| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the virtue in tanking the season for a lottery pick.
"The ping-pong lottery thing, even if you have the very worst team in the NBA, you're not guaranteed to get the first pick," Kupchak said Thursday to...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Although basketball was Jerry Buss' true love, the late Lakers owner was also a passionate poker player.
On Aug. 25 at 4 p.m., the World Poker Tour Foundation will hold the Frank Mariani & Jerry Buss No Limit Hold 'em Poker Tournament at the Bicycle...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A.C. Green left the Lakers for Phoenix exactly 20 years ago this summer, perhaps the only important player they ever lost to free agency.
It so irritated Jerry Buss that he appealed to his players a few months later at training camp with an...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Maria Menounos' sports affiliations keep getting her into trouble.
The "Extra" host is a self-proclaimed "die-hard" Boston Celtics fan and has no problems trash-talking and taunting players.
And on Wednesday, the 35-year-old explained on "Conan"...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:30 PM
One of the most hyped teams in NBA history fell exhaustedly into the playoffs Wednesday.
Appropriately, it happened with only three hours left in the season. Fittingly, it was clinched when they were just standing around.
Ten minutes before the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:17 PM
The Lakers guard stepped to the foul line and the familiar chant rose from the Staples Center crowd.
“M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!”
Three wondrous letters symbolized the sorry end of a season. The Lakers fans were chanting for their only MVP still...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
With the 1993-1994 Lakers stuck in neutral, owner Dr. Jerry Buss tried to shake up the team. Coach Randy Pfund was let go and Magic Johnson brought in....
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Lakers greats past and present showed up to remember the team's owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday from liver failure. Former coach Phil Jackson fought back tears, Shaquille O'Neal recalls...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Former Lakers players, coaches and extended family members gathered Thursday afternoon at Nokia Theatre for a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the longtime Lakers owner who died Monday....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Pat Derby, a former Hollywood animal trainer turned animal rights activist, has died. She was 69. Derby, who later devoted her life to protecting and rescuing exotic and performing animals, died Friday of complications related to throat cancer in San........