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Jerry Buss -- Laker-Sized Chip on His Shoulder

6/18/2009 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Orlando fans weren't the only ones who couldn't care less about the Los Angeles Lakers' victory parade yesterday. Jerry Buss -- the dude who owns the team lock, stock and barrel -- had better things to do ... playing poker at a cheesy casino all by his lonesome.

Jerry Buss Los Angeles Lakers

Jerry was so engrossed in his hand at the Bicycle Casino -- 10 miles from the parade route -- he wasn't even looking up at live TV coverage of the celebration. We're thinkin' any other owner would be leading the band!

Turns out, this is S.O.P. for Jerry. His peeps tell us Buss has never attended a championship parade because he hates the traffic and the attention.

Hope he's not bettin' with the Lamar Odom money ....

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antoinette    

ok i`m first again suckers

1870 days ago
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anonymous cb    

I've heard Buss is a TERRIBLE holdem player and goes to Commerce and Hollywood Park to donate money... REAL PLAYERS wait to see where the old man is going to sit and they B LINE it to his table.. EASY MONEY BUSS.

1870 days ago
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superchunk    

Gambling and drinking are Jerry's favorite hobbies. Lakers are just an investment.

1870 days ago
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CMANSB    

Actually, that looks kind of sad..

1870 days ago
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cuban    

even the Lakers Owner hates the Lakers lol

1870 days ago
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knuckles    

Gee you think it's because his daughter is now the owner and doing more front office work than Jerry? Bring us news when you have it. He's a gambling drunk and another parade for him is like you bothering another celeb. HO-HUM!

1870 days ago
7.

Spike    

me thinks almost sick of tmz needs to get a life....or just end his.

1870 days ago
8.

Luke Warmwater    

Jerry's afraid a little breeze is going to disturb that huge combover on his noggin. The man can afford transplants or a weave but sticks with that gross combover......ewwww!

1870 days ago
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antoinette    

OMG........ i think Spike 425 needs to go back to 2nd , or could you still be in grade school

1870 days ago
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hahahahahha!!!!!    

I actually respect him for that. There's nothing more annoying than owners like Jones, Blank, Cuban and Al Davis that make everything about them. Sure they cut the checks, and its their teams, but come on, they're not the ones calling or making the plays. Let it be about the team and the fans, not the owners.

1870 days ago
11.

Michelle    

Are you kidding me? I work in Downtown L.A. close to the Colliseum and Staples Center and it was a mad house in that area (traffic, people running through the streets). There is no way any sane person would want to be sandwiched in between two sweaty fat people cheering for the Lakers.

1870 days ago
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Duke Melrose    

Let the good Dr. Buss enjoy his afternoon gambling, drinking and womanizing. God knows that's what I would be doing if I didn't have to work.

BTW, The Bicycle Casino is not cheesy... it's not classy either but falls somewhere in the middle.

Go Lakers!
Duke Melrose

1870 days ago
13.

Ashlee    

i'd rather him use the money to sign trevor ariza than lamar odom.

1870 days ago
14.

Kay    

Who would want to be in a crowded place with sweating people all around? I'd rather be playing poker myself. That's a no brainer. The Bicycle Casino is a great place to play.

1870 days ago
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A...A    

I don't know anything about the Lakers,but I enjoy playing at the Bicycle Casino.....

1870 days ago
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