Nude Model Turned NBA Scout Freshens Resume

I had dinner last night with someone who works in close proximity to the Lakers front office, and we were chuckling about how the NBA franchise is known as a model organization in the pro sports industry.

Jerry Buss Walk Of Fame

What many don’t know is that because of Jerry Buss’ general lack of funds, the organization is run on a shoestring. There’s essentially five full-timers in the entire front office. Five. That said, many NBA teams are learning that perhaps that isn’t such a bad business model. Especially in the current economic climate.

Because Buss isn’t as financially fit as most pro sports owners, it’s safe to say that if the Lakers hadn’t had their remarkable run of championships during his tenure, he probably would’ve lost control of the franchise long ago. In other words, if he ran the team the way Donald Sterling has run the Clippers, the Lakers wouldn’t have been such a cash-generating machine, and Buss probably would’ve had to sell at some point.

Jerry Buss Is A Lecher

What also makes the Lakers so wonderfully unique is the way septugenerian Buss galivants around in the company of females 50 years his junior. And of course his daughter Jeanie posing for Playboy and *dating* 61-year-old Phil Jackson. It really can’t get any better than that, can it?

Jeanie Buss basketballs

Actually, it can.

Bonnie Jill Laflin Lakers scout

How about the club hiring a nude model, Bonnie-Jill Laflin (above), as a scout? You might remember our previous reportage on her somewhere among those dusty SbB back issues in your basement - right next to the nudie mags you saw her splayed out in.

Bonnie Jill Laflin Jerry Buss

I’m happy to report that thanks to the kooks at PETA, Laflin she has freshened up her nude modeling resume. New pic after the jump. Read more…

Sexy Lakers Scout Eyeing Players, and Vice Versa

When Hugh Hefner makes his way to Staples Center on Tuesday, there’s one Lakers front-office employee the Playboy purveyor will most certainly have his eye on - Bonnie-Jill Laflin.

Bonnie Jill Laflin Lakers scout

Laflin is a former model-slash-actress-slash-TV reporter who serves as a scout for the L.A. b-ball squad. But when she sits herself down at courtside to watch prospective players, who’s checking out who?

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Los Angeles Lakers Jerry Buss Hire Bonnie Jill Laflin Nude Model As Assistant General Manager

LECHER LAKER BUSS THE CONSUMATE TALENT SCOUT: I’ve lived in L.A. for seven years now, and I find myself gravitating to being a Lakers fan. How can you argue with the current stewardship of team owner Jerry Buss?

Jerry Buss Is A Lecher

It’s no coincidence that his astute basketball acumen has lead the team back to respectability after his Italian vacation caused Shaq to leave the uncontrollable circumstances of Shaquille O’Neal’s unfortunate departure.

Jerry Buss Is A Lecher

Of course, everyone knows that the main reason the Lakers are a model NBA franchise is because of the quality people Buss currently surrounds himself with.

Bonnie-Jill Laflin Nude Photos Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers

His latest masterstroke (besides the offseason Vladimir Radmanovic sign) in the HR department has been to hire Bonnie-Jill Laflin away from the softcore porn industry, where she was a nude model, for a front office position.

Bonnie-Jill Laflin Nude Photos Kurt Rambis Los Angeles Lakers

No doubt after carefully considering hundreds of other well-qualified, deserving male and female candidates for the job, Buss reportedly installed her as Assistant General Manager of the club’s developmental team.But for some reason, the Lakers basketball operations page doesn’t include her name. It must be a careless omission, since we all know Mitch Kupchak and the rest of Lakers front office is no doubt proud of the association.

Bonnie-Jill Laflin Nude Photos Los Angeles Lakers

And you can bet that the brightest female basketball minds are also flush with pride, seeing one of their own land a plum basketball operations position with the legendary NBA franchise.

Bonnie-Jill Laflin Nude Photos Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

Arash Markazi of SI.com has more on Buss’ bold and brilliant move, as he profiles Laflin and her groundbreaking gig with the NBA club.