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  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

     Lakers owner Jerry Buss brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things. It was youthful ambition — a...
  • Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

    Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show. The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
  • Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay

    Lakers to get chance Tuesday to tell Dwight Howard why he should stay
    The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years. They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
  • And now, the rest of the story about Jerry Buss

    And now, the rest of the story about Jerry Buss
    It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss. The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80
    Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80. A self-made millionaire who built his...
  • Mike D'Antoni's staff continues to evolve; Ham out, Lewis in

    Mike D'Antoni's staff continues to evolve; Ham out, Lewis in
    The Lakers' final non-Mike D'Antoni assistant coach left over the weekend as Darvin Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks under Coach Mike Budenholzer. “Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at...
  • PASSINGS: Flynn Robinson, Steve Forrest, Mack Emerman

    PASSINGS: Flynn Robinson, Steve Forrest, Mack Emerman
    Flynn Robinson Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • West sparks Lakers despite broken nose

     
    Lakers' Jerry West, with a piece of tape "protecting" his broken nose, drives to the basket. Lakers' Elgin Baylor screens out unidentified Knickerbocker in game at the Sports Arena. West scored 38 points as the Lakers won 119-103....
  • Steinberg Says: Lakers' trade 'Super'

    Just when you thought that next season with the Lakers might be marginally better than this one — they pull a rabbit out of a hat and significantly improve their roster for years to come with the acquisition of the best center in the NBA, Dwight...
  • Commentary: Thanks, Dr. Jerry Buss, for success of L.A. Lakers

    The death of Dr. Jerry Buss affects any sports fan. I kept reading and watching the sad news as a way for the loss to sink in, even though his absence in the public eye the past two years was an unspoken foreshadowing of what transpired. If it weren't...
  • Jerry Buss didn't just put the Kings on ice

    Jerry Buss didn't just put the Kings on ice
    Jerry Buss was so strongly associated with the Lakers and their championships that it's easy to forget he was the Kings' second owner — and that they were more to him than a throw-in item when he bought the Lakers, the Forum, the Kings and a 13,000-...