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Michael Cooper

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  • 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...
  • Virginia Tech AD: Wolff 'the right person' to lead women's program

    Dennis Wolff wouldn't say that coaching women's basketball was the furthest thing from his mind when Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver approached him approximately five weeks ago, but the notion required much research and even more consideration....
  • Which Lakers guards deserve to be in a Lakers Hall of Fame?

     
    If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of......
  • Poll: Which Lakers guards deserve to be in a Lakers Hall of Fame?

     
    If the Lakers had their own Hall of Fame, which players would you select for induction? That is the basis for our next series of polls, in which we ask our readers to vote on who is most worthy of this honor. We will break down the history of the team...
  • Looking at the Lakers' other triple-overtime games

     
    Every player is going to have differing lasting images of the Lakers' 139-137 triple overtime win Tuesday over the Phoenix Suns. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will cherish dampening the Suns' slim playoff hopes, just one example of avenging the Lakers' first-...
  • Lakers Moments: Time to work and time to play

     
    Soak it up: The Lakers take a poolside break during their Palm Springs training camp Sept. 12, 1980. From left: Coach Paul Westhead, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamaal Wilkes, Jim Chones, Michael Cooper, Brad Holland, assistant coach Pat Riley and Mark...
  • Women's basketball: USC preparing to play Toledo for WNIT title

     
    USC’s women’s basketball team will play Toledo on Saturday in the WNIT championship game at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. USC (24-12) will attempt to win its fifth consecutive road game. The Trojans, who opened the tournament at home against.....
  • Lakers Moments: Michael Cooper goes to battle

     
    There's no stopping: The Lakers' Michael Cooper shoots over the Clippers' Cedric Maxwell on Jan. 16, 1986. The rail-thin, 6-foot-5 guard spent his entire 12-year career with the Lakers, playing an important role in helping the team win five NBA......
  • Lakers have limited history with NBA draft lottery

     
    In another sign of the Lakers' storied success, they're nearly complete strangers to the NBA draft lottery. Even with L.A. losing in embarrassing fashion this postseason, falling in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference...