After it was announced late last week that Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss was in the hospital dealing with cancer, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times is now reporting that one of the greatest owners in the history of pro sports has passed away.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away this morning. A sad day for L.A.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) February 18, 2013
Dr. Buss helped turn the Lakers into one of the most dominant forces in the NBA during his tenure as owner.
He was 80 years-old.