Originally posted on Ballertainment  |  Last updated 2/18/13
Ballertainment 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. Ballertain a friend... Ballertainment - Sports Entertainment, Gossip, Lifestyle, and News
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Don’t blame Mike Pettine for benching Johnny Manziel. Blame Johnny.

Danny Ainge: Celtics’ Marcus Smart has shown ‘propensity to get injured’

Ravens claim Jimmy Clausen off waivers, send Joe Flacco to IR

Report: Signs point to Chip Kelly, Eagles parting ways after season

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

ACC schools find themselves in major financial trouble



New York Rangers are the richest team in the NHL

Magic laments potential record setting in Warriors vs. Lakers

Jets waive former first-round pick Quinton Coples

Harbaugh: Jabrill Peppers can be 'the Willie Mays of football'

Warriors interim coach Luke Walton's car stolen in Oakland

Did a Chipotle employee convince Danny Ainge to trade for Isaiah Thomas?

Bud Black joins Angels organization as special assistant to GM

Ben Simmons, Henry Ellenson excelled in freshman vs. freshman battle

Maximizing the Bucks

Holly Holm asked Beyonce who she was

Florida, Florida State kick off college football rivalry week

Which goalies are pulling ahead for the Vezina Trophy?

2015-16 UEFA Champions League roundup: Matchday 5, Pt. 1

Who has the edge: comparing current College Football Playoff outsiders

Rex Ryan on interference penalty: Would Bill Belichick have been flagged?

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Tony Romo, Cam Newton say Greg Hardy is a good teammate

Report: Colin Kaepernick suffered ‘extensive’ labrum tear

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the Mavericks' hot start

Johnny Bench(ed): Manziel demoted to third string

Mike Trout, four years in

Tom Brady on ‘Rex Ryan!’ line call: It’s ‘in the playbook’

Five NFL teams trending downward

Not so fast, USC: Eagles Chip Kelly buys Philly-area home

The five best hockey fights from Week 7

Bart Starr doesn’t remember Green Bay Packers career

WATCH: Did Mike Ditka really fart again?

WATCH: Tom Brady uses ‘Rex Ryan’ as audible call

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker