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Chick Hearn

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  • Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect

    Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect
    Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere. Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives. When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional...
  • 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 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...
  • What's wrong with the media? Just ask Dwight Howard

    What's wrong with the media? Just ask Dwight Howard
    I have some things on my mind. — The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials. — I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one...
  • Sports, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways

    Sports, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways
    Cupid's juiced. Lance Armstrong's head is corked. Is there anything left to love about modern sports, the apparent bastion of liars, cheats and psychopaths? Well, here are 100 Valentines dedicated to all that's still good about sports. "There are really...
  • Scott Wannberg dies at 58; poet and Dutton's book buyer

    Scott Wannberg dies at 58; poet and Dutton's book buyer
    Scott Wannberg, a gentle behemoth of the Los Angeles poetry scene and a mainstay of the old Dutton's bookstore in Brentwood, where for nearly 25 years he molded the reading habits of a wide assortment of customers and petted every dog that crossed the...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 19: Jim Murray

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest sports figures in L.A. history, as chosen by our readers. No. 19, Jim Murray (no first-place votes, 550 points). Jim Murray was the master of the written word in a golden era of......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 7: Chick Hearn

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 7, Chick Hearn. No. 7 Chick Hearn (57 first-place votes, 3,469 points) There are three statues representing Lakers......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history No. 6: Jerry West

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 6, Jerry West. No. 6 Jerry West (41 first-place votes, 3,961 points) For all the immortal players, great......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history No. 4: John Wooden

     
    John Wooden: A countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers: No. 4 is John Wooden....