If you love the Lakers you gotta be a fan of Dr. Jerry Buss, and not solely because of the hot tails that he keeps around on a regular basis. In a candid chat with LA Times magazine, Dr. Buss talks on the Celtics, The Zen Master, how he really feels about Mitch and even though he may be bidding against himself, he assures Laker fan that even though KB can opt out next year… Kobe isn’t going anywhere any time soon:
“We really don’t address those issues until they come up because we don’t know what the environment is, but we can’t afford to lose Kobe,” Buss said.
In the 25-minute interview, Buss alluded numerous times to the sagging economy and the possibility of its trickling down to the NBA. Buss would probably have to sign off on a five-year contract worth $135 million if Bryant opted out next summer.