While Dr. Jerry Buss is officially known as the Los Angeles Lakers’ majority owner, he has given his son, Jim Buss, many of the responsibilities that he used to have.
Since possessing many of the hefty responsibilities that come with being an owner, Jim Buss has made some good moves.
Not only was he the one who vouched for Andrew Bynum during the 2005 NBA draft, but he also got rid of struggling Lamar Odom’s expensive contract.
However, Buss has committed actions detrimental to the team, including his lack of communication with players and coaches.
It seems that fans and analysts focus on the negative aspects of Buss—quite frankly, they are unhappy with having him as an owner.
Instead, Lakers’ fans would like someone a little closer to their hearts, someone they know they can immediately trust, someone like Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
While it seems highly unlikely that Johnson would ever be able to own the Lakers, there are many reasons why he could be a better owner than Jim Buss.
Here are nine of those reasons.