Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is not adding any more fuel to the fire he started during the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities and instead has paid homage to late Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
Weezy F. Baby paid his respects to the late executive Lakers icon on President’s Day.
“Rest peacefully Dr. Buss and may God bless your family. Purple-Gold,” Wayne tweeted February 18th. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Cypress Hill’s B-Real also remembered Buss’ legacy Monday morning.
“To honor Jerry buss, they should put up a banner with his picture, next to the championship banners in the staples center.Just my opinion” (B-Real’s Twitter)
Former Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson reflected on his relationship with JB following Monday’s news of his passing.
“Dr. Buss was just a fun-loving guy. He was very intelligent, he studied history, he could quote things. But the man was very competitive, as well,” Johnson, now an ESPN NBA analyst, said on the network Monday. “He wanted to win championships. He brought all of us in to do that … and at the same time he wanted to be friends to the players.” (USA Today)
After more than 30 years in the executive Lakers office, Buss passed away at the age of 80 earlier today.
Jerry Buss, who bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979 and turned them into the N.B.A.’s glamour team, winners of 10 league championships and the cornerstone of his Southern California sports empire, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 80. His death was announced by the Lakers. He had been hospitalized with cancer for much of the last 18 months. (New York Times)