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  • 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...
  • Watch Kobe Bryant honor Jerry Buss with a pregame speech [Video]

    Watch Kobe Bryant honor Jerry Buss with a pregame speech [Video]
    The Lakers honored Jerry Buss with a tribute before their game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday at Staples Center. The Lakers' longtime owner died Monday from kidney failure after a battle against an undisclosed type of cancer. He was 80. The...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lakers greats speak fondly of their time with Jerry Buss

    Lakers greats speak fondly of their time with Jerry Buss
    At Jerry Buss' memorial service Feb. 21, more than a dozen speakers honored the longtime Lakers owner, who died Feb. 18 at age 80 after a battle with cancer. Below are some of the highlights from the service, which included speeches by some current and...
  • Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together

    Jerry Buss and Earvin Johnson made magic together
    The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson....
  • And now, the rest of the story about Jerry Buss

    And now, the rest of the story about Jerry Buss
    It took several cups of coffee and a couple of hours one recent morning to realize there was still so much more to know about Jerry Buss. The coffee was shared with Bob Steiner, Buss' longtime public relations advisor and general confidant. We...
  • 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...
  • Coach Magic Johnson

     
    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....