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Los Angeles Lakers
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 Theater, a collection of family, friends, coaches, players, and local media came together to celebrate the life of Dr. Jerry Buss and to move beyond the mere numbers to provide a more humane glimpse into the man's personality and his affect on others.
The closed-to-the-public ceremony included speakers from virtually every era of Los Angeles Lakers history, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Kobe Bryant, and Magic Johnson.
Also present were many non-speaking Laker attendees, such as Elgin Baylor, Byron Scott, Michael Cooper, A.C. Green, Jo...
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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...
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 [...]
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When the Los Angeles Lakers take the court on Wednesday night to play their longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics, in their first game after the death of Dr. Jerry Buss, they'll do so wearing special jersey patches honoring the late legendary owner. The two-inch-tall circular patch, which the team revealed Tuesday, features Buss' initials in gold with white...
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...
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...
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A memorial service was held for Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss on Thursday in Los Angeles. Steve Nash and his girlfriend Brittany Richardson attended the event. Check out Nash listening intently to Kobe’s speech. I’m starting to believe Kobe might be right about the Lakers making the playoffs. To See the Video continue reading.-TO
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The Lakers paid an emotional tribute to their former owner.
It's anybody's guest why the Lakers (25-29) have yet to find that motivation to go out and lay everything on the floor to help themselves win games. The passing of the legendary Dr. Jerry Buss Monday morning could be that push they need to make a historical run in the remaining 28 games to make the playoffs. Laker fans are optimistic that their team will answer the bell now...
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...