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Indiana was the NCAA's last undefeated men's team in 1976. North Carolina had Michael Jordan and James Worthy while winning the national championship in 1982, a decade before Duke won the tournament on the back of Christian Laettner's buzzer-beating basket.
Jerry Buss had been a chemist and a mathematician long before he bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. The self-made millionaire with a head for business and an impresario's heart immersed himself in the NBA with every skill he acquired along the way.
Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers' playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the `80s Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.
Jerry Buss built a glittering life at the intersection of sports and Hollywood.
Eddie Sutton remembers growing up on a farm in western Kansas, back in the days before college basketball was televised. He would lie in bed and listen to the radio calls from far-flung places like Oklahoma State and Kansas, and dream of stepping on the court for them one day.
If Magic Johnson had known just how well he could live with HIV, he wouldn't have retired from the Lakers on Nov. 7, 1991.
After his All-Star point guard struggled with his shot in his Western Conference finals debut, Kevin Durant provided Russell Westbrook with a quick vote of confidence.
The trophy case in the home of Ralph Sampson's mother is about to get a little more crowded.