The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled in the past few years but National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver is stating that he is fine with the Hollywood squad spending more time among the ran on teams in the league.
“I’m not more concerned about the Lakers than any other team. But it’s my job to constantly be in touch with the owners and the management of teams and help them work through issues, and they’re working through a transition right now,” Silver said to ESPN.
“I don’t think it’s important for the league that every team be competitive. As I said before as part of [Tuesday’s 2018 NBA All-Star Game] announcement, no team has been as successful as the Lakers in modern sports history in any league. I have complete confidence in Jeanie Buss as the governor of the team and how she manages it…and I know they will return to being a competitive team.”
Silver’s statement is not specifically addressed to the Lakers’ situation only but more on all other teams struggling in their respective campaigns in recent years.
Silver was in Los Angeles to announce that the 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be in Los Angeles, the sixth time the city has been the host in the midseason festivities.
“I’m biased, (but) this is the greatest city in the world, so the All-Star game should be here every other year, anyway,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said via Yahoo Sports after the all-star location announcement.
The Lakers are one of the worst teams in the league this season with 15 wins against 55 losses so far this year. Los Angeles will pick high in the 2016 NBA Draft, which features the likes of Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown and Dragan Bender.
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