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#1 epicwolf

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 12:57 PM

When people hear that Dr Buss passed away, sure they are sad and say "well he is a great owner" blah blah blah. But people do not understand that we just lost the biggest Icons in sports history. He is not just a great owner. He is the best owner in SPORTS HISTORY. Nobody should argue that. Even if they try they will look stupid. Sports history im telling you. Which means spots teams in the 19th century till now. Unforuntately people don't realized it. The east coast people will be like "well John Steignbeigner is good too" and the cowboy people will be like "Jerry Jones is good" but those two owners are not even in the same planet as Dr Buss.

Let me break this down to you guys so you guys so you can appreciate more of what this man is all about. Im sure you are fans and you guys do like Buss but i want you guys to worship this man. He is the Icon. I do not understand why it took so long for him tobe in the basketball hall of fame. In fact, I want him to be up there wil the james Neismith. I want him to be up there with the john wooden. In fact, he is better than wooden. This man revolutionized basketball THis man should be the footprint of how to be a great owner. Sure you can be a winning owner but you end up having enemies at the end. Hense the Steihnbreigner and the Jerry Jones. Dr Buss willing to be competetitve but at the same time he doesn't have any enemies. Even the teams that he beat up still give him respect and loves him.

Name me an owner that knows how to run a business. Name me an owner who knows how to run a winning franchise. Name me and owner who doesn't have any former employee that doesn't respect and like him. Even when he had issues with Jerry West and Phil Jackson they both love the guy. No owner in the history of sports are able to balances greatness with winners and not cause any enemies. He is a great business man, a great father, the best owner in all sports and should be an Icon of the century

We should have a holiday after this guy but unfortunately people don't understand how great this guy is. They don't understand th magnitude of the lost. Jerry Buss is the reason why the NBA is thriving and didn't become a lost league. No it wasn't micheal jordan. It was Jerry Buss. He make the NBA watchable. He make the nBA interesting and entertaining.

THIS IS A HUGE BLOW TO THE FRANCHISE AS WE KNOW IT. No owners will ever be as great like Dr Buss.

MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:00 PM

I agree 100%. And I am discouraged at what the current state of the franchise leadership is.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:06 PM

I agree with you, he is one of the reasons why the NBA is what it is today. He built the Lakers. The transition however I think will be small. I do not think people will notice a change in power. He has been less involved in the regular day-to-day operations, but he still made decisions the affected this franchise. He still had the final word. Would Mike D'Antoni be our coach is Jerry wasn't here? Who knows. My analogy is that Jimmy and Mitch work on the day-to-day operations, thinking of ways to make the team better. Jerry however is the one who stamps it as yes or no. He will be missed, but his legacy will always be remembered. The impact he had on the city of LA is like no other.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:07 PM

I dont wanna argue against Jerry Buss but George not John Steinbrenner is def in the same class as Dr Buss hes won 7 championships with the Yankees

Dont get me wrong I think Buss might be the best but Steinbrenner has to be up there too

Edited by NYCLakerfan, February 18, 2013 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:08 PM

Before Jerry Buss took over in 79, nobody cares about the lakers. They are not even in the radar to people who doesn't live in LA. Jerry put the Lakers on the map. Jerry did something that Jack Cook can't do. He make the Lakers a brand. And Micheal Jordan lovers should realized that if it wasn't for Jerry Buss, creating a brand was never a thought to anybody. The franchise and state of the Lakers could be dissapearing as we know it. I was just dissapointed to see how people react to this story. Sure they are sad but they act like just another owner pass away because of old age like JOhn Steignbreigner. You guys should be more sad than you should be if you are a true lakers fan. You guys became lakers fan because of the magic this man did. David Stern should worship this man because Jerry helped David bring back the NBA to life.

MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:11 PM

i want you guys to worship this man.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Man, Lakers better beat the hell out of Boston this Wednesday

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:18 PM

I feel like the OP is going to hard like yes the man is dead and he is arguably the greatest owner in American sports but saying how sad ppl should be or else their not real Laker fans or that we should worship him. You need to fallback your going mad hard right now

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:30 PM

I dont wanna argue against Jerry Buss but George not John Steinbrenner is def in the same class as Dr Buss hes won 7 championships with the Yankees

Dont get me wrong I think Buss might be the best but Steinbrenner has to be up there too

Only a few teams instill "championship or bust" and that stems from the ownership down to the players. The Lakers and Yankees are the only 2 teams I know that play that way.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:32 PM

Before 1979 lakers had jerry West,wilt, gail Goodrich, Kareem, and Mikan..lakers were always ONE of the greatest teams in NBA history, Dr. Buss came along and along withJerry West, Chick Magic, Kobe, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Shaq, Kareem, Worthy,Pau and some of the greatest role players of all time have made the Lakers what it is today.

As far as moving forward.

Mitch and Jim put together a team with Kobe and Pau still here along with Nash and Dwight, and guys like Metta, Jamison, Meeks and Clark and Jordan Hill. Injuries and health has been the true theme of this season, but maybe now we can use this to turn this particular season around.


We will turn it around. Jim DID draft Bynum, and after that Mitch, Jim and Doc got Pau. They kept Kobe, They kept Odom, they drafted Sasha and farmar and we won in that transition era, now Jim has to prove that he can do it again , and I think that's unfair given Kobe is NOT quite in his prime, but look at the moves they have been doing and obviously, Stern really messed us over.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:46 PM

Fail.


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 01:59 PM

not sure what the OP was trying to accomplish but Dr. Buss was already 80 years old and he had cancer. He didn't go out in his 50s. He accomplished a lot which we fans are truly thankful. What is the point in crying for 40 days? He'd probably want us to go bang lots of chicks right about now. Joking aside, there is no need for such drama. R.I.P and move on like we will.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:00 PM

miss him :(

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:01 PM

um ya, i'm not going to worship another man
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Posted February 18, 2013 - 02:02 PM

not sure what the OP was trying to accomplish but Dr. Buss was already 80 years old and he had cancer. He didn't go out in his 50s. He accomplished a lot which we fans are truly thankful. What is the point in crying for 40 days? He'd probably want us to go bang lots of chicks right about now. Joking aside, there is no need for such drama. R.I.P and move on like we will.


Thank you Im honestly not sad the man lived a long, successful, seemingly happy life and was suffering in his last days I understand feeling sad for the family but for the man himself it was his time so Im happy for his life and accept his death.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:42 PM

its a sad day in lakerland.
we will miss dr buss.

but to clarify, jerry jones isnt a good owner, pls dont bring that up
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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:47 PM

I was reading until you said.

"I want you to WORSHIP the man, THE ICON"


Im no bible thumper, but im pretty sure thats exactly what were NOT supposed to do

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:48 PM

What a spiel.

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:51 PM

Imma huge cowboys fan there is absolutey no contest what so ever when comparing buss to jerry. Infact I think its an insult to buss to even compare him to jj. As far as the yanks are concearned, yeah they win a lot but baseball doesn't have a salary cap LOL! Makes all the difference in the world imo. But yeah u sir are buggin talking about a holiday and worship SMH!

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 03:54 PM

Before 1979 lakers had jerry West,wilt, gail Goodrich, Kareem, and Mikan..lakers were always ONE of the greatest teams in NBA history, Dr. Buss came along and along withJerry West, Chick Magic, Kobe, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Shaq, Kareem, Worthy,Pau and some of the greatest role players of all time have made the Lakers what it is today.

As far as moving forward.

Mitch and Jim put together a team with Kobe and Pau still here along with Nash and Dwight, and guys like Metta, Jamison, Meeks and Clark and Jordan Hill. Injuries and health has been the true theme of this season, but maybe now we can use this to turn this particular season around.


We will turn it around. Jim DID draft Bynum, and after that Mitch, Jim and Doc got Pau. They kept Kobe, They kept Odom, they drafted Sasha and farmar and we won in that transition era, now Jim has to prove that he can do it again , and I think that's unfair given Kobe is NOT quite in his prime, but look at the moves they have been doing and obviously, Stern really messed us over.


I like alot of your post but the "stern screwed us" theme is really tired. Let's review:
1. After Paul indicates to NO in the Fall of 2011 that he will become free agent at the end of the season, Kupchak trades Gasol and Odom in a proposed 3 way deal that would have sent Paul to the Lakers
2. Hornets would have gotten Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and a 2012 first round draft pick
3. Proposed trade is submitted to the League, WHICH OWNS THE HORNETS
4. League is in the process of trying to sell the Hornets, they are looking for mostly young players and draft picks
5. Within ONE HOUR of submission of the proposed trade, Stern, as decisionmaker of the OWNER of the team, declines the trade
6. Paul eventually gets traded to the Clippers for Eric Gordon (age 22), Al-Farouq Aminu (22), Chris Kaman (expiring contract) and a first round draft pick
7. Paul immediately picks up his 2012-2013 player option
8. Scola later gets amnestied by Houston
9. Odom allegedly get ticked that Lakers tried to trade him and demands his own trade
9. Paul later reveals that he really wanted to go to the Clipper all along

This was a weak deal from the Hornets standpoint, and did not fit their plans. Why is it such a surprise that the team's owner vetoed the trade????

Beyond this, what assurances are there that Paul would have picked up his option if he had been dealt to the Lakers instead? He saw (and sees) the decline of the team and its likely future, he wanted to go somewhere where the team was young, had budding stars and was in need of a leader ... he found it.

You guys really need to past your monkey butt feelings over this. Stern did exactly what he should have done in that situation.

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