Jerry Buss Mourned By Kobe, Shaq And Magic

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Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away today at the age of 79.

Buss, who purchased the Lakers, as well as The LA Kings and The Forum, in 1979, oversaw 10 championship teams and dozens of iconic NBA players. Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy and several other Laker greats played for Buss.

After the Lakers owner was hospitalized, Bryant said: “He means everything to me. He took a chance on a 17-year-old kid coming out of Philadelphia when nobody really saw that potential. He believed in me the entire way.”

Several other Lakers stars have taken to Twitter to express their gratitude to Jerry Buss.

Current players like Pau Gasol also sent out their condolences to the Buss family.

Of course, you don’t have to be a Laker to appreciate what Buss did for basketball. The Lakers owner was known for bringing “showtime” to the NBA. He turned the Forum into a venue for entertainment, as well as great basketball, and according to NBA commissioner he changed the world of basketball forever.

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