| Feb 19, 2013
Jerry Buss navigated his way through life and business much as Magic Johnson navigated through a tight NBA defense. He had moves, a quick learning curve and a confidence.
In the wake of Buss' death Monday, all sides of him will be in play in the news and...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Everyone loves everybody now. There were Lakers hugs all around, with fans at Staples Center on Sunday joining the party, getting rally towels and the feel of a playoff game.
Happy 79th birthday, Jerry Buss, as Gush City flattens Oklahoma...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:06 PM
That didn't take long.
On Oct. 30, one of the presumably most powerful teams in NBA history opened its season by marching on to a Staples Center floor ringed in blinding belief.
On Sunday, one of the potentially most disappointing teams in NBA history...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:18 PM
He was speaking only for his weary and rumpled self, speaking in the singular, sorrowful tones of someone who just lost a boss and friend of more than three decades.
But, in one poignant moment while publicly mourning the death of Lakers owner Jerry...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The Lakers honored Jerry Buss with a tribute before their game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday at Staples Center.
The Lakers' longtime owner died Monday from kidney failure after a battle against an undisclosed type of cancer. He was 80.
| 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 22, 2013
| 11:12 PM
So far, this has been the most documented, celebrated and agonized-over NBA season ever in Los Angeles. For the first time, we multiply everything by two.
And then, as if we needed more focus, more reason to follow the bouncing ball more closely and...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Twenty-seven games into the NHL season, it was time to take the Kings' temperature about such burning issues as a fading offense and home difficulties. Staples Center has not provided a major advantage. The Kings are 8-7-1 at home and......