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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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Brandon    

Hey I am trying to get my website out there... Totally un-related to the topic but everyone go to PublicServantReview.com to speak out about police brutality and abuse of power..

Spread the news please...We as Americans must do something about the police and governnent. They have too much power and the more we let them get by with the more they will take from us.

1921 days ago
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j9    

After the appalling behavior of the Lakers fans the other day I would be embarrassed to be seen with them as well.

1921 days ago
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Yankeespg23    

You CANNOT play poker by yourself, good job TMZ.

1921 days ago
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Jitesh Patel    

THATS INTERESTING HOW DOES THE OWNER OF SUCH A PRESTIGOUS FRANCHISE LAY BACK AND JUST PLAY POKER OR HANGOUT FOR DRINKS WHEN HIS TEAM FINALLY WON A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 7 LONG YEARS????? COME ON JERRY IT ISNT LIKE YOUR LAKERS WIN THE TITLE EVERY YEAR ESP AFTER GETTING THERE BUTTS HANDED TO THEM LAST YEAR AGIANST KEVIN GARNETT AND THE BOSTON CELTICS, I KNOW THE LAKERS BEAT THE PITYFUL ORLANDO MAGIC BUT SHOW SOME SPIRIT, BUT CANT BLAME YOU I HATE BIG CROWDS AS WELL

1921 days ago
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blackandwhitegirl    

I WAS AT THE LAKER PARADE YESTERDAY AND I LOVE THE LAKERS. IM THIN AND I WAS SANDWICHED IN BETWEEN TWO CUTE AND THIN LATINO GUYS AND THEY WERE NOT SWEATY. IF JERRY IS TOO SHY TO GO TO THE PARADE THATS UNDERSTANDABLE. THE LAKERS FANS WERE ON GOOD BEHAVIOR YESTERDAY

1920 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

What would Kobe say?

1920 days ago
22.

a lipstick Lesbian    

Jerry Buss should start dating Billy Joel's wife.........unless she is too old.

1920 days ago
23.

ksm    

If it's in the city if Commerce it's a DIVE! That whole town is nothing but old tattered businesses that were built there because the land was cheaper then many other areas of So Cal. And the worst air quality right next to the fwy. Sleazy gas stations crummy restaurants old hotels that never get much business. Good place for a guy like that to hang out if he wants to avoid a lot of attention for a while. When they opened that Bicycle club in the 90's it drew a lot of asians from near by areas. They would chain smoke all over the place. Half of them are probably dead now from cancer. It was just a copy cat micro version of Vegas that never really got as big as they wanted it too, but it did attract some loyal fans of some sort. Many a drunk driving arrests and fatal car wrecks during drunk hour have occurred because of that place being built! Not necessarily right in front of the building, but within a 10 mile radius of it. Drunk asians driving late at night and there's gonna be trouble. They should ban all alcohol sales from that stupid joint. Most people who go there don't show up in a limo because there to cheap or broke to pay for one. Old Jerry wont have to worry about it much, but a lot of other people are in a hazardous situation just driving near that place at night. Only 1 cop for every 500 people in most cities so making busts will never keep up with the heard. That place should be out in the middle of the desert like the rest of them.

1550 days ago
24.

Kim    

Don't bring Snack o'neal back

1517 days ago
25.

Kin Mathenge    

It's Just 2 bad the Buss Family still kisses Shaq's butt. no jeresy retirement please.

1491 days ago
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