VIDEO: Watch Dr. Jerry Buss’ epic speech at Jerry West’s statue ceremony


Dr. Jerry Buss had a way with words. The four and a half minute speech he gave at Jerry West’s statue ceremony was one of the best I’ve ever heard; it wasn’t too long, and it wasn’t too short – it was just right.

Dr. Buss honored West at the ceremony back in 2011 and Mr. Clutch appeared to be close to tears by the end of the late Lakers owner’s touching tribute.

You can tell why his players loved him so much. Dr. Buss was definitely a one-off.

Written by Ross Pickering

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