ESPN Classic airs a Dr. Jerry Buss tribute in honor of the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers who passed away yesterday at age 80.
Buss enjoyed 10 NBA championships since assuming ownership of the Lakers in 1979. Buss is remembered as a shrewd businessman, a scholar, a renaissance man, a bon vivant and a generous philanthropist. As part of the tribute, ESPN Classic airs four Lakers NBA Finals games, including the first (1980) and last (2010) NBA championships for Buss’ Lakers. The tribute begins tonight at 8pm ET:
Dr. Jerry Buss Tribute on ESPN Classic Feb. 19-20
8pm ET — 1980 NBA Finals, Game 6: L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia
10pm ET — 1985 NBA Finals, Game 6: L.A. Lakers at Boston
12am ET — 1987 NBA Finals, Game 6: Boston at L.A. Lakers
2am ET — 2010 NBA Finals, Game 7: Boston at L.A. Lakers
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