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Lakers owner Jerry Buss hospitalized for dehydration

Jul 10, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

Jerry Buss

It’s been an open secret, for most of the past season — long-time Lakers owner Jerry Buss is battling some health issues, including leg clots that had him hospitalized for a few days. Things were worse early last season but improved as the season wore on and into the playoffs. Jim Buss, his son who is running the Lakers, said he watched playoff games with his dad.

Currently Buss is hospitalized, something first reported by TMZ. The Lakers responded by issuing this statement through team spokesman John Black.

“In response to media inquiries and to dispel rumors and inaccurate reports we’d like to state that Dr. Buss is in a local hospital where he is being treated for dehydration. He is recovering and is expected to be released soon.”

We wish one of the few men who has really shaped the NBA a speedy recovery.

  1. cosanostra71 - Jul 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    get better soon! Lakers fans miss having you around the team!

  2. SmackSaw - Jul 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Mix a little water with your Scotch, Dr. Buss. Get well soon.

  3. moseskkim - Jul 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I mean no disrespect, but u would think with all the money he has, he ought to be hydrated.

    • joshm5683 - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:11 PM

      haha! I agree! However we know he likes drinking hence his DUI awhile ago and drinking does dehydrate you and is accelerated with the heat so maybe that was it :)

      As a a Lakers fan though, I wish him a speedy recover and I do miss when he was running the show. Get better soon Jerry!

  4. lakerluver - Jul 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Get well soon, Dr. Buss.

  5. rickyspanish - Jul 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM


    You’re not being disrespectful, you’re being silly.

  6. censoredpost - Jul 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    How does a man with 3 or 4 water boys on the payroll want for some quality h2o? Where is Bobby Bushay when you need him. Hope he’s ok. Best owner is sports.

  7. BigBeachBall - Jul 11, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    something more serious it could be…..

    • censoredpost - Jul 11, 2012 at 4:49 AM

      Why did I just read that in Yoda’s voice. lol.

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