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Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 1:00 pm  |  15 responses

Lakers Willing to Take Part in Revenue Sharing

Jerry Buss says that his Lakers are prepared to share in the wealth with the rest of the League, if that results in a healthier overall NBA. The team spokesman makes it sound like Jerry has the heart of Mother Teresa. From the OC Register: “NBA commissioner David Stern has made clear that he wants dramatically increased revenue sharing to be the new economic structure for his league after this season, following the leads of the NFL and Major League Baseball. For Lakers owner Jerry Buss, that means basically giving a lot-lot-lot of earned money away to his competitors … for nothing tangible in return. So how much are the Lakers going to fight that revenue sharing? ‘Not only are we not going to fight it, we’ll support it,’ Lakers spokesman John Black said Sunday night, ‘due to the benevolence of our owner, who is willing to sacrifice for the overall good of our league.’ There you have it: The Lakers, the league’s royalty whose purple and gold robes already make everyone in the NBA some nice coin, are on-the-record on board with giving up a lot more. At a time when there’s almost no good news coming out about how the NBA could avoid a lockout after this season, that’s a definite something.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Jerry Buss… I salute you.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Dr. Jerry Buss isn’t afraid of luxury tax either. What a great owner.

  • Dubli

    Props to him for sure

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  • http://kb24.com jbn74sb

    As long as Donald Sterling don’t get sh-t!

  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Are you listening Sternbot?

  • Ali Saadat

    see you don’t really need $600 million for yourself. nice move Jer

  • The Philosopher

    I may have said this before.
    Jerry Buss is the greatest owner in NBA History.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    This is one more reason that the Lakers are NOT the Yankees of the NBA.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    Somewhere, David Stern’s jaw just crashed to the floor.

  • KB8toSG8

    Dr.Buss is the greatest owner in all of sports. Pity he shares the same stadium with the worst owner in all of sports too – Sterling…. :(

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Lakers to other teams. “IF we Eat, we will let you Eat TOO.”

  • PapaBearATL

    It’s easy to give when the kings coffers are full, lol! Build a legacy and feed the rest of the league! Let them eat cake! j/k Good on you Dr. Buss!

  • janglesjr

    The Lakers don’t fear anything, but Andrew Bynum does – why does he fear the shadow of Ronny Turiaf?

    http://hoopstopia.com/?p=62

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