So far, the 2022-23 NBA season has been one to forget for the Los Angeles Lakers.
In fact, that’s been the case for the last three seasons for the Lakers after winning an NBA record-tying 17th championship in 2020.
Since that point, the Lakers have been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. They’ve missed the playoffs altogether, and now they look set to possibly do so again.
LeBron James’ pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record is just about the only thing watchable about the Lakers this season.
James has since passed Jabbar. So now what?
The Lakers sit at 27-32 and just two spots out of last place in the Western Conference. They made a pair of sizable moves prior to the NBA trade deadline to try to get things headed in the right direction. But that’s no guarantee of success.
Now Lakers owner Jeanie Buss is showing her displeasure. Particularly, with a fan on Twitter who took the Lakers’ struggles a little bit too personally.
Twitter used @BronGotGame posted a screen shot of Buss unhappily replying to what appeared to be a complimentary message.
I’m in tears dawg😭 Jeanie Buss replied to my dm’s and I was just thanking her & Pelinka for the trades that went down, be thankful lady pic.twitter.com/8auVtNMWca
— ²³𝙻𝚎𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚜🏀☄️🌎💞 (@BronGotGame) February 20, 2023
But Buss wasn’t about to be made to look like the bad guy. On the contrary, she came with receipts of a previous interaction where the user DM’d her an abusive message over the team’s struggles.
Here is an example of the harassing messages. As I’ve said on this platform before, everyone is entitled to their opinion so I am not arguing about that. Its just that I don’t want my DM’s to be full of your pretend GM BS trade suggestions that’s all. pic.twitter.com/oaMLmeEUsG
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) February 20, 2023
“I hope you know you’re the worst owner in sports if you don’t get a trade done before this season is unsalvageable,” the message read.
Now, all this considered that’s probably pretty mild. But there’s still no reason to go after Buss directly. Especially when it appears she does not follow the user back or understand why they can message her.
Thankfully, Buss appears to have some solid protection behind her.
JEANNIE BUBBA IF ANYONE BOTHER YOU LET ME KNOW I PUT THEM IN CAMEL CLUTCH BREAK THEIR JABRONI BACK
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) February 21, 2023
The Iron Sheik will break that Twitter chump’s back old country way, make him humble.