Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized for an extended period of time as he battles cancer, according to multiple reports.

RadarOnline.com first reported the cause of Buss’ hospitalization.

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.

“Jerry isn’t doing well and it’s quite sad, but he’s surrounded by loved ones,” the insider told RadarOnline.com.

The Orange County Register confirmed the report.

Buss’ cancer was learned previously by the Register but not published out of respect for the Buss family’s wishes.