Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss is back on Lakers Courtside Connection updating her journal with a lot of info on the Lakers pre-season.
The most interesting part to me was Jeanie relating how the game against FC Barcelona came about. Here’s a snippet.
Originally, Golden State was scheduled as the fourth team in the Shoot Out but then received an invitation to play in China. While we understood Golden State’s desire to visit China along with the Milwaukee Bucks, it left us one team short for the Shoot Out. The Lakers front office contacted the remaining NBA teams but everyone’s preseason schedule was set. The NBA suggested a team from the Euroleague.