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Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies At 80

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jerry buss dies at 79

This has to be one of the saddest days in NBA history.

Los Angeles Lakers owner, Jerry Buss passed away this morning at the age of 80.

Buss was recently hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suffering from cancer, and even though he was fighting for his life, his body could not take the disease anymore.

The self-made billionaire bought the Lakers franchise back in 1979, and ever since then, nothing could stop him from becoming successful.

Buss' legacy will continue to live on amongst his six children.

R.I.P. Jerry.

[Image via Rachel Worth/WENN.]

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4 comments to “Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies At 80”

  1. a says – reply to this


    he was 80 not 79

  2. 2

    Terrible loss! Read more about Jerry Buss girlfriend, Cynthia Chavez, here:

    And his ex-wife JoAnn here:

  3. 3

    First of all, he was 80. Second, he had 7 children. Do some fucking research.

    RIP Jerry Buss.

  4. 4

    RIP and condolences to the family and friends.
    Not a huge basketball fan, but saw 3-4 games at the Forum (before they built Staples, which I do not like). My husband knew a guy who was a sportswriter for a local newspaper so we got free tickets and parking. It is so much better in person if you have a good seat, it is boring as heck (at least to me) on TV.

    I am so glad he got enjoy so many championships, and he had really great players over the years.