Comedian Chris Rock makes a case for Jerry Buss being in the Rock and Roll… (Magnolia Pictures )
The reaction to the death of Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been overwhelming, with celebrities, other NBA players and executives from other basketball teams sending out their thoughts on Buss. A sampling:
Comedian Chris Rock: "Jerry Buss was so cool he should be in the rock and roll hall of fame. He will be missed."
Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5: "Thank you Dr. Buss for putting together some of the most soulful and exciting basketball the world will ever see. We're gonna miss you."
Actor Jonah Hill: "More than just an owner. Sad say because we lost you, Dr. Buss. RIP."
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant: "RIP to the legend Jerry Buss."
Minnesota forward and former UCLA star Kevin Love: "Huge loss for the NBA and the basketball world. RIP Jerry Buss."
Philadelphia 76ers Chief Executive Adam Aron: "On behalf of the entire 76ers organization, we send sincere condolences to the Buss family and all at the Lakers. A great man has left us."
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