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 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 Steven Lieberman    Sports    July 17, 2014

Dream Job: Being a Laker Girl

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Every July, there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news...

 
 By Sandra Coopersmith    News    June 19, 2014

Budding Biographers Quiz Seniors

By Sandra Coopersmith "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you . . ." As my fellow volunteers and I waited in Room B47 of the Culver City Senior Center on May 22 for a group of 18 students...

 
 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    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    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...

 
 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 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....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Clippers Add 'Big Baby' for Stretch Drive

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It happens every year late in the National Basketball Association season. Teams believing they have a chance to win the championship add potentially important...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    February 27, 2014

Lakers Will Miss Steve Blake's Spirit

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Once the flame begins to catch, Steve Blake will blow it higher. Every player on the team is subjected to two opposing forces: Negative Force: drives the player to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 20, 2014

Farewell To Jim Fregosi And Many Thanks

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When Jim Fregosi died last week I was jolted into a trip down memory lane. I was fresh out of college in 1963 and had an ambition to become a sportswriter. I sent out...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 6, 2014

Lakers Explore Gasol Trade Talks

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Stop me if you've heard this story before -- like last month -- but the Lakers are trying to trade Pau Gasol. If you don't follow pro basketball closely you probably...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 30, 2014

Clippers Make Drive Toward The Top

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The most interesting part of the remaining NBA regular season games involve teams driving toward favorable playoff position. There’s a big difference between having...

 
 Sports    January 30, 2014

UCLA's Savage Named Coach of the Year

UCLA head baseball coach John Savage, who guided the Bruins to their first NCAA championship in baseball, has been named the 2013 Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Savage, along...

 
 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    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...

 

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