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An image of Jerry Buss overlooks a statue of Lakers great Magic Johnson as friends and family of the late Lakers owner gathered at L.A. Live for a memorial service Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A crowd of fans, including members of a youth basketball team, try to catch a glimpse of current and former Lakers players attending a memorial service for late team owner Jerry Buss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant eulogizes late Lakers owner Jerry Buss during a memorial service at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant speaks during a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Former player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks to an audience during a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Shaquille O'Neal eulogizes Lakers owner Jerry Buss during a memorial service at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Former Coach Phil Jackson speaks during a memorial service for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss at Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Former player Magic Johnson holds an "L" in honor of the Lakers team during a memorial service for late owner Jerry Buss at Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Mourners flash an "L" for Lakers as Magic Johnson eulogizes Jerry Buss during his memorial service at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Commissioner David Stern speaks about late Lakers owner Jerry Buss during a memorial service at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Former player and General Manager Jerry West gathers his thoughts during a memorial service for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss at Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A tearful Jeanie Buss talks with friends before the memorial service for her father, Jerry Buss, at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Johnny Buss speaks about his father, Jerry, during a memorial service at the Nokia Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Lakers fan Milly Heak wipes away tears before attending a memorial service for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Actor Andy Garcia and former Lakers player James Worthy arrive with their spouses for a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Actress and longtime Lakers fan Dyan Cannon embraces former Lakers player and General Manager Jerry West before a memorial service for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Former Lakers teammates Jamaal Wilkes, left, and Magic Johnson chat before a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss and Jerry West warmly greet each other as they arrive for late Lakers owner Jerry Buss' memorial service at the Nokia Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Former Lakers player and General Manager Jerry West arrives for a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Miami Heat General Manager Pat Riley, who coached the Lakers to several NBA championships, arrives for a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Lakers player Kobe Bryant arrives for a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans write tributes on banners before a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans write tributes on banners before a memorial service for Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Former Lakers players, coaches and extended family members gathered Thursday afternoon at the Nokia Theatre for a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the longtime Lakers owner who died Monday.

Buss, who bought the Lakers, the Kings, the Forum and a Kern County ranch in 1979 for $67 million from Jack Kent Cooke, died of kidney failure after a long battle with an undisclosed cancer.

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