As news of Jerry Buss passing away trickled through the sports world yesterday, various athletes across a number of professions released statements to mourn the passing of this Los Angeles Lakers owner.

Below, we've collected a sampling of Tweets and statements, all of which honor one of the most respected men in professional sports...

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Just days after undergoing surgery on torn ligaments suffered in a massive crash, Lindsey Vonn shared a photo online showing her mangled, swollen knee.

That does not look like it feels good.

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who recently checked into the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has passed away from cancer. He was 80 years old.

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University of California Coach Mike Montgomery has apologized for going all Bob Knight on a player.

Early in the second half of last night's game against USC, Montgomery called timeout and then shoved star guard Allen Crabbe in the chest. Watch the incident take place here:

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Kate Upton, long rumored to be dating Justin Verlader, may not be after all. In a recent interview, the 2013 SI swimsuit issue cover girl said she's single.

Yes guys, you still have a chance. Not a very good one, but a chance.

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Following his team's loss to Connecticut last night, Jim Boeheim was barely in the mood to answer questions from the press.

Still, he performed his duties as Syracuse head coach... until it came to ESPN reporter Andy Katz.

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