Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has
died. He was 80 years old.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Buss died Monday.
It was reported last week that Buss had been hospitalized because of cancer
and wasn't expected to live much longer.
Buss purchased the Lakers, as well as the NHL's Kings and the Forum, in 1979
from Jack Kent Cooke for a reported $67 million. The Lakers have won 10 of
their 16 NBA titles under Buss' stewardship.
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