Jerry Buss treated for dehydration

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is being treated at a hospital for dehydration.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was recovering in a hospital Tuesday after treatment for dehydration, a team spokesman said.

''He is recovering and is expected to be released soon,'' spokesman John Black said in a statement.

The team did not release any additional details of the 78-year-old Buss' condition, when the dehydration occurred or the identity of the hospital. The hospitalization was first reported by

Buss was hospitalized last December because of blood clots in his legs. At the time, Black said the condition was the result of ''excessive travel'' by Buss, who was involved in negotiations to end the NBA lockout.

Since Buss took ownership in 1979, the storied franchise has won 10 NBA titles.

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