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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.
Meant to post this a few days ago, but LA Lakers owner and playboy poker player Jerry Buss was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last week.
We’ve actually interviewed Bussa few times over the years, as well as snapped a bunch of pics of his hot girlfriends. Dude is a genuine good guy. Lord only knows what we’d be like at 80 years-old if we were billionaire sports owners banging 20 year-olds. “Insufferable” would probably be the word.
Anyway, watch his induction speech in the above vid.
In semi-related “hey it’s a slow news day” news, this.
Young girls love Jerry Buss because he's funny, is in a band, and excels at extreme sports. Or it's because of his money.
Interesting story over on SportsbyBrooks about how poker player/LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss‘ dating habits are starting to annoy Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss.
From the post:
Acclaimed author Roland Lazenby, who wrote probably the two best books about the Lakers ever published, recently blogged of concern Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss had about 75-year-old Lakers Owner Jerry Buss.
As for those teen-aged girls, Buss has long dated hundreds of them, usually only once or twice each, and then collected their photos in albums. He has not been above boasting about his conquests to some media and associates.
Buss and his elderly friends gather in his owner’s box at Lakers games with their young dates, a sight that’s increasingly hard for Jeanie Buss, the owner’s daughter and Phil Jackson’s girlfriend, to stomach.
Now we’ve seen Buss at plenty of poker events over the years with young girls (see at 1:20 in here and here). But really, if you’re 75 and nearing the end of the line yet can still pull 19 year-olds, more power to you. People should be building monuments in your honor (or better yet, statues with erections like they did in Ancient Rome with Priapus and Mutunus Tutunus).
Anyway, not sure why Jackson and Jeanie have their panties up in a wad here. Hot girls are hot. It’s like we always say…marriages are temporary, but hot 19 year-olds last forever.
Jerry Buss opts for a game of Solitaire at the Bike over attending the Lakers' victory parade yesterday (for the visually impaired this photo courtesy of TMZ.com).
Apparently Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss really, really, really hates victory parades. So much so he’d rather play poker by himself at the Bicycle Cashithole than attend his team’s celebratory march through L.A. on Wednesday.
We captured the exclusive photo above of Buss playing at the Bike yesterday as the Lakers’ parade airs live on TV, and by captured we mean ripped it from this TMZ.com post.
While we get not wanting to be around a bunch of overly enthusiastic fans who inexplicably loot and vandalize crap after their team wins the NBA championship, playing poker at a craphole like the Bike isn’t what we’d be doing. No, if we were Buss we’d be killing time doing this (again here).
Grampa gets an eye-full of Jerry Buss’ railbird late night at the 2008 WSOP.
A day after the Celtics hammered his Lakers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals by more than five touchdowns, Jerry Buss, 74, was grinding it out in the $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud event at the 2008 WSOP while being railed by some exotic-looking youngin’ we’re guessing is a few years shy a third his age, if that in any way adds up to about 21.
And by exotic we mean what is she? Indonesian? Peruvian? Native American/Filipino/Black/Mexican? Not that it really matters. Just curious.
Anyway, the girl above was with him all day along with another, way hotter, equally exotic-looking chick who looked sort of like Jeannena Flores, the Hawaiian Tropic model he was with when he got busted for his DUI. We’re not sure where she went later in the night when it was just the girl above on the rail. Curfew perhaps.
Why are we writing about this shit? Oh yeh, we promised pics in this post. Click away below, including the crappy one a reader emailed us from his iPhone. See how Jerry’s doing today on Day of Event No. 35 here.
After some technical difficulties,* Part I of the Wicked Chops & Gavin podcast is now up. We recorded this one at the Casa de Gavin, so it’s possible that you’ll hear some crying children in the background for the first 15 minutes. In related news, Gavin Smith is a father. In this one, we cover [...]
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