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  • 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....
  • Bill Walton never takes a timeout from talking

    Bill Walton never takes a timeout from talking
    In a week when you thought you might have heard it all, I present to you Bill Walton speaking to USC students and bashing UCLA basketball. "I never knew they had pretty girls here at USC," began Walton, one of UCLA's all-time greats, after being...
  • 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...
  • Lakers, Clippers bursting with star power

    Lakers, Clippers bursting with star power
    Looks like L.A. is going to need a few more paparazzi. You can't stroll Venice Beach or sit down to bacon-wrapped monkfish at Spago without spotting a superstar Laker or Clipper in the nation's new basketball capital. Here comes Dwight Howard, the...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Buss' legacy is creating a team all of Los Angeles could love

    Jerry Buss' legacy is creating a team all of Los Angeles could love
    Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports, the creator of the most entertaining championship teams ever, a fearless pioneer who bonded a giant and disparate city under a brilliant blanket of purple and gold. Yet...
  • 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 dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...