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Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized With Blood Clots

According to ESPN's Dave Mcmenamin Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss has been hospitalized due to blood clots in his legs caused a team spokesman said Wednesday. The clots are said to have formed to due to the excess travel Dr. Buss has been taking part of, spending lots of time in airplanes as of late.

"He is doing well and expects to be released in the next day or two," said Lakers vice president of public relations John Black.

Buss, 77, traveled overseas for vacation as the NBA offseason drug on and on, also making several stops to New York City for labor negotiation meetings over the course of the lockout as well.

Dr. Buss purchased the Lakers back in 1979, winning 10 NBA titles during his tenure along with 16 NBA Finals in 32 seasons.

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