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Old 02-18-13, 10:22 AM
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Jerry Buss dies at 80

Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.

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Old 02-18-13, 11:45 AM
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Certainly a guy who seemed to live life on his own terms and had a great time doing it.

A perfect figure to run the Lakers as the crown jewel of his empire. Can't imagine that any of his offspring will be able to maintain that empire in his absence.
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The man had a nose for business and was a major player on how we view NBA basketball today. Here's a quote from ProBasketTalk: "Buss is widely recognized as the most successful franchise owner in NBA history, having purchased the Lakers (along with the Forum and the Kings of the NHL) for $67.5 million back in 1979. Buss later sold the Kings in 1988. Forbes magazine recently valued the Lakers at more than $1 billion."

Rest in peace, Jerry.
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Laker fans will be 45 minutes late for his funeral in tribute and I have been reminded will leave 20 minutes early.

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