Twitter Reacts: Lakers’ Buss Dies

From staff reports

Jerry Buss, the Lakers’ longtime owner who led L.A. to 10 championships, countless division titles and saw some of the NBA’s most iconic players suit up for his franchise, died today at 80. As expected, folks all throughout Twitter  — both current players and former, as well as pundits and media types around the league — had something to say about the NBA losing the owner of perhaps the league’s most well-known franchise. Below is a smattering of the comments:




  1. Ronnie says:

    My condolences and prayers to the families of Dr. Jerry Buss. I wish my team, the Detroit Pistons had an owner like him. He reinvented the game, brought a new style to the court. An owner who’s caring, helpful to his community and the game, willingness to talk with people no matter if you’re rich or poor because he’s been to both places. What a man! I wish today’s owners in professional sports…most of them would be more like him. A people’s person with a huge heart.
    R.I.P. Dr. Buss
    God be with all who’s affected by this lost

  2. cris says:

    Thank You Dr. Buss and may you rest in peace.

  3. gogomukmuk says:

    so srry to hear about the loss of one of the giants of the sport
    rip dr buss

  4. MICHAEL says:

    Sad day. RIP Dr. Buss. Prayers and love to the family.
    Day after ALL STAR Game and first home game is vs. Celtics.
    Poignant. Spiritual and no coincidences.
    Sports fans world-wide will NEVER EVER see the likes of Dr. Buss again.
    RIP- last great center for LAKERS!

  5. Patty says:

    Our deepest Condolences to Jim Buss’s family.

  6. joey boy says:

    we LOST the man Logo of NBA… we Love u from Philippines

  7. LakersWillWin says:

    His success will remain evident forever. Thank you for everything you have done for the city of Los Angeles Dr. Buss. I am glad you were able to view one more All-Star game. The NBA is in a good place. You changed the way people view the NBA, you changed the NBA, period. You were a god among men.

  8. James says:

    R.I.P. Buss……………….

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  10. jose502 says:

    So sad, really, this is not only a huge loss for the Lakers family but for all the professional sports, he was a game changer and visionary with an unique way to work the things, you’ll be missed Jerry, another star in heaven in Lakerland.

  11. jw says:

    RIP to Jerry Buss ,

  12. Arun says:

    R.I.P Dr. Buss. You are the best owner of all time.

  13. Sinastac says:

    rest in peace Jerry Buss,,,,he will go down in history as the greatest owner in american team sports, if not not all sports…

  14. Lakers 101 says:

    What a giant lost…

  15. Magic_Fan_4Life says:

    The NBA has lost a great owner. Someone who the changed the game of basketball with bold moves. R.I.P Mr Buss, your name will forever be remembered.

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  17. Lakersfan4ever says:

    R.I.P Dr Jerry Buss, My Prayers go his Family and the Lakers organization.

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  19. TTKIN says:

    I have loved the Lakers longer than anything in my life (family is the ONLY exception). Cant put into words how much I love the team and this man is the one most responsible for it.

    Wish he couldve gone out on a higher note than the disastrous season the Lakers have put forth thus far, But at lesat he had many, many championship celebrations.

    Best owner in the history of sports right here. RIP big guy. Say hi to Chick Hearn for me plz!

  20. My condolences go out to the Buss family, the players & Laker nation for their loss. He will be watching from front row seats instead of the owners box God Bless….

  21. lakersalltheway says:

    RIP Dr. Jerry BUss

  22. mharon bayabaya says:

    sad day for the nba family…….rest in peace sir.condolence to the family.