Lakers Owner Picks Casino Over Parade

Lakers Owner Picks Casino Over Parade

The Lakers celebrated their 15th championship as a franchise on Wednesday with a parade through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The event culminated with a rally in front of 80,000-plus at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, but one person noticeably absent from the festivities was the team's owner, Jerry Buss.

Buss wasn't sick or out of town or anything, it's just that parades aren't really his thing. And actually, while all of this was going on, he was spotted sitting alone at a poker table inside a nearby casino.

TMZ has the photographic evidence, which shows Buss at the Bicycle Casino with the parade being shown on a television above the poker table.
Buss has become less involved with the team in recent years, and has largely turned over the operations to his children