Jeanie Buss: Lakers must continue quest to surpass Celtics in titles
Buss told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes that in carrying on the legacy of her late father, Dr. Jerry Buss, she's determined to see the Lakers take the lead over the Celtics in championships.
"When he started, he wanted to take on the Boston Celtics and all the winning they had done," Jeanie said. "Now, with ring No. 17, we're tied with the Celtics in terms of winning (championships). That's what he set out to do. And certainly the work is not done yet. We have to continue that quest, and we'll do so."
The Celtics had an opportunity to surpass the Lakers last season, advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time in 12 years. However, they lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games.
The Lakers failed to reach the playoffs last season after finishing 33-49.