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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 that the franchise had lost its leader.
However, we all know the Lakers can win games. It's how they win tonight against the hated Boston Celtics (28-25) will tell the tale if this team truly believe in themselves that they have what it takes to rise for the challenge.
Like the Lakers, the Celtics spent much of the season trying to find themselves. They thought they finally did after stringing together 6 wins in the beginning of the new year but faltered again by dropping the very next 6 games. It wasn't until they found out that they had lost Rajon Rondo for the season that they came toge...
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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...
"I don't just want winners. I want champions," Jerry Buss said.
That sums up the way he lived his life. The Lakers are the NBA's winningest franchise under the guidance of Dr. Buss. He made the NBA finals 16 times, winning 10 titles during his 34 years of ownership. He was an innovator, a guiding light and set a standard of excellence that may never be duplicated...
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.
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Photo Credit: Gettu Images Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away this morning at the age of 80. Buss had been hospitalized for cancer for much of the past 18 months, according to the Lakers. His assistant, Bob Steiner, told the Associated Press that Dr. Buss ultimately died of kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Jerry Buss completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University...
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...
Many people were shocked to find out during their lunch breaks Monday afternoon that longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss had passed away after his long fight with cancer.
Buss touched many lives since purchasing the Lakers in 1979. The purchase price of $67.5 million was the largest transaction in sports history at the time. Buss produced 10 championships for the Lakers during his reign...
As the world remembers the LA Lakers famous owner Jerry Buss we look back at his historic career.
Social media outlets have been rocked with the passing of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times, Mike Bresnahan, broke the news of [...]
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...
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...
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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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Jerry Buss holding the 1980 Finals trophy. Via The Hollywood Reporter
Jerry Buss was the great Lakers owner who just passed at 80. Buss had and will be remembered for having a great spirit and desire to win. He led the Lakers from 1979 until his passing in February 2013. During that time, the Lakers continued to build and become a storied franchise.
Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant...
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 and more celebrated Buss’ life by sharing memories with the crowd of mourners in attendance. Go through the slides to see each video.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson considered...