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  • 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....
  • Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to assist in pursuit of Dwight Howard

    Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash to assist in pursuit of Dwight Howard
    Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles. Bryant and...
  • Magic Johnson says L.A. can be both Dodgers and Lakers town

    Magic Johnson says L.A. can be both Dodgers and Lakers town
    The Dodgers might end up in the World Series while the Lakers might not even make the playoffs this season, which left Magic Johnson facing a double-edged question. Is Los Angeles becoming a Dodgers town again? The Dodgers haven't won the World Series...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers' hot season fires up the faithful

    Dodgers' hot season fires up the faithful
    With her Dodgers dogged by injuries, Emma Amaya made a stop before work at the Our Lady Queen of Angels church in downtown Los Angeles, where she lit a prayer candle for her boys in blue. The next day, as the team prepared for game one of their series...
  • 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...
  • Read the Lakers' statement on Jerry Buss' death

    Here's the Lakers' statement on the death of owner Jerry Buss, who helped lead the team to 10 NBA championships since purchasing the franchise in 1979. Within the team's statement are comments from the Buss family. "Dr. Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the...
  • 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,...
  • Maria Menounos: Jack Nicholson got me booted from Lakers game

    Maria Menounos: Jack Nicholson got me booted from Lakers game
    Maria Menounos' sports affiliations keep getting her into trouble. The "Extra" host is a self-proclaimed "die-hard" Boston Celtics fan and has no problems trash-talking and taunting players. And on Wednesday, the 35-year-old explained on "Conan"...
  • 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...