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Jerry Buss passes away at age 80
According to the Los Angeles Times, highly-respected owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss has died at the age of 80 from a cancer-related illness, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Buss, who amassed his fortune through real estate, purchased the Lakers and Los Angeles Kings franchises in 1979 from then owner, and fellow successful businessman, Jack Kent Cooke.
The Los Angeles Lakers won ten NBA Championships with Dr. Buss as owner with stellar players including Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kirk Rambis, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant. He was also savvy enough to hire legendary, winning coaches like Pat Riley (current team president for the Miami Heat) and Phil Jackson.
Dr. Buss most notably brings to mind the ushering in of the Showtime Era of the NBA when the Lakers played at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.
Dr. Buss is survived by his six children, including daughter, Jeanie, who serves as Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Lakers, and son, Jim, who was handed the reigns from his father and serves as Executive Vice President of the team.
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Sad news for Laker nation today. The Lakers majority owner, Dr. Jerry Buss has passed away at 79. Dr. Buss has been hospitalized for several months battling cancer. Buss set the standard of the NBA has we know it. Purchasing the Lakers franchise along with the Forum and the NHL’s Kings in 1979 from Jack Kent Cooke for $67.5 million.
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According to the LA Times, long-time Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died at the age of 79...
He had been receiving treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for an "undisclosed form of cancer" in the middle of last week.
From Mike Bresnahan's article last week, he discloses Buss' recent medical problems:
He underwent an undisclosed...
Longtime L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss has passed away this morning at the age of 79 according to the L.A. Times.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away this morning. A sad day for L.A.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) February 18, 2013
The legendary owner had been battling cancer since last year and will be truly missed.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died after a battle with cancer.
Jerry Buss had been hospitalized with an undiagnosed form of cancer.
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LOS ANGELES — Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers’ playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the 1980s’ Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.
Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Bob Steiner, his assistant. He was 80.
He had been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death...