Los Angeles Lakers, Celtics, Los Angeles discussed on The Lowe Post
And now the low post welcome to the low post podcast live from Los Angeles where we are thrilled to be joined by former high school basketball score keeper and among many other things controlling owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. Jeanie Buss our you have. I'm really good. I'm so glad you brought that up because it's like, yeah. I was a score. Keeper a lot of people say, well, what background? Did you have basketball way before? My dad even bought the Lakers. I was the score keeper in high school for our boys basketball team you played as well. I played on the girl's team. But I never made varsity. I was only JV I still played because I really liked helping the rookies, you know, like the freshman give me give me your scouting report. What player were you? I was terrible. I was one of those players that the coach 'cause I would always show up that you know, he. Had to play at some point. Because I worked hard. Okay. I was a hassle. That's I could. So it is been it's funny. When I was thinking about I mean, you're the owner of the Lakers. I could ask you anything. This is the most iconic franchises you guys in the eighties. And maybe the Celtics or the you would take issue with that last one. I'm sure now you said that I got to stop you there. Okay. Say that I I've respect the Celtics legacy. And you know, it really if you look at it the Lakers are in and what Dr Jerry Buss built with the Lakers was really to, you know, balance the the Celtics dynasty, you know, he bought the Lakers in nineteen seventy nine and you know with the goal of making Los Angeles proud of their NBA team. And he felt that there was an east coast bias that the media covered, you know, the Knicks and the seventy Sixers and the Celtics and the Lakers. The west coast teams didn't get the respect that they deserved. And so really what would the Lakers be without the Celtics? Interesting. Well, you have a what eleven championships in Los Angeles. Now. Yes. So I think. Well for you. But what I was thinking was it has been quite a couple of years. We are coming up on the two year anniversary of let's call it the regime change with the Lakers with your brother going out and magic and rob coming in. You have signed the greatest player alive. And maybe the greatest player of all time. Do you feel but but I was gonna say do you feel like you can take deep breath now? But you still have a lot of work to do is like this. This is not your full formed team. But how do you feel like you as the owner have sort of like, it's it's it's some stuff is over now. I believe that were in the right direction. I don't believe that were done. We won't be finished until we're proud. And so I think that we have seen the clearly the direction that Magic Johnson wants to go in. And I think that making the change two years ago was something that needed to happen. I've been very pleased with the progress that has been made with our team. And and really when I talked about making the change two years ago. It was about feeling that there was no identity as to what Laker basketball was in that when you change coaches every eighteen months, it's almost impossible to really set. A course..