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It was time to win when Doctor was in

Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss ran the kind of team Knicks fans could only dream of

Updated: February 18, 2013, 8:10 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

There will be moments of silence in arenas throughout the NBA. Flags will probably be flown at half-mast. And long after basketball luminaries lament the loss of Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at 80, his presence will undoubtedly remain.

In the best ways imaginable. Even at the expense of others.

On one hand you have an owner in Buss who presided over the Los Angeles Lakers for 33-plus years, finishing with 19 division titles, 16 trips to the NBA Finals and 10 -- count ...

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