The Real Secret Behind the LA Lakers Dynasty: Dr. Jerry Buss

With all of the talk of a possible Los Angeles Lakers dynasty, we must take a moment of pause and realize the real secret to the Lakers success. There is one reason and one reason only why the Lakers repeated this year and won another NBA title: Dr. Jerry Buss.

Even with his induction today into the NBA Hall of Fame, it still seems like the man does not get the appreciation he deserves.

Quite simply, Dr. Buss is the greatest owner in all of professional sports. 

Bold statement? Not at all.

Since 1979, the year he bought the Lakers, the team has had 16 Finals appearance in 30 years. Try that one on.  

That is exactly the number of times Dr. Buss’ team has made it to the championship. Over half the years the man has owned the Lakers, they have played for a title.

Unheard of and a mind-boggling stat!

But, none of this is luck. And, it’s not just talent. There is more to winning than appears. This is a deliberate intention to be the best. 

Dr. Buss lives by this mantra.

Everything about the Lakers success comes down from the top. Dr. Buss sets the tone for his organization, and raises the standard for this legendary franchise.  

Sure, he bought a team with history and success, but he has elevated the Lakers to one of the greatest franchises in all of professional sports.

There was no Magic Johnson's Showtime before Dr. Buss. Magic had only been drafted, won on a coin flip, when Buss bought the team. 

The Lakers went Hollywood only from a focused effort by Dr. Buss and his staff to appeal to the stars and famous people of LA.

He believed in marketing and the entertainment value of basketball. And, he delivered.

Laker games are must see events, the team dominates the NBA headlines, and its players are rock stars.

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