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Jerry Buss

  1. Do the Lakers have to beat the Spurs tonight?

    Feb 3, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT

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    If the Lakers lose tonight, there will be full-fledged panic on the part of Lakers fans. You should hear talk radio in Los Angeles today, where the idea of the Lakers trading for Carmelo Anthony is getting serious discussion. (Two quick thoughts here Lakers fans: 1. The Nuggets want draft picks, great young players and…

  2. Lakers owner Jerry Buss shows up to practice, but he’s not worried

    Feb 3, 2011, 4:56 PM EDT

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    The action — Lakers owner Jerry Buss showing up to watch a team practice for the first time in a couple years — speaks of concern and a guy looking to jump start his team. The words were those of someone not worried in the least. Buss did attend practice and spoke to ESPNLosAngeles’ Dave…

  3. Maybe revenue sharing isn’t the answer for owner, players

    Jan 5, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

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    If there is one thing that both the players and owners almost, kind of agree on in the new Collective Bargaining Talks is the concept of increased revenue sharing. The players see it as a way to help make small market teams competitive — allowing those teams to pay higher salary and avoid issues such…

  4. Magic Johnson says that Miami is responsible for Los Angeles’ dominant start

    Nov 10, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

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    The Miami Heat have had their ups and downs over the first eight regular-season games, but at least they can take some credit for the Los Angeles Lakers’ absolute dominance in the early part of the NBA season. That probably wouldn’t cheer Miami up, of course, but Magic Johnson says it’s the truth: Magic Johnson…

  5. Lakers owner Jerry Buss supports increased revenue sharing

    Nov 1, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

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    David Stern says the league needs more of it. Small market teams say it is essential to maintain a competitive league. But at the end of the day, “increased revenue sharing” means being Robin Hood, taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Corporate socialism. The kind of things the rich big market teams…

  6. Phil Jackson sums up Lakers championship ring: They are “unwearable” and “terrific”

    Oct 27, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Nobody knows more about NBA championship rings than Phil Jackson. He’s got 11 of them, he even designed one (the last title of the Shaq/Kobe three-peat). And he’s not a huge fan. Except when he is. “They’re unwearable. And I always think they’re something that should be able to be worn. “But seeing as Dr.…

  7. Lakers ring ceremony

    Oct 27, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Ring ceremonies are usually tedious affairs. Any event where everyone has to shake the commissioner’s hand is rarely exciting to watch. But the Lakers put a nice twist on their’s Tuesday, having the players introduce one another. It felt genuine. Take a look for yourself.

  8. Magic Johnson sells his shares of the Lakers, looks to purchase another team

    Oct 18, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Magic Johnson has nothing to do with the Lakers. Well, not exactly, he will forever be a Laker in everyone’s minds, forever wearing the “Forum blue and gold” in the hearts of Lakers fans. But now he has no actual ties to the team Magic Johnson is selling his shares of the Lakers. “After heavy…

  9. Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Mark Cuban all sued by crazy Kentucky inmate

    Sep 2, 2010, 8:06 PM EDT

    Meet Jonathan Lee Riches. He’s a bit of a legend (in the urban sense) of the legal and penal systems. His claim to fame is not the simple wire fraud that has him behind bars. See, what Riches likes to do is file lawsuits from his prison cell. Handwritten screeds that are filled with courts…

  10. Jerry Buss likes his Lakers chances against Miami

    Aug 18, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    It’s trendy now to say you didn’t watch “The Decision” because you had better things to do. Wash your hair, read “Ulysses” or whatever. But mature people like Shaq didn’t watch it. Well, Jerry Buss did, as he told ESPNLosAngeles.com during a Lakers charity poker event. “[It was] mixed emotions. My feeling was that he…

  11. Jerry Buss says the Lakers are not cutting costs. Very true — on the court.

    Aug 6, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Right now, as you are reading this, the Lakers have a payroll of $91,906,072 for next season (thank you Sham Sports). That is more than $500,000 higher than the Lakers payroll last season, which was already higher than any other team in the Association. And we are underestimating Shannon Brown’s salary by roughly $500,000. Plus…

  12. Jerry Buss is not handing over the Larry O'Brien trophy to Miami. At least not willingly.

    Jul 10, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Good luck prying the NBA title out of the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. Lakers owner Jerry Buss was in Vegas to watch some Summer League ball (and play in the World Series of Poker; and probably not in that order) when Sam Amick from FanHouse asked him if LeBron James in Miami scared…

  13. Phil Jackson says he is returning for one more year

    Jul 1, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson made it official today — he is back for one more year as head coach of the Lakers. “Count me in,” said Jackson in the official statement on Lakers.com. “After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its…

  14. Phil Jackson says he will decide about next year within week of the finals ending

    Jun 10, 2010, 6:25 PM EDT

    The thing is, Phil Jackson doesn’t really know what Phil Jackson is going to do next year. He may have a leaning, but he’s not telling T.J. Simers no matter how many times he asks. His return to the Lakers has always been more about his health than salary or other opportunities, and he said…

  15. Lakers owner Jerry Buss is not talking about Phil Jackson

    May 27, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

    Everybody has been talking a lot about the future of Phil Jackson, save for the couple people at the center of the debate. At each and every press conference, Jackson dances around the questions, revealing little. Well, except that he is going to wait until the season is over to decide, that he will have…

  16. Phil Jackson admits he will take a pay cut if he returns

    May 19, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Phil Jackson may or may not come back as the Lakers coach — but if he does it will not be at the $12 million salary he made this season. “Yes, it has been indicated there will be a pay cut,” Jackson said before Game 2 of the Lakers/Suns Western Conference Finals. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon…

  17. Jeanie Buss: "Phil will be coaching next year, somewhere"

    Apr 29, 2010, 2:45 AM EDT

    Forget The Real Housewives of Orange County. Heck, forget the South Fork Ranch and Dallas. The Buss family soap opera is far more delicious and entertaining. In our latest episode, Jeanie Buss — the daughter with the business mind and the posed-for-Playboy body, who is dating the head coach of daddy’s franchise — told ESPNLosAngeles…

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