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02-18-2013, 12:06 PM
Butch 19
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
All of LA will be mourning the passing of Dr. Buss. May he rest in peace.

Although Jack Kent Cooke was the architect in building LA into a sports city, Buss took it to another level and made the Lakers the hot ticket in LA. I'm lucky to have grown up during the Showtime era, when Lakers basketball was at its best and was one of the most exciting teams to watch in the history of sports.
^^^^ all that. RIP.

And didn't Buss start Prime Ticket? Which changed how L.A. fans got to watch the Kings and Lakers on TV. Before PT, all we got to watch were road games, and the Kings would show maybe 20 games a season?? (anyone have an old pocket schedule they can check? and I loved the old schedules: Kings schedule on one side, Lakers on the other) The rest of the games were Bob Biller on the radio.

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