LOS ANGELES - Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson is still quite upset at the fact that his all-time favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers got swept in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs 4 games to none.
He was recently asked what he feels that the Lakers organization needs to do in order to once again become the contender they were back during the days of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal.
Nicholson responded to the sports writer by saying that the Lakers need a lot of things to get them back to where they can be a genuine contender and not just an in-the-back door playoff participant.
He said that the best thing for the Lakers would be if they were sold to him. Jack said that he has talked to the Buss family and he has expressed his desire to them.
The actor who appeared in the motion picture A Few Good Men said that he went the entire season without hardly cheering at all and it did not feel good.
He said that all of the prima donna, diva, and cheerleading antics ain't gonna get them diddly squat.
SIDENOTE: When Nicholson was asked who he would hire as his coach if he purchased the team he grinned and said that he would hire himself. He pointed out that after decades of sitting in the front row, he knows more about coaching an NBA team than just about all of the NBA coaches with the one exception of San Antonio Spurs veteran coach Gregg Popovich.