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Today the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA community mourn the passing of Jerry Buss. The Lakers owner passed away today at the age of 80 years old at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The news was sent out by Buss’ assistant Bob Steiner.
Buss was in and out of the hospital for the past year and a half as he was battling cancer. Reports are saying the cause of his death is because of kidney failure. David Stern talked about Buss saying, “The NBA has lost a visionary owner whose influence on our league is incalculable and will be felt for decades to come. More importantly, we have lost a dear and valued friend.”
Lakers great James Worthy shared his thoughts on Twitter, “Condolences to the Buss family. Dr Buss was not only the greatest sports owner, but a true friend & just a really cool guy. Loved him dearly.”
The Buss Family released this statement about Jerry, “We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community. It was our father’s often-stated desire and expectation that the Lakers remain in the Buss family. The Lakers have been our lives as well, and we will honor his wish and do everything in our power to continue his unparalleled legacy.” The Lakers are run by Jim Buss and Jeanie Buss, two of Jerry’s six children.
In 1979 Buss purchased the Lakers for $67.5 million from Jack Kent Cook. Last month according to Forbes magazine the Lakers have an estimated worth of $1 billion. Under his ownership the Lakers won 10 NBA Finals Championships out of their 16 appearances.
Over the years Buss set the Lakers up with outstanding players like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaq, and Kobe Bryant as well as two of the most successful NBA head coaches in Pat Riley and Phil Jackson. Buss will be remembered for creating a winning franchise that had talent and flash. He molded the team to create that Showtime era in Los Angeles. Buss will definitely be missed in Los Angeles, the NBA, and was respected by coaches and players from many different eras in the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted, “RIP Jerry Buss. Your encouragement and support along with your stories of staying true to yourself had an enormous impact on me.” I think many people echo Cuban’s statement.
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The Lakers announced Tuesday that they will wear “JB” patches on their jerseys for the remainder of the 2012-13 season to honor legendary Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, who passed away Monday at the age of 80.
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The Lakers will honor the memory of Dr. Jerry Buss by wearing a commemorative patch for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
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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.
Dr. Buss made his fortune in real estate but...
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.
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...
In the world of sports, there are two owners synonymous with success. And both are gone now. George Steinbrener of the New York Yankees had a win-at-all-costs mentality. He would spend a ton and ruthlessly cut players. Jerry Buss was a more civilized version of that, but with just as much success. Maybe more.Yesterday, Buss died at the age of 80. He was battling cancer...
NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman spent one of his 14 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. That season was 1998-99, and he only played 23 games that year.
That doesn’t mean, however, that the enigmatic superstar didn’t get close with Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
So you could imagine Rodman was pretty sad when the news came that Buss had passed away Monday. Coincidentally, Rodman...
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The Dovid Dobin Show 2/18/2013: Hour 1