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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 23, 2016

Championship Elevates LeBron Among All-Time Greatest Players

Until someone gets 12 championships on his resume I will continue to rank Bill Russell as the most valuable player in NBA history. He led the Boston Celtics to 11 championships While playing against...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 2, 2016

Warriors Have Eye On Multiple Championships, Greatness

When the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship last season comparisons to the great teams of the past were heard. We hadn’t seen a shooter better than Steph Curry. The Warriors’ style of...

 
 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

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,...

 
 Sports    April 14, 2016

Kobe Bryant By The Numbers

• 48,527: Minutes played through April 7, 2016, the sixth most in NBA history • 33,521: Career points, third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) • 5,640: Points scored in the NBA...

 
 Sports    March 3, 2016

Special Olympics World Games Named Top Local Sports Moment of 2015

The remarkably successful Special Olympics World Games, held in Los Angeles last summer, was named the top sports moment of 2015 at the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, held last weekend at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The LA Sports Awards are produced...

 
 Sports    February 18, 2016

A Bronze Statue Of Shaquille Is Coming To Staples Center

Laker great thanks assistant coach Bill Bertka By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Sometime next season the Lakers will add a statue of Shaquille O’Neal at Staples Center to those of their other former great players. The group includes Kareem...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 31, 2015

Jerry West: Still Going Strong at 77

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Basketball fans admired Jerry West when he was in his 20s and 30s. First, he and Elgin Baylor were superstars who introduced the NBA to Los Angeles. Then in 1972 he...

 
 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    December 3, 2015

Former Laker Luke Walton Coaches Warriors To NBA Record

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton were teammates on the Lakers for nine years. Bryant says he's not surprised that Walton has done so well this season filling in for Steve...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 5, 2015

LA Sports Fans: Can It Be This Bad?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor This is Los Angeles. The Lakers have won 16 NBA championships. The Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988 but they’ve won their division the last three...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

LAKERS PREVIEW: Playoffs are Unlikely Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers’ annual goal used to be winning the NBA championship. They succeed 16 times to become one of the elite franchises in league history. That was then and thi...

 
 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    August 13, 2015

Kobe: Retire Or Play Abroad A Year From Now?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In a few months Kobe Bryant will begin the 20th season of his remarkable Laker career. Next season he won’t have a contract. So what does he do? There are four ways...

 
 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    May 21, 2015

Lakers Get No. 2 Lottery Pick

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the Lakers moved up from their original No. 4 slot in the NBA draft lottery Tuesday to No. 2 Kobe Bryant made an observation. 'We played like crap this season so...

 
 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 19, 2015

Lowly Knicks Add To Lakers' Troubles

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers and New York Knicks are the richest franchises in the NBA, but this season they’re two of the worst teams. The Knicks arrived at Staples Center last...

 
 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    February 12, 2015

Kobe Will Rehabilitate, Try To Play Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Before Kobe Bryant can play his 20th season with the Lakers he’ll have to rehabilitate from his current torn rotator cuff. Doctors regard it as a nine-month...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 29, 2015

Lakers Surrender For This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor All right, you win, we surrender. Those words often come from battlefields. Today, they appear to be coming from the Lakers. When Kobe Bryant underwent surgery...

 
 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    December 18, 2014

Kobe Has Been Great, But the Greatest Laker???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the National Basketball Association revealed its list of the 50 greatest players of all time I was on the selection committee. When the list was made public,...

 

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