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Iconic Lakers owner Jerry Buss riffs on his team, USC and poker

Updated: March 24, 2010, 6:28 PM ET
By Steve Springer | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

His reputation assured, his fortune secured, the reins of his organization in the hands of his offspring, but the ultimate power still in his grasp, Jerry Buss, at 77, could be content with life in the slow lane, enjoying the excellence of his Lakers from the vantage point of his luxury box.

The most successful sports owner in L.A. history, Buss has put nine championship banners on the walls of Staples Center. As owner of the defending NBA champions, Buss has been praised ...

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