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  • Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson

    Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson
    In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November. In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
  • Jim Buss says Dwight Howard was never really a Laker

    Jim Buss says Dwight Howard was never really a Laker
    Lakers owners/executives Jim and Jeanie Buss have different views on the exit of Dwight Howard. "He was never really a Laker," Jim said to Ric Bucher of The Hollywood Reporter. "He was just passing through." "It's disappointing that Dwight isn't here,...
  • Watch the on-court similarities between Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

    Watch the on-court similarities between Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan
    Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate. Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count.  Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
  • Mitch Kupchak doesn't see reason for Lakers to tank for lottery

    Mitch Kupchak doesn't see reason for Lakers to tank for lottery
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the virtue in tanking the season for a lottery pick. "The ping-pong lottery thing, even if you have the very worst team in the NBA, you're not guaranteed to get the first pick," Kupchak said Thursday to...
  • D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate

    D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate
    The D-Fenders will pay tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, former owner of the Lakers and D-Fenders, on Jan. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Buss passed away from cancer complications last February. The D-Fenders will celebrate what would...
  • Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season

    Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
    It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...
  • Kobe Bryant's rich new contract may be Lakers' Achilles' heel

    Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life. Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life. The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
  • Jerry Buss' Playa del Rey mansion lists at $5.95 million

    Jerry Buss' Playa del Rey mansion lists at $5.95 million
    Jerry Buss’ Playa del Rey mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million. The late Los Angeles Lakers owner had the Italian-style villa custom built in 1998. The hilltop estate features slam-dunk views of the ocean, marina and cityscape. Lakers...
  • It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home

    It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home
    It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million. The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner...
  • 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...
  • Sparks owner ends involvement with team; WNBA looking for new owner

    Sparks owner ends involvement with team; WNBA looking for new owner
    The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after Sparks Chairman Paula Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. “This was a big surprise to us,” WNBA President...
  • Read the Lakers' statement on Jerry Buss' death

    Here's the Lakers' statement on the death of owner Jerry Buss, who helped lead the team to 10 NBA championships since purchasing the franchise in 1979. Within the team's statement are comments from the Buss family. "Dr. Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the...