Yesterday, the basketball world lost one of its most beloved figures with the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, 80, owner of the L.A. Lakers since 1979. He embodied the American dream, rising from near poverty to help foster, nurture and own a team he loved and helped lead to their 10 NBA championships under his 34-year command. He branded, befriended, and bolstered the team, created their "Showtime" slogan, and turned its $16 million value into billion-dollar franchise. We celebrate his legacy with a photo roundup of some candid and memorable moments from his life and career.