By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: June 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm EST
The Buss family has been the long-time owners of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The late Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979 from Jack Kent Cooke. In the purchase, Buss also bought the Los Angeles Kings, the Forum, and a large ranch.
Buss would later sell the Kings. On Wednesday, Los Angeles would host game one of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Kings will face the New York Rangers, who are making their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since 1994. Two years ago, Los Angeles won their first Stanley Cup Finals.
In that series, the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils, and won the series 4-2.
While it has been years since the Buss family has been affiliated with the Kings, one of the family members are rooting for the Kings.
Phil Jackson is the President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks, who share Madison Square Garden with the Rangers. Buss is the Vice President of the Lakers.
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) June 2, 2014