Nightly News   |  February 18, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

Buss, who was hospitalized for 18 months while undergoing cancer treatment, was considered a visionary who helped the Lakers reach stardom while becoming a valuable sports franchise. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the founder of a sports empire, the long-time owner of the l.a. lakers , has died. jerry bus turned them into a powerhouse in sports. for example, think of the stars we know by a single name. magic, karim, kobe and shaq, for starters. bus was a chemist by trade, who remembered waiting in bread lines during the at the precious. he made money in real estate, bought himself a lavish life, and brought brilliance and innovation to sports marketing . jerry bus was 80 years old.