The following excerpt describes Phil Jackson's longtime girlfriend, Jeanie Buss, also the daughter of the Lakers' owner Jerry Buss. It can be found in the newly released biography called Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings.
If Jeanie's Laker Girl reflects the woman's priorities and is not excellent satire, she is obsessed with tacky emblems; her book-long subplot of jewelry borders on the pornographic. The dramatic high point of her story? The morning she was robbed at the Forum on her way to work. "Give me all your jewelry," the man said at gunpoint. She parted with her engagement ring from volleyball player Steve Timmons, a diamond "tennis bracelet," a diamond Presidential Rolex, diamond earrings and a Lakers championship ring studded with diamonds. (Presumably the thief has been living in Monte Carlo ever since, sipping champagne on the beach.)