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Lakers honor Jerry Buss with tribute

The Los Angeles Lakers honored former team owner Jerry Buss Wednesday before the team’s first game since Buss died. Buss, who was 80 years old when he died on Monday, bought the Lakers in 1979. The team won 10 NBA championships during his 34 years of ownership. Buss was honored with a tribute video, speech from Kobe Bryant, and moment of silence before the team’s game against...

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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 [...]

Lakers Pay Tribute To The Late Jerry Buss

The Lakers honored their owner Jerry Buss before taking the court for their first game following his death with a touching video tribute and another more fitting way as the buzzer sounded. You can watch the video tribute below, but the real tribute came with the Lakers knocking off the Celtics by a score of 113-99. [Los That Sports Blog] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

What Jerry Buss Meant to This Fan

Basketball didn't exist for me until a big kid nicknamed "Roy Roy" introduced me to the game by force after he had told me that the only way I was going to get my '69 Dodge Charger Matchbox that he had just snatched from me was to sink 2 free-throws. I was about 6 at that time and never held a basketball before. But I was a very competitive boy who thought this...

Buss a one-of-a-kind owner

LOS ANGELES With the death of Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss at 80 on Monday morning, a prodigious era in professional sports ended. Under the leadership of Buss who passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer the Lakers went to the NBA Finals 16 times in 31 seasons (1979-80 to 2009-2010), winning 10 championships. It was an unprecedented period of ownership success...

Phil Jackson Speaks at Jerry Buss’ Memorial Service

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Lakers' owner Jerry Buss dies

In the world of sports, there are two owners synonymous with success.  And both are gone now.  George Steinbrener of the New York Yankees had a win-at-all-costs mentality.  He would spend a ton and ruthlessly cut players.  Jerry Buss was a more civilized version of that, but with just as much success.  Maybe more.Yesterday, Buss died at the age of 80.  He was battling cancer...

At the buzzer: Kobe or Magic?

Alright fantasy fanatics the Los Angeles Lakers are down by one with 3.4 seconds left in Game 7 of the NBA finals.  If both players are in their prime whose hands do you want the ball in, Magic Johnson or Kobe Bryant? For those who argue Magic he is without a doubt one of the Top 5 players in the history of the NBA.  A 6-9 point guard with cat-like reflexes and eyes in the back...

Kobe Bryant & The Lakers Pay Tribute To Jerry Buss At Staples Center

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...

Dennis Rodman Breaks Down Trying to Talk About Late Lakers Owner Jerry Buss (Video)

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman spent one of his 14 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. That season was 1998-99, and he only played 23 games that year. That doesn’t mean, however, that the enigmatic superstar didn’t get close with Lakers owner Jerry Buss. So you could imagine Rodman was pretty sad when the news came that Buss had passed away Monday. Coincidentally, Rodman...

Steve Nash passes Magic Johnson in all-time assists

We thought this little piece of information was interesting considering Steve Nash's struggles this year, the Los Angeles Lakers' struggles, and Nash's leg injury earlier in the season.  The Lakers' point guard has passed another former Lakers' star, Magic Johnson, on the all-time assists list.Nash was able to do so in the third quarter of last night's win...
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