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Title: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 18, 2013, 11:25:46 AM
At age 80.

RIP.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: KGs Knee on February 18, 2013, 11:28:10 AM
Yes, sad day for his faimly, the Lakers, and the NBA as a whole.

As much as I loathe the Lakers, the man was genious with how he ran the Lakers.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Kane3387 on February 18, 2013, 11:29:50 AM
RIP.  :'(

He was a laker legend.

Have to agree with many that he's the greatest NBA owner of all time.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: ScottHow on February 18, 2013, 11:36:31 AM
Rip
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Donoghus on February 18, 2013, 11:37:19 AM
Rough year for the Lakers gets worse.

I hate the Lakers with a passion but Buss was one of the better owners in the history of professional sports.  That's a bummer.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: DTownCelticsFan on February 18, 2013, 11:38:19 AM
As much as I love to watch the Lakers struggle on the basketball court, this is sad news. RIP.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Who on February 18, 2013, 11:38:29 AM
Terrific owner. A dream owner for fans.

Big loss for both the Lakers and the league as a whole.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 18, 2013, 11:38:40 AM
I hate the Lakers like everyone else here, but Laker and Celtics fans I think respect each other a lot more since the Heat teamed up. 

Buss was unquestionably one of the best owners in sports and kept that team at an elite or near-elite level for the vast majority of 3+ decades.  Remarkable run.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Fafnir on February 18, 2013, 11:43:03 AM
Huge loss, Lakers could be headed to Knicksville when it comes to ownership given the Jeanie/Jim situation.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Moranis on February 18, 2013, 11:51:02 AM
Huge loss, Lakers could be headed to Knicksville when it comes to ownership given the Jeanie/Jim situation.
The thing is, Jeanie/Jim have been running things for years.  I really don't see much change.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Fafnir on February 18, 2013, 12:05:24 PM
Huge loss, Lakers could be headed to Knicksville when it comes to ownership given the Jeanie/Jim situation.
The thing is, Jeanie/Jim have been running things for years.  I really don't see much change.
with dad refing.

Things could get a lot messier now, especially with a trust.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: celticslove on February 18, 2013, 12:12:10 PM
Rip
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: LooseCannon on February 18, 2013, 12:34:52 PM
I refuse to say anything nice about the Lakers, but I sure would like to replicate Buss' reported ability to "date" hundreds of teenagers well into his 70s.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 18, 2013, 12:36:22 PM
I refuse to say anything nice about the Lakers, but I sure would like to replicate Buss' reported ability to "date" hundreds of teenagers well into his 70s.

It's his death, why don't we wait a few days to say stuff like that?
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: syfy9 on February 18, 2013, 12:42:52 PM
RIP.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 18, 2013, 01:12:04 PM
Yes, sad day for his faimly, the Lakers, and the NBA as a whole.

As much as I loathe the Lakers, the man was genious with how he ran the Lakers.


AGREED
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on February 18, 2013, 01:12:30 PM
RIP. May he join the Basketball gods in the sky....
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: celtsfan84 on February 18, 2013, 09:16:49 PM
RIP. May he join the Basketball gods in the sky....

Well said.  A sad day for the Lakers and the NBA as a whole.  RIP.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Celtics18 on February 18, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
RIP, Jerry Buss, a great owner and a legend for the game of basketball.

Is it too tasteless to say that this current Lakers squad might be what did him in?
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Ogaju on February 18, 2013, 09:49:07 PM
RIP Dr. Buss. Amen.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: TripleOT on February 21, 2013, 01:11:04 PM
If you're a young person interested in making money, read this

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That earned Buss a job at the Douglas Aircraft Company where he was paid $700 a month.

He decided to put aside $83.33 from that monthly paycheck in order to raise a thousand dollars in one year. Mariani, a fellow worker, did the same. Getting four other investors to join them, Buss and Mariani put down $6,000 in 1959 to buy a 14-unit apartment building in West Los Angeles for $105,000.

A young Buss scraped together his initial real estate investment by saving 12% of his meager salary for a year.  Not having enough funds to do it himself, he threw in with partners to buy his first investment property. 

it's ironic that both LA NBA teams are owned by self made real estate investors - one considered the best owner and one the worst. 

Here's the Yahoo article on Dr. Buss

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--from-bread-line-to-lakers-owner--jerry-buss-left-a-lasting-impact-on-the-nba-161337054.html

Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Chelm on February 21, 2013, 01:56:12 PM
If you're a young person interested in making money, read this

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That earned Buss a job at the Douglas Aircraft Company where he was paid $700 a month.

He decided to put aside $83.33 from that monthly paycheck in order to raise a thousand dollars in one year. Mariani, a fellow worker, did the same. Getting four other investors to join them, Buss and Mariani put down $6,000 in 1959 to buy a 14-unit apartment building in West Los Angeles for $105,000.

A young Buss scraped together his initial real estate investment by saving 12% of his meager salary for a year.  Not having enough funds to do it himself, he threw in with partners to buy his first investment property. 

it's ironic that both LA NBA teams are owned by self made real estate investors - one considered the best owner and one the worst. 

Here's the Yahoo article on Dr. Buss

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--from-bread-line-to-lakers-owner--jerry-buss-left-a-lasting-impact-on-the-nba-161337054.html
Not to take away from his accomplishment or your obviously fiscally responsible message but $700/month in 1959, especially after taxes, is not a meager salary.  I'd love to get a monthly check for $5.5k (after considering inflation).
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: TripleOT on February 21, 2013, 11:49:07 PM
If you're a young person interested in making money, read this

Quote
That earned Buss a job at the Douglas Aircraft Company where he was paid $700 a month.

He decided to put aside $83.33 from that monthly paycheck in order to raise a thousand dollars in one year. Mariani, a fellow worker, did the same. Getting four other investors to join them, Buss and Mariani put down $6,000 in 1959 to buy a 14-unit apartment building in West Los Angeles for $105,000.

A young Buss scraped together his initial real estate investment by saving 12% of his meager salary for a year.  Not having enough funds to do it himself, he threw in with partners to buy his first investment property. 

it's ironic that both LA NBA teams are owned by self made real estate investors - one considered the best owner and one the worst. 

Here's the Yahoo article on Dr. Buss

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--from-bread-line-to-lakers-owner--jerry-buss-left-a-lasting-impact-on-the-nba-161337054.html
Not to take away from his accomplishment or your obviously fiscally responsible message but $700/month in 1959, especially after taxes, is not a meager salary.  I'd love to get a monthly check for $5.5k (after considering inflation).

Get a doctorate in physical chemistry like Dr Buss and you could be making that salary.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: OsirusCeltics on February 22, 2013, 12:40:02 AM
RIP Jerry Buss

Wilt, Kareem, Buss, and Magic are the only Lakers I actually like
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: wahz on February 22, 2013, 01:15:11 AM
At age 80.

RIP.

sorry, Im not a fan of his.
He hated the Celtics so he can go straight down the hole

 
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Kane3387 on February 22, 2013, 01:18:30 AM
At age 80.

RIP.

sorry, Im not a fan of his.
He hated the Celtics so he can go straight down the hole

Lol wow.
Title: Re: Jerry Buss dead
Post by: Chelm on February 22, 2013, 08:46:52 AM
If you're a young person interested in making money, read this

Quote
That earned Buss a job at the Douglas Aircraft Company where he was paid $700 a month.

He decided to put aside $83.33 from that monthly paycheck in order to raise a thousand dollars in one year. Mariani, a fellow worker, did the same. Getting four other investors to join them, Buss and Mariani put down $6,000 in 1959 to buy a 14-unit apartment building in West Los Angeles for $105,000.

A young Buss scraped together his initial real estate investment by saving 12% of his meager salary for a year.  Not having enough funds to do it himself, he threw in with partners to buy his first investment property. 

it's ironic that both LA NBA teams are owned by self made real estate investors - one considered the best owner and one the worst. 

Here's the Yahoo article on Dr. Buss

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--from-bread-line-to-lakers-owner--jerry-buss-left-a-lasting-impact-on-the-nba-161337054.html
Not to take away from his accomplishment or your obviously fiscally responsible message but $700/month in 1959, especially after taxes, is not a meager salary.  I'd love to get a monthly check for $5.5k (after considering inflation).

Get a doctorate in physical chemistry like Dr Buss and you could be making that salary.
Oh, I understand, and I'm not saying the wage is undeserved, I just took issue with the word 'meager' when describing his salary.