| 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 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...
| Mar 3, 2013
Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2
An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime'
"Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:47 AM
If you stepped into something unexpected today, here's hoping it was related to St. Nicholas Day and not a irresponsible pet owner. Millions of children (and some freaky adults) are finding candy and other assorted junk stuffed into their shoes this...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention.
The term is usually applied to an NBA greyhound who can dribble around guards as easily as dunk over 7-footers. Or in the realm of football, maybe a quarterback who can...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate.
Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Football League’s increasingly visible injury legacy has become a topic of national debate, one that threatens to cast a lasting shadow over the country’s most popular, and profitable, sport.
Far less attention has been paid...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The AT&T commercials with the little kids gathered around the classroom table answering questions ("Is it better to be bigger or smaller?") from the smarmy focus group leader?
They were cute the first time around.
Maybe the first 10 times around....
| Apr 14, 2013
| 4:05 PM
April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices.
April 20, 1985: The Skipjacks, Baltimore's...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player Jack McBean, the former Corona del Mar High standout, and NFL official Laird Hayes highlight those involved in the inaugural KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament at Aliso Viejo Country Club April 29.
In addition to McBean...