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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 4, 2016

Clippers Have A Dilemma With Griffin

As the Clippers ponder their decision about Blake Griffin they have to take into account the franchise’s history. They cannot escape the reality that there’s been a lot of trouble in the past...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 7, 2016

Lakers' Recent Winning Streak Weakens Their Lottery Position

By Mitch Chortkoff It's not a pleasant subject among NBA folks. But it can't be ignored. Teams hopelessly out of playoff contention can benefit from falling even further behind because the lower they...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 31, 2015

Jerry West: Still Going Strong at 77

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Basketball fans admired Jerry West when he was in his 20s and 30s. First, he and Elgin Baylor were superstars who introduced the NBA to Los Angeles. Then in 1972 he...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 31, 2015

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu covering the Lakers' training camp. It was an especially important one because General Manager Jerry West had made a spectacular...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 3, 2015

Former Laker Luke Walton Coaches Warriors To NBA Record

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton were teammates on the Lakers for nine years. Bryant says he's not surprised that Walton has done so well this season filling in for Steve...

 
 Sports    November 5, 2015

Lakers Will Participate In The Rose Parade

The Lakers announce their participation in the 127th Rose Parade®, designing a float titled Every Second is an Adventure for the annual celebration. The theme of the float represents the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 5, 2015

LA Sports Fans: Can It Be This Bad?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor This is Los Angeles. The Lakers have won 16 NBA championships. The Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988 but they’ve won their division the last three...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

CLIPPERS PREVIEW: Is This The Year?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor We all know about the Clippers' history. They took a back seat to the Lakers for so many years. The Donald Sterling era was forgettable. But in the last few years...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

LAKERS PREVIEW: Playoffs are Unlikely Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers’ annual goal used to be winning the NBA championship. They succeed 16 times to become one of the elite franchises in league history. That was then and thi...

 
 Sports    October 8, 2015

Champion Warriors Are Coming To SoCal

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors will be in Southern California soon. The Warriors will have three exhibition games, against the Lakers in San Diego on October 17, the Clippers at Staples Center Oct. 20 and the Lakers in Anaheim on Oct....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 1, 2015

How Long Will Laker Fans Accept This Rebuilding Plan?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor At the start of another Laker season General Manager Mitch Kupchak told the media last week this would be a season of laying a foundation. “Every season the Lakers...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 24, 2015

Farewell to NBA Greats Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Before another NBA season begins soon let’s pause and honor two great players who helped make the league what it is today. Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone died in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 6, 2015

L.A. Has Been So Fortunate To Have Scully, Hearn

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When I was 28 I was assigned to the Laker beat at the L.A. Herald-Examiner by sports editor Bud Furillo. I was thrilled but I had no idea what was in store for me. Not...

 
 Sports    September 6, 2015

Lakers To Host Hafia In Exhibition Game

The NBA has released its 2015 preseason schedule that tips off on Friday, Oct. 2 and features three top international teams – Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru – traveling to the U.S. for six games against six NBA...

 
 Sports    August 20, 2015

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

El SEGUNDO –The Lakers will open the 2015-16 regular season on Wednesday, October 28 at STAPLES Center when they host the number one pick of the 2015 NBA draft, Karl Anthony Towns, and the Minnesota...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 13, 2015

Kobe: Retire Or Play Abroad A Year From Now?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In a few months Kobe Bryant will begin the 20th season of his remarkable Laker career. Next season he won’t have a contract. So what does he do? There are four ways...

 
 Sports    July 23, 2015

UCLA Players Star In Summer League

Two former UCLA basketball players have been named to the all-summer league first team at the recently completed event in Las Vegas. Kyle Anderson of San Antonio, who averaged 22 points per game and Norman Powell of Toronto were honored. DeAngelo...

 
 By Steve Lieberman    Sports    July 16, 2015

Laker Girls Tryouts Attracts 236 Dancers

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 Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 9, 2015

Lakers; Good or Bad? You Decide

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A sports columnist usually takes a stand on issues. The hope is the column will be read and whether or not the readers agree with the point they’ll have something...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 25, 2015

Lakers Agonized Over Draft Day Selection

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When I realized the deadline for this week’s paper was Wednesday and the NBA draft was Thursday I was quite disappointed. I wouldn’t be able to comment on the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 11, 2015

Sorry, Lakers, Kevin Love Isn't Coming Here

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers have apparently lost a piece they were counting on to solve the puzzle created by compiling the worst record in their history. Kevin Love, the former UCLA...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    June 11, 2015

The Evolution of A Clipper Revolution

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers are rival teams who've been struggling for respect over the past decades. And yet, one of those teams is in the NBA...

 
 Sports    May 28, 2015

Lakers Announce 2015-16 Preseason Schedule

DATE OPPONENT CITY ARENA TIME October 4 vs. Utah Honolulu, HI Stan Sheriff Center 3:00pm October 6 vs. Utah Honolulu, HI Stan Sheriff Center 6:00pm October 8 vs. Toronto Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena 7:00pm October 11 vs. Maccabi Haifa...

 
 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...

 

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