I wanted to take time out of my day to pay respects to the late Jerry Buss. Jerry passed away yesterday, February 18th. He was 80 years old. Buss hadn’t been able to attend any Lakers games this season due to health complications. It turns out that he had been battling an undisclosed type of cancer since early 2012. My condolences goes out to the entire Buss family, as I know how difficult losing a loved one can be. Jerry Buss had been the Owner of the Los Angeles Lakers since 1979. During his tenure with The Lakers, they made 16 trips to the NBA Finals winning 10 Championships. His winning ways spanned across five decades, and his teams included some of basketball’s all-time greats. Most notably: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’ Neal. Jerry Buss was a great owner and was an innovator in the sports world. Rest In Peace Jerry Buss. The Lakers will play in your honor for years to come.