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LA Times Mon, 10/21/2013 11:17 PM

Bill Sharman, L.A. sports legend, speaks softly, carries a big heart

Like Jerry Buss and Chick Hearn, Bill Sharman, 87, is a beloved Lakers legend, so word of a stroke, even though it was a mild one, hits hard.Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts Read more...
Bleacher Report Tue, 09/24/2013 4:14 PM

Why Jim and Jeanie Buss' Public Sparring Only Makes LA Lakers Look Worse

Infighting has always been a part of the Los Angeles Lakers' makeup. But while Dr. Jerry Buss was around, everyone knew that the internal strife would never represent more than a speed bump on the road to perennial championship contention. Even when Read more...
Dime Mag Thu, 09/12/2013 9:45 AM

Jim Buss Says His Late Father Didn’t Think Phil Jackson Was a Long Term Option As Lakers Coach

The late, great Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was a titan in the game of basketball and easily one of the finest owners, not just in the NBA, but in sports history. After he passed away in February this year, his often excoriated son, Jim Buss, took over Read more...
Bleacher Report Tue, 06/11/2013 7:21 AM

Kobe Bryant Invited to Play at WSOP as Tribute to Former Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

The World Series of Poker will be without one of its brightest stars this July, as Dr. Jerry Buss—longtime participant in the various WSOP events and former Los Angeles Lakers team owner—passed away on February 18 of this year. With the Read more...
LA Times Thu, 03/07/2013 8:26 PM

In keeping Kobe Bryant, not Shaq, Jerry Buss made right call

The conflict between Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal years ago forced the Lakers owner to make a bold call that completed his legacy. It was the summer of 2004, and an aging sports owner was faced with a decision for the ages. It was a choice between two Read more... Thu, 03/07/2013 6:10 PM

Final 20 Games Infographic

Take a unique look at some of the numbers from the Lakers Wednesday night showdown victory over their oldest rival, the Boston Celtics and honored late owner Dr. Jerry Buss on February 20, 2013. Read more...
Bleacher Report Thu, 03/07/2013 12:25 AM

Why Kobe Bryant and Jerry Buss Will Be Tied Together Forever

Kobe Bryant and Jerry Buss formed a partnership over the last 17 years that will undoubtedly tie them together forever. The pair have seen their fair share of success, but also suffered some setbacks throughout their union. Back in the spring of 1996, Read more...


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