Dennis Rodman Gets Emotional Remembering Jerry Buss on ‘Tonight Show’ [VIDEO]
“He’s just like my dad, and he just — damn, man, it’s like wow….” he began on Monday’s show, before becoming so upset he couldn’t speak.
Earlier in the day, Rodman sent a tweet that echoed that sentiment: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Buss family. Dr. Jerry Buss was like a Dad to me and is a tremendous loss to Lakers fam.”
Rodman played for the Lakers during the 1998-99 season. Buss, who died at age 80 in Los Angeles after battling cancer, purchased the Lakers in 1979.