Before the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, the team honored late franchise owner Jerry Buss, who passed away on Monday.

After a tribute video was played for the crowd, Kobe Bryant delivered a moving speech.

"On Monday, we lost we all know to be the greatest owner in sports. Ever. He was a brilliant incredible owner. He was even a better person with a great heart. His vision has transcended the game and we are all, all spoiled by his vision and by his drive to win year after year after year," Bryant said. "And through our years being here at the Staples Center, the one thing we could always count on, was the great Dr. Jerry Buss over looking this franchise from his box. I'd like to ask all of you to please join us in a moment of silence to honor the great Dr. Jerry Buss."

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After Bryant's speech, the Lakers did what Buss once said was "one of the biggest reasons" he bought the franchise... they beat the Celtics.

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  • Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Jeannie Buss, daughter of Los Angeles Lakers late owner Dr. Jerry Buss, is greeted by actress and long time Laker fan Dyan Cannon before the game with the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Some of the good wishes of fans adorn a wall near Staples Center in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, before the game against the Boston Celtics on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Jerry Buss

    Fans write on a banner with an image honoring former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss near a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday following a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • A patch honoring former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss adorns a jersey before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday following a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: A fan adds his wishes to a wall near Staples Center in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, before the game against the Boston Celtics on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Letters and flowers are placed on a statue of former Los Angeles Lakers announcer Chick Hearn for former team owner Jerry Buss before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday following a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Fans take pictures in front of a wall near Staples Center in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, before the game against the Boston Celtics on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Fans adds their wishes to a wall near Staples Center in honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, before the game against the Boston Celtics on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

  • Jerry Buss

    A fan writes on a banner with an image honoring former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday following a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Jeanie Buss, Dyan Cannon

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant speaks during a memorial for late owner Jerry Buss before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died Monday after a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Earl Clark, Terrence Williams

    Los Angeles Lakers small forward Earl Clark, left, talks with Boston Celtics guard Terrence Williams prior to their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Celtics announced signed the free agent to a 10-day contract on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Tarron Steward, Will Robichaux

    Tarron Steward, right, moves to write on a banner with an image honoring former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss as Will Robichaux stands by before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died on Monday following a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Jeanie Buss, Dyan Cannon

    Members of the Los Angeles Lakers gather during a memorial for late owner Jerry Buss before an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died Monday after a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Steve Nash, Avery Bradley

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) drives around Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Dwight Howard, Jason Collins

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, top, shoots over Boston Celtics center Jason Collins during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Kobe Bryant, Jeff Green

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Kobe Bryant

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant point to the Buss family suite during a memorial for late owner Jerry Buss before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Buss died Monday after a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, fouls Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Dwight Howard, Jason Collins

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) battles Boston Celtics center Jason Collins for a rebound during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Jeff Green, Dwight Howard

    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) dunks over Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) talks with guards Kobe Bryant (24) and Steve Nash during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, passes around Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Jeanie Buss

    Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss, left, watches with friends and family during a memorial for her late father and team owner Jerry Buss before an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. Jerry Buss died Monday after a battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Kobe Bryant, Chris Wilcox

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, battles Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox for a rebound during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • BKN-NBA-CELTICS-LAKERS

    Kobe Bryant (L) of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball before Courtney Lee (R) of the Boston Celtics during their NBA matchup in Los Angeles on February 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Kevin Garnett #5 and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)