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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss gestures as (Credit: AP, 1980)

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss gestures as the NBA championship team is honored with a parade in Los Angeles.

Jerry Buss

Photos of late Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who died Feb. 18 at the age of 80, through the years.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, third from
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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, third from right, looks toward Magic Johnson, third from left, during a ceremony of the Magic Johnson Foundation in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, right, gives
(Credit: AP, 2011)

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, right, gives a thumbs up as he walks with his son Jimmy Buss after the NBA owners meeting in Dallas.

Los Angeles Laker owner Jerry Buss, right, walks
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Los Angeles Laker owner Jerry Buss, right, walks out onto the court during the NBA championship ring ceremony as Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher look on before a game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss watches the
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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss watches the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks play the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is seen
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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is seen after Lakers new coach Mike Brown's introductory news conference at the team's training facility in El Segundo, Calif.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss gestures as
(Credit: AP, 1980)

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss gestures as the NBA championship team is honored with a parade in Los Angeles.

Mike Brown, the new head coach for the
(Credit: Getty, 2011)

Mike Brown, the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, laughs with team owner Jerry Buss after Brown's introductory news conference at the team's training facility in El Segundo, Calif.

Jerry Buss was the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy
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Jerry Buss was the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships. (June 18, 1981)

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles at
(Credit: AP, 2008)

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles at the Playmate of the Year luncheon at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Los Angeles Lakers
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Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, foreground, speaks as, from background left to right, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Pat Riley react during the enshrinement ceremony in Springfield, Mass.

Los Angeles Lakers coach Paul Westhead, left, shake
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Los Angeles Lakers coach Paul Westhead, left, shake hands with Lakers owner Jerry Buss in Los Angeles.

Jerry Buss, center, poses with players from his
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Jerry Buss, center, poses with players from his teams at a charity event in Beverly Hills, Calif. From left are Los Angeles Lakers' Jamaal Wilkes, Los Angeles Kings' Charlie Simmer, Buss, Lakers' Magic Johnson and Kings' Marcel Dionne.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles during
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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles during an news conference in Bell Gardens, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2010)

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