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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 6, 2014

Kobe Says He's Staying Here

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant has an answer for those who think he should request a trade from the Lakers. “I’ve heard the chatter that I should ask out and go to a contender for...

 
 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 16, 2014

Lakers Bring Back Their Tradition With Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On the day Byron Scott became the new coach of the Lakers this summer three surprise guests attended the press conference. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and...

 
 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 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 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...

 
 Sports    March 13, 2014

Kobe Bryant Declared Out For Remainder of the Season

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee, was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that Bryant's injury...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 16, 2014

Clippers Expose Lakers' Problems

An injury-depleted Lakers team was dominated by the Clippers, their intra-Staples Center rivals, being blown-out, 123-87, on Friday. The 36-point victory margin was the Clippers' largest ever against...

 
 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    January 9, 2014

Kobe Shouldn't Play Anymore This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers announced that Kobe Bryant will be out for six weeks with a broken bone in his left leg. Doctor Robert Klapper, ESPN radio’s medical expert with a disting...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 19, 2013

How Good Can The Clippers Be???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After the Clippers set a franchise record for victories in a season Vinny del Negro was fired as coach. There was the matter of the Clippers losing in the first round...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 12, 2013

Stronger Opponents, Weak Defense Plague Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns Tuesday at Staples Center Coach Mike D’Antoni began the evening with his ninth different starting lineup in 21 games. The...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 28, 2013

Kobe's New Contract Brings Excitement, Uncertainty

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As the editor of this newspaper I urge my columnists to take a stand on issues. I don’t tell them what stand to take, but merely let readers know their position....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 21, 2013

Laker Topics Dominate My Mind

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor My head is spinning as I leave Staples Center Sunday night. There are so many Laker topics to discuss. The Lakers have just beaten the Detroit Pistons, 113-99 and...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 19, 2013

Good Laker News: Mark Madsen Is Back

Good Laker News: Mark Madsen Is Back There’s been a lot of negative news about the Lakers in the recent past. The team hasn’t done much in the playoffs the last three years, Kobe Bryant has been i...

 
 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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 9, 2013

Clippers Blew An Opportunity of A Lifetime

It was all there for the Clippers – the opportunity of a lifetime. After playing in the shadow of the Lakers ever since they moved to Los Angeles in 1984 the Clippers had at long, long last...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 19, 2013

It's An Uncertain Future For Kobe, Lakers

It’s An Uncertain Future For Kobe, Lakers There are two questions on the minds of local sports fans today. Where does Kobe Bryant go from here? And where do the Lakers go from here? Each day since...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 8, 2013

Lakers Honor A Very Good Guy--Shaq

Lakers Honor A Very Good Guy -- Shaq When people find out I traveled with Laker teams for 23 years they often ask about the players’ personalities. They wonder how it is to be in the company of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 18, 2013

'I'm Not Going Anywhere'- Kobe

‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’ – Kobe There’s been a lot of speculation about Kobe Bryant’s basketball future when his contract with the Lakers expires after one more season. Will he retire...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 6, 2013

Intriguing NBA Playoff Possibilities Stir Interest

Charles Barkley thinks San Antonio and Memphis are the Western Conference teams that might beat Miami in the NBA Finals. Both are strong on the inside. But he doubts that either could beat Oklahoma...

 

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