Damn, I actually didn't thought I'd be this sad with this news.
I don't even know that man, and of course, he doesn't know me. But his work, in the end, has meant way too much for my life.
I believe I'm not the only one here, of course. I believe every longtime Lakers fan should be, at least, a little like me (and who knows, maybe some even more).
I cannot even begin to name all the good moments the Lakers have given me. I've enjoyed watching them play like nothing else. When things weren't perfect, I was always sure Jerry Buss and West/Kupchak would repair the problems, and most of all, I felts so reassured that the guy spending the money on the team was really a BIG fan of the Lakers, one of the biggest fans.
We've had many legends playing, coaching, broadcasting, trading, etc, but Jerry Buss might be the most important man in Lakers history. He is that big for this franchise.
I wish I could just say thank you, thank you for absolutely everything.