Ethan Miller

Jerry Buss dies at 80 after bout with cancer

Legendary Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died on Monday after struggling with an undisclosed form of cancer and other health problems over the past few years.

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LAX airport honors Jerry Buss

In the wake of the legendary Lakers owner's death, Los Angeles has been proud to honor their most prominent franchise.

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Magic Johnson speaks about Jerry Buss

During ESPN's pregame broadcast, Magic Johnson shared an emotional moment with the world as he described how Jerry Buss impacted him.

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Jeannie, Jimmy Buss to maintain roles with Lakers

Spokesman Bob Steiner and John Black confirmed on Monday afternoon that the operations of the Lakers organization will continue to be run by both Jimmy and Jeannie Buss.

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Jerry Buss and the Los Angeles Kings

Jerry Buss has a hockey legacy, too.

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Lakers past & present react on Twitter

The passing of Jerry Buss has prompted former Laker greats and current players to take to Twitter to express their condolences.

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David Stern issues statement on Dr. Buss

In addition to the Lakers and Buss family, NBA Commissioner David Stern has also released a statement on the death of the longtime owner:

"The NBA has lost a visionary owner whose influence on our league is incalculable and will be felt for decades to come. More importantly, we have lost a dear and valued friend. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time."

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A brief tribute to Jerry Buss

SB Nation's Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll offered this thanks and tribute to Jerry Buss, who passed away Monday at the age of 80 following a bout with cancer.

Our community is here for Lakers fans, and without Jerry Buss, there would be no Silver Screen and Roll. There would still be the Lakers, but without Showtime-- without his vision-- there's no telling what the purple and gold would have been. His acquisition of the Lakers in 1979 forever changed the organization, and the National Basketball Association.

Thank you for everything Dr. Jerry Buss. From all of us here at Silver Screen and Roll, and all of the fans worldwide. Your contributions to basketball will never be forgotten, or matched.

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Lakers, Buss family release statement

The family of Jerry Buss has released a statement on the passing of the Lakers owner.

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Jerry Buss hospitalized

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is reportedly in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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