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LeBron Doesn't Play – LA Fans Want Money Back

The Clippers won by 30 points Saturday but a lot of fans in the sellout crowd at Staples Center were far from happy. “Refund, refund, refund,” they chanted because the Cleveland Cavaliers had...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 16, 2017 

Meet The Lakers' New General Manager, Longtime Agent Makes A Bold Career Move

Mitch Kupchak learned the General Manager business from Jerry West, then took over. He had good years but not many in his final ones with lowly Laker teams and now he’s been replaced. What about...

 

It Keeps Getting Worse For The Lakers

Four straight terrible seasons, four years out of the playoffs, four years when I' ve been writing about the decline of one of the NBA' s greatest franchises. It seemed like it couldn' t get worse for...

 

Clippers Eye Possible Move To Inglewood But Not Until The 2024 Season

The Lakers used to play in Inglewood. Soon the Rams and Chargers will be playing in Inglewood. And then the Clippers? Stan Kroenke, who owns the Rams and has moved the team from St. Louis and is...

 

Be Very, Very Patient, Laker Fans

I had covered the Lakers for several years before Mitch Kupchak came along. Kupchak told the media to call him Mitchell. ”That’s because Mitch Chortkoff was here first,” he said. “Mitch is...

 

Be Very, Very Patient, Laker Fans

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I had covered the Lakers for several years before Mitch Kupchak came along. Kupchak told the media to call him Mitchell. "That's because Mitch Chortkoff was here...

 

Can Magic Johnson Fix This Mess? It's Going To Be Difficult

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I’ve been around Magic Johnson through all the years since he came to the Lakers. He’s been fantastic as a basketball player and then a businessman. He fought HIV...

 

Get Ready LA: We're Having A Super Bowl Too

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor If the LA Rams and LA Chargers don’t qualify for the Super Bowl in 2021 the game in the Rams’ new stadium in Inglewood will have a lot in common with the one playe...

 

Magic Johnson To Advise Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Magic Johnson is returning to the Lakers as an advisor to top executive Jeanie Buss. The announcement was made on Thursday and Johnson's duties will include meeting...

 

Can Clippers Recover From Key Injuries?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor First it was Blake Griffin with knee surgery. Then it was Chris Paul with a hamstring injury. Then J.J. Redic, also with a hamstring problem. “Something good is...

 

Clippers Lose Griffin For 3-6 Weeks

Golden State is the runaway leader in the Western Conference. The coveted No. 2 and 3 seeds seemed to be open when Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City this season and Tim Duncan retired from San Antonio....

 

If Chargers Move Here It Will Be Fine

Last week San Diego City Council offered the Chargers a rental fee of $1 if the team would continue playing in Qualcom Stadium. They asked the Chargers to consider that they have 60 years of...

 

Shaquille O'Neal Statue Is Coming To Staples Center

The unveiling of a bronze statue of legendary Laker and NBA Hall of Fame player Shaquille O'Neal is coming to Star Plaza at Staples Center on March 24 at 5 pm. As a tribute to the larger-than-life...

 

BOO, BOO, BOO : Laker Fans Welcome Back Dwight Howard

When free agent center Dwight Howard left the Lakers after the 2012-’13 season fans were very angry. Ever since then Howard has been treated harshly at Staples Center from the opening introductions...

 

Clippers Pass The Chicago Test; Lakers Don't

I went to Staples Center Saturday and Sunday nights. That’s no surprise since my job requires keeping up with the Lakers and Clippers. But the weekend had a special significance. The Chicago Bulls...

 

Clippers, Lakers Start Fast In New Season

It’s good to be a fan of an LA team so far in the 2016-’17 National Basketball Association season. The Clippers are 10-1 at this writing, the best record in the NBA. And they’ve been routing...

 

Gail Goodrich: DeAngelo Russell Should Be Better This Season

Gail Goodrich is the greatest lefthanded guard the Lakers have ever had. He played on two NCAA championship teams at UCLA, then teamed in the backcourt with Jerry West on two Laker NBA championship...

 

The Vin Scully I Got to Know

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor If you've read this column over the years you probably know I traveled with the Lakers for a long time and got to know Chick Hearn very well. We frequently sat...

 

Laker Players Praise New Coach Luke Walton

The Lakers held the annual media day on Monday and opened training camp in Santa Barbara Tuesday eager to please their new coach. Luke Walton has already pleased them. In the off season since Walton r...

 

The Vin Scully I Got to Know

If you’ve read this column over the years you probably know I traveled with the Lakers for a long time and got to know Chick Hearn very well. We frequently sat together on plane rides and I had the...

 

NBA Basketball Returns Monday

The 2016-’17 National Basketball Association season begins Monday, when the Lakers, Clippers and all other teams will have their annual media day. On Tuesday all teams will begin practice. The Lakers will be at UC Santa Barbara and the Clippers at...

 

D-Fenders Name Coby Karl Head Coach

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have named Coby Karl as head coach, it was announced by team President/CEO Joey Buss and General Manager Nick Mazzella. Karl will replace Casey Owens, who takes over as an assistant coach and advance scout on the Los...

 

Impressive Lakers Facility To Open In 2017

The Lakers will have a new training facility in 2017 and Coach Luke Walton is excited about it. "It will be three times the size of the one we have now," he said. "It will have two basketball courts...

 

Improved Clippers Prepare For Breakout Season

Two seasons ago the Clippers had a 3-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets but faltered and lost their chance to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in their history. Last...

 

Lakers Sign Forwards Ingram, Jilianlian

The Lakers took awhile but they signed top draft choice Brandon Ingram this week. They also signed former top 10 draft choice Yi Jianlian, who played well for China in the just-concluded Olympics...

 

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