James L. (Jim) Perzik, a sports lawyer who was active in leadership roles with the Los Angeles Lakers has died at the age of 91. The cause of death was reportedly complications arising from COVID 19.
Perzik began his career with the Lakers in 1991 as the team’s general counsel. In a statement, the Perzik family noted: “While he had numerous high prolife clients, Jim was especially proud of his relationship of many years with the late Dr. Jerry Buss with whom he worked with for over 50 years.”
J. Tullos Wells, a friend of Perzik and the former general counsel of the San Antonio Spurs, told the media that Perzik was “the smartest, most gracious man I’ve ever known.”