When Dr. Buss wasn't owning arguably the biggest franchise in NBA history, he was casually playing professional poker. One of his highlights I'm sure was when he was paired up against poker phenom Daniel Negreanu who is known to magically read cards. In this case Negreanu read a straight flush as the cards were dealt. Buss was eliminated from the tournament but inspired Daniel to purchase a Lakers jersey because of his luck.
|Buss at 2009 WSOP|
Dr. Buss's Poker Career
While many amateur players start off playing online poker, Dr. Buss jumped right into the scene and quickly made a name for himself among seasoned poker pro's. His best finishes included third in the 1991 World Series of Poker seven-card stud event and second place in the 2003 World Poker Tour Free-Roll Invitational. He has also appeared in the GSN series High Stakes Poker and the NBC late-night series Poker After Dark.