Dr. Jerry Buss Appreciation Thread (May the Good Dr RIP)

Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Weezy on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:57 pm

Yes, I'm absolutely sad as you can be about someone you don't personally know dying. It's the end of an era, he's one of the greatest owners ever, he's given us so much greatness, so many championships, so much fun and memories. We've missed the playoffs what, once since he's owned the team? Truly great owner, always put out a great product. Even this season they put the talent out there, put the money up to win as always. I wish the family well during this sad time, basketball, and hopefully ongoing family issues, should be second to being with their father.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Lakerjones on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:03 pm

Nothing mentioned thus far on the radio that I know of.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby denimPortugal on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:06 pm

Life is so unfair! Sad sad news. Damn! Image

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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Magic Skywalker on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:08 pm

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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:12 pm

:man6: Oh my god my prayers and thoughts. I wish there were a permanent cure for Cancer.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby scissors on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:22 pm

Sad news. I am hoping for a miracle.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby jlkr on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:23 pm

I am not surprised. I had heard rumors through various grapevines and of course, Jerry has been a conspicuous no-show at the games this season. I had also tracked the transactions that enabled Jerry to put his kids in position to inherit the team and keep it in the family. Jerry knew this day was coming.

He is surrounded by family and friends; he has our prayers.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby lakersin4 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:26 pm

That's too bad.. Best owner in the history of sports.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:31 pm

ive known he was in the hospital for a while as well but couldnt say anything about it. thats why everything thats happened this season personnel wise hasnt really surprised me.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Aonex on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:32 pm

There's only one thing left to do... win the whole ****ing thing for Jerry.
In the real world, the day Steph awoke at 9 a.m. to begin his Ustream show, Kobe Bryant probably awoke at the same time, even if it was 6 a.m. in California, and lifted weights.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby LakerFanIam on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:32 pm

Thoughts & prayers to the entire Buss Family & Laker Organization.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:34 pm

He's shown an incredible ability to defy the odds and pull things in his favor. Here's to hoping he does it one more time.

Thank you, Dr.Buss
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:35 pm

Aonex wrote:There's only one thing left to do... win the whole ****ing thing for Jerry.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:37 pm

“When it comes down to it, Dr. Buss is a competitor,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said when Howard was acquired in a four-team trade last August. “And when it comes down to a decision about making a couple of dollars or a million dollars or $10 million or putting another banner up, he can’t help himself. He chooses to go for the banner.


His heart is in it, will always be.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby gcclaker on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:45 pm

SI just picked up the story though cobbled from various sources. It is gathering steam and could be a storyline for tonight's game.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:48 pm

per Sports Xchange:
Lakers owner Jerry Buss reportedly has an undisclosed form of cancer and has been hospitalized.
Citing multiple team personnel, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that Buss, 79, has been spending time in the intensive care unit of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his condition. A Lakers spokesperson would not comment on Buss' condition.

The Times reported many current and former Lakers players, including Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, have visited Buss. Radaronline.com reported the players were paying their last respects to him.

Buss has been hospitalized often during the past two years, including a surgery last August and blood clots for his legs 14 months ago.

Despite the recent medical issues, Buss has been involved in decisions around the team. The Times said he participated in the decision to hire coach Mike D'Antoni in November as well as last summer's acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.

Buss bought the Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings and the Forum from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979 for $67.5. He built the franchise into one of the most iconic in sports, winning 10 NBA championships since he bought them. Last year, the team signed a $1 billion TV deal.

In the past few years, son Jim Buss and daughter Jeanie Buss have taken more control of the team.


There will never be another one quite like him. I was distraught when Chickie passed...and I'm really not looking forward to what's coming next.

Simply put, without the good Dr., the Lakers wouldn't be the Lakers. :ball1:

You will be GREATLY missed! :man6:
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby The Rock on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:01 pm

Prayers for Dr. Jerry Buss, the greatest owner in sports. Hope he can pull through. Thoughts with Jim, Jeannie and the #Lakers family
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Center Court on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:11 pm

not to be brash, but clearly it's just a matter of time before he's gone. I hope he knows just how much he's brought to so many peoples lives.

I can't wait to see the down pour of support of him as the greatest owner in sports history. :jam2:
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby John3:16 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:16 pm

Aonex wrote:There's only one thing left to do... win the whole ****ing thing for Jerry.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby DarthRekal on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:20 pm

someone who had family pass from cancer.. this is horrible news.. and much prayers to the family...

glad that it's bringing guys like shaq and everyone out to come together.. and glad they get to say good bye properly... most people dont get that chance...

thanks for everything Dr Buss we love you.... Hope you pull through.... if you dont tell Chick we love him and miss him too :jam2:
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Balance&Options24 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:28 pm

To me he will always be the number one laker of all time.



Thank you for accepting nothing more than the best and continuing a tremendous legacy for the Lalers.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Lakerjones on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:41 pm

Lakerjones wrote:Nothing mentioned thus far on the radio that I know of.


Now it's definitely the subject on Max and Marcellus. It's got legs and is probably the real thing. So bummed to hear. Jerry Buss is the man. Self made millionaire/billionaire, genius, best owner in NBA history. Much love to the good Doctor and to his family.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:01 pm

Chillbongo wrote:
“When it comes down to it, Dr. Buss is a competitor,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said when Howard was acquired in a four-team trade last August. “And when it comes down to a decision about making a couple of dollars or a million dollars or $10 million or putting another banner up, he can’t help himself. He chooses to go for the banner.


His heart is in it, will always be.

I love that quote from Dr. Jerry Buss. My thoughts are with him
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:09 pm

If he goes --- jersey retirement coming.

His jersey "number" Should be the Laker Logo.
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Re: Breaking News: Dr. Jerry Buss is Dying of Cancer

Postby gcclaker on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:14 pm

One thing about Buss was that he NEVER put himself above the players, management and the franchise itself. Sure his lifestyle was news but for the most part he stayed out of the limelight. You can't say that about more prominent owners in sports.
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