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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:26 PM


Q:  Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at age 80, built the organization to one of the most successful, and glamorous, in all of pro sports in the past 34 years. How many NBA championships did the team win during his career?

A: Buss, a Utah chemist-turned real estate magnate-turned Hall of Fame sports owner, presided over 10 NBA champions in 16 finals trips between 1980-2010. Lakers’ 1,786 wins under his regime are by far the most of any NBA team.


Today in … 

1953 – The Niagara Purple Eagles defeat the Siena Saints 88-81 in a college basketball battle in Albany, N.Y. Tied 54-54, Niagara's jerry Kennedy sinks a two a time expires, giving his team the apparent victory. However, Siena coach Don Cunha and his players protest that time had run out. After 10 minutes of arguing, officials agree with Siena and the game goes to overtime – six times. It is the first six-OT game in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. Minnesota and Purdue also will play six extra periods in 1955. Those two stand as the longest games in NCAA history until Cincinnati defeats Bradley, 75-73, in a seven-overtime thriller on Dec. 21, 1981.


Rockets guard Steve (Franchise) Francis, born 1978. Reds pitcher Jack Billingham, born 1943.