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  • Former Lakers star Michael Cooper is diagnosed with tongue cancer

    Former Lakers star Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer and will take a leave of absence from his duties as coach of the WNBA team in Atlanta. Cooper is expected to recover fully after surgery this week at Emory University....
  • WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals: Sky vs. Dream

    WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals: Sky vs. Dream
    Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, NBA TV. Game 2: 6 p.m. Sunday, Allstate Arena, ESPN2. Game 3: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Philips Arena, NBA TV (if necessary). Records: Sky 15-19; Dream 19-15. Playoff history: Sky, second straight appearance; as...
  • From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough

    From streets to sideline, Lakers' Byron Scott was always tough
    The rookie arrived at Lakers training camp with something to prove. His new teammates — veterans such as Magic Johnson and Michael Cooper — elbowed him around the basketball court. The rough treatment continued after practice. "We didn't...
  • Lakers have another historic night in 119-85 loss to Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO — Sure, why not. Another ragged moment for the Lakers and their fine tradition. They never lost this badly to the San Antonio Spurs until Friday, a 119-85 blush of a game for the visitors that blew past their embarrassing 32-point...
  • 'Showtime' chronicles glitzy Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Riley

    'Showtime' chronicles glitzy Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Riley
    The diva guard is orchestrating coaching changes. The boss man is an inveterate womanizer, as is most of the team, except for the committed virgin they just signed, who firmly believes sex shouldn't take place till marriage. This a dynasty or a soap...
  • 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...
  • Cashing in their championships

    Cashing in their championships
    1979-80 FINALS 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Laker Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream

    Former Laker Michael Cooper to coach WNBA's Atlanta Dream
    Michael Cooper, the former "Showtime" Lakers forward and coach of two L.A. Sparks championship teams, will return to the WNBA as coach of the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Thursday. Cooper, who quit last spring after an 11-20 campaign in his...
  • Clippers' Matt Barnes to have eye surgery, will miss at least 2 weeks

    The Clippers announced Thursday that forward Matt Barnes will have surgery to repair a torn retina in his left eye. The team didn’t say when the surgery would happen, but the Clippers did say Barnes will be out a minimum of two weeks following the...