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Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized for Cancer Treatment

Dr. Jerry Buss in 2004 (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Jerry Buss, the 79-year-old owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, remains hospitalized today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center while he undergoes treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer.Dr. Buss was admitted Thursday, and is currently in intensive care.

An "insider" told gossip site RadarOnline: “The cancer is just too much and it looks like this is the end for him.”

Lakers spokesman John Black declined to comment on reports of Buss' illness or hospitalization, according to City News Service.

Over the past few years, Buss has had several health-related episodes, including his spending time in a hospital last summer for dehydration. In December 2011, he was hospitalized for treatment of blood clots in his legs that officials said were caused by extensive traveling.

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Reportedly several high-profile current and former Lakers players have been by to visit Buss. Several players have Tweeted about Buss' illness:

Buss has owned the Lakers for 34 years. He has not been present at a game this season.