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  • PASSINGS: Kenny Heitz

    PASSINGS: Kenny Heitz
    Kenny Heitz, 65, who played on three NCAA basketball championship teams at UCLA in the 1960s, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades after a battle with cancer, the school announced. At a time when freshmen were not eligible to play varsity sports,...
  • Sports stars urge L.A. council to approve AEG's NFL stadium plan

     
    L. A. basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former pro football quarterback Rodney Peete turned out to urge the City Council to approve the downtown NFL stadium and convention center plan backed by Anschutz Entertainment Group....
  • L.A. City Council backs proposed $1.2-billion downtown NFL stadium

     
    A proposed $1.2-billion NFL stadium in downtown L.A. secured crucial approvals from the City Council today, a major milestone in efforts to return pro football to the city after a 17-year absence....
  • President Reagan is presented a Lakers jersey

     
    While presenting a Lakers jersey to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds it in front of coach Pat Riley....
  • Wednesday’s Highlights: 'Nature' on KOCE

     
    Wednesday’s Highlights: 'Nature' on KOCE...
  • Kenny Heitz was part of something special at UCLA

    Kenny Heitz was part of something special at UCLA
    He wore dark-rimmed glasses that made him look like Clark Kent and he played defense like Superman. Now, Kenny Heitz is gone, leaving UCLA basketball fans with fond memories and sorrow. He is a magical name from the 10-championship John Wooden era that...
  • Cashing in their championships

    Cashing in their championships
    1979-80 FINALS 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...
  • 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 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...
  • John Wooden's pyramid stands test of time

    John Wooden's pyramid stands test of time
    John Wooden was a young high school teacher and coach in the 1930s when he first wrote his personal definition of success, searching for a way to assure his students — and their parents — they could be successful without earning all A's. "I...