Lakers owner Jeanie Buss reveals dreams involving Kobe Bryant
Most touched by the life of Kobe Bryant have at one point or another found themselves thinking of him, and Los Angeles Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss is no exception. Buss recently admitted to Joe Buck and Oliver Hudson on the Daddy Issues podcast that she still has dreams involving Kobe.
“I’ve had a couple dreams about Kobe too and it’s like, those make me feel like he’s OK. Like it’s gonna be OK.”
Bryant died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others as a result of a helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas on Jan. 26. The NBA world hasn’t been the same since, and Buss obviously wishes that tragic day never happened:
“I would give anything to go back and have Jan. 26 never take place,” said Buss.
Bryant spent his 20 seasons in the NBA playing for the Lakers, capturing five titles, the MVP award in 2008, two Finals MVPs, and 18 All-Star appearances. The longtime shooting guard had elevated his place in the league to legendary status, something Buss never took for granted:
“I prayed to the skies above and I said if we ever get a player on our team like Magic Johnson again, I will never ever, ever take that player for granted,” said Buss. “And then we got Kobe. As heartbroken as I am, one comfort that I have is that Kobe knew how much we loved him and we told him and we retired his numbers. He never doubted that we were behind him 100%. That gives me some comfort. We never held back the celebrating the greatness that was Kobe.”
The Lakers family has had to navigate a tough 2020, not only with the loss of Bryant but also the coronavirus outbreak that has put the season at a halt. Luckily for Buss, she seems to have found some peace judging by how she and her family treated Bryant during his time as a Laker.