Quote of the Day

"What I loved about Jerry Buss is he lived the life that you wanted your owner to live. He cared about the product, he reinvested into the product, he took chances, he made trades, he had fun."
-- Radio host Dan Patrick, on the death of Lakers Owner Jerry Buss. (“The Dan Patrick Show,” 2/18)
Monday February 18, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 111 Print This Issue

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  • Jerry Buss Remembered

    Longtime Lakers Owner JERRY BUSS , “whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into ‘Showtime’ and who led the team to 10 NBA championships,” died this morning at the age of 80, according to David Wharton of the L.A. TIMES. A “self-made millionaire who built his fortune in real estate,” Buss bought the Lakers in ‘79. He “charted his successful course” with marquee players, HOF coaches, “celebrities sitting courtside and Laker Girls dancing during timeouts.” Buss at one time said, “I really tried to create a Laker image, a distinct identity. I mean, the Lakers are pretty damn Hollywood” ( LATIMES.com, 2/18 ). In L.A., Tom Hoffarth writes B ...

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  • Head Games

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  • Welcome To Charm City

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