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Bill Plaschke: Lakers fans deserve better than what Jeanie Buss said in first public comments

LOS ANGELES - It was nice that after two months of front office implosions, Jeanie Buss finally decided to talk.

That she conducted her first interview on a red carpet was as revealing as the interview itself.

In her brief stops in front of the media Monday at the NBA Awards show, a seemingly detached Buss acted as if her Los Angeles Lakers are a star attraction that could simply dazzle their way back to greatness.

She talked about the franchise as if she were promoting a movie. She sold hype. She spun buzz.

She said a

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