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Jerry Buss Memorial - Memorial for Jerry Buss, the owner of basketball giants the Los Angeles Lakers, at the Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th February 2013

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Jerry Buss Dies Aged 80: The Man Who Made The L.A Lakers 'Hollywood'


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Jerry Buss, the long-time owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, has died aged 80. The self-made millionaire made his fortune in real estate and bought the legendary west-coast NBA outfit in 1979, charting the team's success with marquee signings Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and, of course, Shaquille O'Neal.

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Jerry Buss Will Be Sadly Missed By Lakers Fans

Buss, who led the team to 10 championships, turned the game of basketball into "Showtime," and was the brains behind getting celebrities sitting courtside and having the Laker Girls dancing during timeouts. "I really tried to create a Laker image, a distinct identity," Buss said. "I mean, the Lakers are pretty damn Hollywood."

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Jerry Buss - Thursday 17th June 2010 at Staples Center Los Angeles, California

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Jerry Buss - Sunday 6th June 2010 at Staples Center Los Angeles, California

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Jerry Buss Wednesday 26th May 2010 outside Katsuya restaurant Hollywood, California

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Jerry Buss - Jerry Buss stopped by on his way to the horse races Inglewood, California - Bikini Beach Mile Workout and Press Conference at Hollywood Park Wednesday 16th May 2007

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