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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Once Again Elite Free Agents Tell Lakers No

In discussing NBA free agent possibilities with colleagues who cover teams in other cities I find a consensus. My colleagues agree with me that the Lakers are kidding themselves by believing they...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Durant Joins Warriors Hoping For A Championship

Kevin Durant played for the Seattle Sonics for a year and eight for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the last eight without winning a championship. He liked Oklahoma, he gave a million dollars to the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 5, 2016

Luke Walton Has Good News And Bad News

Luke Walton called Steve Kerr last Friday afternoon. “I have good news and bad news,” the Golden State Warriors’ assistant coach told the head coach. “Start with the good news,” Kerr said....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 28, 2016

The Latest Laker Fiasco: Byron Scott Is Fired

Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 18 years and the Spurs have made the playoffs every year. RC Buford is the general manager. Buford and Popovich work extremely well together. They...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 28, 2016

ANATOMY OF A DISASTER -- Part 4

When I wrote Anatomy Of A Disaster four years ago I had no intention of repeating it the next season. But readers were so fed up with the Lakers’ demise they requested it. Then we had last season,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 31, 2015

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu covering the Lakers' training camp. It was an especially important one because General Manager Jerry West had made a spectacular...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 1, 2015

How Long Will Laker Fans Accept This Rebuilding Plan?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor At the start of another Laker season General Manager Mitch Kupchak told the media last week this would be a season of laying a foundation. “Every season the Lakers...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 9, 2015

Lakers; Good or Bad? You Decide

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A sports columnist usually takes a stand on issues. The hope is the column will be read and whether or not the readers agree with the point they’ll have something...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 25, 2015

Lakers Agonized Over Draft Day Selection

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When I realized the deadline for this week’s paper was Wednesday and the NBA draft was Thursday I was quite disappointed. I wouldn’t be able to comment on the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 30, 2015

LAKERS: Anatomy Of A Disaster – Part 3

(Editor’s Note: Three seasons ago, after the Lakers were swept out of the NBA playoffs in the first round a summary of their troubles was analyzed in part 1 of this series. I didn’t plan on a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 23, 2015

Anatomy Of A Disaster – Part 3

(Editor's Note: Three seasons ago, after the Lakers were swept out of the NBA playoffs in the first round a summary of their troubles was analyzed in part 1 of this series. I didn't plan on a part 2...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 5, 2015

Hey, Nick Young, This Isn't The Lakers' Way

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant was outraged. Byron Scott was outraged. Mitch Chortkoff was outraged. How can a mere sportswriter include himself on a list of competitors outraged by the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 1, 2015

A Christmas Gift: Five NBA Games On National TV

(mith on NBA) Kobe Doesn’t Play As Lakers Lose By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On Christmas day folks annually gather for a festive occasion. But the National Basketball Association has another...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 30, 2014

Rookie Randle's Broken Leg Devastates Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor He’s 19 years old, one of the most talented players the Lakers have and on the NBA season’s opening night Julius Randle broke his right leg. The Lakers figured to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 30, 2014

Injured Nash Won't Play For Lakers This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Steve Nash is one of the best point guards ever to play in the NBA. He's been MVP twice and ranks third all-time in assists. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Nash did his...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2014

Lakers Make Wise Move with Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Byron Scott said Tuesday the Lakers' organization is all about winning championships. The former backcourt partner of Magic Johnson has become the Lakers' head coach...

 
 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 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    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 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    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    December 5, 2013

Magic Johnson Tees Off On Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On Tuesday, it was opening night of the National Basketball Association season and former Laker great Magic Johnson was in peak form. However, Johnson is no longer a p...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 8, 2013

Lakers May Be Doomed Until 2014

Lakers May Be Doomed Until 2014 It’s portrayed as stunning that Dwight Howard rejected the Lakers, with their grand history, and selected the Houston Rockets as his new employer. But it’s really...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 22, 2013

Fire The Coach: It’s The Clippers’ Way

Before debating the merits and deficiencies of Vinny del Negro, let’s remember the Clippers have a long history of replacing coaches. It’s the way they solve problems. I wish they’d notice that...

 

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