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Jerry Buss

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  • 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...
  • Did Jerry Buss make the right decision by keeping Kobe over Shaq?

    Did Jerry Buss make the right decision by keeping Kobe over Shaq?
    In the summer of 2004, Laker owner Jerry Buss was faced with an extremely hard decision: Kobe Bryant or Shaquille O'Neal. The two superstars were feuding and Buss had to choose one Hall of Famer over another. Buss chose Bryant, a decision that Los...
  • Open Forum about L.A. Kings

    Some associate the Los Angeles Kings with silver and black. I remember Forum Blue and Gold. Some extol the virtues of Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Anze Kopitar. My heroes were Marcel Dionne, Rogie Vachon and Butch Goring. Some get a kick out of...
  • PASSINGS: Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, Mike Lynn, William D. Pawley Jr., Sylvia Woods, Frank 'Pancho' Martin

    PASSINGS: Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, Mike Lynn, William D. Pawley Jr., Sylvia Woods, Frank 'Pancho' Martin
    Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald Ex-wife of former Lakers owner Barbara Jean Carnegie Berwald, 94, the first wife of media and sports mogul Jack Kent Cooke whose record divorce settlement precipitated his sale of the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum to...
  • Steinberg Says: Lakers' trade 'Super'

    Just when you thought that next season with the Lakers might be marginally better than this one — they pull a rabbit out of a hat and significantly improve their roster for years to come with the acquisition of the best center in the NBA, Dwight...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80
    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...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Buss expresses appreciation for Shaquille O'Neal's presence with the Lakers

     
    Shaquille O'Neal once, in the middle of a preseason game, famously yelled out to Lakers owner Jerry Buss to "pay me." Skeptical of O'Neal's injury history and his $30-million-a-year asking price, Buss traded him in 2004. And the immediate aftermath...
  • Caught in the Web: Reaction to Mike Brown's introductory news conference

     
    --The Times' Bill Plaschke was impressed with Mike Brown's introductory news conference, but he's skeptical on how it might work out. --The Times' T.J. Simers expresses skepticism on whether Brown will get along with Kobe Bryant. --The Times' Mike...
  • Mike Brown brings enthusiasm to introductory press conference

     
    Below are the highlights from the comments made by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike Brown at Tuesday's news conference. Kupchak's timeline on hiring Brown --A week following the Lakers regular season, Kupchak said, the coaching search...