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 Sports    August 28, 2014

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

The Lakers will tip-off the 2014-15 regular season with a home game at STAPLES Center on October 28 against the Houston Rockets, it was announced today. Highlights of the Lakers’ home schedule include a Halloween game against the Los Angeles Clippe...

 
 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    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 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    January 16, 2014

NBA - Day Of Decision

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Any player on the roster of a National Basketball Association team on January 8 has his contract guaranteed for the rest of the season. In view of that, the day of...

 
 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 21, 2013

Lakers: Anatomy of A Disaster

In October, after the Lakers had signed Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, they began training camp labeled as the hottest story in the NBA. The franchise with 16 NBA championships was seemingly in...

 
 News    December 27, 2012

Dear Observer,

Writing as a person who enjoys competing in sports and who regards himself as a devoted sports fan, I thank the Culver City Observer for having employed Mitch Chortkoff, who is one of the greatest sports writers of the last century. I have been...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 27, 2012

Lakers, Clippers Bring Christmas Glee Here

The Lakers aren’t among the four elite teams who figure to get the coveted top Western Conference seeds for the NBA playoffs this season. The Clippers are performing at an astonishing pace, but...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 31, 2012

Economics Run The NBA Now; Lakers Suffer

When the Oklahoma Thunder traded NBA Sixth Man of The Year James Harden last weekend, many fans were shocked. How could the Thunder send away such an important player? The answer is that economics...

 
 Sports    September 10, 2012

Lakers Announce Coaching Staff Changes

Lakers Announce Coaching Staff Changes The Lakers have hired Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff as assistant coaches. Jordan, a former NBA player (1977-84) and member of the Lakers 1982 Championship team, most recently spent one...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 11, 2012

Reunion of 1972 Lakers Stirs Memories

Last Thursday and Friday evenings were special for me. The 1971-‘72 NBA champion Lakers were honored, first at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel and then at halftime of the Lakers’ game at...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 15, 2012

This Is The NBA’s Strangest Season

Following a late start due to labor negotiations the National Basketball Association is rapidly approaching mid-season. With only 66 games instead of the standard 82, as we get around 30 it’s...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 14, 2011

The NBA, Especially The Lakers, Is a Mess

In all the years I’ve covered the National Basketball Association I’ve never seen anything like this. Neither has anyone else. Prolonged labor negotiations occurred in 1998 but when they ended...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 20, 2011

Lakers’ 33-Game Streak: A Hidden Gem

When the 1971-’72 Lakers went to training camp not much was expected of them. Wilt Chamberlain had joined the team in 1968 but no championships were won with Butch van Breda Kolff or Joe Mullaney...