Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'

Originally Published: February 18, 2013
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"?

That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, the longtime Lakers owner who passed away Monday.

Buss was always in a better place.

Perhaps other team owners would get an invitation to a party at a friend's house in their honor when they won a championship. In Buss' case, it came from Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion.

Whenever I interviewed Buss on the phone ...

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