Lakers begin a new transition

It's uncertain how death of Jerry Buss will affect team, but winning cures all

Updated: February 21, 2013, 4:25 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- There were a lot of things the late Dr. Jerry Buss could have said when he was inducted into basketball's Hall of Fame in 2010. It was his stage, his moment to bask in. Instead he shared it with all the players and coaches who'd helped get him there.

"These men put their hands together, their souls together, and brought me with them," Buss said on that warm August day in Springfield, Mass.

Those words were replayed Wednesday night before the Los Angeles Lakers' 113-99 ...

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