Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dead at 80


Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, has died at 80 years old. He had been hospitalized for several months due to cancer, but the severity of his cancer was kept secret until a few days ago, whenwas reported that he was in very bad health and had slim chance of a full recovery.

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Buss, in Los Angeles, was simply synonymous with championships.

He loved to party and gamble and travel and savor the many flavors of the world, but he also loved to win, and he did what he could to keep the Los Angeles Lakers adding to their NBA titles.

Buss passed away Monday, according to one of his sons, Jim Buss, the Lakers’ executive vice president of player personnel.

Jerry Buss battled cancer for a long time, and his death will be felt deeply in the Lakers family and throughout the NBA.

via USA Today

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