February 18th, 2013
12:09 PM ET

LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

Long-time Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has died, the team said in a statement Monday.

Buss, 80, had been suffering from an undisclosed form of cancer. He died at Cedars-Sinai hospital after being hospitalized for much of the past 18 months, the team said.

The team will remain under the ownership of the Buss family, the statement said.

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  1. 1608

    That's it. ???????????????????????

    February 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. james anderson

    not a sports but it was on when i was growing up didnt know but i just heard it so i express my feelings and well wishes to the family

    February 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Since I'm not a B-ball fan, I honestly don't know who this is. But my condolences to the family none the less.

    February 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |