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Lakers owner Jerry Buss inducted into basketball Hall of Fame

April 5, 2010 |  9:06 am

Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the hall officially announced today.

Buss will be enshrined in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 13 with the 2010 class that includes inductees such as Karl Malone, who spent the 2003-04 season with the Lakers, Scottie Pippen and Cynthia Cooper.

Since buying the Lakers in 1979, Buss has won nine NBA championships.

Entering this season, the Lakers had recorded the highest overall regular-season winning percentage (.661) in the NBA since Buss purchased the team.

Buss will go in as a contributor.

-- Broderick Turner