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Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect
Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect

Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere. Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives. When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional sports makes you tap your toe, Jerry Buss is there. "He was nothing less than a transformational force in the history of sports," said NBA Commissioner David Stern at Buss' memorial service. Forever and ever, amen. When you are cheering the Laker Girls, you are cheering Jerry Buss. He invented them, he promoted them, he inspired not only their skimpy clothes and gyrating dances but also their community outreach and...

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