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Jerry Buss loses battle with cancer

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11:14 AM ET 02.18 | It is a sad day for Los Angeles sports. News has surfaced Monday morning that Lakers owner Jerry Buss has lost his battle with cancer and has passed away at the age of 79. Buss had been hospitalized for months with an undisclosed form of cancer. He has had a positive impact on the Lakers franchise and many of the organization's top stars.

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February 18, 2013  10:53 PM ET

It is a very sad day for the Lakers family. Jerry Buss was the best owner in all of professional sports. Thanks for 30 plus years of providing Los Angeles and their fans with many. many wonderful memories. You will truly be missed.

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February 19, 2013  01:09 AM ET
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It is a very sad day for the Lakers family. Jerry Buss was the best owner in all of professional sports. Thanks for 30 plus years of providing Los Angeles and their fans with many. many wonderful memories. You will truly be missed.

Amen.

February 19, 2013  02:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It is a very sad day for the Lakers family. Jerry Buss was the best owner in all of professional sports. Thanks for 30 plus years of providing Los Angeles and their fans with many. many wonderful memories. You will truly be missed.

Great comment, RIP Buss.

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February 19, 2013  08:17 AM ET

RIP Dr. Buss. You were a winner, and from multiple reports, an all around great person.

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February 19, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Poor Dr. Buss dies while Jim Dolan lives on. Where is the justice?

Damn... that's a bit much. Dr. Buss had his time under the sun for 80 good years... Jim is still young and rolling. We'll all die someday anyway so no need to wish death on anyone.

You can only hope by the time your time comes y've accomplished all or most of your heart desires. The secrete is to write your own obituary. If there's something in there you don't like or unfulfilled goals... start now! - The clock is ticking and it stops for no one... I love you like brother Doc... let's learn to respect the lifes...

February 19, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Rest In Peace, Bro.

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