Death of Jerry Buss

January 27, 1934 - February 18, 2013
Los Angeles, California | Age 79

Los Angeles Lakers owner dies at 80
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GREG BEACHAM, The Associated Press

Jerry Buss had been a chemist and a mathematician long before he bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. The self-made millionaire with a head for business and an impresario's heart immersed himself in the NBA with every skill he acquired along the way.

With his personal alchemy and charisma, he blended two generations of marquee basketball stars and big-name coaches into 10 championship teams. His financial wizardry...

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