Kobe Bryant Honors Jerry Buss Before Lakers Game

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Photo by Stephen Dunn//Getty Images

It’s been only a few days since the passing of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, but Wednesday night, the team banded together for their game against the Celtics.

It’s no secret that the Lakers have been struggling all season long, but they seemed to be inspired by the great Dr. Buss, easily beating Boston 113-99.

Star player Kobe Bryant paid tribute to Buss before last night’s match-up.

“On Monday we lost what we all know to be the greatest owner in sports, ever,” Bryant said. ”He was a brilliant and incredible owner, but he was an even better person with a great heart. His vision has transcended the game and we are all, all, spoiled by his vision and by his drive to win year after year after year.

“Through our years being here at Staples Center, the one thing that we could always count on was the great Dr. Jerry Buss overlooking his franchise from his box. I’d like to ask all of you to please join us in a moment of silence to honor the great Dr. Jerry Buss.”

Watch his emotional speech below:


-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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