The reason Jeanie and Jim Buss missed the Lakers’ annual team photo shoot


Yesterday was one of the worst Lakers team photos of all-time.

Kobe Bryant looked pissed, Jordan Hill was late and no Buss family member was in sight.

Many people wondered where Jeanie and Jim Buss were at the time of the photo being taken, though it seems that both of Jerry’s kids had pretty good reasons to miss the event.

According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne, both of the Buss kids were busy with other engagements.

Jeanie was in the ESPN 710 Los Angeles radio studios, while Jim was scouting college players in San Diego.

Of course, the Lakers could’ve scheduled the photo for a different day, though it seems that they weren’t all that bothered about documenting such an awful season.

After all, if they wanted a perfect team photo you’d imagine that they’d wait for Hill to turn up.

Hopefully, next season’s photo will be miles better and will feature a happier Kobe, Jim or Jeanie (or both) and either Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum or Jabari Parker.

Written by Ross Pickering

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