Ahead of this week’s arrival in bookstores of her new book Laker Girl, team Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss guested on ESPN’s K-Bros podcast. She explained how growing up in the shadow of parents who divorced in 1972 when she eight-years-old connects to the 2010 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series.

Explains Buss:

When I watch the TV show Mad Men, I cringe, because that was the era when I was a young child. The way things operated then: you protected the children, you didn’t give them bad news. You thought that was the right thing to do, and that’s what my parents did. They spared me the details of their relationship.

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