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Jerry Buss

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The self-made millionaire bought the Lakers in 1979 and brought a sense of showmanship that transformed pro basketball from sport to spectacle. With marquee players such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, his teams won 10 championships. He was 80. Full obituary | Photos... Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
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