Caught in the Web: Links to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction
Below is a video of Jerry Buss' Hall of Fame induction speech.
Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine has all the notes from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
-- The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth explains how Lakers owner Jerry Buss transformed the Lakers.
-- NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper credits this year's Hall of Fame inductees for accentuating the positive.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky has a transcript of Buss' speech.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin credits Buss' humility.
-- Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski argues no one could top the 1992 Dream Team.
Below is a speech from the 1992 Dream Team
Below is a speech from the 1960 U.S. Olympic team
Below is a red carpet interview with Magic Johnson
Jerry West and Bob Boozer joins NBA TV on set
-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark credits Mitch Kupchak's work this offseason.
Tweet of the Day: "Buss on the best Lakers team in his time as the owner: "It’s hard to say, to tell you the truth, I think it may be the one coming up." about 18 hours " -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Dr. Buss was correct in naming all the great players, coaches, and managers that helped him create the great success of the Lakers organization. His use of new avenues for televised broadcasts was excellent. His "Showtime" entertainment philosophy, including the new Staples Center, helped make NBA games a center-piece of sports in the City of LA. Truly a NBA Hall of Fame owner. Great job Dr. Buss!" -- RedBluffPete