Jeanie Buss Reacts To Kobe Bryant’s Retirement Announcement

Kobe Bryant will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball and on Sunday, he announced that this would be his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Most had assumed that this would be Kobe’s last year, but he refused to make it official until now.

Of course with a legend like Kobe, the announcement brought about reactions from all across the NBA, with many current and former players talking about their admiration for him. Lakers President Jeanie Buss appeared on Sirius XM Bleacher Report Radio and spoke on her initial reaction to Kobe’s announcement:

What I see is, I see someone at peace. Someone who is following his heart and his mind. He knows that this is right for him and I’ve always been clear that it’s hard for me to imagine the Lakers without Kobe Bryant. We have a more clear vision of when that day will be, and for me that’s sad.

Very few players in any sport have the kind of impact that Kobe had on the Lakers. With countless memories and championships provided over 20 years, he has truly been the face of this Lakers era and him not being in a Lakers uniform is difficult to imagine.

The Lakers are a family run organization, making someone like Kobe family to Jeanie. The Lakers have always taken care of their superstars and Kobe is no exception. He will surely see his jersey hanging in the rafters and likely have a statue outside of Staples Center as well.

Jeanie just needs to nake sure she sends Byron packing along with Kobe. Thanks for the memories but we gotta let go of the past and create another new Lakers chapter/era.

  • Please make the move to dump Jimmy now and bring in a professional. The Lakers deserve excellence in FO leadership. I get the charm of “the Buss family business,” but the Lakers are no longer a Pizzeria-level enterprise anymore.

    Nobody else in the whole NBA would hire Jim Buss to do the job he is supposed to be doing now. Is that the truth or isn’t it? Your ability to answer that question honestly says everything about your qualifications to lead the Lakers, too.

    It makes a difference in who we can hire as our coach, for example. Would Pop come to work for Jimmy? Or would Phil? Not a chance. The best won’t come to LA to work for Jim Buss. He’s too much of a lowly. Jim Buss is his own comment on the Lakers. You know this.

    “WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately” is right about our needing a “new school” coach for our young team. Luke Walton? Kevin Ollie? Steve Nash? I just want somebody that will run a present day offense and defense and not take us back-to-the-future again with yet another rehash of the “Princeton.”

  • I never thought about that but that’s probably hindering the Lakers progression as well. Jeanie has to really look into that and this is yet another example of why family and business shouldn’t mix. She doesn’t have the guts to fire her brother it seems. He gave himself a timetable to fix this team but she should be the one giving ultimatums. If he is a roadblock to the Lakers success that has to be looked into and rectified.

  • No doubt.

    Notice. There is one Buss kid or cousin for every management job in Lakerland. The whole idea is the fuzzy drug-laced dream of a father that loved his children as he lay dying. Does anyone suppose that the rest of the league and all the agents and free agents and coaches don’t know the Lakers are AFU? Of course they do. This is just another reason we can’t hire a top free agent for love or money: the Lakers are in disarray from top to bottom, management-wise. We are an undesirable destination for KD or anyone else to choose to come to. It is a bad situation.

    And it will be until Jeannie either takes over and does what she was educated to do—or sells the team. I would love to see the “dragon-lady” side of Jeannie. Wouldn’t you?

    It is referred to as the “Will to Excellence.” Kobe had it, but he is the last of the Laker champions.

  • I simply want to say I’m beginner to weblog and absolutely liked you’re web blog. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You absolutely come with fantastic articles. Thanks a bunch for revealing your website page.

  • I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your site. It appears like some of the written text on your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Appreciate it

  • I?m impressed, I must claim. Truly hardly ever do I experience a blog that?s both enlightening and amusing, and let me inform you, you have actually struck the nail on the head. Your concept is impressive; the problem is something that not enough individuals are talking smartly around. I am really pleased that I came across this in my search for something connecting to this.

  • This is the ideal blog for anyone that wishes to find out about this subject. You recognize a lot its almost difficult to say with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You most definitely placed a new spin on a subject thats been covered for years. Terrific things, simply great!

  • Youre so amazing! I do not expect Ive check out anything such as this prior to. So great to discover somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this internet site is something that is required on the internet, a person with a little originality. beneficial task for bringing something brand-new to the net!

  • Aw, this was an actually nice article. In concept I want to put in composing such as this in addition? taking some time and also real effort to make a great post? however what can I say? I procrastinate alot and also never appear to obtain something done.

  • After study a few of the post on your website currently, and also I genuinely like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my book marking site list and also will certainly be checking back quickly. Pls take a look at my internet site also and let me recognize what you think.

  • There are certainly a great deal of information like that to consider. That is a wonderful point to bring up. I supply the thoughts over as general ideas but plainly there are inquiries like the one you raise where one of the most vital thing will certainly be operating in honest good faith. I don?t recognize if best methods have arised around points like that, however I am sure that your work is clearly determined as a level playing field. Both boys and women really feel the influence of simply a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  • Can I simply state what an alleviation to find someone who really knows what theyre discussing on the net. You definitely understand exactly how to bring a problem to light and make it important. Even more individuals need to read this as well as understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not a lot more preferred due to the fact that you most definitely have the present.

  • There are some interesting moments in this post yet I don?t understand if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity yet I will hold viewpoint up until I look into it better. Good article, many thanks and also we desire more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  • You made some respectable points there. I searched the web for the concern as well as located most people will support with your web site.

  • ÊI was searching for information with regard to your main subject and found your blog site. To be fair I like your what is a high quality blog site plus your posting abilities. Keep doing it and we will keep reading. I hope that you will read ours now available here

  • You made some suitable points there. I viewed on the web for the issue as well as discovered most people will certainly accompany with your internet site.

  • Oh my goodness! a remarkable write-up guy. Thank you Nevertheless I am experiencing problem with ur rss. Don?t understand why Unable to sign up for it. Is there anybody obtaining similar rss issue? Any person that understands kindly react. Thnkx

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.