Lakers proprietor Jeannie Buss causes stir on social media

Jeanie Buss

Jeanie Buss
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Jeanie Buss got here out of nowhere with a tweet that left social media buzzing over the weekend. She isn’t very energetic on the platform, tweeting on the absolute most 4 occasions monthly. Her final two had been about WOW Girls of Wrestling, of which she is a co-owner, and the one earlier than that was a retweet of a trailer for the upcoming multi-part Hulu documentary in regards to the historical past of the Los Angeles Lakers. That was her exercise for the month of June.

Nonetheless, Buss opened July with one thing apart from a promotion of content material that she is producing. On Sunday she despatched out a tweet that learn extra like a musing that she determined to share.

It begins along with her lacking Kobe Bryant, who she does tweet about now and again. Then it goes on to speak about how a lot he valued group over self — him working like that on a regular basis is actually debatable. “Your rewards would come if you happen to valued group objectives over your individual then all the things would fall into place.” Buss then let the world know that she doesn’t tweet usually by ending it, “all can reply.” So long as the remark circle isn’t light, that’s precisely how Twitter works.

Ignoring Buss deciding to clarify how folks have interacted on Twitter for 15 years, the remainder of the tweet is sort of deserving of the Druski “what do you imply by that” meme. Or, since she determined to share these ideas that obtained 79,000-plus likes and greater than 5,000 replies throughout a time when the NBA season is about nothing however hypothesis, perhaps a meme of Brian Windhorst captivating the First Take desk, and a whole lot of social media, on the Friday earlier than Independence Day by asking “What’s occurring in Utah,” repeatedly for 2 minutes whereas slowly drawing a parallel between what new Utah Jazz normal supervisor Danny Ainge did in constructing the present Boston Celtics roster by accumulating belongings, and mentioning Ainge is doing the identical at his new job. Hours after presumably Windhorst’s greatest two minutes ever on tv, the Jazz traded Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves for 4 first spherical draft picks.

So what’s occurring with Jeanie Buss? Sending out cryptic tweets throughout foolish season, why would she do this? Will we must be taking note of what’s occurring with Buss? Do the Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets want to seek out out what’s occurring with Buss? Will Kyrie Irving and Joe Harris find yourself with the Lakers for Talen Horton-Tucker, Russell Westbrook and a 2027 first-round decide? Is she upset with the Los Angeles Lakers’ teamwork final season?

It’s additionally a risk that she’s messing with us. She threw that on the market on a Sunday evening at 11 p.m. pacific time to rile up all of the Lakers followers and when the Laker haters wakened it may add gasoline to their beliefs that the Lakers are a tire hearth with no aid in sight. That final one is probably the most unlikely, however whether or not she is aware of it or not, her tweet was fairly the Jerry Jones transfer. If you personal probably the most recognizable group in knowledgeable league, something you say about it generates an enormous quantity of consideration.

That approach is how Jones made the Dallas Cowboys probably the most worthwhile sports activities franchise on the earth. They haven’t performed in an NFC Championship Recreation for the reason that 1995 season, however whereas a First Take A-Block matter in September may very well be in regards to the Cowboys, it may be about them in March or Could. If profitable the large one isn’t in sight, placed on a present, and all the time be accessible for a quote.

Buss has one thing that the Cowboys shouldn’t have, she owns the winningest franchise in main American skilled sports activities since they had been broadly built-in. Of their 27 World Sequence championships the Yankees received their tenth actually the 12 months Jackie Robinson entered the MLB. Since MLB peaked within the Seventies with 20 p.c of its gamers being Black, the Yankees have received seven. Of the Lakers 13 championships they’ve received in Los Angeles 12 got here after the ABA/NBA merger, and 6 for the reason that flip of the millennium. The Cowboys had been closest most not too long ago to a Tremendous Bowl when a ball moved in Dez Bryant’s arms in 2014.

They’ve nonetheless acquired the celebrities on the sidelines and now they’ve the Crypto firm title on their stadium as a substitute of the place the place folks purchase workplace provides and use printers on the uncommon event that they want one.

She’s already acquired the documentary celebrating the franchise’s lore, Buss must ramp up preserving the Lakers on peoples’ minds. Possibly she threw shade on Sunday at LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook, perhaps at her entrance workplace, or perhaps she simply misses Bryant. Regardless, with Irving to Lakers trending, her tweet did huge numbers on a vacation weekend and he or she’s not a giant social media character.

So what’s occurring with Jeanie Buss? I don’t know, and he or she clearly hasn’t discovered her Danny Ainge to show her franchise round. However this putting the wick of this tweet within the social media hearth for it to blow up is nice enterprise. She ought to stick with it. 

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