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."

    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.

    Below, more reaction from social media.