Jeanie Buss Addresses Cryptic Kobe Tweet That Many Believed To Be A Shot At LeBron

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Jeanie Buss Addresses Cryptic Kobe Tweet That Many Believed To Be A Shot At LeBron


Earlier this week, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss caused some controversy with a tweet.

In this tweet, Buss reveled how much she misses Kobe Bryant and his understanding of ‘team over self’.


I miss KB. He would understand and explain everything that I’m not allowed to. Honestly he was the greatest Laker ever. He understood team over self. Meaning your rewards would come if you valued team goals over your own then everything would fall into place. All can reply.



Many people saw the tweet as a cryptic message to LeBron James, who reportedly has caused a “slight divide” between himself and the team for demanding a Kyrie Irving trade.

Buss now tried to clear up the situation and talk about her intentions, during an interview with Mark Medina.


“We’re getting ready to start promoting our 10-part docuseries on Hulu and we’re immersed in all things Lakers,” she said when asked about the tweet related to Bryant. “There are so many people I miss. But the person I miss the most is Kobe. We miss his voice, his friendship and everything that was taken away from us when we lost him. What I know is Laker fans feel the same way I do.

So when I feel down like that, I know when I say something, the response that I get makes me feel not alone. That’s how a community comes together to grieve. This grieving process with losing Kobe will go on for the rest of my life. It’s a void that can never be filled and was never expected.”


When Buss was then asked about many people interpreting the tweet as a shot a LeBron James, she revealed that this wasn’t the case.


“No,” she said. “It was that my heart was full of sadness. You look to people surrounding you that feel the same way to commiserate. That’s all it was. It wasn’t intended at anything other than I had sorrow in my heart and I was trying to lighten my load.”


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