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Sharing your thoughts about Jerry Buss and writing his Hall of Fame speech

August 12, 2010 |  8:55 pm


Many of the posts on Friday in the L.A. Times Lakers blog will be about Lakers owner Jerry Buss getting inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. I'll take a look at how he helped make the Lakers what they are today, have links to everything else written about the event, and host a live chat during the induction beginning at 3:45 p.m. (red carpet arrivals start at 3 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. on NBA TV). But Friday's posts will also involve the faithful readers of this blog.

I've been asking for your participation a lot the past two weeks, partly because these are the dog days of the NBA off-season but also because there are plenty of topics that spark reaction. Buss' Hall of Fame induction surely serves as one of those moments. This post fills two purposes: giving everyone a chance to reflect on their favorite memories involving the Lakers owner and letting them imagine what they would say if they were writing Buss' Hall of Fame acceptance speech. I'll feature the best comments on Friday afternoon before the ceremonies begin.

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers owner Jerry Buss will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday in Springfield, Mass. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.