| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The death of Dr. Jerry Buss affects any L.A. sports fan. I kept reading and watching the sad news on Monday as a way for the loss to sink in even though his absence in the public eye the past two years was an unspoken foreshadowing of what transpired.
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The death of Dr. Jerry Buss affects any sports fan. I kept reading and watching the sad news as a way for the loss to sink in, even though his absence in the public eye the past two years was an unspoken foreshadowing of what transpired.
If it weren't...
| Mar 3, 2013
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...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jerry Buss was so strongly associated with the Lakers and their championships that it's easy to forget he was the Kings' second owner — and that they were more to him than a throw-in item when he bought the Lakers, the Forum, the Kings and a 13,000-...
| Mar 3, 2013
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...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor Teemu Selanne as the 2013 Sportsman of the Year during its 40th annual banquet at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on Aug. 22.
Selanne is the first National Hockey League player the Orange County...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Jim Cleamons, a former Lakers assistant coach, has sold a home in Manhattan Beach for $2.6 million.
The deal was completed this summer outside of the Multiple Listing Service, but records from the time of purchase describe the house as Mediterranean...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
I sat on the floor for the Clipper-Laker game at Staples Center in seats right next to the Lakers bench on April 7. What a revelation.
The NBA we experience on television and in higher seats is perceived very differently than courtside. It highlighted...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Half a century ago, the Baltimore Bullets came into the world without much fuss. There was no parade for the city's new National Basketball Association team. The opening night crowd fell far short of a sellout. And the Bullets bowed meekly to the world...