Jerry Buss: The owner, the champion!

Posted: February 20, 2013 in Champion, Great Owner

This past Monday, February 18, 2013; was a very sad day in the sports world. The famous majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers past away due to cancer. He had been batteling cancer for the past two years, and the battle came to an end at the age of 80 for the great champion and entertaining owner. Jerry Buss has been known for putting together the high caliber teams to bring the ultimate entertainment to the city of Los Angeles. He also was the one who brought the famous and gourgeous Laker girls to perform at the halftime at all of the home games. He will always be remembered by his players as the greatest owner, as he served more than just an owner relationship to each of his players. He was a good friend with each of his players, a good mentor and wonderful owner. He will also be remembered by his family as a loving and caring father to his kids and a great husband to his wife.

Jerry Buss started to become very famous when he took over the majority of the Los Angeles Lakers and drafted the best players to form an ultimate championship caliber team. He started the whole showtime era with his best player Magic Johnson and James Worthy. He created that team and they won their first championship that year he took onwership exactly ten months after. He wouldn’t stop their, after the showtime era with Magic Johnson, came the Kobe Bryant era which he drafted him staright out of high school as he saw the vision that Kobe can make his team championship once again. Along with Shaquille O’neal and head coach Phil Jackson, they went on to win five more championships to the city of Angels.

Jerry Buss was more than just an onwer, he brought exicitment and action along with the type of basketball he wanted to see be played in his arena. He made the Lakers brand as popular as it is today. Without his vision or spirit the Lakers would not be as famous as they are today. He would bring together the best players on the team to bring that championship spirit to the city. He will always be remembered as the greatest owner in sports. My heart goes out to his family and close friends.


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