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Lakers grieving death of Jerry Buss

Updated: February 20, 2013, 12:34 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Before the Los Angeles Lakers could move on with the second half of the season following the All-Star break, on Tuesday they were left looking back at the life of legendary owner Dr. Jerry Buss.

"To me personally, he obviously believed in me from day one, being a 17-year-old kid to where I am now," Kobe Bryant said before practice, reflecting on Buss, who died Monday at the age of 80. "His competitive spirit, his vision of what this organization should be and how ...

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