“My love of sports certainly contributes. Some people own sports franchises more as a business, a steppingstone to fame. But I own it mainly because I love it. It’s a corny line, but they say, “When you bleed, you bleed for blue and gold.” I was a Laker fan a long time before I was fortunate enough to own them. I have owned them for 27 years and I truly have loved every moment of it. Again, it’s that I love the sport. I went into it because I love the Lakers and when you love the Lakers, you want them to win so badly that you will work tirelessly … tirelessly to make that happen, and essentially I think that’s how we have been so successful.” —Jerry BussRest in Peace to arguably the best sports owner there ever was, Jerry Buss.

My love of sports certainly contributes. Some people own sports franchises more as a business, a steppingstone to fame. But I own it mainly because I love it. It’s a corny line, but they say, “When you bleed, you bleed for blue and gold.” I was a Laker fan a long time before I was fortunate enough to own them. I have owned them for 27 years and I truly have loved every moment of it. Again, it’s that I love the sport. I went into it because I love the Lakers and when you love the Lakers, you want them to win so badly that you will work tirelessly … tirelessly to make that happen, and essentially I think that’s how we have been so successful.” —Jerry Buss

Rest in Peace to arguably the best sports owner there ever was, Jerry Buss.