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  • 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...
  • Current Lakers owe better than this to brilliant owner Jerry Buss

    Current Lakers owe better than this to brilliant owner Jerry Buss
    What had been softly whispered for months, almost as if saying it aloud might make a terrible thing come true, became sad and public knowledge Thursday. Lakers owner Jerry Buss, not seen this season around his beloved team and for nearly a year removed...
  • To Magic Johnson, Jerry Buss was friend, mentor and 'second father'

    To Magic Johnson, Jerry Buss was friend, mentor and 'second father'
    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. Buss...
  • It doesn't take much to make these Lakers happy

    It doesn't take much to make these Lakers happy
    Gush City. 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...
  • 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...
  • Players union vows in letter not to back down

     
    Players union vows in letter not to back down...
  • Magic Johnson takes shots at LeBron James

     
    Magic Johnson takes shots at LeBron James...
  • Jerry West's autobiography focuses on depression

     
    In a recent conversation, former Lakers player and General Manager Jerry West talks about his autobiography, "West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life"; his battle with depression and his abusive father....
  • 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......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 15: Merlin Olsen

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 15, Merlin Olsen. No. 15 Merlin Olsen (no first-place votes, 808 points). Those of you who remember Merlin Olsen only as Jonathan Garvey on "Little House......