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Longtime Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies At 80

Mon, February 18, 2013 8:00pm

Story by Ted Robbins

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The man who brought Showtime to Los Angeles has died. Under Lakers owner Jerry Buss, the team won 10 NBA championships. His players loved him, and his business smarts helped market the team in ways the league had never seen before. Buss had been hospitalized recently and was undergoing treatment for cancer. He was 80 years old.

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