LA Times: Jeanie Buss thwarts initial efforts from brothers to take over the Lakers
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: LA Times: Jeanie Buss thwarts initial efforts from brothers to take over the Lakers

"Jeanie Buss has thwarted an effort by her brothers, Jim and Johnny, to oust her as the Lakers president and controlling owner as the behind the scenes battle for control of the franchise moved into the courtroom.

Attorneys for Jeanie Buss sought a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday to prevent the brothers from holding a meeting next week to elect a new board of directors for the team that didn’t include her. In order to be the controlling owner, she has to be a director.

“This is no doubt the beginning and not the end of the game-playing,” Adam Streisand, the attorney for Jeanie Buss, told The Times. “They don’t have a legal leg to stand on. This is a legal strategy doomed for failure.”

The family trust that controls the team can elect three of the board’s five members."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-buss-lakers-20170303-story.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject:

Wonderful...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject:

There was little doubt Jim would go without a fight. Doesn't seem like his legal chances are very good though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
There was little doubt Jim would go without a fight. Doesn't seem like his legal chances are very good though.


[Judge to Jim Buss]: Sir, please take off your hat please.

[Jim Buss]: I will not.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: LA Times: Jeanie Buss thwarts initial efforts from brothers to take over the Lakers

Purp 32 wrote:
"Jeanie Buss has thwarted an effort by her brothers, Jim and Johnny, to oust her as the Lakers president and controlling owner as the behind the scenes battle for control of the franchise moved into the courtroom.

Attorneys for Jeanie Buss sought a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday to prevent the brothers from holding a meeting next week to elect a new board of directors for the team that didn’t include her. In order to be the controlling owner, she has to be a director.

“This is no doubt the beginning and not the end of the game-playing,” Adam Streisand, the attorney for Jeanie Buss, told The Times. “They don’t have a legal leg to stand on. This is a legal strategy doomed for failure.”

The family trust that controls the team can elect three of the board’s five members."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-buss-lakers-20170303-story.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
ocho wrote:
There was little doubt Jim would go without a fight. Doesn't seem like his legal chances are very good though.


[Judge to Jim Buss]: Sir, please take off your hat please.

[Jim Buss]: I will not.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
ocho wrote:
There was little doubt Jim would go without a fight. Doesn't seem like his legal chances are very good though.


[Judge to Jim Buss]: Sir, please take off your hat please.

[Jim Buss]: I will not.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject:

How you gonna be mad after your self proclaimed "We will be competing for a championships in 3 years!"?

You bet on yourself and lost now go away please.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject:

Lakers and drama go hand in hand
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
ocho wrote:
There was little doubt Jim would go without a fight. Doesn't seem like his legal chances are very good though.


[Judge to Jim Buss]: Sir, please take off your hat please.

[Jim Buss]: I will not.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject:

[Jim Buss takes off the hat in order to not be in contempt of the court, Judge gasps and yells]: dear sir, please put it back on!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject:

I don't care who it is. Can we get some stability?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject:

Let the sideshow begin!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject:

"Sell, sell, sell, sell, sell, sell, sell!"
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject:

Is Donald Sterling still suing?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject:

This is sounding like the Lakers will eventually be forced sold.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject:

Jim Buss hasn't said a peep since "The Takeover!"
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject:

Good lord.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject:

Please just sell the team. I'm so sick of this whole family (outside of Jerry, of course).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject:

Jim Buss is a prick. He failed at everything he has done and now trying to hurt the Lakers franchise even more. I hate the guy.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject:

Jeanie is worse than Jim will ever be.

I agree she needs to go. But I don't think he'll accomplish it this way.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject:

thus all the hit pieces before the takeover. one of two things happens either the court says get this out of here act like adults or the court tells them since you cant play together sell the team
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject:

pmacla wrote:
thus all the hit pieces before the takeover. one of two things happens either the court says get this out of here act like adults or the court tells them since you cant play together sell the team


Pretty sure a judge going to force them to sell it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject:

pmacla wrote:
thus all the hit pieces before the takeover. one of two things happens either the court says get this out of here act like adults or the court tells them since you cant play together sell the team


The court won't say either. The court interprets law, contracts, agreements, etc.
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