CBS Sports Ken Berger with some harsh words for Lakers ownership:
The Lakers' front office is an uncommunicative, rudderless fiasco, and the unrest and paranoia that have been festering for years threaten to derail the team's plans to ride Bryant to his sixth NBA title while they still can. And much of it can be traced to the growing influence of executive vice president Jim Buss, the owner's bon vivant son, who has helped transform a great franchise into a steaming pool of nepotism and nincompoops.
Little Jim isn't making many friends in Lakers Nation. He's the guy who forced out Phil Jackson, hired Mike Brown, shipped out Lamar Odom for a draft pick and trade exception, won't trade Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard, dangled Pau Gasol in every trade scenario, replaced many long time scouts and front office personnel with his brothers and other hacks, and, drumroll please… pissed off Kobe Bryant.
My advice to Jim (aside from a haircut) is to keep up the good work!