Jerry Buss

Dr. Jerry Buss, the long-time owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, died this morning at the age of 79. Many people know Buss from his days as the owner of one of the premier sports franchise ion the planet, but those same people never realized what a fascinating guy Buss was.

Gerald Hatten “Jerry” Buss was born on January 27, 1934 in  Salt Lake City, Utah.  A Depression-era baby, his parents were divorced in his very early childhood. After that, his mother struggled to raise Jerry working as waitress in Evanston, Wyoming; Buss would often tell tales of standing in food lines in the bitter Wyoming cold.

Buss was an intelligent child, and he eventually earned a earned a science scholarship to the University of Wyoming. He majored in chemistry and graduated in 1955 with a B.S. degree after only two and a half years. While at the University of Wyoming, Buss met…

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