Jeanie Buss speaks: On these Lakers, LeBron, Kobe, AD and fixing a fractured front office – The Athletic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — When the Lakers’ Anthony Davis buried that buzzer-beater from the left wing in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against Denver on Sept. 20, team owner Jeanie Buss was at her Los Angeles-area home more than 2,500 miles away from the NBA bubble.

In that moment, though, she may as well have been part of the group that mobbed him at center court. Or, better yet, back at the Staples Center during normal, non-COVID times.

“He made that shot, and I let out a scream that I didn’t even know I was capable of,” Buss, who is bubble-bound this week to see her Lakers return to the Finals for the first time since 2010, said on an hour-long visit on the “Tampering” podcast episode of “The Athletic NBA Show” on Monday. “My dog just looked at me like, ‘What is happening right now?’”

Now imagine the emotions that swelled within her when Davis gave such a fitting…

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