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  • Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing

    Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing
    The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise. The league'...
  • Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson

    Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson
    In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November. In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
  • Dennis Rodman chokes up over Jerry Buss on 'The Tonight Show'

    Dennis Rodman chokes up over Jerry Buss on 'The Tonight Show'
    Dennis Rodman has plenty of faults, but being out of touch with his emotions surely isn't one of them. In an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Monday to promote the upcoming season of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," the former Chicago Bull was...
  • Jim Buss says Dwight Howard was never really a Laker

    Jim Buss says Dwight Howard was never really a Laker
    Lakers owners/executives Jim and Jeanie Buss have different views on the exit of Dwight Howard. "He was never really a Laker," Jim said to Ric Bucher of The Hollywood Reporter. "He was just passing through." "It's disappointing that Dwight isn't here,...
  • A purple and gold town is feeling blue again

    A purple and gold town is feeling blue again
    What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending. For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town. The domination of buzz that began with the...
  • 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...
  • How Jerry Buss came to own the Lakers, the Kings and the Forum

    Word got around that Jack Kent Cooke wanted to cash out. It was 1977 and the Lakers owner had entered into a divorce that would eventually cost $41 million, a sum worthy of the Guinness World Records for the most costly marital split in history at...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Buss showed what Showtime could be worth

    Jerry Buss showed what Showtime could be worth
    Jerry Buss brought 10 championships to Los Angeles with the Lakers and along the way he altered the way people experience professional sports. "He changed the whole way that we went to a game: the Laker Girls, the whole fan experience, A-list people...
  • 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...