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Jerry Buss Owner of the Lakers has died.

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Feb 18, 2013.


    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    ESPN.com news services

    Updated: February 18, 2013, 12:58 PM ET
    ESPN.com news services

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who presided over a team that won 10 NBA titles and showcased some of the biggest names in professional basketball, died Monday. He was 80.

    Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Bob Steiner, his assistant. Buss been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure, Steiner said.

    Under Buss' ownership, the Lakers won NBA titles in 1980, '82, '85, '87, '88, 2000, '01, '02, '09 and '10. Among the all-time greats who played for the Lakers during Buss' tenure were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Byron Scott, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.

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    One of the truely great owners in the history of sports.

    RIP Gerald Hatten Buss
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Hated the Lakers because I am a Celtics fan but he was a good guy and great for the sport. He was a great owner who brought us some of the greatest teams to ever play. Rest in peace.
  3. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Laker's fan and that just ruined my day. RIP Jerry Buss.
  4. Christiann

    Christiann Active Member

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    Great man that's delivered 10 rings for us, may you rest in peace Dr. Buss.
  5. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Amen.....Sad day for the Lakeshow....
  6. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    This is a very sad day for the Lakers and basketball in general.

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