Might Staples Center, the arena that houses the Los Angeles Lakers be readying itself for a new bronze statue of an L.A. sports great?
Dr. Jerry Buss, Lakers owner and business titan in the city of Los Angeles passed away early today, reportedly from complications associated with an undisclosed form of cancer and it seems right to ask the question at this moment.
Read: Lakers lose innovative owner Jerry Buss from cancer at age 80.
Isn't it time for a statue of Jerry Buss to join those of Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Wayne Gretzky and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Jerry Buss was as much a part of the business community of Los Angeles as the world of sports.
The town's most well known business is entertainment and Jerry Buss provided the best of its kind for more than three decades.
In honor of that, Buss put his handprints in cement on Hollywood Boulevard when in 2006 he was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Fittingly, his beloved Laker Girls were there to cheer him on.
Now it's time to give everyone who passes Staples Center another reason to stop, take pictures and remember.
The most recent statue dedicated was that of Abdul-Jabbar on November 16, 2012.
Prior to that in 2011 Laker great, both on the court and in the front office, Jerry West was so honored.
After his death, a statue was erected in honor of broadcasting icon and Lakers play-by-play man for the ages, Chick Hearn. It happens to be the only statute that is somewhat interactive.
Hearn is seated at his broadcast position, headphones covering his ears and an empty chair is next to him. Fans routinely sit down next to Chick and pose for photos.
Magic Johnson was the first Laker icon whose likeness, in full fast-break mode, was set into the concrete outside the arena.
Oscar De La Hoya and the Great One, Wayne Gretzky fill out the statue roster on Star Plaza looking out onto Chick Hearn Court.
Get the spot ready for Jerry Buss to join the group posthumously.