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Jerry Buss

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  • Lakers' great expectations become two tales of one city

    Lakers' great expectations become two tales of one city
    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...
  • For AEG's Tim Leiweke, it's been quite a year

     For AEG's Tim Leiweke, it's been quite a year
    In the year of his greatest triumphs, the most powerful man in Los Angeles sports was perhaps never stronger than when he took the hand of a child. It was Saturday afternoon at the Home Depot Center, shortly before his Galaxy would defend its MLS...
  • Lakers' passing on Jackson not unthinkable if you think about it

    Lakers' passing on Jackson not unthinkable if you think about it
    Today is my time to be there for you, to serve as your grief counselor. This is what we do in a caring, sharing society at times when there has been great sorrow from a natural disaster, a terrible accident or, worse, the failure of the Lakers to hire...
  • Now is not the time for Lakers to get rid of Mike Brown

    Now is not the time for Lakers to get rid of Mike Brown
    Mike Brown finished a long post-practice talk with Pau Gasol on Thursday, walked to a corner of the practice gym, and waited for the media to surround him for his daily interview session. And waited. And waited. Dwight Howard was giving interviews about...
  • Did Jerry Buss make the right decision by keeping Kobe over Shaq?

    Did Jerry Buss make the right decision by keeping Kobe over Shaq?
    In the summer of 2004, Laker owner Jerry Buss was faced with an extremely hard decision: Kobe Bryant or Shaquille O'Neal. The two superstars were feuding and Buss had to choose one Hall of Famer over another. Buss chose Bryant, a decision that Los...
  • Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect

    Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect
    Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere. Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives. When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional...
  • Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together

    Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together
    The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson....
  • From Lakers insider to food truck driver

    From Lakers insider to food truck driver
    The hand that once wrote about daily NBA schedules on a greaseboard in the Lakers' locker room now composes daily specials on a surfboard propped against a sunset-colored truck. Kona Sunset Shrimp Tacos, two for $7. The distinctive voice that once...
  • And now, the rest of the story about Jerry Buss

    And now, the rest of the story about Jerry Buss
    It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss. The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
  • Jerry Buss showed what Showtime could be worth

    Jerry Buss showed what Showtime could be worth
    Jerry Buss brought 10 championships to Los Angeles with the Lakers and along the way he altered the way people experience professional sports. "He changed the whole way that we went to a game: the Laker Girls, the whole fan experience, A-list people...
  • How Jerry Buss came to own the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum

    How Jerry Buss came to own the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum
    Word got around that Jack Kent Cooke wanted to cash out. It was 1977 and the Lakers owner had entered into a divorce that would eventually cost $41 million, a sum worthy of the Guinness World Records for the most costly marital split in history at...