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 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Two Superstars Are Better Than One For The Sparks

If you follow the history of basketball a few things are perfectly clear. If your team expects to win a championship you need at least two superstars to complete the journey to the top. The Lakers...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 14, 2016 

Bud Furillo, The Steamer; A Great Read for Sports Fans

If you're relatively new to Southern California you probably won't get much out of this column. But if you're an old timer you might want to be reminded of the accomplishments of Bud Furillo, who...

 
 By Observer Staff Report    Sports    July 7, 2016

Laker Girl Tryouts Attract 216 Hopefuls

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 that Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was practicing at the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Once Again Elite Free Agents Tell Lakers No

In discussing NBA free agent possibilities with colleagues who cover teams in other cities I find a consensus. My colleagues agree with me that the Lakers are kidding themselves by believing they...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 7, 2016

Durant Joins Warriors Hoping For A Championship

Kevin Durant played for the Seattle Sonics for a year and eight for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the last eight without winning a championship. He liked Oklahoma, he gave a million dollars to the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 30, 2016

Lakers Draftee Ingram Is Very Talented, Very Slim, Very Young

Last week the Lakers selected Duke freshman Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. They're happy because the 6-foot-9 forward is a highly regarded prospect who is likely to have an...

 
 Sports    June 16, 2016

ESPNLA Named the Official Flagship Radio Home of the Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Rams announced a five-year agreement with ESPNLA 710AM, which will serve as the Rams' official home and flagship radio partner. The agreement covers pre-season,...

 
 News    June 2, 2016

Culver's Komatsu Ties For 7th Place

Cooper Komatsu, an eighth-grader at Culver City Middle School, tied for seventh in the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 26. Komatsu began by correctly spelling cacomixl, glaucothoe, buccal,...

 
 Sports    June 2, 2016

Spurs' Buford Named NBA Executive Of The Year

San Antonio Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford has been named the 2015-16 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year. Buford, in his 14th season as the team’s general manager, previously won the award in 2013-14. Buford totaled 77 points and received nine...

 
 Sports    May 26, 2016

Rams Quarterback Jared Goff's Post-OTA Comments

Rams QB Jared Goff Post-OTA – June 1, 2016 (On how the first two days of OTAs have been) "Good. A lot of learning. Trying to catch up with the speed and learn as best as I can. I feel like every...

 
 By Fred Altieri    News    May 19, 2016

Cooper Komatsu Advances to Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals!

Cooper Komatsu, the 13 year-old eighth grader, has once again proudly represented Culver City Middle School. This morning, Thursday, May 26, he advanced through the 4th - 7th rounds of the 2016...

 
 Sports    May 19, 2016

Lakers Will Get No. 2 Lottery Pick

The Lakers were in position to get the No. 2 pick n the June 23 NBA draft. But they could have gone a lot lower because of the league's annual lottery. They didn't go lower. The Lakers held on to the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 19, 2016

Luke and Emily

Six years ago Luke Walton was a player for the Lakers and six-year-old Emily Olshan was a fan who was attending her first NBA game. Who knew what the years would bring? Walton completed his playing...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 19, 2016

Farewell LA Sports Arena: Thanks For The Memories

When a closing ceremony was held last Thursday for the official ending of the Los Angeles Sports Arena after 57years my mind wandered into the past. “I used to work there,” I told my friends. Then...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 12, 2016

Clippers Are Anxious To Negotiate With Their Many Free Agents

The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and lost a year ago in the NBA playoffs. They had a 2-0 lead this time and lost after their two biggest stars, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, were injured and ruled...

 
 By Carole Bell    Opinion    May 5, 2016

Culver City Teacher of the Year Honored at Culver Studios Gala

Win-Win was the music of the night for honored teachers and supporters of Culver City schools at the Culver City Education Foundation's (CCEF) splendid 18th Annual Tribute to the Stars gala...

 
 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

The Latest Laker Fiasco: Byron Scott Is Fired

Gregg Popovich has coached the San Antonio Spurs for 18 years and the Spurs have made the playoffs every year. RC Buford is the general manager. Buford and Popovich work extremely well together. They...

 
 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    April 4, 2016

LAKERS ISSUE FRAUD ALERT

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that it has issued a fraud alert to warn Lakers fans about the potential dangers of purchasing tickets from third party sources. Lakers fans are...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 4, 2016

Griffin Is Back But How Effective Will He Be?

I went to Staples Center Sunday to see a basketball game. Instead, I saw a workout. Blake Griffin was returning to the Clippers after missing 45 games due to a broken hand, a torn quadriceps and a...

 
 Sports    March 24, 2016

Los Angeles To Host 2018 Nba All-Star Game

The NBA has announced that Los Angeles has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2018. The 67th annual game will take place at Staples Centeron Sunday, Feb. 18. This will mark the record sixth NBA All-Star in Los Angeles, which hosted in 2011, 2004, 198...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 17, 2016

I Applaud Byron Scott for Benching Russell

Laker broadcaster John Ireland is a friend of mine. He now does the work I used to do – travel all season with the Lakers and form strong opinions about their play. He broadcasts and I write, but...

 
 News    March 17, 2016

High School Boosters Hold Casino Night

This Saturday is the biggest party of the year in Culver City. On Saturday Night, March 19 from 6:30 pm to 11:30 Veteran’s Auditorium will be transformed into Centaur Casino as the Culver City High Boosters hold their ninth annual Casino Night....

 

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