Lakers take team photo without Jordan Hill or a Buss

The Lakers took their team photo on Thursday, well most of them.

Jordan Hill missed the annual event, arriving late to the team’s practice facility, according to a Lakers spokesman.

Also absent in the photo is any member of the Buss family, with owners Jim and Jeanie Buss sitting out.



It’s team photo day at El Segundo. #GoLakers— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 20, 2014

After the passing of Jerry Buss last February, the Lakers honored their late owner with a basketball sitting on an empty chair in between Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard.

Jim Buss represented the Buss family in the team’s 2012 team photo.

This year’s image includes a rare glimpse of Kobe Bryant in uniform.  The team’s All-Star guard has missed all but six games this season with Achilles’ tendon and knee injuries.


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