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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...
  • 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...
  • Looking back at the Lakers' Memorial Day performances

     
    It's surely a weird feeling for Laker fans today, firing up their grills, hitting the beach and honoring the veterans that make our country safe. That's because for the first time in three years, the Lakers aren't still playing basketball and competing...
  • Sporting News ranks 1971-72 and 1986-87 Lakers as second- and third-greatest NBA teams

     
    The headline pretty much writes itself. Based on interviews with current and former coaches, players, executives and journalists, the Sporting News determined in its latest issue that the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1985-86 Lakers are the second- and third-...
  • Which Lakers would be good NBA analysts?

     
    Which Lakers would be good NBA analysts?...
  • NBA TV to air memorable Lakers playoff games

     
    NBA TV to air memorable Laker playoff games, including the Lakers' Game 6 victory of the 1980 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers' Game 4 victory of the 1987 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics and the Lakers' Game 5 win of the 1991...
  • Magic Johnson reflects on 1980, 1987 NBA Finals

     
    Magic Johnson recalls 1980, 1987 NBA Finals...
  • Lamar Odom should remain a reserve

     
    Lamar Odom should continue coming off the bench, not join the starting lineup...
  • Magic Johnson defends ex-Laker in fraud scheme

     
    Magic Johnson defends ex-Laker in housing scam...