Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies At 80

Discussion in 'Basketball Talk' started by TheDuke, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    Spokesman Bob Steiner says Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He’d been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. Buss shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships. He transformed the Lakers into Southern California’s most beloved sports franchise and a worldwide extension of Hollywood glamour after buying the club in 1979. Buss acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talent during his Hall of Fame tenure, starting with his first draft pick, Magic Johnson.

    Source: The Washington Post
  2. warcrychief

    warcrychief Ur just da assistant Pimp

    RIP Jerry Buss
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

  5. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    Damn.. R.I.P
  6. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

  7. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    He was a huge part of the NBA's success. :tombstone:
  8. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    really supportive owner who helped the area he lived in greatly.i am no laker fan,but the guy made his fortune after winning 1000 bucks playing poker,and if a legend does not come out of that,then it sure missed a good chance too. RIP Dr Buss!