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Trust at core of Jerry Buss legacy

Some wonder where the Lakers are headed after death of their visionary owner

Updated: February 22, 2013, 8:58 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- For nearly two and a half hours Thursday afternoon, the men and women who loved the late Los Angeles Lakers owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, gathered to celebrate his life and share stories that were fit for public consumption.

Jerry West had some doozies about his former boss' ability to stay up all night -- and stick him with the bill for an $8,000 bottle of champagne. NBA commissioner David Stern told of how Buss created a sort of salon for artists and intellectuals at the Great ...

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