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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 30, 2014

Rookie Randle's Broken Leg Devastates Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor He’s 19 years old, one of the most talented players the Lakers have and on the NBA season’s opening night Julius Randle broke his right leg. The Lakers figured to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 16, 2014

Lakers Bring Back Their Tradition With Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On the day Byron Scott became the new coach of the Lakers this summer three surprise guests attended the press conference. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 24, 2014

Phil Jackson Makes Move, Lakers Don't Yet

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers said they had no position for Phil Jackson, so he joined the New York Knicks and made his first move this week, firing Coach Mike Woodson. The Knicks...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 27, 2014

The Clock Is Ticking On Gasol's Laker Career

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Just a few more weeks and the Lakers' season will be over. No playoffs this time. Of all the negatives that have occurred the one that bothers me the most is the way...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 20, 2014

Initial Impact: Knicks Win, Lakers Lose

After Phil Jackson was introduced Tuesday as president of New York Knicks basketball operations no player immediately changed teams. But the initial impact is that it was a grand day for the Knicks...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 20, 2014

How Can The Lakers Allow This?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As of this writing, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are making progress on details of a contract that will bring him to the team with total control in running...

 
 Sports    January 30, 2014

UCLA's Savage Named Coach of the Year

UCLA head baseball coach John Savage, who guided the Bruins to their first NCAA championship in baseball, has been named the 2013 Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Savage, along...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 19, 2013

How Good Can The Clippers Be???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After the Clippers set a franchise record for victories in a season Vinny del Negro was fired as coach. There was the matter of the Clippers losing in the first round...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 5, 2013

Magic Johnson Tees Off On Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On Tuesday, it was opening night of the National Basketball Association season and former Laker great Magic Johnson was in peak form. However, Johnson is no longer a p...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 8, 2013

Lakers May Be Doomed Until 2014

Lakers May Be Doomed Until 2014 It’s portrayed as stunning that Dwight Howard rejected the Lakers, with their grand history, and selected the Houston Rockets as his new employer. But it’s really...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 26, 2013

Rivers Becomes Clippers' Coach

Rivers Becomes Clippers’ Coach Glen (Doc) Rivers had three years and $21 million remaining on his contract to coach the Boston Celtics. But when it became obvious the Celtics were going to enter a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 22, 2013

Fire The Coach: It’s The Clippers’ Way

Before debating the merits and deficiencies of Vinny del Negro, let’s remember the Clippers have a long history of replacing coaches. It’s the way they solve problems. I wish they’d notice that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 21, 2013

Lakers: Anatomy of A Disaster

In October, after the Lakers had signed Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, they began training camp labeled as the hottest story in the NBA. The franchise with 16 NBA championships was seemingly in...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    February 25, 2013

Jerry Bussf Lakers: Popular In Israel

(EDITORfS NOTE:) Tributes to Jerry Buss in the last week have focused on his vision in bringing a brand of basketball that made the Lakers and the NBA popular all over the world. An example of this...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    February 25, 2013

Jerry Buss’ Lakers: Popular In Israel

(EDITOR’S NOTE:) Tributes to Jerry Buss in the last week have focused on his vision in bringing a brand of basketball that made the Lakers and the NBA popular all over the world. An example of this...

 
 News    February 20, 2013

Senator Curren Price's Statement on Death of Jerry Buss

Senator Curren Price’s Statement on Death of Jerry Buss “I join the residents of Los Angeles and sports fans throughout the world in mourning the death of Jerry Buss, the great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and other sports teams in our city....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 19, 2013

What's Next For The Lakers? Uncertainty

What’s Next For The Lakers? Uncertainty The family of Jerry Buss issued a statement Monday saying they would honor their father’s wish to keep the team in the family rather than selling it...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 9, 2013

The Unthinkable: Lakers In Danger Of Missing Playoffs

It has been in the back of the minds of fans and some in the media throughout the early part of the NBA season. It has been a problem magnified by recent developments. Now it’s out in the open. The...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 14, 2012

Power Struggle Determined Lakers Coaching Decision

If you follow the Lakers you’ve probably heard every theory about the selection of Mike D’Antoni over Phil Jackson as the team’s new coach. I can simplify the matter for you. Owner Jerry Buss de...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2012

Lakers Look Like Contenders -- Maybe

When Del Harris became the Lakers’ coach he had a conversation with center Shaquille O’Neal one day after practice. I was listening and he didn’t care. “Shaq,’ he began, ‘the only way...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 6, 2012

Clippers Make Right Decision, Retain Coach

Vinny Del Negro will coach the Clippers again next season and that’s the right decision. The Clippers have had a dismal history which includes replacing coaches too often. But owner Donald Sterling...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 23, 2012

Lakers’ Season: A Disaster From Start To Finish

Since the Lakers have a grand history – 16 NBA championships – they are associated with success. When the playoffs begin, fans tend to believe the Lakers will prevail, regardless of what happened...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 20, 2011

Lakers’ 33-Game Streak: A Hidden Gem

When the 1971-’72 Lakers went to training camp not much was expected of them. Wilt Chamberlain had joined the team in 1968 but no championships were won with Butch van Breda Kolff or Joe Mullaney...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 30, 2010

Lakers: From Frank O’Neill to Bynum

When the Lakers moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles for the 1960 season Frank O’Neill was hired as their trainer. O’Neill held the job until 1974. Many years later he returned to the team,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 24, 2009

Bynum Is The Key To More Championships

It will be a festive occasion at Staples Center Christmas Day when Kobe Bryant and LeBron James oppose each other. National television. The NBA’s two biggest stars facing off. I’ll eagerly arrive...

 

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