| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:39 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually.
Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:14 PM
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after Sparks Chairman Paula Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned.
“This was a big surprise to us,” WNBA President...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office.
Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj:
As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it.
We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Lakers executive and owner Jim Buss has been in a housing buy-sell mode involving six properties across two counties in the last several months.
For sale in Orange County is his ocean-view home in the Monarch Bay area of Dana Point. Listed at $4.795...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Jerry Buss’ Playa del Rey mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million.
The late Los Angeles Lakers owner had the Italian-style villa custom built in 1998. The hilltop estate features slam-dunk views of the ocean, marina and cityscape.
| Feb 28, 2013
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....