Jerry Buss through the years

FILE - In this May 8, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss smiles at the Playmate of the Year luncheon at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Buss, the Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died. He was 79. Bob Steiner, an assistant to Buss, confirmed Monday, Feb. 18, 2013  that Buss had died in Los Angeles. Further details were not available. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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Lakers owner Jerry Buss died Monday at the age of 80. The footprint he left on the NBA and the sports landscape in Los Angeles won't soon be forgotten.

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