Lakers and fans pay tribute to Jerry Buss

A memorial service was held on Thursday in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss. The night before, the Los Angeles Lakers took the court  for the first time since the death of Buss, sporting patches in the storied owner's honor. Across the street from Staples Center, fans were able to sign memorial banners.


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Attendees stand and gesture with Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Attendees stand and gesture with Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Attendees stand and gesture with Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers player and general manager Jerry West arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, whose Lakers won 10 NBA basketball championships under his ownership, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers player and general manager Jerry West arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, whose Lakers won 10 NBA basketball championships under his ownership, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers player and general manager Jerry West arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, whose Lakers won 10 NBA basketball championships under his ownership, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers player Earvin "Magic" Johnson arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, whose Lakers won 10 NBA basketball championships under his ownership, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers player Earvin "Magic" Johnson arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, whose Lakers won 10 NBA basketball championships under his ownership, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Former Los Angeles Lakers player Earvin "Magic" Johnson arrives at a memorial service for Jerry Buss, whose Lakers won 10 NBA basketball championships under his ownership, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday. He was 80. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The Southern California marching band prepares to play "Amazing Grace" during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Los Angeles Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The Southern California marching band prepares to play "Amazing Grace" during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Los Angeles Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The Southern California marching band prepares to play "Amazing Grace" during a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the late Los Angeles Lakers owner who died Monday from cancer complications, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant speaks during a memorial service Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles for team owner Jerry Buss, who died Monday. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant speaks during a memorial service Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles for team owner Jerry Buss, who died Monday. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant speaks during a memorial service Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles for team owner Jerry Buss, who died Monday. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Jeannie Buss, daughter of Los Angeles Lakers late owner Dr. Jerry Buss, is greeted by actress and long time Laker fan Dyan Cannon before the game with the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Jeannie Buss, daughter of Los Angeles Lakers late owner Dr. Jerry Buss, is greeted by actress and long time Laker fan Dyan Cannon before the game with the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fans write personal messages on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Lakers Fans Pay Tribute To Jerry Buss
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fans write personal messages on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fan Mike Delahaut writes a personal message on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Lakers Fans Pay Tribute To Jerry Buss
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fan Mike Delahaut writes a personal message on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fan Mike Delahaut (R) writes a personal message on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Lakers Fans Pay Tribute To Jerry Buss
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fan Mike Delahaut (R) writes a personal message on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Workers set up Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Lakers Fans Pay Tribute To Jerry Buss
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Workers set up Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fan Paul Carillo writes a personal message on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Lakers Fans Pay Tribute To Jerry Buss
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Lakers fan Paul Carillo writes a personal message on the Dr. Buss Memorial Banners in the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, directly across the street from Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater on Thursday, for invited guests only. Dr. Buss died at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle with cancer. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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