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LA Lakers: Jerry Buss' 15 Greatest Franchise-Altering Decisions

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LA Lakers: Jerry Buss' 15 Greatest Franchise-Altering Decisions
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When fans talk about some of the greatest Los Angeles Lakers of all time, names such as Magic Johnson, Pat Riley, Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson are inevitably and rightfully mentioned.

But fans often forget to mention Jerry Buss, the man who is responsible for bringing all of those players and coaches to Los Angeles.

Since becoming the owner of the Lakers in 1979, Buss has made many franchise-altering decisions that have helped the team win numerous championships.

Here are Jerry Buss’ 15 greatest franchise-altering decisions.

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