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Lakers owner was smart, with marketing instincts

Lakers owner was smart, with marketing instincts

Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away Monday morning following what the team said was a battle with cancer that lasted a year and a half, leaving behind a legacy few peers in any sport can match.
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  • Lakers' success a testament to greatest owner in sports history

    Lakers' success a testament to greatest owner in sports history

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    There are many reasons why the Lakers are the NBA's glamour team. Part of their appeal, writes Lee Jenkins, was beloved longtime owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at 80.
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  • Paul becomes first Clip to win MVP with double-double

    Paul becomes first Clip to win MVP with double-double

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Paul became the first Los Angeles Clippers player to be NBA All-Star game MVP, scoring 20 points and handing out 15 assists in the West's 143-138 win over the East.
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  • Video - Magic Remembers Jerry Buss 20:28

    Magic Remembers Jerry Buss

    Feb 18
    Magic Johnson reflects on the life of longtime Lakers owner and friend Jerry Buss, who died Monday at the age of 80.
  • Video - Looking Back On Jerry Buss' Accomplishments 06:49

    Looking Back On Jerry Buss' Accomplishments

    Feb 18
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless remember Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
  • Video - Examining The Legacy Of Jerry Buss 04:47

    Examining The Legacy Of Jerry Buss

    Feb 18
    Former Laker Kurt Rambis reflects on the life of Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
  • Video - Remembering Jerry Buss 02:16

    Remembering Jerry Buss

    Feb 18
    ESPN's Shelley Smith takes a look back at the life of the man who won 10 championships as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: Lakers' success a testament to best owner in sports history

    Feb 18
    No one ever believes this, because of the steep payroll and courtside glitz, but the Lakers are the closest thing in major professional sports to a mom-and-pop store.
  • Adande: Durant and how the West won

    Feb 18
    Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
  • Ian Thomsen: Players, teams to watch as NBA trade deadline looms

    Feb 18
    The title contenders do not appear likely to shake up their rotations in pursuit of a major move, and there are no All-Stars known to be on the market as the NBA trade deadline approaches. Then again, isn't this a week for surprises? Here is a look at t…
  • Adande: Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'

    Feb 18
    You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"? That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, ...