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  • Watch the on-court similarities between Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

    Watch the on-court similarities between Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan
    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...
  • Mitch Kupchak doesn't see reason for Lakers to tank for lottery

    Mitch Kupchak doesn't see reason for Lakers to tank for lottery
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak doesn't see the virtue in tanking the season for a lottery pick. "The ping-pong lottery thing, even if you have the very worst team in the NBA, you're not guaranteed to get the first pick," Kupchak said Thursday to...
  • World Poker Tour to hold tournament in honor of Jerry Buss

    World Poker Tour to hold tournament in honor of Jerry Buss
    Although basketball was Jerry Buss' true love, the late Lakers owner was also a passionate poker player. On Aug. 25 at 4 p.m., the World Poker Tour Foundation will hold the Frank Mariani & Jerry Buss No Limit Hold 'em Poker Tournament at the Bicycle...
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Coach Magic Johnson

     
    With the 1993-1994 Lakers stuck in neutral, owner Dr. Jerry Buss tried to shake up the team. Coach Randy Pfund was let go and Magic Johnson brought in....
  • The Week in Pictures | February 18 – 24

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Lakers greats past and present showed up to remember the team's owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday from liver failure. Former coach Phil Jackson fought back tears, Shaquille O'Neal recalls...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss remembered during memorial

     
    Former Lakers players, coaches and extended family members gathered Thursday afternoon at Nokia Theatre for a memorial service for Jerry Buss, the longtime Lakers owner who died Monday....
  • Animal rights activist Pat Derby dies at 69

     
    Pat Derby, a former Hollywood animal trainer turned animal rights activist, has died. She was 69. Derby, who later devoted her life to protecting and rescuing exotic and performing animals, died Friday of complications related to throat cancer in San........
  • Jerry Buss tribute tonight on ESPN Classic

     
    ESPN Classic airs a Dr. Jerry Buss tribute in honor of the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers who passed away yesterday at age 80. Buss enjoyed 10 NBA championships since assuming ownership of the Lakers in 1979. Buss is remembered as a shrewd businessman, a...
  • Mayor Kevin Johnson Says He "Laid Out Compelling Case" to NBA Board

    Mayor Kevin Johnson Says He "Laid Out Compelling Case" to NBA Board
    “I know we got their attention and we gave them something to think about,” Mayor Kevin Johnson sounded like the player who’d just stolen the ball with enough time on the clock to score the winning basket.  Johnson spent 30 minutes with...
  • From the Archive: New Lakers owner Jerry Buss

    From the Archive: New Lakers owner Jerry Buss