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OT : Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

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OT : Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80 

Post#1 » by Roddy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:34 pm

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.
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Post#2 » by Afam » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:39 pm

Watching it on Tv. Sad News. My heart goes too his family.Rip
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Post#3 » by Justin33 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:56 pm

Great owner
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Post#4 » by Rondo2Hondo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:38 pm

RIP Jerry - one of the truly greatest owners in sports history.
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Post#5 » by Shamrock » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:51 pm

RIP, probably the greatest owner in NBA history.
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Post#6 » by CeltsfanSinceBirth » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:07 pm

Sad news. I genuinely feel bad for Laker fans right now.
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Post#7 » by Celtics_Champs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:20 pm

Sad to hear. A legend.
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Post#8 » by Bad-Thoma » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:43 pm

RIP
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Post#9 » by GREENOLOGY » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:04 pm

RIP, one of the GOAT owners.
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Post#10 » by therobg125 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:05 pm

as a lakers fan...i'm pretty sure i can say on behalf of "most" lakers fans...thanks for your support and sympathy.....i would have thought alot of you guys would be d***heads.....but it's greatly appreciated....go*dam*...now we have to deal with jimmy....
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Post#11 » by Marvel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:09 pm

Legend. His legacy is truly remarkable. RIP.
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Post#12 » by Froob » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:18 pm

Shame, one of the greats. Even if he is a laker. RIP thoughts and prayers out to his family.
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Post#13 » by ermocrate » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Froob wrote:Shame, one of the greats. Even if he is a laker. RIP thoughts and prayers out to his family.
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Post#14 » by havlicek » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:36 pm

RIP Mr Buss and the memories those great teams gave us as Celtic fans through the years through our many battles.
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Post#15 » by GREENOLOGY » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:32 pm

havlicek wrote:RIP Mr Buss and the memories those great teams gave us as Celtic fans through the years through our many battles.


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Post#16 » by irie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:18 pm

RIP to one of the greatest owners of all time. Definitely a legend of the NBA.
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Post#17 » by irie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:56 pm

therobg125 wrote:as a lakers fan...i'm pretty sure i can say on behalf of "most" lakers fans...thanks for your support and sympathy.....i would have thought alot of you guys would be d***heads.....but it's greatly appreciated....go*dam*...now we have to deal with jimmy....

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Re: OT : Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80 

Post#18 » by Captain_Caveman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:51 am

He had a long life. 80 years is as old as four of his girlfriends combined.
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Re: OT : Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80 

Post#19 » by DEEP3CL » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:48 am

Much respect to the OP for even having this as a topic on your board, even though the Celtics are our long time adversary I gotta say I think it's fitting that the Celtics will get to be on the floor with our fans and team as we give our moment of silence to one of the best owners in sports. I think that's the way it should be, two of the most influential teams in sports standing face to face in a great tribute.


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Re: OT : Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80 

Post#20 » by Celts17Pride » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:53 am

Rondo2Hondo wrote:RIP Jerry - one of the truly greatest owners in sports history.


+1

Probably Top 5 in all sports.

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