Magic, Shaq, Riley, West & Others Entering Jerry Buss Memorial (Videos)
Earlier this week, legendary Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss passed away at the age of 80. Thursday, the 10-time NBA champion was honored with a memorial ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The 7,000-seat venue is situated on the grounds of the LA Live entertainment complex, immediately across the street from Staples Center.
The 90-minute event featured speeches from a bevy of noteworthy figures, including NBA commissioner David Stern, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Pat Riley, Shaquille O'Neal and Magic Johnson.
Below are multiple pieces of iFolloSports.com original video, showcasing many of the attending basketball luminaries (including some of the above names), as they made their way into the star-studded observance.
Five-time NBA champion/Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.
Four-time NBA champion/future Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal.
Five-time NBA champion coach/Hall of Famer Pat Riley.
NBA champion player and executive/Hall of Famer Jerry West.
Two-time NBA champion/Hall of Famer Bill Walton.
Three-time NBA champion/Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott.
Three-time NBA champion A.C. Green.
Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist/two-time WNBA champion Lisa Leslie.
Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich.