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April 23, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Jerry Buss' show-stopping mansion in Playa del Rey has sold for $5.1 million. The custom Italian-style villa was built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner and billionaire, and it shows. Lakers logos are incorporated in the home's stained-glass double-door entry, which opens to a rotunda. Spanish tile floors, wood-beam ceilings and a winding staircase continue the architectural style inside. A three-stop elevator also connects the 10,846 square feet of living space. There are multiple balconies, three fireplaces, seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms -- just enough excess to befit the man who transformed the local professional basketball team into what became known as "Showtime" by giving seats to celebrities and entertaining fans with the Laker Girls.
June 14, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
  The Lakers held a workout on Thursday in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 27.   Pre-draft workouts today w/ Kenny Kadji, Peyton Siva, Brandon Triche, Dewayne Dedmon, C.J. Harris & B.J. Young. - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 13, 2013 The team will pick in the second round at No. 48 -- their first-round pick belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers (related to both the Ramon Sessions and Steve Nash trades). Kadji (6 feet 10)
July 5, 1988
An armed man wearing dark glasses, a cap and a Los Angeles Lakers T-shirt made off with between $20,000 and $40,000 Sunday afternoon when he held up a credit clerk at the Bullock's department store in Rolling Hills Estates. The gunman leaped over the counter, pointed a handgun at clerk Cheryl Baczkowski and demanded money from a safe that was open, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Don Williams.
May 18, 1985
On Sunday, May 5, we took our daughter and son-in-law to Portland Airport to catch a return flight home to Southern California. They were delighted to see that the Los Angeles Lakers were to be on the same plane, as they are avid Laker fans. However, we were all very disappointed to see what a mess of debris the Lakers left in the waiting area walkway when the flight was announced. Soft-drink containers, hot-dog wrappers, chip containers, paper, etc. Not a very good example for the young people watching them.
April 20, 2002
It was about time that the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged the presence of their trail blazing counterparts from Minneapolis, but the April 11 ceremony itself was almost as pathetic as Halle Berry's Oscar speech. Public address announcer Lawrence Tanter's timing was atrocious; Carrot Top could have done better. I know he was probably only reading off the cards, but he announced the Minnesota legends names in such a fashion that allowed the crowd to cheer more (a lot more) for the presenting icons: Sharman, Kupchak, West, Worthy and Baylor, rather than the forerunners themselves.
July 1, 1998 | CHRIS CHI
Authorities were searching for two men who held up a 7-Eleven market at gunpoint early Tuesday. At about 3:30 a.m., two men described as between 5 feet 7 and 6 feet tall and wearing ski masks entered the store at 5820 E. Los Angeles Ave. and pointed handguns at the lone male clerk, authorities said. The men ordered the clerk to the floor and took an undisclosed amount of cash and several hundred lottery tickets before fleeing, Simi Valley Police Sgt. Karl Becker said.
June 16, 1987
City officials will join the Los Angeles Lakers this morning for a victory parade up Broadway to celebrate the team's fifth National Basketball Assn. championship. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at 9th Street and Broadway, proceeding up Broadway to 1st Street and across 1st Street to the south lawn of City Hall, between Spring and Main streets. Riding in the lead car--the mayor's vintage convertible--will be Mayor Tom Bradley and his wife and Dr. Jerry Buss, owner of the Lakers.
February 11, 2006
I teach sixth grade in Los Angeles. About once a month we have a "non-uniform day," which the students love. We had one last week, and there was no Laker gear, but for the first time, plenty of Clipper jerseys. Don't worry, Laker fans, you can stock up at JCPenney. Last time I looked, Laker T-shirts had been reduced to $7.99. ROBERT LADUE Los Angeles As many NBA players and fans are getting ready to honor our favorites in the All-Star game, we Laker fans prepare to honor Kwame Brown.
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