| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| Mar 3, 2013
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:25 PM
After playing one season with the Clippers, 40-year-old Grant Hill announced his retirement Saturday after playing 19 seasons in the NBA.
Hill, a seven-time NBA All-Star, averaged 16.7 points over his career. He averaged 3.2 points in an injury-...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:39 PM
"Glee's" Naya Rivera is keeping her real estate agent mother busy this year.
The 26-year-old actress bought a house in Los Feliz for $2.6 million and a sale is in the works on her home in a 90210 neighborhood.
The East Coast-inspired traditional...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:18 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kobe Bryant doubled over in laughter when I asked whether he thought the day would come when Bynum played so well.
Will Bynum. A runt who plays for the Pistons. Shredded the Lakers' interior defense.
And by the way,...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 8:28 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — When Ron Artest first came to town I ignored him, wanting nothing to do with a wacko.
"A lot of people do that," Artest says.
I thought he was just a thug.
"I tell people who call me a thug you're calling the right person a...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
While the fans at Staples Center ended the season chanting "We want Phil," it appears the Lakers and Phil Jackson are nowhere near a reunion.
Jackson has agreed to "serve in an advisory capacity" with the Detroit Pistons as owner Tom Gores searches...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Lakers Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor will be auctioning off memorabilia, awards and personal items on May 31 with the help of Julien's Auctions.
Baylor, whose No. 22 jersey is retired at Staples Center, is making available his 1959 All-Star Game MVP...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:33 AM
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....