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Jerry Buss was remembered fondly by those who knew him best on Thursday during a memorial service held at LA’s Nokia Theatre. Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Phil Jackson [...]
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Tweet Famed Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away on Monday at the age of 80 after a battle with cancer that was kept out of the press for almost a year. He officially died of kidney failure early Monday morning. The Lakers played their first game since Buss’ passing on Wednesday night against [...]
CALGARY, Canada Although Jerry Buss sold the Kings in the 1980s to focus on his ownership of the Lakers, the news of his death this week struck a chord in the hockey world.
Charlie Simmer, who was a member of the Kings famed Triple Crown line and is now an analyst on Calgary Flames TV broadcasts, said he was saddened to hear of Buss passing and offered his condolences to the Buss...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was buried in a private ceremony on Friday.
The team says Buss was buried in front of family and close friends at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.
He died Monday at 80 after an 18-month struggle with cancer. An invitation-only memorial service was held Thursday, with basketball greats like Magic Johnson, Jerry West...
The Los Angeles Lakers illuminated Jerry Buss’ chair in his empty suite on Wednesday night and held a touching tribute prior to Wednesday night’s matchup with the Celtics. Kobe Bryant took the mic at halfcourt and proclaimed his appreciation for “the greatest owner in sports, ever” saying:
“He was a brilliant and incredible owner, but even a better person with a great heart…His...
The Lakers paid an emotional tribute to their former owner.
LOS ANGELES A whos-who of Lakers and NBA legends showed up Thursday to celebratethe life of Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday after an 18-monthcancer ordeal.Many former Lakers showed up at the Nokia Theatre across thestreet from Staples Center in downtown LA to pay tribute to Buss, who was 80years old. Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Shaquille ONeal, KareemAbdul-Jabbar, Pat...
Los Angeles -- In the days since Dr. Jerry Buss' passing, we have heard the mainstream press often refer to him as "the greatest owner ever." Frequently, the journalists making such claims have gone on to recite a litany of Buss' statistical accomplishments to justify their proclamations.
How very corporate of them.
On Thursday afternoon at LA Live's Nokia...
Thursday a memorial service took place at the Nokia theatre, right across from the Staples Center for Lakers owner, Dr. Jerry Buss. The service epitomized who Dr. Buss was, friend, mentor, father, innovator, classy and glamorous. A virtual who’s who of Laker and NBA history shared their memories of Dr. Buss including; Phil Jackson, Jerry West, Pat Riley, David Stern, Shaq, Kobe...
Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West were
among a host of basketball greats who gathered to remember the life
and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
If you like story lines then this game was for you.
Tonight’s game was the first for Los Angeles since their legendary owner Jerry Buss died. Before the game a tribute for Buss was played and Kobe Bryant addressed the crowd as a spotlight was put on Buss’ seat in the stadium.
The trade deadline is only hours away and both Boston (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Jeff...
While Lakers Nation and the NBA mourns the passing of owner Jerry Buss, let’s hop in the CS Time Machine and head back to 2002, the last time a who’s who of Lakers legends gathered to mourn one of their own — the late broadcaster, Chick Hearn. Speaking at Hearn’s funeral was Magic Johnson, who, in wrapping up his eloquent eulogy, turned and thanked “Colonel” Roger Mahoney...
It has been an emotional week for the Lakers (26-29) since the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss. His loss seems to have given the team the type of motivation that could propel them to capture at least the 8th spot in the west.
Against Boston on Wednesday, Laker fans saw a totally different team out on the floor. Not only were the Lakers active the entire court, they were helping one...