Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss recently turned off replies on one of her tweets thanking NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal for his warm gesture and she didn’t take the reactions sitting down.
Jeanie Buss blasts fans
Shaq had sent over flowers and a signed card wishing Buss happiness, which the Lakers owner showed appreciation for with a message of her own on Twitter.
One Lakers fan quote tweeted her and pointed out that the responses were locked for the said post.
Buss responded with a stern message about not wanting to infect her post of gratitude to Shaq and his charitable foundation with more Lakers fans angry about roster construction and the team underperforming.
“You can still post whatever you want about me. I’m trying to highlight the good work The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation is doing and if you are going to trash me please separate it from good work the foundation is doing,” said Jeanie Buss.
Thank you @SHAQ I appreciate your thoughtfulness. The flowers are beautiful!Congratulations on all the money raised by THE EVENT for The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation @shaqfoundation – everyone should join us October 7, 2023 in Las Vegas. Shaq always brings in the MEGA-stars!! pic.twitter.com/IrLU19jTqJ
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) December 24, 2022
Lol she turned her comments off😂 https://t.co/qaPz1B4ox3
— َ (@HoodiGuWop) December 24, 2022
It has been also noted that Buss hasn’t turned off her comments for all of her tweets but clearly wanted to keep at least that one clean of any criticism. The purple and gold faithful are as die-hard as they come but their loyalty comes with the price of high expectations. There are valid criticisms against the way LeBron James’ supporting cast has been built with a dearth of shooting threats around their gravity-pulling superstars. Jeanie Buss just wanted to put an halt on the heat at least for a bit.