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Grandson Of Lakers CEO Frank Mariani Dies From Car Accident

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#1 LALakersFan4Life


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:11 PM

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Mark Medina    

Nicholas Mariani, the 24-year-old grandson of Lakers CEO Frank Mariani, died on Wednesday following what the Lakers called a “serious single-car accident” that happened on Sunday morning.

Frank Mariani was the longtime business partner of later Lakers owner Jerry Buss , both whom initially worked together in real estate in the 1950′s before eventually purchasing the Los Angeles Strings and San Diego Friars, respectively, of World Team Tennis.

The rest of Mariani’s family have other roles with the Lakers. Nicholas was the son of Associate Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation Roberta Mariani, nephew of Director of Corporate Partnerships Francis Mariani, and brother of Development Coordinator Anthony Mariani. Nicholas, who was also considered a Lakers employee, had two sisters.

The Lakers say funeral services are pending.

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Condolences to the Mariani family and friends. R.I.P. Nicolas Mariani.

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:13 PM

RIP.  Sorry to hear that :(

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:27 PM

RIP. Too young. Gotta drive safer.

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Sorry to hear that. R.I.P. prayers out the family


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Rest in peace. Condolences to the family and friends.

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 06:46 PM


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 07:39 PM

RIP thoughts and prayers to family.

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Imposible is nothing.

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 12:35 AM


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 04:13 AM

How very sad...to lose a longtime friend and business partner of over 40 years and then a grandson a year later. Too much.

Wishing the family comfort in this time.

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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:48 AM

Yet another cautionary tale.  


Don't drive sleepy (an assumption in this case, because it was 4 in the morning).  Don't drive under the influence. 


Sorry this young man lost his life and sad for the grieving family left behind, but I'm most thankful that no one else was injured by his selfish and dangerous actions.  

Edited by SportyIntellectual, April 03, 2014 - 07:48 AM.

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