Originally posted on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 3/22/13

HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 10: Publisher Hugh Hefner, Lakers Owner Jerry Buss, Playboy Playmates and a KCAL 9 News reporter pose to celebrate Hefner's 77th birthday April 10, 2003 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
The Lakers will never be the same now that team owner Jerry Buss passed away this season. Buss brought flash, "Showtime," titles (10) and much more during his time with the team and this season's Lakers team honored Buss in one awesome way. During their team photo (h/t Larry Brown Sports) the Lakers left one empty chair in honor of Buss. A very classy move by the organization since without Buss, the Lakers probably would have never become the franchise as we know them today. [follow]
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