The colourful and influential owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and Sparks, Dr Jerry Buss, will be honoured in a 3 hour memorial service which will be televised on Time warner Cable Sportsnet on Thursday afternoon.
The memorial service will be held at the Nokia Theater at 3 p.m. Dr Buss died on Monday after recently celebrating his 80th birthday on January 27th. Normal network coverage will resume after the memorial broadcast.
Jerry Buss will be finally laid to rest after an 18 month long battle with cancer. The Los Angeles sports world will remember Dr Buss for revitalizing Los Angeles basketball and boxing, his business acumen, and extensive philanthropy.
The Los Angeles Lakers won 10 NBA championships under Buss’s stewardship, which was credited to his commitment to winning and willingness to pay the NBA’s biggest stars to play for Los Angeles.
The memorial will be rebroadcast in its entirety on TWC Sportsnet and Deportes on Thursday and Friday.