Team(s) owned / ownership stake: Los Angeles Lakers | majority
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How did you come to own a sports team?
It’s a family business. Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Lakers in 1979, fulfilling his goal of owning a team and creating a family business.
Is it an investment or more of a hobby?
We run the team as a business but have a passion for the sport.
Is it a good investment?
Yes, we have enjoyed success both on and off the court.
Other than winning, what’s the best thing about owning part of a sports team?
Connecting with the community and uniting a very large and diverse city under the Lakers’ purple and gold flag.
What’s the worst thing (besides losing)?
Disappointing the fans.
How many games a season do you attend?
We attend the majority of games.
What was your favorite team when you were growing up?
As a family, we attended USC football and L.A. Dodgers games, as well as thoroughbred horse racing at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar race tracks.
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