Jerry Buss passed away this morning at the age of 80, the Lakers announced. The longtime team owner "had been hospitalized much of the past 18 months," the Buss family said in statement. Last week it was reported that he was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as a result of cancer. According ... More >>
Jerry Buss is in the hospital with cancer, with some reports indicating that he's gravely ill and that family, friends and members of his Lakers basketball organization such as Kobe Bryant have come to his side. However, Buss was hospitalized in summer and he bounced back despite some media specula ... More >>
It was the biggest "Screw You" in hoops history. Phil Jackson is not coaching the Lakers today because Jimmy Buss and Jackson do not like each other and never have. It's that simple and that complex.
Phil Jackson was the man everyone seemed to want. But it was former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni who got the job as the next coach of the Lakers following the abrupt firing of Mike Brown at the team's dismal 1-4 mark this season. According to a team statement Lakers spokesman John Black ...
By Paul Teetor Phil Jackson is back - unofficially, but with 95 percent certainty, pending a signed deal, etc. etc. This changes everything for the Lakers. How can simply replacing Coach Mike Brown with the Lord of the Rings make such a huge difference? Suddenly an LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Final ... More >>
There's a future NBA champion being built piece-by-piece at the Staples Center this year. It has a point guard destined for the Hall of Fame, a dominant power forward, a young, outrageously athletic 7-foot center and a shooting guard with no fear, no conscience and no hesitation. I'm talking, of co ... More >>
After being found dead in his L.A. apartment Sunday, Rick Calamaro is being remembered as Charlie Sheen's ex-assistant in media reports. But Calamaro meant much more to L.A.'s nightlife scene. His death is suspected to be drug related and followed, we've learned, a month holed up inside his apart ... More >>
Jerry Buss.The week before Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss was announced as a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, his stepson was arrested in Beverly Hills, allegedly for assaulting a parking officer who ended up in a hospital two months before a planned retirement. The March 31 arrest ... More >>
nba.comThe Basketball Hall of Fame was widely expected to announce the induction of Lakers co-owner Jerry Buss Monday morning. The 77-year-old was one of 19 finalists for the honor. In the largest sports deal at the time, Buss purchased the Lakers, the Forum, the Los Angeles Kings hockey tea ... More >>
NBAThe Lakers can add ad another crown to their collection as Forbes magazine on Thursday proclaimed the squad the most valuable team in the NBA. Hot off last season's championship, the magazine valued the franchise at $607 million, which topped the New York Nicks (#2; $586 million), the Chi ... More >>
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