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Jeanie Buss, Lakers ‘Have An Advantage’
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 23, 2013 @ 7:40 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The rules changed when the league adopted the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, but Lakers executive and owner Jeanie Buss is confident the franchise will navigate its way back to the top.
“We are in 100% in support of those agreements, but as much as they’d like to try to revenue share and make things equal — our basketball expertise, they can’t revenue share away from us,” Buss said. “I believe that as they keep trying to make things more fair, they can never take away what the Lakers have — our history, our experience, our brain power in our front office. We’ll always have an advantage.”
On Wednesday, at a Time Warner Cable Media event to honor her late father, Dr. Jerry Buss, Jeanie said the franchise willingly accepted the more stringent rules — including steeper luxury taxes for teams over the salary cap — for the good of the NBA.
“I think that the Lakers are one of 30 teams in a league that every team should have a fair opportunity to compete for a championship, to do well economically,” she said. “That’s what the collective bargaining agreement is about. That’s what revenue sharing is about.”
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