Lakers owner Jerry Buss passes away

Sad news for Lakers fans today.

Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away this morning with an undisclosed form of cancer. He was 80.

Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth has all the details on Buss’ storied life, which included overseeing 10 of the Lakers’ 16 championships. We have an extensive photo gallery up of Dr. Buss. And we’ll be sure to have more news as it becomes available throughout the day.

For now, feel free to use the comments section below as a springboard discussing the legacy and impact Buss has made on the Lakers.

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