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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 another on defense and challenging nearly everything that gets near the hoop.
Offensively, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard were collaborating more on pick-and-rolls. More importantly, those plays proved to be devastating even for a solid defensive team like the Celtics. Pick-and-rolls between Nash and Howard were one of the biggest things that were anticipated happening a lot on offense this season. But as assistant coach Dan D'antoni pointed out, those two guys were taught different on how to execute those plays causing a bit of confusion between them. Not anymore.
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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 [...]
On Thursday many of the Lakers best from the Jerry Buss Era spoke at a memorial service for the late owner of the franchise. It's a pretty moving little piece. I could only imagine the tears that were likely flowing in that room.
RIP in Dr. 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...
This is a good speech T..
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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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...
The Lakers paid an emotional tribute to their former owner.
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...
What happened Wednesday night, two days removed from the death of the greatest owner in the history of professional sports, left me touched and in tears. What we saw from folks at a venue in Los Angeles, to pay their profound respects to the most successful and influential owner, was an emotional scene so affecting that fans were fighting back tears.
A short video clip was shown...
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...
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Memphis Grizzlies 88, Toronto Raptors 82
In his first game against his former team, Rudy Gay couldn’t come up with the victory. Alan Anderson scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to keep their five-game winning-streak alive. Gay had an off-night, making five out of 15 shot attempts along with four turnovers.
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.
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...