| 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...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Jerry Buss was one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports, the creator of the most entertaining championship teams ever, a fearless pioneer who bonded a giant and disparate city under a brilliant blanket of purple and gold.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:18 PM
He was speaking only for his weary and rumpled self, speaking in the singular, sorrowful tones of someone who just lost a boss and friend of more than three decades.
But, in one poignant moment while publicly mourning the death of Lakers owner Jerry...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:33 PM
It's bad luck that we'll never get to see Michael Jordan play against LeBron James in their primes. With MJ turning 50 earlier this week, we got to relive Jordan's greatest hits on every platform imaginable.
And hey, the Miami Heat are in town Thursday....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The stage was filled with flowers and gold. The audience was filled with short skirts and diamonds.
Davis Gaines elegantly sang "Music of the Night," while, on the screen behind him, there appeared a photo of Jerry and Jimmy Buss crooning karaoke....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:38 PM
OK, Orlando, do you want the good news or the bad news?
The good news, you say? Congratulations! You have been named as the healthiest major city in Florida!
The bad news?
Out of the 50 largest communities in these United States, you were just 34th....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State men's basketball assistant Corey Williams will soon be leaving the Panhandle for Central Florida. A source told the Orlando Sentinel that he is expected to take over the head-coaching position at Stetson.
| May 28, 2013
The firing of Vinny Del Negro remains troublesome. The obvious involvement of Chris Paul remains perplexing.
Both are class people, the kind with whom you'd enjoy sharing dinner and talking about books and family. Both worked hard for an entire season...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Being with the Lakers might not have boosted Dwight Howard’s Q rating, but it certainly didn’t hurt Steve Clifford’s resume'.
Clifford not only found work in L.A. as an assistant last season after losing his job when Stan Van Gundy and...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Join us to listen to legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson as he talks at a Printers Row event Thursday night with Chicago Tribune sports writer K.C. Johnson.
The Chicago Bulls are finished playing for the year, falling to the Miami Heat in the second...