LA Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized

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    The 79 year old is in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, sources tell NBC4. An LA legend, Buss has not been in good health for several years and is reportedly receiving treatment for cancer. Angie Crouch reports from outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2013.

    Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, sources confirmed to NBC4 on Thursday.

    Buss has been in the intensive care unit for quite some time, sources said.

    The team has yet to comment on the situation. A spokesperson at Cedars would also not comment due to privacy reasons.

    The 79-year-old has not been in good health for several years.

    He spent 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.

    Buss has owned the Lakers since 1979.

    Lakers fans said they were shocked by the news and wished Buss a speedy recovery.

    "He's brought a lot to Los Angeles," said Ned McTaggart. "We'd love to see him get healthy, see him sitting ringside ... again."