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Jerry Buss

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  • New Sparks owner sought by WNBA; team's front office suffers layoffs

    The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after franchise Chairwoman Paula Williams 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...
  • D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate

    D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate
    The D-Fenders will pay tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, former owner of the Lakers and D-Fenders, on Jan. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Buss passed away from cancer complications last February. The D-Fenders will celebrate what would...
  • Like a gym bag full of memories, it's our 2013 sports time capsule

    Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
  • It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home

    It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million. The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner...
  • Lakers are like empty suits in lopsided loss

    Lakers are like empty suits in lopsided loss
      It was a night when DeAndre Jordan actually clanked two dunks and it didn't matter. Little else went wrong for the Clippers on Friday. Or right for the Lakers. The final score was 123-87 and it wasn't that close. Rivalry? What rivalry? The...
  • Jerry Buss' Playa del Rey mansion lists at $5.95 million

    Jerry Buss' Playa del Rey mansion lists at $5.95 million
    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. Lakers...
  • Lakers drop ball in rewarding Kobe

    Lakers drop ball in rewarding Kobe
    What's happened to the Lakers since owner Jerry Buss has been gone is enough to make him roll over in his luxury box in the sky. In the past 10 months, Dwight Howard left L.A. to take less money and Kobe Bryant took more money to stay. Each decision...
  • Kobe Bryant's rich new contract may be Lakers' Achilles' heel

    Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life. Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life. The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
  • Lakers fans caught between two seasons

    In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions. Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs! Ten minutes...
  • Bill Sharman, L.A. sports legend, speaks softly, carries a big heart

    Bill Sharman, L.A. sports legend, speaks softly, carries a big heart
    Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality. Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....
  • Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season

    Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
    It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...