Jim Buss is a disgrace. He has singlehandedly ruined this franchise in three short years. He took a championship team and turned them into a joke through some of the most questionable moves I have ever seen. I feel terrible for Kobe...he is playing for no hope at a ring at this point. Jim Buss just took a **** all over Kobe and all the Laker fans who were hoping to still be in contention during the post Phil years. Lets take a look at how this egotistical moron ruined a championship roster.
2011 - refuses to trade Bynum for Carmelo
2012 - Fires everyone who had anything to do with Phil Jackson including all scouts. Hires Mike Brown over Brian Shaw. Forces Brown to feature Bynum has the number 2 option in the offense even though Kobe/Pau was what was already proven to win championships. Trades the reigning sixth man of the year for nothing.
2013 - Finally trades his pet Bynum for Howard. This seems to be a good move, but in reality makes the team much worse. Hastily fires Brown after 5 games and replaces him with D'Antoni instead of bringing Phil back who had wanted to take the coaching job and after his new franchise player who he claimed to be the future of the franchise publicly stated that he wanted Phil Jackson. Trades away nearly all of our draft picks. Kobe tears achilles after pushing himself to the bring to salvage this **** up of a season.
2014 - Loses Dwight Howard after refusing to fire D'Antoni and bring Phil back on some capacity. Gets nothing in return for Howard despite vesting the last of Kobe's remaining good years into Bynum and the draft picks he wasted to acquire him in the first place. Loses Earl Clark who was the one bright spot for us. To be continued....
Oh and lets not forget how many Laker greats he drove away from the franchise...Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson...etc. But hey, at least he brought on his drinking buddy Chaz to replace them.