Quite surprised J. Buss doesn't have his own thread upon his passing; that being said, condolences to Lakerland. I imagine he means just as much as Eddie D. means to me, to a handful of you, so... Respect.
It only felt good beating his teams (on the rare occasion it happened) because his teams meant something, year in and year out. As fans, we all should be so lucky. That, and, I can't even imagine the house-parties that he threw; rivaled, in Hollywood to only Hef, I'm sure.