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.
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