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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 22, 2014

STERLING CHANGES LAWYER FOR BATTLE AHEAD

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As Donald Sterling prepares for a lawsuit against the NBA that could last for many years he has dismissed his longtime council and chosen an old ally. The firm of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 15, 2014

STERLING APOLOGIZES, WIFE VOWS TO FIGHT

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Clippers, went on the Anderson Cooper television show over the weekend and apologized for racial remarks that have the NBA...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 15, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers have indicated they plan a long search for a coach to replace Mike D’Antoni, who resigned last week following two unsuccessful seasons. The Lakers are in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor What other news, what other developments could there be from the Clippers’ bizarre week as they await a deciding Game 7 of their opening round playoff series...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

Magic Denies He'll Buy Clippers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Magic Johnson issued the following statement concerning rumors he might buy the Clippers. ´I am not going to buy the Clippers," he said. The NBA is attempting to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

STERLING PLANS TO SUE NBA FOR $1.7 BILLION

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Donald Sterling has been confrontational during his 33 years as the Clippers' owner so it isn't surprising that he isn't taking his lifetime suspension without a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

The Lakers have indicated they plan a long search for a coach to replace Mike D’Antoni, who resigned last week following two unsuccessful seasons. The Lakers are in the difficult position of being...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    News    May 1, 2014

CLIPPERS OWNER STERLING RECEIVES LIFETIME BAN

After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday morning the voice on the racial rant alleged to be Clippers owner Donald Sterling is indeed Sterling the commissioner took action. Sterling has...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Sterling's Wife Attends Clippers' Victory

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling, wanted to attend the team’s Game 5 victory over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    News    May 1, 2014

Clippers Lose More Sponsors

Three sponsors of the Clippers basketball team, Red Bull, CarMax and Virgin America, have been the first to sever their relationship with the NBA team. On Tuesday two other sponsors, Chumash Casino...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

What other news, what other developments could there be from the Clippers’ bizarre week as they await a deciding Game 7 of their opening round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors? Well,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Magic Denies He'll Buy Clippers

Magic Johnson issued the following statement concerning rumors he might buy the Clippers. ´I am not going to buy the Clippers,” he said. The NBA is attempting to force disgraced owner Donald...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 24, 2014

Phil Jackson Makes Move, Lakers Don't Yet

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers said they had no position for Phil Jackson, so he joined the New York Knicks and made his first move this week, firing Coach Mike Woodson. The Knicks...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 24, 2014

Griffin Can Take Over, But Will He?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I saw two versions of Blake Griffin in the opening games of the current playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors. In Game One I was wondering why...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 17, 2014

Lakers: Anatomy of a Disaster, Part 2

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A year ago, when the Lakers completed one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, I wrote Anatomy of a Disaster and had no intention of following with...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 10, 2014

It's Crazy, It's Goofy, It's The NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Here's that time of the year again when talented teams with excellent coaches are in danger of finishing as failures. It gets crazier every year because only eight Wes...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 10, 2014

Giants Send a Message: Look Out, Dodgers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Dodgers have been favored by numerous media outlets as favorites to win the World Series. Their off-season spending spree, totaling a record $240 million, is the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 3, 2014

Should Dodger Fans Worry? Probably

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The new Dodger owners spend lavishly and they’re attempting to build a championship team. “Last year we made a lot of progress and reached the playoffs,” said Ma...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 27, 2014

The Clock Is Ticking On Gasol's Laker Career

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Just a few more weeks and the Lakers' season will be over. No playoffs this time. Of all the negatives that have occurred the one that bothers me the most is the way...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 27, 2014

UCLA Fans Remain Spoiled by Wooden's Success

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The last of John Wooden’s 11 UCLA national championships was won 37 years ago. It’s too bad that Bruin fans remain spoiled. How else can we explain the lack of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 20, 2014

Initial Impact: Knicks Win, Lakers Lose

After Phil Jackson was introduced Tuesday as president of New York Knicks basketball operations no player immediately changed teams. But the initial impact is that it was a grand day for the Knicks...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 20, 2014

How Can The Lakers Allow This?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As of this writing, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are making progress on details of a contract that will bring him to the team with total control in running...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 13, 2014

What Might Have Been For UCLA Basketball

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor John Wooden won 10 national championships as the UCLA basketball coach from 1964 to 1976, the greatest dynasty in the history of the sport. Since Wooden retired, UCLA...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 6, 2014

Former Centaur Banks Chooses Bethany College

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Darius Banks, one of the most talented quarterbacks in Culver City High history, is planning to resume his career at Bethany College in Kansas next season. Banks has...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 6, 2014

No Reason to Doubt Clippers' Sincerity Now

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Based on my actions of the last 30 years or so, I made a startling decision last Friday. Without question, if the Lakers were playing that night I’d go there....

 

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