That Laker game was unreal.
That Laker game was unreal.
KOBE SLAUGHTERS HAWKS
A crowded United Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.
Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I’m sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first; and then I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.”
The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”
Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone. “May I have your attention, please?”, she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14”.
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the United Airlines agent, gritted his teeth, and said, “F*** You!”
Without flinching, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to get in line for that, too.”
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Jerry Buss was the greatest thing to ever happen to the Lakers. He blessed our city of Los Angeles with the gift of his Lakers, of Showtime, and most importantly, of winning. I think we Lakers’ fans take that for granted sometimes, how in our entire lives the Lakers have basically been relevant and kept LA in the spotlight where it deserves to be.
Thanks Dr. Buss, for everything. Here’s to greatest sports owner ever.
Los Angeles Lakers Owner, Dr. Jerry Buss Passes Away at 79
Dr. Jerry Buss grew up in squallor in rural Wyoming. A self-made man, Buss turned a real estate business into a multimillion dollar company, before buying the Los Angeles Lakers and changing the face of the NBA today.
By drafting Magic Johnson, putting celebrities courtside, and turning up the tempo on his beloved “Showtime” offense, Buss became the most successful owner in American Professional Sporting History.
In his 33 years of owning the Lakers, the team made 31 playoff appearances, won the Western Conference and made the NBA Finals 16 times, and captured 10 NBA Championship trophies.
Life, however, isn’t best summed up by career accomplishments, but by the lives you have touched during yours.
Ronny Turiaf was drafted by the Lakers in 2005. Soon thereafter, Turiaf was discovered to have a serious heart condition that required him to either quit basketball, or have open-heart surgery.
“We had numerous conversations about it. He (Dr. Buss) told me that the Laker family would take care of it (the surgery). So, in hindsight, in retrospect, Dr. Buss saved my life.”
Dr. Buss, you changed the NBA. You changed people’s lives.
May you rest in peace.