Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 2/14/13

HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 10: Publisher Hugh Hefner, Lakers Owner Jerry Buss, Playboy Playmates and a KCAL 9 News reporter pose to celebrate Hefner's 77th birthday April 10, 2003 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
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 wel...
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