Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

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  1. pheelios

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    Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the `80s Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.
    Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Bob Steiner, his assistant. He was 80.
    He'd been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure, Steiner said.
    A Depression-era baby, Buss was born in Salt Lake City on Jan. 27, 1933, although some sources cite 1934 as his birth year. His parents, Lydus and Jessie Buss, divorced when he was an infant.
    Under Buss' leadership since 1979, the Lakers became Southern California's most beloved sports franchise and a worldwide extension of Hollywood glamour. Buss acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talented players and basketball minds during his Hall of Fame tenure.

    More here http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/los-angeles-lakers-owner-jerry-buss-dies-cancer-battle-021813


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    Jerry Buss brought 10 championships to LA as Lakers owner.
     
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    where was dr drew?
     
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    He's a witch!
     
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    maybe they can hire Phil Jackson now :coffee:
     
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    80 wow. :hat:
     
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    How many Lakers had their way with his daughter over the past 30+ years?
     
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    I think the fact that the Clippers were doing better than the Lakers probably made him want to die faster.
     
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    C'mon show some respect :nojj:
     
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    It's the son who made the decision to get d'Antoni. Expect more awful management in the next decade. :c
     
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    Lakers are having a rough year.
     
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    Now his whore daughter owns the whole shooting match.