Sad news out of LA, Dr. Jerry Buss passes away

Sad news out of LA.  The longtime owner of the LA Lakers, Dr. Jerry Buss has passed away at the age of 80.  He has battled an undisclosed form of cancer for quite awhile.  Dr. Buss has owned the Lakers since 1979 and is attributed with bringing “Showtime” to LA and the Staples Center (first the Forum).  Hey, I remember, who could forget?  I loved to watch “Jack” in the crowd and hear them chant “I love LA”.  He was owner of this franchise while it recorded ten NBA titles and as of late late had turned over the management of the team to his children, Jim Buss, who was in charge of basketball operations, and his daughter, Jeanie (longtime girlfriend of former Lakers coach Phil Jackson) who handled the business side of the franchise.  I am sure the Lakers’ organization is in mourning today over the passing of their longtime and very successful leader.   Condolences to his family and the Lakers.


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