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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • L.A.'s greatest sports moments No. 2: Magic's junior sky hook

     
    We asked you to send in your picks for the greatest sports moments in L.A. history, and 1,181 ballots later we are unveiling the top 20 vote-getters. Each weekday we will unveil a new moment until we finally reach No.......
  • L.A.'s greatest sports moments, No. 18: Lakers three-peat

     
     We asked you to send in your picks for the greatest sports moments in L.A. history, and 1,181 ballots later we are unveiling the top 20 vote-getters. Each weekday (with one day off for Thanksgiving), we will unveil a......
  • 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....
  • Magic Johnson says 20th anniversary of retirement is 'bittersweet'

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

     
    Magic Johnson grateful for support system in HIV fight...