Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died at age 79. Buss bought the club in 1979 and acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talent during his Hall of Fame tenure, starting with his first draft pick, Magic Johnson.

Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships, has died at age 79. Buss bought the club in 1979 and acquired, nurtured and befriended a staggering array of talent during his Hall of Fame tenure, starting with his first draft pick, Magic Johnson.