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LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

  • Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away on Monday at the age of 80.

    The Lakers said that Buss had died in the early hours of the morning after a long illness.

    Last week, it had been reported that Buss had been hospitalized due to cancer.

    Buss purchased the Lakers, as well as the NHL's Kings and the Forum, in 1979 from Jack Kent Cooke for $67 million.

    The Lakers have won 10 of their 16 NBA titles under Buss' ownership.

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