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  • Bookmark: Reads to make your March mad

    The cat was never the same. Her name was Zelda, and all I can say is: Sorry, Zelda. But the real apology ought to come from Christian Laettner. One minute Zelda was resting comfortably on my lap, dozing in that languid, loose-limbed, trusting manner...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

    Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    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...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Thanks Dr. Jerry Buss for success of L.A. Lakers

    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. If...
  • Commentary: Thanks, Dr. Jerry Buss, for success of L.A. Lakers

    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...
  • 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 didn't just put the Kings on ice

    Jerry Buss didn't just put the Kings on ice
    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-...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

     Lakers owner Jerry Buss brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    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...
  • Lamar Odom trade: Mychal Thompson doubts Lakers' championship chances

     
    Lamar Odom trade: Mychal Thompson doubts Lakers' championship chances...
  • Mike Brown accidentally wore green sweater vest

     
    In his first season as coach of the Lakers, Mike Brown has quickly figured out the new responsibility goes beyond how to implement his system and teach it to a new group of players. There's handling the NBA's nixing the trade that would've brought Chris...
  • Five things to take from Lakers' 100-89 loss to Milwaukee Bucks

     
    Five things to take from Lakers' 100-89 loss to Milwaukee Bucks...