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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 1, 2016 

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 24, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 13, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 6, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 29, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 22, 2016

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...

 
 Sports    September 22, 2016

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...

 
 Sports    September 15, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 1, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 25, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 25, 2016

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...

 
 Sports    August 18, 2016

CLIPPERS 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

OCTOBER FEBRUARY Thursday 27 at Portland 7:30 PM TNT Wednesday 1 at Phoenix 6:00 PM Sunday 30 Utah 1:30 PM Thursday 2 Golden State 7:30 PM TNT Monday 31 Phoenix 7:30 PM Sunday 5 at Boston 11:00 AM...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 18, 2016

Lakers To Play Clippers On Christmas Day

If you’re a basketball fan in Southern California it’s time to consider your plans for Christmas. The Lakers and Clippers will be playing each other that day in Staples Center. It will be a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 11, 2016

Clippers May Leave Staples Center, Not LA

The Clippers' lease with Staples Center runs until 2024. So they aren't going anywhere else until then. But there are rumors that the Clippers will leave. And runaway rumors must be addressed. Here...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    August 4, 2016

The Rams' New Stadium: A Lot More Than Football - Part 2

In less than five years the City of Inglewood has gone from the brink of bankruptcy to becoming the site of the 2021 Super Bowl. In November 2014 Mayor James Butts was re-elected with 83% of the vote,...

 
 Sports    August 4, 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 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,...

 

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