Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized For Dehydration
Author: Mack Rawden
published: 2012-07-10 11:05:56
As the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and a high stakes poker player, Jerry Buss has long been a busy man. Unfortunately, that hectic schedule has started to catch up with the seventy-eight-year-old lately. He was hospitalized near the end of last year to deal with blood clots that formed from flying too often, and now, he’s been taken in again for dehydration.
According to TMZ, Buss started feeling poorly last night around 9 PM. When the queasiness didn’t let up, someone close to him reportedly called 911, and when paramedics arrived, they decided it would be best to treat him at the hospital. Upon arriving, doctors supposedly diagnosed him with dehydration, but beyond that initial meeting, nothing is publically known about his condition or his treatment.
During the 1950s, Buss was a rising star at USC. He earned his doctorate in physical chemistry at twenty-four and joined the faculty shortly thereafter. A chance decision to invest in some real estate won him a great financial reward, and a few years later, he decided to begin buying and renovating properties full time. By the late 70s, he was a millionaire many times over and ultimately purchased the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum in 1979. Championship after championship quickly followed for the Lakers, and Buss earned a reputation as a ladies man, a socialite and a philanthropist.
Pop Blend sends out its thoughts to the entire Buss family in this time of need.