It is obvious that the Lakers have taken a downturn. I will start by saying I have been a diehard Laker fan since 1979. My devotion has never swayed, I have never road the bandwagon, I didn't get caught up in the Lebron hype even though he is a special talent. My blood runs purple and gold. But even the most loyal Laker fan has to admit that our beloved Hollywood ballers are in trouble. It is not just the obvious Kobe is broken, Nash is old, our coach is horrible kind of obvious trouble. It is the catastrophic our executives have the front and back office in trouble and no one who has any kind of basketball acumen is stepping in to fix it kind of trouble. Do we really let Phil Jackson go to New York because baby boy Buss doesn't like him? Jeanie says she is the boss, but she is allowing her brother to single handedly destroy a dynasty. I will say that the team is doing as great of a job as they can at maintaining without a star in the starting lineup. I am beyond wary of Jim Buss' draft picks, I would rather allow my six year old son to make such important decisions for an organization that I have spent most of my adult life supporting.