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Post#1 Dr. Jerry Buss Appreciation Thread
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:08 pm by dockingsched

http://www.ocregister.com/sports/buss-4 ... amily.html

Lakers owner Jerry Buss has cancer and is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a report Thursday by Radaronline.com in which a source suggested Buss is nearing death.

Buss' cancer was learned previously by the Register but not published out of respect for the Buss family's wishes.

Buss, 79, has been called the greatest owner in pro sports history for his 10 NBA championships with the Lakers, in addition to being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. Buss bought the Lakers in 1979 and currently owns 66 percent of the team.

On Aug. 22, Buss' daughter and Lakers executive vice president of business operations Jeanie Buss posted to her Twitter account: "For all those who asked, Dr. Buss is doing really well, even spending time visiting with Kobe yesterday. My dad's pumped for #Lakers season!"

But Buss has been hospitalized for much of the past year, his health worsening, and the Register recently explored the potentially difficult future for the franchise upon Buss' death with son Jim and daughter Jeanie not speaking to each other and possibilities abounding regarding various ownership groups, even within the Buss family, getting involved.

The Buss family released a statement after that piece was published, saying: "We unanimously agree that we have no intention of ever selling the Lakers, and intend to keep ownership of the team in our family for generations to come."
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Post#2 Dr. Jerry Buss Dying of Cancer
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:13 pm by coach-bdj

DAMN...... very sad news

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/ ... -hospital/

LA Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dying Of Cancer, Family & Friends At His Bedside
Posted on Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:25AM | By Amber Goodhand, News Editor

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is dying of cancer and is currently surrounded by family and friends at his hospital bedside, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The businessman and billionaire is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com that Lakers players have been calling with well-wishes and even stopping by to see him in what they expect to be his final days.

“Jerry isn’t doing well and it’s quite sad, but he’s surrounded by loved ones,” the insider told RadarOnline.com.
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Post#3 Dr. Jerry Buss Dying of Cancer
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:14 pm by coach-bdj

DAMN...... very sad news

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/ ... -hospital/

LA Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dying Of Cancer, Family & Friends At His Bedside
Posted on Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:25AM | By Amber Goodhand, News Editor

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is dying of cancer and is currently surrounded by family and friends at his hospital bedside, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The businessman and billionaire is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com that Lakers players have been calling with well-wishes and even stopping by to see him in what they expect to be his final days.

“Jerry isn’t doing well and it’s quite sad, but he’s surrounded by loved ones,” the insider told RadarOnline.com.
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Post#4 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:31 pm by leeprettyp

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Post#5 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:35 pm by TyCobb

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Post#6 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:36 pm by LaLa

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Post#7 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:37 pm by semi-sentient

Wow, this is out of the blue. Sad news indeed.

While he's not gone just yet, the man lived a great life and will be long remembered for what he did with the Lakers. You really can't ask for more.
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Post#8 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:45 pm by ennui

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Post#9 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:46 pm by leeprettyp

Dr. Buss is LA. Man why does it feel as if an immediate family member is on the edge. We knew this time was coming. What a blessing we've been given as a franchise to have someone who cares about the Laker brand. Dr. Buss always focused on putting a true winning product on the court regardless of how it may have taken money out of his pocket. What a great man
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Post#10 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:48 pm by eckoner

Wow sad sad news.
Boy it's gonna be a long rebuilding of bodies, minds and spirit
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Post#11 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:50 pm by ScHoolBoy B

This season just gets better and better. Hope he recovers. Get well soon Dr. Buss!
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Post#12 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:55 pm by CoachKobe

This is horrible.
He was never Lakers loudspeaker.
But such a constant legend in the background.
Praying for him.
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Post#13 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:57 pm by AdonisDeMarion

Doctors have been wrong before, until his heart stops I'm pulling for him. God has the final say on this...
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Post#14 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:23 pm by JohnVancouver

I remember when he bought the team (I'm an old bugger)

JKCooke was considered a great owner and people wondered if Dr Buss could be anywhere near as good.
Did a pretty good job, didn't he?
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Post#15 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:50 pm by KB24TBOTB

Wow sad news :(, My prayers are with him!
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Post#16 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:07 pm by Kalidogg24

Sad, Sad news. :(

I am shocked.
We all knew Dr. Buss wasn't in the best of shape as of late
but they really kept his medical condition on the low. This kind of came out of nowhere.


My prayers are with him.


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Post#17 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:10 pm by KB24TBOTB

Kalidogg24 wrote:Sad, Sad news. :(

I am shocked.
We all knew Dr. Buss wasn't in the best of shape as of late
but they really kept his medical condition on the low. This kind of came out of nowhere.


My prayers are with him.


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It did indeed, I knew he was sick but I didn't know it was this bad :( :
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Post#18 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:13 pm by Slava

Hope he pulls through, didn't realize he was only 78 but the reports of his illness have largely been kept quiet by the organization and the family.

In the worst case scenario I hope he has a solid succession plan for the franchise and his other fortune because somehow I believe the ownership might become a sensitive situation after him.
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Post#19 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:21 pm by AcecardZ

I've heard rumors of Buss being in bad shape for quite some time now. Very bad news indeed.
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Post#20 Re: Dr. Buss reportedly near death, fighting
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:24 pm by gotokyo

Get better Dr Buss! I'm not giving up on you!
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