Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, has passed away at the age of 80.
Buss had been hospitalized with an undiagnosed form of cancer.
Buss purchased the Lakers from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979.
Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar each visited Buss during his final days.
Sad news. Terrible season for the Lakers.