She is firmly in her father’s chair now, no more shadow, no more question.
Four years after the death of the legendary Jerry Buss, his daughter finally, formally emerged Monday as the powerful leader of Los Angeles’ most powerful sports franchise.
The Lakers are now Jeanie Buss’ team. It’s official, it’s indisputable, and it’s for as long as she wants.
The formal ascension occurred with a bold and smart move her father would have loved. In one maneuver, Buss not only squelched the recent attempted family coup, but placed the rebel leader in exile while cementing control over the future of a franchise desperate for stability.
Jeanie and brothers Jim and Johnny...