“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.