Longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss died at the age of 80. Buss is one of the single greatest contributors to the NBA and his legacy will live on past the memorials. TSL's own DJ Dunson gives perspective on the Lakers ownership situation and more here:
Jerry Buss wasn't just the greatest owner in NBA history. He was, arguably, the greatest owner in the history of pro sports. #RIP
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) February 18, 2013
Jerry Buss' impressive record with the Lakers. bit.ly/IcB1mL
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) February 18, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Buss family. Dr. Jerry Buss was like a Dad to me and is a tremendous loss to @lakers fam. @jeaniebuss
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) February 18, 2013
One of the best pics from a fantastic Jerry Buss photo gallery from the LA Times lat.ms/YBGRRf –twitpic.com/c4w1r2
— Marcel Mutoni (@marcel_mutoni) February 18, 2013
Condolences to the Buss family. Dr Buss was not only the greatest sports owner, but a true friend & just a really cool guy. Loved him dearly
— James Worthy (@James_Worthy42) February 18, 2013
After the 1985 NBA Finals, Jerry Buss put up billboards around LA that said "Lakers have never beaten Celtics" with the "never" crossed out
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) February 18, 2013
A few highlights from the All-Star game.
Cal coach Mike Montgomery getting heat for this shove of a player: usat.ly/WHIkHs
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) February 18, 2013
Montgomery has since apologized (albeit after seeming to think he did something heroic in his post-game comments). How out of line was he? Judge for yourself:
Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith, two of the Saints players who were on the unfortunate business end of the Bountygate punshiments by the NFL, could turn into salary cap casualties if they don't restructure their contracts with the Saints. It's a cold world, indeed.
Aside from how sad it is that country singer Mindy McCready left behind at least one orphaned child when she died of an apparent suicide over the weekend, if this isn't the most Roger Clemensy thing to do in the world, I don't know what is:
Roger Clemens issues a statement on Mindy McCready's death. bit.ly/15pGf7F They only met a 'few times', he says.
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) February 18, 2013
Can't think of a better college basketball player to cover right now than Marshall Henderson.
Is it more depressing if Xanax makes you a better parent?
For the street music lovers, Master P is still kickin it:
Some pranksters hacked into the Burger King Twitter account and changed it to McDonalds.
I'm not even sure why folks take Lil Wayne seriously in these moments. Y'all know dude be high as hell:
Meek Mill announced tour dates for "Dreams Come True."
Wale and 2 Chainz have a video for "Let A N**** Know":