WATCH: Billionaire reveals stunning replica of Lakers practice gym inside his home

The Los Angeles Lakers have certainly established themselves as one of the NBA’s flagship franchises. Their various wild successes over the years have earned them fans all over the world. The NBA also markets the franchise and its superstars to a global audience. A recent video shows how a billionaire fan of the franchise paid tribute to his favorite team.

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A video posted by ‘bleacherreport’ on Instagram showed the billionaire’s crazy replica of the Lakers practice gym inside his home. The Instagram reel video shows the interiors of the gym and what’s inside. The lavish gym features signed jerseys on a wall by some of the franchise’s biggest legends. His sprawling home gym also features numerous Lakers banners on another wall.

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The franchise originated in 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The league and its fans previously knew them as the Minneapolis Lakers. They moved to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season. Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as Staples Center, hosts the team’s home games.

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The Lakers have won 17 NBA titles that tie them to the Boston Celtics, who have remained their longtime NBA rivals.

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Millionaire owner turns the Lakers into a billion dollar franchise

The late Jerry Buss bought the Los Angeles Lakers for $16 million in 1979. Under Buss’ ownership, the franchise was incredibly successful. They drafted Magic Johnson in the 1979 NBA draft under Buss, then immediately won an NBA title in 1972.

During the Lakers national anthem, Kobe Bryant points out that he is honoring Lakers owner Jerry Buss at the Staples Center on Wednesday. Dr. Jerry Buss died Monday of cancer at the age of 80. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Buss’ purchase of the franchise at the time made it the biggest sports team purchase in history. Buss passed away in 2013, but her family remains close to the organization with Jeanie Buss, her daughter, as current president. Currently, reports estimate that the Lakers are worth over $1 billion.

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