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The underrated owner of the Lakers who was on the cover of ‘Playboy’

Isaura Almeida

Jeanie Buss is the first woman to win the NBA. He inherited the Los Angeles team franchise from his father and went through hell before reaching heaven. He won fraticida war and bet on LeBron James to reach the title.

Jeanie Buss’ story is, at the very least, a challenge to American morals and morals. For some she is nothing more than a spoiled millionaire who landed for Playboy, for others she is the most powerful woman in the sport world and the first to win the NBA title – in 1978, Irene Pollin also saw her Washington Bullets become champions but she was only co-owner of the team, unlike Jeanie, who is not only the owner of the Lakers but also the president of the administration.

It was in the reign of his father, Jerry Buss, that the Lakers shone more than at any other time and won ten of the current 17 NBA titles. In 2013, the death of Dr. Buss, the “best owner in history”, according to Kobe Bryant (he too died in a tragic helicopter accident), opened a war within the Buss family, which owns 66% of the Lakers. Jerry left instructions for (six) children to run the franchise. The choice fell on Jeanie, the closest daughter, to whom her father handed over the management of the defunct tennis club Los Angeles Strings at the age of 19 to go training…

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