July 12th, 2012 by faye
Jerry Buss, the owner of Los Angeles Lakers has been hospitalized at an undisclosed location due to a severe dehydration.
According to reports, 78-year-old Buss fell ill at his home around 9 o’clock in the evening due to severe dehydration, so a household member called 911 for help. The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the call and paramedics subsequently rushed the L.A. Lakers owner to a local hospital.
“He is recovering and is expected to be released soon,” Lakers publicist John Black said in a statement.
This is not the first time Jerry Buss was taken to the hospital. Aside from his recent severe dehydration, he was also hospitalized last December to have the blood clots in his legs treated, which was said to be attributed to excessive travelling.
Jerry Buss purchased the L.A Lakers back in 1979, along with the Forum, the L.A Kings plus a 13,000-acre ranch in Kern County worth $67.5 million from Jack Kent Cooke. Since he owned the team, the Los Angeles Lakers have won ten of their sixteen championships.
In recent seasons, Jerry Buss gradually gave more control of the team to both his son, Jim, and daughter, Jeanie. Jim Buss oversees player personnel, while Jeanie buss oversees the business side of the Los Angeles Lakers.