"He was and will always be part of the Lakers family," team CEO and majority owner Jeanie Buss said. "His baritone voice and easy demeanor made him a favorite of the fans and media, as well as everyone who had the honor of calling him a friend."
Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80 →
"On behalf of the entire Lakers organization, I'd like to express our sadness at the passing of John Kundla," Lakers President and co-owner Jeanie Buss said in a statement.
Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101 →