Letter from Jerry Buss to Us

uuh grrra ragghhhL.A. Times: Lakers owner Jerry Buss took the unusual step of sending a letter to season-ticket holders Friday that expanded on brief written statements he had dispatched since Kobe Bryant initially began demanding a trade almost three weeks ago.

In the letter, Buss said he wanted to address “overriding concerns or questions of the basketball side of the Lakers organization.”

Buss has owned the Lakers since 1979 and has rarely, if ever, addressed season-ticket holders in such a way. The letter was sent primarily to those who called or e-mailed the Lakers over the last few weeks.

“You want to win. We want to win,” Buss said in the letter. “We are on the same page. During my 28 years of ownership the Lakers have been to the playoffs 26 times. Lakers teams under my ownership have gone to the finals 12 times and won eight championships. Merely qualifying for the playoffs is certainly an accomplishment; however, we all want more. That said, and we know this from experience, making it to the [NBA] finals is never easy, and winning it all is even harder.

“Our goal has been, and remains to be, to build the Lakers into a team that can regularly compete for championships. I believe that we have always shown a willingness to do what needs to be done and spend what needs to be spent to deliver you championship caliber basketball. We remain committed to that philosophy.”

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  • Lakes on 3!!

    I believe Dr. Buss but they need to act quickly and very aggressively. Just deliver the biggest blow to all Laker haters by getting two more all stars and instantly making the Lakers a western conference power house…KOBE WILL STAY. I have no doubt in my mind, once he see’s this his knees will get weak because he will smell CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!!

    LAKES ON 3!

  • Mr RiCo

    I’m going to write Kobe a letter this week. We’ve got to be on the same page during all this mayhem, right? Right?! RIGHT!!

  • Ravi

    I use to love Kobe Bryant, but after seeing this I am starting to hate him.

  • Lakes on 3!!

    Until I turn ESPN on and see “Breaking news, Kobe has been traded” Kobe’s a Laker and I have his back…Doesn’t mean I approve of what he’s done but I have his back.

  • DYNASTY

    i’ve been mad at kobe for all his nagging..but i knoe down deep inside i love kobe..but he’ starting to give me the urge to really hate him that i will turn my back on him for good.

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!

    KOBE STAY!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashraf

    jerry buss stop talking about you doing something and do it!!!!!

  • TheMagicMan32

    [quote comment="1755"]jerry buss stop talking about you doing something and do it!!!!![/quote]

    amen to that

  • kingster33

    jerry buss is really smart but he is beaing a cheep person and not putting some money out so he will have about 3 stars in the team like an pg,center,pf and keep lamar and kobe if he put 200.000 he coould get good players and keep kobe and lamar and get garnett and billups and mabe yao so the starting line up would be
    billups
    kobe
    lamar
    garnett
    yao or jo

  • David

    [quote post="283"]jerry buss is really smart but he is beaing a cheep person and not putting some money out so he will have about 3 stars in the team like an pg,center,pf and keep lamar and kobe if he put 200.000 he coould get good players and keep kobe and lamar and get garnett and billups and mabe yao so the starting line up would be
    billups
    kobe
    lamar
    garnett
    yao or jo[/quote]

    Bro, it’s called a salary cap, which we are currently over.
    Lakers have one of the highest payrolls in the league.

  • JAY

    Jerry buss stop playing poker and put that money to some good use. for example get some help for KOBE

  • lakersforlife77

    Yes Kingster33, I wish it was that easy, but this isn’t baseball. There are many rules that prohibit us from most trades and we won’t be signing anybody like billups. If it was that easy to get garnett we would have him by now, but it’s impossible. You’re living on a whole different dreamworld there.

  • MoneyMarl

    Believe me when i say this, KObe will not be a laker next year. HE is a locker room Cancer. WHat baffles me even more is that Kobe is treating Andrew Bynum and the other guys, the same way Shaquille O’Neal treated him when he was a young’n. Ironic ain’t it??? WHat is the dude thinking??

    it seems the video is real and will be released in the near future.

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22362.shtml

  • http://www.kb24.com darkice18

    Jerry buss needs to quit fooling wit girls and start gettin talent around kobe and make him happy and LA happy…

    WE LOVE U KOBE BUT UR REALLY GIVIN ME HEART PROBLEMS….staaay

  • Ashraf

    jerry buss right now i cant explain how much i hate you. you are going to kill this team with your so called management.I mean seriously Bynum for Kidd.You are an idiot for not doig that trade. Hey Mr. Rico can I get the adress to write Kobe too.

  • Ashraf

    EVERYONE ON 3 “WE HATE BUSS” “WE HATE BUSS”