Jerry Buss 1933-2013

Dr. Buss celebrates after game four
Dr. Buss celebrates after game four
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 12: Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss celebrates after defeating the New Jersey Nets in Game four of the 2002 NBA Finals at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 12, 2002. The Lakers won 112-106 to sweep the series and take the 2002 championship title. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Buss is presented with trophy
Buss is presented with trophy
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 12: Owner Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers is presented with the 2002 NBA Championship Trophy from Commisioner David Stern after Game four of the 2002 NBA Finals against the New Jersey Nets on June 12, 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Lakers won 113-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE (Photo by: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images)
David Stern, Jerry Buss
David Stern, Jerry Buss
19 Jun 2000: Commissioner David Stern presents Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Jerry Buss the NBA Championship trophy in action during the NBA Finals Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Lakers defeated the Pacers 116-111. NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understood that the only rights Allsport are offering to license in this Photograph are one-time, non-exclusive editorial rights. No advertising or commercial uses of any kind may be made of Allsport photos. User acknowledges that it is aware that Allsport is an editorial sports agency and that NO RELEASES OF ANY TYPE ARE OBTAINED from the subjects contained in the photographs.Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport
Jerry Buss celebrates while holding trophy
Jerry Buss celebrates while holding trophy
BOSTON - JUNE 8: Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with the Lakers while holding the Championship Trophy in the lockerroom after winning the 1986 NBA finals against the Boston Celtics at The Boston Garden on June 8, 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Dr. Jerry Buss and Mark Cuban talk after game
Dr. Jerry Buss and Mark Cuban talk after game
DALLAS - NOVEMBER 19: Los Angeles Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss (left) and Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban share a candid conversation after the two teams played at American Airlines Center on November 19, 2002 in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks won 98-72. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE (Photo by: Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images)
Hugh Hefner Celebrates 77th Birthday At Lakers Game
Hugh Hefner Celebrates 77th Birthday At Lakers Game
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 10: Publisher Hugh Hefner and Lakers owner Jerry Buss pose above the crowd at the Lakers v Nuggets NBA game to celebrate Hefner's 77th birthday April 10, 2003 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss holds up trophy
Jerry Buss holds up trophy
PHILADELPHIA - MAY 16: Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers holds up the Championship Trophy after winning the 1980 NBA finals against the Philadelphia 76ers on May 16, 1980 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Richard Pilling/ NBAE/ Getty Images)
1985 NBA Finals Celebration
1985 NBA Finals Celebration
BOSTON - JUNE 9: Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jerry Buss and his team celebrate in the locker room after winning the 1985 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 9, 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. Lakers 111 vs Celtics 100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1985 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers Victory Party
Los Angeles Lakers Victory Party
Phil Jackson and Dr. Jerry Buss at a Los Angeles Lakers victory party hosted by owner Dr. Jerry Buss and coach Phil Jackson at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, Ca. Sunday, June 16, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
1985 NBA Finals - Trophy Presentation
1985 NBA Finals - Trophy Presentation
BOSTON - JUNE 9: NBA Commissioner David Stern presents the championship trophy to Lakers owner Jerry Buss while the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate in the locker room after winning the 1985 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 9, 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. Lakers 111 vs Celtics 100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1985 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
1987 NBA Finals - Trophy Presentation
1987 NBA Finals - Trophy Presentation
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 14: Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jerry Buss and the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate in the locker room after winning the 1987 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 14, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Lakers 106 vs Celtics 93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Film Premiere of Juwanna Mann
Film Premiere of Juwanna Mann
LOS ANGELES, CA. - JUNE 18: Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss (C) and two unidentified friends attend the film premiere of Juwanna Mann June 18, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. The film opens in theaters nationwide June 21, 2002. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Minnesota Lynx v Los Angeles Sparks
Minnesota Lynx v Los Angeles Sparks
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 23: President Johnny Buss and Chairman Dr. Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Sparks pose for the camera in the stands during a game against the Minnesota Lynx on August 23, 2005 at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. The Sparks won 74-63. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2005 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Johnny Buss;Dr. Jerry Buss
Los Angeles Lakers Team Photo
Los Angeles Lakers Team Photo
EL SEGUNDO - FEBRUARY 27: The Los Angeles Lakers (center row L-R) Aaron McKie #2, Devin Green #11, Kobe Bryant #8, Luke Walton #4, Sasha Vujacic #18, Von Wafer #23, Smush Parker #1 (seated L-R) Devean George #3, Ronny Turiaf #21, Lamar Odom #7, Chris Mihm #31, owner Jerry Buss, Andrew Bynum #17, Kwame Brown #54, Stanislav Medvedenko #14, Brian Cook #43 pose for a team photo on February 27, 2006 at the Toyota Training Center in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Bodog.Com At The 3rd Annual Lakers Casino Night
Bodog.Com At The 3rd Annual Lakers Casino Night
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Bai Ling and Dr. Jerry Buss pose at the Los Angeles Lakers 3rd annual Mirage Las Vegas Casino Night and Bodog Celebrity Poker Invitational benefiting Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation at Barker Hangar on April 12, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images for Bodog.Com)
2000 NBA Finals Game 6: Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
2000 NBA Finals Game 6: Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 19: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is interviewed by sportscaster Ahmad Rashad while his team celebrates winning the NBA Championship after defeating the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the 2000 NBA Finals on June 19, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers Casino Night
Los Angeles Lakers Casino Night
SANTA MONICA - APRIL 12: Lakers owner Jerry Buss poses with Victoria's Secret supermodel Selita Ebanks at the Los Angeles Lakers 3rd annual Mirage Las Vegas Casino Night and Bodog Celebrity Poker Invitational benefiting Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation on April 12, 2006 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Wendy Kaminski/NBAE via Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss watches the action during a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Thomas and Mack Arena on October 15, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Suns won 99-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, arrives to the ceremony as he is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, holds up a plaque honoring him with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, waves to the crowd during a ceremony as he is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss (C), poses with current and former members of the Lakers organization after Buss is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Jeannie Buss poses with her father, Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, after he is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Jeanie Buss, Phil Jackson, Johnny Grant, Dr. Jerry Buss and Earvin "Magic" Johnson reveal the star for Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, as he is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jerry Buss Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss (C), poses with former Laker girl Paula Abdul and the current Laker Girls after Buss is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and rapper Snoop Dogg pose together after Buss received a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the crowd as Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, looks on during a ceremony as Buss is honored with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, holds up a plaque honoring him with a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images)
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dr. Jerry Buss Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, and former Laker Earvin "Magic" Johnson pose together after Buss received a television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images)
VIP Reception For Jerry Buss Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Unveiling
VIP Reception For Jerry Buss Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Unveiling
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 30: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, pose together on the red carpet for a reception honoring Buss who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 at Level 3 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
VIP Reception For Jerry Buss Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Unveiling
VIP Reception For Jerry Buss Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Unveiling
HOLLYWOOD, CA - Socialite Paris Hilton poses with Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, at a reception honoring Buss who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2006 at Level 3 in Hollywood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE
Bakersfield Jam v Los Angeles D-Fenders
Bakersfield Jam v Los Angeles D-Fenders
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Ronny Turiaf #21 (L) of the Los Angeles Lakers has a laugh with Lakers owner Jerry Buss as the Los Angeles D-Fenders play against the Bakersfield Jam on November 28, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Bakersfield Jam v Los Angeles D-Fenders
Bakersfield Jam v Los Angeles D-Fenders
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: of the Los Angeles D-Fenders against the Bakersfield Jam on November 28, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
(credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dr. Jerry Buss (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died on Feb. 18 of kidney failure after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 80 years old. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died on Feb. 18 of kidney failure after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 80 years old. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
USA - 1980: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss poses with the NBA Championship trophy in 1980. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1980 NBAE (Photo by Rich Pilling/NBAE via Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers
Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers
# of the Los Angeles Lakers # of the Sacramento Kings during their preseason game at the Thomas & Mack Center October 12, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Shaquille O'Neal Most Valuable Player Portraits
Shaquille O'Neal Most Valuable Player Portraits
LOS ANGELES - MAY 10: Shaquille O'Neal #34 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses with Phil Jackson, Jerry West and Jerry Buss for a portrait after winning the Most Valuable Player award on May 10, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2000 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 7: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss receives the Larry O'Brien trophy after his team's victory over the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 7: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: Kobe Bryant #24 and Dr. Jerry Buss Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate after defeating the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 7: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 17: ESPN Announcer Stuart Scott interviews Owner Dr. Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers after defeating the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 13: Dr. Jerry Buss poses for a portrait during the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 reception at the Mass Mutual Center on August 13, 2010 in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 13: Dr. Jerry Buss speaks during the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony at the Symphony Hall on August 13, 2010 in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. ButlerNBAE via Getty Images)
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
2010 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 13: Dr. Jerry Buss speaks during the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony at the Symphony Hall on August 13, 2010 in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves Team Dinner
Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves Team Dinner
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 2: (L to R) Head Coach Phil Jackson and Team Owner Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers attend a team dinner for both the Los Angeles Lakers ad the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Palm Restaurant on October 2, 2010 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Phil Jackson;Jerry Buss
Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers
Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 4: Owner Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers watches the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at The O2 arena on October 4, 2010 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerry Buss
Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona
Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona
during the NBA Europe Live match between Los Angeles Lakers and Regal FC Barcelona at the at Palau Blaugrana on October 7, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 26: Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers is congratulated by team owner Jerry Buss before receiving his ring before a game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on October 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) Master ID: 106146960
Jerry West Statue Unveiled At All-Star Weekend
Jerry West Statue Unveiled At All-Star Weekend
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, Former players Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Pat Riley pose for a photo during a Jerry West Statue Unveiling at the Staples Center as part of the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER:User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images).
Jerry West Statue Unveiled At All-Star Weekend
Jerry West Statue Unveiled At All-Star Weekend
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 17: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss speaks to the crowd during a Jerry West Statue Unveiling at the Staples Center as part of the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER:User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images).
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown
Mike Brown, the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, speaks during his introductory news conference at the team's training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaces Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season.
Mike Brown Press Conference
Mike Brown Press Conference
EL SEGUNDO, CA - MAY 31: Owner Dr. Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers talks to the media at a press conference introducing Mike Brown as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Sports Center on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Jon SooHoo/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown
Mike Brown, the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, speaks during his introductory news conference at the team's training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaces Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season.
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown
Mike Brown, the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, speaks during his introductory news conference at the team's training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaces Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season.
1987 NBA Finals Game Six: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons
1987 NBA Finals Game Six: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons
INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: CBS Broadcaster Brent Musberger interviews Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss following Game Six of the 1987 NBA Finals on June 14, 1987 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA
NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA
<> at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on October 20, 2011 in New York City.
Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference
Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss pose for a photo at the Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference at Staples Center on November 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference
Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Chris Riley, Dr. Jerry Buss and Pat Riley pose for a photo at the Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference at Staples Center on November 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference
Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Jeanie Buss, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Dr. Jerry Buss and Phil Jackson pose for a photo at the Magic Johnson Foundation Press Conference at Staples Center on November 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jerry Buss At Magic Johnson Friars Club Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
Jerry Buss At Magic Johnson Friars Club Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss attends the Friars Club Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring Earvin "Magic" Johnson at the Friar's Club of California on October 27, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
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