Lakers' Owner Jerry Buss Dead? News Breaking On Twitter Now

By Staff Reporter, Posted: 02/18/13 10:53AM EST

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times has confirmed the death of Jerry Buss.

Jerry Buss, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, has reportedly died after being hospitalized last week. Check back for more updates as this story unfolds.

Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times first broke the news via tweet. 

Buss was 80 and according to various reports, he has been secretly hospitalized for months. Multiple outlets reported Buss was "dying of cancer" three days ago. 

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A self-made millionaire through real estate, Buss purchased the Lakers in 1979. He was responsible for trading for Kareem Abdu Jabbar, drafting Magic Johnson and helping Jerry West build the most recent dynasty by signing Shaquille O'Neal and trading for Kobe Bryant in the summer of 1996.

The Lakers won 10 championships during Buss' reign. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Buss' passing is tragic, considering the owner was so used to the Lakers' winning ways, yet left at a time when the Lakers' future has never looked more bleak.

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