Alexander: Did Lakers’ Jeanie Buss have a specific audience in mind?

Late on July 3, Jeanie Buss launched a beauty, a high, hard one that was true to Laker Exceptionalism

but had fans and observers wondering who the intended audience might really have been.

“I miss KB. He would understand and explain everything that I’m not allowed to

Honestly he was the greatest Laker ever. He understood team over self

Meaning your rewards would come if you valued team goals over your own then everything would fall into place

Among the first reactions, of course, given the platform’s usual write-before-thinking mentality

were those from fans interpreting this as the go-ahead to tie a tin can to Russell Westbrook and bring Kyrie Irving to L.A.

Was it actually a subtle suggestion that “team over self” maybe doesn’t apply to Irving