Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Updated Edition: Laker Girl by Jeanie Buss makes the perfect Holiday gift
About the Book
Laker Girl By Jeanie Buss - With Steve Springer, Foreword by Phil Jackson Updated Edition - Includes the latest on Phil, Kobe, Dwight and the Future of the Lakers.
The life story of Jeanie Buss could only have been written in Hollywood. Born into a family empire—her father bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979—Buss grew up in arenas and board rooms. By the time she was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World TeamTennis. Today, Buss is the Lakers’ President and Governor, a member of the NBA’s Board of Governors, and one of the most influential women in professional sports. But her business accomplishments are only part of her incredible journey.
With veteran sports writer Steve Springer and a foreword by Phil Jackson—is the story of the Buss family and of one woman’s rise to the top in a man’s world. In this updated edition, Buss discusses the passing of her father, Jerry Buss, her recent engagement and looks back on the Lakers’ eventful past three seasons, which have included the controversial Mike D’Antoni coaching hire, Dwight Howard’s brief but notable time with the team, a new TV deal and more. It is also a behind-the-scenes journal of the 2009–10 Lakers season and its 16th world championship.
In true Hollywood fashion, Buss found love where she least expected: with Phil Jackson, the Lakers’ head coach and one of the most successful coaches in NBA history. Along the way, she’s rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe and Shaquille O’Neal to Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner and Jack Nicholson. And she’s done it all in her own unique, inimitable style.
From star-studded celebrity weddings, to meetings at the White House, to the STAPLES Center court after Game 7 of the NBA Finals, takes readers behind the velvet ropes for an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers.
About the Authors
Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' President and Governor, and is responsible for overseeing all of the Lakers' business operations, including relationships with the team's broadcast partners. She is also involved with the team's marketing, sponsorships, and other business dealings. She lives in Playa del Rey, California.
Steve Springer is a former sportswriter who spent 25 years at the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of 11 books, including four on the Los Angeles Lakers, and the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller American Son with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.
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