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Sunday, 03 August 2014 00:25

Report: Jim Buss Scared Kevin Love From Becoming A Member Of The Los Angeles Lakers

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Kevin Love to the Lakers? Apparently not. Jim Buss looks to have prevented that!

On Celtics Beat, Rich Conte and Andre Snellings talked to Peter Vecsey about the Kevin Love situation, and Vecsey shed some light on where Love privately wanted to land for next season. 

"Love, who I have some insight into, said all along off the record in private to people, that he wanted to return to LA and Jimmy Buss scared him," Vecsey said. 

Buss is the part-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is the son of the late Jerry Buss, who owned the Lakers. 

Vecsey went on to say, "He [Love] grew up in Portland then went to LA, played for UCLA and he's that kind of guy right now; he loves that circus atmosphere that the Lakers would give him, so now it comes to the point where he's got a chance to play with LeBron."

He added that Love has a relationship with James dating back many years. 

It looks as if the Lakers missed out on a franchise cornerstone because Love was afraid of their owner. Looks like they might have to wait for Durant in a few years!

Check out the rest of Celtics Beat with Vecsey and MassLive's Jay King.

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Jess Thomas

Jess Thomas is the Red Sox Beat Team Manager and a member of the Boston Celtics beat team for CLNS Radio. Jess is a co-host on CLNS Radio's Red Sox Beat Podcast as well as a contributor to Celtics Postgame Shows.

Jess also currently writes for the Stow/Bolton Independents and The Item. 

Jess currently is an archiver/digitizer at the official home of Boston Celtics telecasts, Comcast Sports Net New England.

Previously, Jess was General Manager for Framingham State University's radio station, WJDM 91.3 FM, as well as sports editor for FSU's newspaper, the Gatepost.

Prior to joining CLNS Radio, Jess was an intern at CSNNE as well as WCVB.

Jess is a 2014 graduate of Framingham State University, with a degree in Communication Arts.

You can follow Jess on Twitter @CLNS_JessSayin