Lakers owner and high-stakes poker player Jerry Buss is reportedly dying of cancer.
According to RadarOnline:
The businessman and billionaire is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com that Lakers players have been calling with well-wishes and even stopping by to see him in what they expect to be his final days.
We met Dr. Buss on a number of occasions. Probably the nicest billionaire on the planet. Really good guy.
He was also known for dating really hot young women.
Dr. Buss is probably best known in the poker space for his 2003 2nd place finish at the WPT Celebrity Invitational and for appearances on numerous cash game shows. He has nearly $190k in lifetime live tournament earnings. Asked him once about high stakes poker being an expensive hobby, he replied that some guys like yachts, he likes poker.
He probably liked yachts too.
Read more here.
A post retrospective on Dr. Buss’ on WCP here: