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  • Lakers greats speak fondly of their time with Jerry Buss

    Lakers greats speak fondly of their time with Jerry Buss
    At Jerry Buss' memorial service Feb. 21, more than a dozen speakers honored the longtime Lakers owner, who died Feb. 18 at age 80 after a battle with cancer. Below are some of the highlights from the service, which included speeches by some current and...
  • 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...
  • Lakers' decision to fire Coach Mike Brown is all about the win

    Lakers' decision to fire Coach Mike Brown is all about the win
    Great news. Phil Jackson is writing another book, "Eleven Rings," but it's not scheduled to be published until next year, so there's plenty of time to change the title. And more great news as well for Devin Ebanks, who might be out celebrating for all...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 16: Jerry Buss

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 16, Jerry Buss. No. 16 Jerry Buss (no first-place votes, 723 points). Amid the pageantry of the Lakers' ring ceremony for their 2010 championship, Kobe Bryant......
  • NBA lockout: Which teams benefit most, least?

     
    NBA lockout: Which teams would benefit the most, and the least, from a prolonged NBA lockout?...
  • Magic Johnson grateful for support system in HIV fight

     
    Magic Johnson grateful for support system in HIV fight...
  • Magic Johnson says 20th anniversary of retirement is 'bittersweet'

     
    Magic Johnson says 20th anniversary of retirement is 'bittersweet'...
  • Magic Johnson looks at Penn State's firing of Joe Paterno

     
    Magic Johnson offers some unique insight on Penn State's decision to fire Joe Paterno....