LA Lakers’ Jeanie Buss to Brooklyn Nets: ‘Bring it on’
The Brooklyn Nets made headlines once more, this time signing veteran LaMarcus Aldridge, however LA Lakers’ president and CEO Jeanie Buss has one message to the upstart Nets, “Bring it on.”
Buss and the defending champs have watched the Nets placed on a clinic this season for signing veteran expertise, assembling a roster of present and former All-Stars.
But the champs don’t appear to be apprehensive by the Eastern Conference’s latest powerhouse.
“It brings out the best in us,” Buss told Stephen A, throughout Stephen As World on ESPN+. “When teams identify us as the team to beat, and they gear up to go at us head-to-head, that makes us work harder. So, bring it on.”
The Lakers didn’t sit by idly, choosing up Andre Drummond from the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavs purchased out his contract.
Drummond will present some much-needed assist to the frontline in Anthony Davis’ absence.
“The addition of Andre Drummond, who we picked up in the buyout market, will certainly fortify a season where we’ve had to deal with injuries and COVID,” Buss mentioned, referring to Davis, Marc Gasol, and most not too long ago LeBron James. “[Gasol]was out for several weeks with COVID and a really tough case where he was on a minutes restriction even though he’s back in the lineup.”
Players aren’t the one ones who’ve missed video games as a result of COVID.
The Lakers nonetheless haven’t hung their 2019-20 championship banner, ready till followers will have the ability to be part of them within the stands for the second.
“We want to keep our fans safe. That’s most important,” mentioned Buss. “But I’m a little bit jealous that the L.A. Dodgers are going to have fans for their opening game, and really the difference is being outdoor as opposed to indoor like we are. What I’m hoping for is we have fans in time for the playoffs. That’s really what’s missing.”