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Jerry West talks about his time working with Jerry Buss (VIDEO)

Feb 19, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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Among the many smart moves Jerry Buss made as owner of the Lakers was to make Jerry West his right hand basketball guy for so many years, through much of the “Showtime” era. While a lot of superstars struggle to make the transition to an after-basketball role — playing is instinctual, the front office is about observation, analyzation and negotiation — West was brilliant at both.

Here West talks about his time with Dr. Buss, who passed away at the age of 80 on Monday, and the impression he left on West, the Lakers and Los Angeles.

  1. cdins - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Sick of hearing about this. Im sure he was gracious to everyone, especially when he was pocketing several hundred million a season

    • bonzmo67 - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      Show the man the respect due , if you’re sick of hearing and you can’t show respect, take your punk ass off this blog, with you’re silly ass.

  2. yousuxxors - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    hate the lakers but god dam you gotta respect this man and his record. winning organizations start at the top and hes the reason why the lakers have been a force since the 80s. RIP youll be missed.

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