DALLAS -– Owner Mark Cuban was always very thankful to Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss,
who died last Monday after a long bout with cancer.
“When I first got into the league (on Jan. 4, 2000) he sat me down and basically told me to ignore everybody and just be myself,’’ Cuban said. “He gave me all kinds of good stories about when he came in and the feedback and the response when he signed Magic (Johnson) to that $25 million deal.
“He always gave me a lot of confidence.’’
Cuban said Buss and his vision will truly be missed.
“You just can’t even begin to describe how important he was,’’ Cuban said. “He was a counter-balance to kind of the old school, and he was still part of the old school.
“He always had amazing things to say in (the Board of Governors) meetings, and always spoke his mind.’’
-- Dwain Price
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