        • Shaking my head at thelogo

          Why the insults? If you love Jordan so much I’m sure there is a Bulls site you can go to.

  • Kid Kaos 310

    Dr. Buss is a winner, plain and simple. Today on 710 ESPN they were commenting on how Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots always dresses down and looks like a bum on the field; not to say Dr. Buss looks like a bum (even if he’s wearing frayed jeans) , but the message was clear: you play to win and everything else is secondary to the next championship.

  • Luke4Lvp

    i just realized how lucky we are…..we have the best player in basketball, the best coach, the best team and the best owner! life is good in laker land!

    • WifelovesLuke

      Agree with everything except your screen name. lol

      1-2-3 Ring!!

  • lakerman1

    I once saw Jerry B at the Hollywood Park Casino and to be honest i thought he was a Drunk off the streets until someone at the table said that it was indeed him. Just goes to show do not judge a book by its cover. We are all lucky he feels that way the man loves winning.

  • FERN DOG

    We have a bitch that call himself LOGO fuck this fool he can go and go fuck himself with MJ FUCKEN lame ass fool get the fuck out lakernation bitch.

    • TheLogo

      Do you have emotional problems or just a brain malfunction?

      • Shake my head at Fern Dog

        HAHAHAHA!

        • Shaking my head at the logo

          Real funny idiot.

          • Eric Dog

            It is very funny actually! Keep talking so I can keep laughing!

          • Short Dog

            Shut up bitch.

  • FERN DOG

    Hey logo kobe is better jordan and what the fuck are you doing here.We need kobe fans not jordans lovers.KOBE1

    • TheLogo

      Don’t be a ball washer.

      • FERN DOG

        Hey logo dont be a bitch jordan lover.

        • TheLogo

          This doggy is very sensitive. Sorry ball washer but you need to grow a pair for yourself.

          • Short Dog

            Watch your mouth. act your age punk.

      • Short Dog

        This is a Laker site bull shit lover. Why are you talking shit. Stay off my balls. Or should I say Jordans.

  • FERN DOG

    Ithink the stupid one is you logo talking shit about kobe get out of lakernation and go to some other wed site because who cares what you think kobe is better bitch you stupid idoit.I THINK you are the one with brain problems stupid fool.YOUR just jordaNS LITTLE BITCH.

    • Shake my head at Fern Dog

      Fern Dog, stop giving us lakers fans a bad name! You dont have to get upset and start curing because one person says something you dont agree with! Not everyone is going to agree with you and thats life. Either you have a lot of growing up to do or you’re seriously far less educated than you think. You grammar is horrible might I add!

      Its fine to believe whatever you want to believe but when someone shares their opinions, you need to learn to approach them in a more subtle and calm way instead of cursing.

      I mean….you’re pathetic dude! The more you talk the more illiterate you sound. You’re not helping yourself at all.

      • Short Dog

        agree with? This logo went off talking shit. Its pathetic to see wanna be smart asses down playing certain laker fans. Check yourself bro and read the comments once again. Or are you this lame logo? Don’t judge lamoe.

        • TheLogo

          You have trouble if someone says something you disagree with. You are an emotional basket case dude. Get some therapy.

          • Shaking my head at thelogo

            You started with the “diaper” comment because Fern dog says kobe is better. your mouth is what reeks around here in this Laker site.

        • Shake my head at Fern Dog

          This is what Logo said, “Better than Jordan? You must have been in diapers when Jordan played.” PLease explain to me how that is talking shit? I see that as a general statement. The fact is Fern Dog probably was a little kid when Jordan was playing and he might not have seen him play. Thats all Logo said….Do you just have issues with comprehension? I need to check myself? No no no sir you and the other fools around here who just curse at others need to check themselves. I have seen lakers fans leave this site because of you two idiots! All you guys do when someone shares an opinion is curse and make yourself look stupid.

          • Shaking my head at thelogo

            Now you are a good samaritan. You insulted the man first.

      • FERN DOG

        Who ask you for your comment.AND SECOND of all why dont you right your name.You gives a shit about what you think its about lakers and not my grammar bitch so why dont you stay off my nuts and bitch .

        • Shake my head at Fern Dog

          Fern Dog below is your grammar lesson for the day! Dont forget to practice! this is what you wrote, “Who ask you for your comment.AND SECOND of all why dont you right your name.You gives a shit about what you think its about lakers and not my grammar bitch so why dont you stay off my nuts and bitch.” Here are the your mistakes, “Who ask(asked) you for your comment.AND SECOND of all why dont you right(write) your name.You(who) gives a shit about what you think(,) its about lakers and not my grammar bitch so why dont you stay off my nuts and bitch .(last sentence made no sense)

  • Quidnunc

    Talk about nirvana. I remember when I was in school and the Lakers started 6-3 then went on a 33 game winning streak. I was also a big UCLA fan and they were on one of their long streaks at the time. I thought my teams would never lose again.
    As far as Kobe is concerned, I’ve watched the NBA since 1958. Nobody has ever been better.

    • Short Dog

      I’m 29 and I agree with you 100%.

      • Eric Dog

        You sure? You act like you’re 10

  • FERN DOG

    Logo the the bitch jordan lover.Get out of lakernation bitch we dont need jordan lovers in this wedsits we need true lakerfans bitch so get the fuck out bitch.

    • Shake my head at Fern Dog

      Stop with your nonsense man! You act like a child! You’re worse then logo! And its “websites” not “wedsites.”

      • Shaking my head at thelogo

        Why don’t you stop. Its not about grammer its about being a laker fan not a dam college professor.

        • Shake my head at Fern Dog

          its spelled Grammar not Grammer! Oh and its Damn not Dam….Got it, little on?

          • Shaking my head at the logo

            It’s little one not little on. What the hell does this shit have to do with the lakers homo?

  • Shaking my head at thelogo

    Whats up with you. You can’t take a laker fans opinion saying kobe is better than Jordan. Kobe is better. When it comes to insults don’t give them out or you will get some in return.

  • Shake my head at Fern Dog

    Okay so it seems as if Fern Dog and Short Dog are either lovers or its the same person!

    Why do you fools waste your time cursing at other people? Does it make you feel good about yourselves? Do you think you look tough? You guys are pathetic! Thelakersnation needs to ban you guys!!!!! You guys make all lakers fans and kobe fans look bad! Yeah this is not college but when you constantly make grammar mistakes you make yourself look like an idiot.

    • Shaking my head at thelogo

      There you go with your mouth. Then you wonder why people say things to you then you go cry to the public. You seem to be very pathetic.

      • Shake my head at Fern Dog

        Yeah, you weak little man. Go ahead and take my words and flip them around so that they suit you better. I noticed you stole my name too. Wow you really are pathetic! Fern Dog and Short Dog fail at bloggin, fail at spelling, and you FAIL AT LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        • Shaking my head at the logo

          They don’t have to flip anything around. I read your comment.

      • FERN DOG

        Why dont you write your name piece maker you dont have the balls to do it.What are you COP or fuck you and trying to shit and like i said lay off my nuts who gives a shit what you say and fuck off bitch shove your piece making comments up your ass.What are my mother.

        • Eric Dog

          Its peace make not piece maker. You really are a genius aren’t you? Wow, Fern keep talking…the more you talk the stupider you sound! Did you drink or smoke yourself stupid?

          • Short Dog

            Eric. step off punk. talk lakers bitch.

  • lakerbunny

    WE ARE EXTREMELY LUCKY TO HAVE BUSS AS AN OWNER! JUST LOOK ACROSS THE ARENA AT THE SLIPPERS OWNER WHO TRUMPETS HIS REAL ESTATE VENTURES MORE THAN HIS TEAM! HOPEFULLY FANS CHERISH THIS CHAPIONSHIP RUN WHILE IT LAST, BECAUSE IT WILL GO FAST! HOPEFULLY BEING A BIG SPENDER WON’T MEAN THAT SEASON TICKET HOLDERS WILL HAVE TO BE TOO! GET ME A “LAKERS SEASON TICKET HOLDER” T-SHIRT WITH A GIANT CORPORATE LOGO ON THE BACK, SO I CAN PIMP FOR MY SEASON SEATS!!!

  • Short Dog

    Hey keep my name out of your mouth. And fern dog. He is my brother and the biggest laker fan i know. Take a chill pill old man. Don’t get a heart attack.

    • Eric Dog

      No wonder you both sound illiterate! You’re brothers! ROFL…Keep talking dude…the more you talk the more illiterate you make yourself look.

      • Short Dog

        Yes bitch. True laker fans bitch. watch kobe today while you dream about jordan you hoe.

        • Eric Dog

          Im a Kobe fan moron! When did I say that I was a Jordan fan? Are you confabulating or are you just retarded?

        • Short Dog

          Thats how this started bitch. can you read pussy.

          • Eric Dog

            Wow you really do have brain damage! I never said I liked Jordan moron. That was Logo. And can you argue without cursing? Or are you that illiterate that you cannot express yourself without say fuck or pussy or bitch?

          • Short Dog

            Thats what you are bitch. You sure knew what the comment was about bitch. so fuck you its kobe all day.

  • Shaking my head at the logo

    Just like kobe bi curious. You bait on Laker fans. Talk about pathetic. Jordan is good, but ask a laker fan and you will here Kobe is the best.

    • Eric Dog

      What are you saying? You make no sense…Speak english!

    • FERN DOG

      Bitch cant write his name.Shaking my head what kind of stupid shit is that write your real name bitch dont BE A PUSSY bitch write your name bitch.

      • Eric Dog

        ahhahaha your funny…unfortunately you failed again! Try again!

        • Short Dog

          act your age homo.

          • Eric Dog

            Act my age? You were the one who started cursing all because you took someone statement as an insult. Like I said, you suck at arguing and you suck at life. Keep trying little man, its a pleasure you see you fail over and over.

          • Short Dog

            bla bla bla. Fuck you bitch

  • Short Dog

    I see what you are doing bitch. Fuck you. You are not saying anything laker related bitch.

    • Eric Dog

      What am I doing? Why dont you explain it to me? I mean…You can explain stuff right?

      • Short Dog

        Act stupid bitch you are good at it.

        • Eric Dog

          So now you’re going to copy what I said and say it back to me cause you suck at arguing and you suck at life? YOU FAIL EPICALLY! TRY AGAIN!

          • Short Dog

            So am I punk.
            Fuck you though.

        • Short Dog

          Stay off my nuts bitch. Its lakers all day. sorry to tell you this hater. Go hang on the logos nuts bitch.

          • Eric Dog

            Again, I am a lakers fan! And you FAIL EPICALLY! TRY AGAIN!

  • Eric Dog

    Yeah thats all you can dish out of that little brain that you have right? All you keep saying is fuck you and bitch. Do you know anything else or are you that retarded? Just do humanity a favor and shut up already man….The more you talk the stupider you sound!

    • Short Dog

      Bitch you and logo can go to a jordan parade for all i care. like i said its lakers here all day bitch.

      • Eric Dog

        Yes, I know that this is a Lakers site, little one. I am a Lakers fan as I have said numerous times!!!!!! I guess you’re just too stupid to comprehend it!!!!!

        • Short Dog

          stay off my nuts bitch.

          • Eric Dog

            You fail try again!

        • Short Dog

          You wouldn’t be arguing if you were a laker fan bitch. logo created you. I’ve never seen your bitch ass name on this site biiiiitch.

          • Eric Dog

            You fail tray again!

        • Short Dog

          Even the bitch logo is a new comer. that some lame invented to talk shit. how pathetic. keep your real name bitch.

          • Eric Dog

            Logo invented me? Actually no God invented me!

          • Short Dog

            A pussy made you. You sure are a pussy.

  • Short Dog

    You use different names to talk shit to me bitch. It will not work pussy.

    • Eric Dog

      Im not talking “shit” to you shorty! Im speaking the truth! Do you know any other words besides pussy and bitch? Keep talking, you’re making yourself look stupid!

      • Short Dog

        You sound really smart bitch

        • Eric Dog

          I know I do, thank you! You on the other hand, need to spend less time on the internet and more time in school cause you sound stupid!

          • Short Dog

            Skreetch you are on the internet too bitch. you wouldn’t be talking shit to somebody on the streets but you do it here pussy.

  • Short Dog

    Go ahead back up a Kobe hater bitch.

    • Eric Dog

      Backing him up? I just said that he wasnt talking shit to you morons. He made a statement and you two took it as an insult cause you’re illiterate and you cant comprehend! All you two idiots do is talk shit to people when they say something you two dont agree with!
      You two are the most ignorant fools I have ever spoken to.

      • Short Dog

        They are called insults you phd bitch.

        • Eric Dog

          this, “Better than Jordan? You must have been in diapers when Jordan played” is not an insult if you pull your head out your ass and stop trying to act tough you will understand that all he made was a statement and you took it the wrong way….see how that works!

  • Eric Dog

    YOU TWO MAKE KOBE FANS AND LAKERS FANS LOOK BAD AND THIS HAS TO STOP!

    • Short Dog

      Fuck you. Dam lame trying to be all good now. i hate pussys like you.

      • Eric Dog

        Trying to be all good now? I said this in the beginning of my argument moron. Wow, you suck are arguing, reading, writing, life, and comprehension!

        • Short Dog

          I still live fat bitch. You hate life bitch.

          • Eric Dog

            YOU LIVE FAT?

  • Eric Dog

    IF SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING YOU DONT LIKE OR DONT AGREE WITH, JUST IGNORE IT! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

    • Short Dog

      They are called insults you rocket scientsit. Fuck you lame.

      • Eric Dog

        Hey Einstein, this – “Better than Jordan? You must have been in diapers when Jordan played ” is not an insult. Do you have issues with comprehension?

        • Short Dog

          Bitch. ive been in this site forever. ask about me bitch. You are a new comer. Yes it is an insult bitch.
          I’ve never seen your name.
          Don’t be changing your name.
          You will disapear by this week bitch i bet you.

          • Eric Dog

            Yeah I know you have been a member here for a while and so have I. I am a Lakers fan moron. My brother is a season ticket holder so I come here often to see whats happening in the lakers world. So no I am not going to disappear so dont count on it.

          • Eric Dog

            Do you want a round of applause?

          • Short Dog

            Ive never seen your name here bitch. proof you change your name.

  • Short Dog

    You change your name to talk shit to me.
    Thats the truth.
    You have something against me.
    Truthfully i don’t give a fuck.
    So fuck you.

    • Eric Dog

      The only thing I have against you is that you act like a child and curse others for not agreeing with you. If anyone says something you dont agree with you automatically start with your “fuck you bitch”, “your a bitch”, and everything else that you keep repeating like a broken record. IF PEOPLE DONT AGREE WITH YOU JUST IGNORE THEM. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINIONS. And I keep changing my name? Your an idiot! Oh and I did come out of a pussy, you’re right! Didnt you? Or did you come out of an asshole? if you did then that explains why your an asshole to people!

      • Short Dog

        You do change your name pussy. Wheres logo. Wheres stupidkobe. Fucken bitch. You change your name bitch.

        • Eric Dog

          I am neither of the people that you just mention but if you want to believe that…go right ahead. I am Eric like my name says! Is your real name Short Dog? Your mom actually named you that? If she did then thats sad!

          • Short Dog

            Bitch. You are stupid.

      • FERN DOG

        Whats up with this bitch trying to be like shortdog.Lame ass fool fucken stupid fan use your real name bitch.

        • Eric Dog

          Is your real name Fern Dog? Who the hell names their kid Fernando Dog?

          • Short Dog

            Fuck your moma bitch.
            How do you like that pussy.

          • Short Dog

            Keep my mom out your mouth bitch.

        • Short Dog

          My address is on the older articles bitch. Fetch it and come get me killer.

          • Eric Dog

            Why would I want your address fool? Im not gay…

          • Short Dog

            Only gays would think that way bitch.

          • Short Dog

            pussy

  • Short Dog

    You don’t have to insult bitch. since you started Fuck You.

    • Eric Dog

      You can say what you want about me, it doesnt bother me one bit! This is the internet and talking about someone is the net just shows how much of a loser you really are.

      • Short Dog

        I would of never insulted you. You started. READ bitch. read the comments and you will see bitch.

        • Eric Dog

          Its astonishing how much you like to use the word “bitch.” Probably because you have the vocabulary of a 7 year old.

          • Short Dog

            Whatever bitch.

        • FERN DOG

          Hey eric dog how come i never heard from you.OHyour maybe that bitch that calls himself smartkobe or wifelovesluke.What a butch of pussy putting different names.Your just a lame ass stupid whatbe fake ass laker fan.Hey eric dog why dont you go and suck on jordans ass bitch.

          • Eric Dog

            Your retarded and everyone knows that. Keep wrtiing nonsense as you have been so we can all keep laughing at how stupid you are.

          • Short Dog

            You are old news women. Shut up already.
            Whats your real screen name. Tell me of an old article that has your comment. There isn’t any. Imposter.
            keep this lakers

  • Short Dog

    i hope they change the rules around here. Something that does not allow you to change names. People feel free to talk crap and run and hide under a different name.

    • Eric Dog

      Son, if they change the rules around here they will ban you! You curse more than anyone else here and I have seen many people complain about you and your gay brother!

      • Short Dog

        Fuck you mr.perfect.

        • Eric Dog

          Me, perfect? No way! But im not a dick to other people just cause they have something to say….Again, you fail! Try again!

          • Short Dog

            Bitch

  • Short Dog

    You want me banned bitch. thats why you put dog on your name and started an arguement. The real laker fans know I’m real bitch.
    Bitches like you just want to get me started.

    • Eric Dog

      Whatever you say little one. Keep trying! The more you talk the stupider you sound.

      • Short Dog

        Shut the fuck up bitch

        • Eric Dog

          YOU FAILED, TRY AGAIN!

          • FERN DOG

            Eric the bitch the swinger .

  • Short Dog

    Its called truth bitch

    • Eric Dog

      YEAH THE TRUTH IS YOU’RE ILLITERATE. YOU FAIL, TRY AGAIN!

      • TheLogo

        Eric you understand. These two boys had childhoods like Raja Bell. Their mommy didn’t hug them enough. The thing is they don’t know how stupid they sound. It could be their Daddy just kicked the shit out of them and they joined a gang and have that mentality. They think if you are a Laker fan and you think Jordan is the best then you must be a kobe hater. Too bad we as laker fans have to deal with having these immature laker fans on this site. Oh well, no one said you have to have common sense as a laker fan but if I ruled the world these dogs (not you) would be thrown into the pound.

        • Short Dog

          If I think Kobe is better than jordan that is my opinion bitch. You don’t have to insult me old bitch. Fuck you and eric.
          I think you are wifelovesluke bitch.
          Dont change your name.

          • BigSal

            You need to put a sock in it. You have made this thread over a hundred posts and your posts are bitch pussy and fuck. Get off this site NOW.

          • Short Dog

            Issues? look whos talking. lame

        • Eric Dog

          Your right the logo. These two are a lost cause. I will do everyone a favor and stop responding to this dumbass. Its so sad to know that people could actually be as dumb as him and his brother.

  • http://lakersnation.com Aaron2416377

    Vujabitch isn’t well spent.

    • lperocker

      Seriously! He doesnt do anything! If I were Jerry Buss I would get rid of Sasha and Adam. Sasha for obvious reasons and Adam because he doesnt play much. He needs to be on a team where he can play more….

  • FERN DOG

    Hey ericdog you fucken bitch.You are maybe a little bitch that calls himself smartkobe or wifeloves luke.But if its one of you fools speak out bitches dont be a little bitch and use different names.Me and shortdog are true lakers fans and for you pussys to talk shit fuck you and jordan and the bulls bitch.So fuck you eric the bitch go suck on jordans balls.Eric go fuck your mama and sister bitch and for the record kobe is better than jordan you fucken lame ass stupid fan fuck you eric dog.KOBE1 BITCH.Ithink that you are a bitch that calls himself wifelovesluke the swinger.

    • Eric Dog

      Wow, the more you write the stupider you look! You cant even type man. I have no idea what the hell you just said. And if you’re going to curse at me at least do it correctly! But then again you are very illiterate and you have proven this time and time again. I bet you didnt even graduate from high school right? And why do you feel the need to curse over and over again? Do you think it makes you look tough on the internet? You call yourself a true Lakers fan and I find that hard to believe. A true Lakers fan wouldnt act in the way that you are acting. I am sure the Lakers feel ashamed to even know that they have fans such as you and your brother. Do me a favor though, keep talking so that everyone else can keep laughing at how stupid you sound.

      • Short Dog

        You keep involving everybody. Tell me of a old article with one of your comments to see if you have been here for awhile or you are using a imposter screen name.

        • Eric Dog

          I dont have to show you anything little one! You’re lame dude. You’re a terrible waste of life!

          • Short Dog

            Dam you flakes.

  • BigSal

    Let is go Short. Let it go.