The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most popular, wealthiest, and winningest franchises in sports history. Some of the greatest NBA players of all time have donned the purple and gold, while they’ve seen plenty of success come their way.

The 2021-22 season, however, has been one of the worst campaigns in franchise history. After failing to make the playoffs, the Lakers are expected to make several changesbut not at the ownership.

Jeanie Buss, owner and president of the Lakers, admitted this season was quite disappointing for the team, but made clear she is not considering to sell the team in the short term – and probably never will.

Jeanie Buss is not even thinking about selling the Lakers

“In terms of selling the team, I’m not going anywhere. This is exactly what my dad asked me to do,” Buss said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “The team is not for sale,” she added, before expanding on how important leaving this legacy was for his father.

This was something that was important to him, that he wanted me to keep the Lakers in the family. I like to say, my dad had his children, but the Lakers were his baby, and he put me in charge of the baby, and I will make sure that the baby thrives.”

Dr. Jerry Buss acquired the Lakers in 1979 and went on to oversee the franchise for 34 years, in which the team won 10 championships, before his daughter took over.