Jerry Buss at the Forum

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005334" title="Jerry Buss" href="/topic/sports/jerry-buss-PECLB005334.topic">Jerry Buss</a> bought the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000104" title="Los Angeles Lakers" href="/topic/sports/basketball/los-angeles-lakers-ORSPT000104.topic">Lakers</a> from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979, along with the Forum, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15031001" title="NHL" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/nhl-15031001.topic">NHL</a>’s <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000076" title="Los Angeles Kings" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/los-angeles-kings-ORSPT000076.topic">Kings</a> (which he later sold), and a ranch in the Sierra Nevada for a total of $67.5 million.

( George Rose / Allsport / January 1, 1990 )

Jerry Buss bought the Lakers from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979, along with the Forum, the NHL’s Kings (which he later sold), and a ranch in the Sierra Nevada for a total of $67.5 million.

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