Jeanie Buss On Her Father’s Goal Of Surpassing The Celtics In Championships: “We Have To Continue That Quest, And We’ll Do So.”

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By Gautam Varier View the original article to see embedded media. When Jerry Buss purchased the Lakers in 1979, he had a goal in mind, which was to surpass the Boston Celtics in championships. It may not seem far-fetched to the modern NBA fan, but when Buss had taken over the team, they had won 6 championships as compared to 13 for the Celtics. Things of course changed from the 1980s as the Showtime Lakers won 5 championships in the decade and when the Lakers led by Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant three-peated from 2000 to 2002, that large divide was gone. The Celtics, for their part, won 3 m…

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