A thank you message to Jerry Buss from Lakers fans

SB Nation's Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll offered this thanks and tribute to Jerry Buss, who passed away Monday at the age of 80 following a bout with cancer.

Our community is here for Lakers fans, and without Jerry Buss, there would be no Silver Screen and Roll. There would still be the Lakers, but without Showtime-- without his vision-- there's no telling what the purple and gold would have been. His acquisition of the Lakers in 1979 forever changed the organization, and the National Basketball Association.

Thank you for everything Dr. Jerry Buss. From all of us here at Silver Screen and Roll, and all of the fans worldwide. Your contributions to basketball will never be forgotten, or matched.

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