Long-Time Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies At 80

02.18.13 6 years ago 15 Comments

Famed Lakers majority owner Jerry Buss died Monday at age 80. The news follows last week’s revaluation that Buss had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with an undisclosed form of cancer. Buss bought the Lakers in 1979 and helped usher in the “Showtime” era, leading the team to 10 NBA championships over several decades.

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