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Mark Cuban

Jerry Buss Taught Me

How to Be an NBA Champ

2/20/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mark Cuban learned everything he knows about winning NBA championships from late Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- and he tells TMZ, he'll always remember Jerry for his priceless words of wisdom.

Mark -- who owns the Mavs -- told us, "Jerry Buss was the guy I looked up to in the NBA. When I got into the NBA he was the one guy who told me don't worry about what other people are saying. Just stay true to yourself. Believe in what you're doing and good things will happen."

He added, "The NBA will definitely miss him. I'll miss him."

Jerry passed away Monday morning in L.A. following a battle with cancer. He was 80.

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

581 days ago
2.

tdr9    

Yep these things happen

581 days ago
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KissMyAzz    

He's just saying that just to be nice,this idiot is so damn ****y that he is selfish and so ignorant i mean how can he say that when he hates the lakers period.
what an idiot this guy is SMDH.

581 days ago
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KissMyAzz    

He's just saying that just to be nice,this idiot is so damn kocky that he is selfish and so ignorant i mean how can he say that when he hates the lakers period.
what an idiot this guy is SMDH

581 days ago
5.

Ace    

He owns the Mavs? I thought he owned a cat picture drawing business.

581 days ago
6.

Quinn    

Mark Cuban has a gianormous head.

580 days ago
7.

cultwatch    

Cuban is a massive-headed doush.

580 days ago
8.

Pavlov    

Who taught Cuban to be an arrogant, pompus *ss?

580 days ago
9.

christy    

I love M. Cuban! Shut up you jealous haters!
Mark, you are such a success, I just got laid off my job
and never had money like yours. What is your advice to someone in my shoes? I am not liking the idea of homelessness at my age. Or any age.

580 days ago
10.

Menace to society     

Mark you have finally given credit where credit is due.Showing Jerry respect was a classy gesture

580 days ago
11.

Applehead    

He didn't learn how to behave with class like a champion. Jerry Buss knew how to win and lose without making a spectacle of himself.

580 days ago

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