Humility carried Jerry Buss to HOF

Lakers owner is inducted in Springfield and shows the qualities that lifted him there

Updated: August 14, 2010, 1:37 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Jerry Buss was welcomed Friday into his new home in Springfield, Mass., at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where he'll forever be recognized as one of the game's greats.

His official label associated with the enshrinement is "contributor," which puts him in the same group as Lakers luminaries Chick Hearn and Pete Newell -- the latter of the two was recognized posthumously Friday as the coach of the 1960 USA Basketball gold-medal-winning Olympics team.

"Contributor" is ...

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