THE GREATEST OWNER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS EARTH, AND THE WHOLE WORLD OF SPORTS WILL BE IN MOURNING, BECAUSE THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS WAS THE GREATEST NBA SHOW ON EARTH, WHICH WAS CREATED BY THE MAN THAT REBUILT THE NBA, DR. GERALD HATTEN “JERRY” BUSS.

DR. JERRY BUSS WAS CHEMIST, GRADUATING FROM THE  UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING WITH A B.S. DEGREE, AND HE ALSO  GRADUATED FROM THE  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH A  MASTERS DEGREE AND ALSO A P.H.D.. THE GREATEST OWNER OF THE NBA WAS ALSO A GREAT  AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN,  WHO CREATED A SUBSTANTIAL REAL ESTATE EMPIRE THAT STARTED IN THE 1960’S,   WITH INVESTING A  $1000.00 IN A WEST LOS ANGELES OFFICE BUILDING.  DR. BUSS WENT ON TO PURCHASE THE PICKFAIR MANSION, WHICH WAS A HEAVILY COVETED PROPERTY AT THE TIME,  AND THEN  HE ESTABLISHED THE  MARIANI-BUSS ASSOCIATES,  A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY WITH  HIS LONG TIME BUSINESS PARTNER,  FRANK MARIANI.

DR. JERRY BUSS WAS A SPORTS MULTI-TEAM  OWNER, WITH ENTITIES TO INCLUDE:  THE LOS ANGELES STRINGS OF WORLD TEAM TENNIS,  THE LOS ANGELES KINGS OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE,  AND IN 1979, HE PURCHASED THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS, THE FORUM(WHERE THEY PLAYED) AND A LARGE RANCH FROM  JACK KENT COOKE, THE FORMER OWNER OF THE  NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE’S WASHINGTON REDSKINS. THIS PURCHASE WAS FOR  $67,000,000.00 DOLLARS, WHICH AT THE TIME WAS THE LARGEST TRANSACTION IN SPORTS HISTORY.

 DR. BUSS MADE SOME OF THE GREATEST DRAFT DECISIONS,  AND THE GREATEST TRADE IN THE HISTORY OF THE NBA,  WHEN HE TRADED FOR LEW ALCINDOR, KNOWN TO THE NEWER GENERATIONS AS” KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR”.  WITH THAT ACQUISITION,  AND ALSO WITH THE MAGIC JOHNSON DRAFT, THE JAMES WORTHY DRAFT, THE KEITH WILKES DRAFT,   AND THE BYRON SCOTT TRADE, DR. BUSS WAS ABLE TO WIN 10 NBA TITLES, AND BECOME THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONS  OWNER IN THE HISTORY OF IT’S EXISTANCE.

THE MYBOYSAY NATIONS NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION’S ENTHUSIASTS WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE SPORTS WORLD IN STATING THAT DR. BUSS WILL BE MISSED DEARLY, AND WE HOPE THAT THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS FRANCHISE CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE GREATEST OWNER OF ALL TIME WITH THE GRACE THAT HE DEMOSTRATED DURING HIS WONDERFUL CAREER AS THE NO.1 OWNER IN THE NBA,