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Kupchak, Lakers players mourn passing of Buss

Kupchak, Lakers players mourn passing of Buss

ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Updated Feb 19, 2013
Before the Los Angeles Lakers could move on with the second half of the season following the All-Star break, they were left looking back at the life of legendary owner Dr. Jerry Buss.
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  • Deadline Dilemmas: Can the current Clippers win a title? Should…

    Deadline Dilemmas: Can the current Clippers win a title? Should the …

    CNNSI.com Feb 19, 2013
    Can the current Clippers win a title? Should the Jazz alleviate their frontcourt jam? Will Atlanta deal Josh Smith? Ben Golliver answers the trade deadline's most pressing questions.
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  • No cases heard in arbitration, first time since '74

    No cases heard in arbitration, first time since '74

    CNNSI.com Feb 19, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- San Francisco catcher Buster Posey received the steepest increase among players in salary arbitration this year.
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  • Phil Jackson, in a revealing interview, laments the way Los Ang…

    Phil Jackson, in a revealing interview, laments the way Los Angeles has ‘eliminated [Dwight Howard's] assets’

    yahoo.com Feb 19, 2013
    For someone who only recently decided to buy the NBA’s League Pass package (it’s weird to think that your routinely broke author had League Pass 13 years before Phil Jackson did), former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson seems awfully tuned in to
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  • The 3 Things Portland Needs To Do To Make The NBA Playoffs

    The 3 Things Portland Needs To Do To Make The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Feb 19, 2013
    Portland was one of the season’s earliest surprises by knocking off the Lakers in the first game of the season, back when Portland was expected to do little and Los Angeles was projected to be a beast. Those polarizing projections led to a reality thatâ
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  • Reimold looks to shed 'injury-prone' label

    Reimold looks to shed 'injury-prone' label

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    He had hit long home runs, the kind that you hear off the bat before rocketing undoubtedly onto the other side of outfield walls, but this wasn't one of them. Nolan Reimold wasn't sure where the 1-1, 90-mph sinker he got a hold of from Angels righty Jer…
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  • Message to players: Ripping fans rarely pays off

    Message to players: Ripping fans rarely pays off

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    Nobody ever told Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton one of the cardinal rules of sports, or maybe he just forgot.
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  • Jack McCallum: Phil Jackson discusses Lakers, his future and mo…

    Jack McCallum: Phil Jackson discusses Lakers, his future and more

    CNNSI.com Feb 19, 2013
    Phil Jackson hasn't said much publicly since he was passed over for the Lakers' coaching job in favor of Mike D'Antoni. And he did not use a 60-minute conversation over breakfast last week to launch fusillades against the Lakers. But he did have some co…
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  • The Lakers Lose A Legend; Josh Smith’s All Dressed Up With Nowh…

    The Lakers Lose A Legend; Josh Smith’s All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

    dimemag.com Feb 19, 2013
    The big news of Monday, the one day in the middle of the season where anyone can catch their breath, was that possibly the NBA’s best owner of all time passed away. It’s not often we eulogize an owner but Jerry Buss had a record that would make anyone
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  • Video - LA Daily Download 03:35

    LA Daily Download

    Feb 19
    Michele Steele wraps up the day in L.A. sports, including the death of Lakers owner Jerry Buss and the Ducks' win over Columbus.
  • Video - Will Lakers Trade Howard? 04:31

    Will Lakers Trade Howard?

    Feb 19
    Chris Broussard, Tom Penn and Flip Saunders discuss whether the Lakers will trade Dwight Howard.

Sports Columnists

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    Feb 19
    Although there are four teams with more than $30 million in cap room with the dawn of free agency two weeks away, I expect this to be a stingy season for one of the best free agent classes ever.
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    Feb 19
    Here's a look at some of the top second-half storylines to watch in the East.