Reaction to Death of Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

Long-time Lakers owner Jerry Buss died Monday at age 80

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    "He did his research, then acted on his conclusions," long-time family spokesman Bob Steiner said of Dr. Jerry Buss. Raw video broadcast Monday Feb. 18, 2013.

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 80.

    The long-time team owner's death prompted reaction from current and former Lakers, NBA colleagues and fans.

    "Condolences to the Buss family. Dr Buss was not only the greatest sports owner, but a true friend & just a really cool guy. Loved him dearly," former Laker James Worthy tweeted Monday morning.

    Laker Pau Gasol tweeted, "Today is a very sad day for all the Lakers and basketball. All my support and condolences to the Buss family. Rest in peace Dr. Buss."

    Below, more reaction from social media.

    Spokesman's First Meeting With Buss

    [LA] Family Spokesman Recalls First Meeting With Jerry Buss
    Long-time Buss family spokesman Bob Steiner recalls his first meeting with the Lakers owner. Steiner was working public relations for World Team Tennis in the mid-1970s. Raw video broadcast Monday Feb. 18, 2013.