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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 21, 2015

Clippers Are On Their Way But Not There Yet

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor They blew it. There’s no denying that. The Clippers had an excellent chance to end 31 years of falling short but couldn’t hold a 19-point lead in the final...

 
 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    May 7, 2015

Lakers-What Might Have Been

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As the Houston Rockets begin play in the second round of the NBA playoffs I can’t help wondering what might have been for the Lakers. You see, Dwight Howard...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    May 7, 2015

Clippers: Just Breathe and Believe

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist In these hot playoff days after 82 games this season it became time for the best eight teams in the Western Conference to compete. Four are left. So which team will...

 
 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    April 2, 2015

Warriors End Clippers' Seven-Game Winning Streak

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor So many times during the Lakers' feat of winning 16 NBA championships I've been in the building, feeling the excitement, eager to do my work and being thankful I'm in...

 
 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 19, 2015

Ex-Laker Haley, Sportscaster McDonnell Die

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Within a few days last week two well-known men from the local sports scene passed away. Last Friday death claimed Joe McDonnell, who covered sports for four decades,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Ralph Lawler Night At Staples Center

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Ralph Lawler began broadcasting San Diego Clipper basketball games in 1978. Six years later the team moved to Los Angeles and it seemed likely Lawler wouldn't leave...

 
 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...

 
 Sports    February 26, 2015

Lakers to Hold 16th Annual Youth Basketball Camp

The Lakers will hold "Camp Lakers 2015," presented by Denny's, a youth basketball day camp for boys and girls ages 9-18, this summer in two sessions. Hosted at Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grov...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 26, 2015

Jordan's Free Throw Problems Irritate Clipper Fans

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I often attend Doc Rivers’ pre-game sessions with the media at Staples Center. The session was of particular interest last Thursday night because DeAndre Jordan had...

 
 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

Clippers Make History By Acquiring Coach's Son

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Last week Clippers coach Doc Rivers was considering making a trade that would bring his son, Austin Rivers to the team. He asked his wife what she thought of the idea....

 
 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...

 
 Sports    January 22, 2015

Kings GM Dean Lombardi Named Top LA Executive

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi as the 2014 Sports Executive of the Year. Lombardi, the architect of the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions, will be...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015

Doc Rivers Named LA's Coach of the Year

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who guided the team to a franchise-record 57 regular-season wins last season and magnificently kept the team afloat during a turbulent ownership scandal, has been selected...

 
 Sports    January 8, 2015

Daughter Of Lakers' GM Dies

Alina Kupchak, 15-year-old daughter of Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak and his wife, Claire, has died following a lengthy illness. The Kupchaks expressed their appreciation of well wishers but asked for privacy at this difficult time. The...

 
 By David W. Myers    News    January 8, 2015

Two Local Boys Will Shoot At Staples Center

By David W. Myers Contributing Editor Two local boys sponsored by the Culver City Elks will toe the free-throw line at Staples Center on Saturday, hoping to net their way into the finals of the...

 
 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 25, 2014

Struggling Lakers Miss Gasol A Lot

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As I look at the Lakers’ dreadful record I wonder how much better they’d be this season if Pau Gasol remained on the team. Gasol, a far better big man than anyone...

 
 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,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    December 18, 2014

Centaur Coach Explains The Value Of Practice

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter "... We sittin' in here, I'm supposed to be the franchise player and we in here talkin' about practice. I mean listen, we talkin' bout practice. Not a game, not a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 4, 2014

Lakers' Henry Out For The Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Reserve guard Xavier Henry is the latest in a long line of Laker players who have been injured in the last two seasons. Henry suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon...

 

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