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JERRY BUSS R.I.P. – THE JERRY BUSS BLAXPLOITATION FILM “BLACK EYE”

Jerry Buss: He was no Arthur Marx.

Jerry Buss: He was no Arthur Marx.

Today legendary Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away at age 80. Balladeer’s Blog will save the in-depth examinations of his career to those who are far better qualified to do it. Instead I will offer a fond farewell to one of the most beloved owners in professional sports in my usual oddball way: with a look at the one and only film turned out by Jerry Buss Productions.

That film was 1974’s Black Eye, one of the countless blaxploitation flicks of the 1970s. Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, the action hero of all manner of the decade’s blaxploitationers, from gangster dramas to westerns, starred in Black Eye as (what else) a private eye. Williamson portrayed Shep Stone, an L.A. detective trying to solve a series of murders centered around an elaborate walking stick formerly owned by a legendary silent film star. A prostitute stole the walking stick and wound up dead in an incident that served as the catalyst for Shep Stone’s involvement in Continue reading

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CLAYTON STATE LAKERS WIN NCAA DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

These Lakers may not have a Zen Master for a coach but they know how to win a championship game. The Clayton State Lakers won the women’s D2 title with a comfortable 69-50 win over the Michigan Tech Huskies. The Lakers Continue reading

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INSTANT KARMA’S GONNA GET YOU, LITTLE LEBRON!

An alleged injury plus three losses in a row since The Big Ringless (Or The Lord Of No Rings, take your pick) made with his bitchy little tweet about his former team’s plight. A tweet he then tried to deny with a lame story NOBODY believed since everyone knows a retweet will have an RT in front of it. Is Lebron a genuine sports world villain, or is he just incredibly stupid? Or simply immature? We do have to remember that he was hyped as King James since he was in high school even though he hadn’t done anything to earn such a nickname. Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan have multiple championship rings and are far more Continue reading

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