Found February 14, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
Lakers owner Jerry Buss has an undisclosed form of cancer and is in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to several people familiar with the situation."He's doing fine," Buss' son Jim told The Times in a brief interview Thursday. "We just aren't going to make any comments on it. We've been dealing with this."Buss, 80, has not attended any games this season after being a fixture in his luxury suite halfway up the arena behind the Lakers' bench. He maintained an extremely low public profile last year, emerging briefly to release a complimentary statement about Derek Fisher when the longtime Lakers guard was traded in a rare cost-cutting move in March.Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have visited Buss at various stages since finding out about his condition, which was diagnosed at an unknown point last year.Said O'Neal on Twitter on Thursday: "Dr. Jerry Buss, thinking about u & wish I could be there, get well soon. I cant wait 2 see u on 4213 LoveYou Lakers."O'Neal is having his Lakers jersey retired April 2 at Staples Center.Buss has been in the hospital numerous times the last two years. He underwent an undisclosed surgery last August and was admitted a month earlier for what the team called dehydration. He was also hospitalized in December 2011 for blood clots in his leg caused by excessive travel, according to the team.Over the years, Buss has gradually handed more power to his daughter Jeanie, in charge of the business side of the team, and Jim, who oversees basketball operations.Before his most recent medical issues, Buss continued to take part in decision making for the Lakers.Buss weighed in on the hiring of Coach Mike D'Antoni inNovember and, a few months before that, was eager to meet Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, high-profile Lakers additions who visited him separately after being acquired.A former Lakers player was saddened by news of Buss' declining health."I just know how much he loved the game," said Clippers forward Lamar Odom, who won two championships in seven years with the Lakers. "I know how much he put into it, whether it was traveling with us or just his effort that he put into us winning. He was the best. He was always close to his team and his players. It's tough to hear about that."Buss received a doctorate in physical chemistry from USC, but it was a 1,000 investment in a Los Angeles apartment building that ultimately sparked a career in real-estate investment.In 1979, Buss bought the Lakers from Jack Kent Cooke, along with the Forum, the NHL's Kings (which he later sold), and a ranch in the Sierra Nevada for a total of 67.5 million.The Lakers franchise, buoyed by a lucrative TV deal with Time Warner Cable, was recently valued at 1 billion by Forbes magazine. Only one other NBA franchise, the New York Knicks, was deemed more valuable.The Lakers have won 10 NBA championships since Buss purchased the team and 16 overall, one behind the Boston Celtics.They are continually among the top-spending teams in player salary, and this season is no different. They have a 100-million payroll, the NBA's highest, and face luxury-tax penalties of another 30 million in an overwhelmingly disappointing season so far."When it comes down to it, Dr. Buss is a competitor," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said when Howard was acquired in a four-team trade in August. "And when it comes down to a decision about making a couple of dollars or a million dollars or 10 million or putting another banner up, he can't help himself. He chooses to go for the banner."-Mike Bresnahan and Melissa Rohlin

Report: Lakers owner has cancer

Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer, with some outlets suggesting that he does not have long to live. 

Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized With Cancer, Nearing Death

Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, considered to be one of the best owners in professional sports, has been hospitalized with cancer and is nearing death, according to via Radar Online: Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is dying of cancer and is currently surrounded by family and friends at his hospital bedside, is exclusively reporting. The businessman...

Lakers' owner Jerry Buss hospitalized with cancer

The Los Angeles Lakers have thrived under Jerry Buss' ownership.  He may not have always seen eye-to-eye with his players, his coaches, or his front office, but Buss has always known how to put together a winner.  Now, the 79-year old will be fighting for more than another championship.  He was hospitalized yesterday due to cancer.According to Kevin Ding of the Orange County...

Jerry Buss Hospitalized and In Grave Condition.

As reported by earlier today, the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jerry Buss, is currently in the hospital and is entering what looks to be like the final stages of his life due to a ongoing battle with cancer. Jerry is being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is surrounded by family and loved ones. He was recently inducted into the...

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss diagnosed with cancer

Tweet In what has been an already tumultuous season for the Los Angeles Lakers, details are now being revealed that longtime Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss has been diagnosed with cancer, per the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is dying of cancer and is currently surrounded by family and friends at his hospital [...]

Sources report: Lakers owner Jerry Buss near death battling cancer

Lakers owner Jerry Buss has an undisclosed form of cancer and is in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to several people familiar with the situation. “He’s doing fine,” Buss’ son [...]

Report: Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized, May Be Dying of Cancer

Early Thursday evening, multiple reports were released indicating Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 79, had been hospitalized in Los Angeles. Buss checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center some time on Thursday and is in the intensive care unit, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. While the Times still refers to Buss as having an “undisclosed illness,” multiple other outlets have...

Lakers owner Jerry Buss in grave condition

Lakers owner and legend Jerry Buss is said to be in grave condition and dying of cancer. Buss is currently surrounded by friends and family at Cedars-Sinai hospital. Several current and former Lakers players have visited Buss, including Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Dr. Buss has been hospitalized since last year. In 1979, Buss bought...

Report: Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized and in Critical Condition

  There have been rumors floating that Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss’ condition has only been on the decline recently. Now it appears, it has gotten worse. Per, Buss is dying of cancer. And the outlook is bleak. The businessman and billionaire is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a source close to the situation tells that Lakers...

Lakers owner hospitalized as cancer worsens

Jerry Buss, majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, has been hospitalized with an undisclosed form of cancer. Buss, 79, is currently in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to sources. LA #Lakers owner Jerry Buss in hospital with cancer, reports the OC Register: — (@InsideHoops) February 14, 2013 Buss...

Report: Jerry Buss In Intensive Care With Undisclosed Form Of Cancer

Jerry Buss has owned the Lakers since 1979.

Jerry Buss reportedly in hospital, dying of cancer

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized with cancer and is near death, Radar Online reports. Radar Online says Buss, 79, is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with friends and family at his bedside. They say Lakers players have been stopping by and calling to give him their best wishes. The Los Angeles Times adds that Buss has been in the hospital...
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