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 By Bill Seals    Sports    June 21, 2018

Lakers, Clippers Eye NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers are both coming off seasons that neither would call a success. For the first time since 2005, both LA teams missed the playoffs. For the Lakers, this has become a routine. This was the fifth...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 12, 2018

Lakers and Clippers Are Out Of NBA Playoffs

For the first time in recent memory, both the Clippers and the Lakers will start their summer vacations early. The Clippers will miss the playoffs for the first time in seven years, although they...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 5, 2018

Clippers Hope for a Miracle, Lakers Look To Be The Spoiler

The NBA season for the Clippers and Lakers is about to end unless the Clippers can pull off a miracle. The NBA playoffs consist of 16 teams from two different conferences. Eight teams from the west...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 15, 2018

Clippers Stay in The Race and Lakers are Improving

The NBA in Los Angeles is getting interesting. Despite not having any super stars in town the Clippers are battling for a playoff position and the Lakers are starting to play winning and entertaining...

 

Kevin Love's Panic Attacks Are Real

After covering the NBA for almost 50 years I learned something today that had never crossed my mind. It is possible for these superior athletes to suffer like anyone else. Yes, they can experience...

 

Where Will LeBron Play Next Season?

A lot of interesting basketball will be played in the NBA this season. We don’t know who the champion will be. If you like the sport you have months of entertainment coming up. But another subject h...

 

Despite Controversy It Was A Pretty Good Game

There was a lot of doubt about this all-star game played Sunday night at Staples Center. I was among the journalists who weren’t thrilled with the drastic change of choosing teams, letting LeBron...

 

Lakers and Clippers look to make the NBA playoffs

The all-star game is over and now it’s time for the 23-34 Lakers and 30-26 Clippers to go back to work. Both teams are hoping to make the playoffs but it still seems like a long shot for the Lakers...

 

*West is Best*

The tension is building dramatically, just like the NBA knows how to do it: A week before the deadline, on February 8th, the Clippers announced the Blake Griffin trade to the Pistons. Let’s be...

 

Where Are The Lakers And Clippers Going?

Magic Johnson isn’t the kind of guy who’ll watch opportunities come around and sit idly. We all know from his playing days that competitive spirit is one of his greatest qualities. Now that...

 

Will the trades Help or Hurt the Clippers and Lakers?

Professional athletes are traded all the time but when it happens most of the time it’s a shock to the players, families and fans. Unfortunately that is one of the things professional athletes have...

 

The Lakers Next Season: Perhaps Better: Perhaps Worse

Magic Johnson isn’t the kind of guy who’ll watch opportunities come around and sit idly. We all know from his playing days that competitive spirit is one of his greatest qualities. Now that...

 

Clippers' Bold Move May Really Work

I expected the fan reaction after the Clippers traded Blake Griffin the other day. The people weren’t happy. They didn’t want to lose a popular player and big-time scorer. But after being around...

 

Where Will DeMarcus Cousins Play?

Let’s get something straight. This is me thinking. It’s not inside information from anyone associated with the Lakers. But I see that DeMarcus Cousins, the guy nicknamed Boogie, is having an...

 

The Very Unlikely Story Of NBA's Lou Williams

I watch a lot of games. I see players come and go but now we have one here who deserves a lot of credit – deserves to be appreciated and not traded again and again. “ His name is Lou Williams and...

 

Lakers to Honor Elgin Baylor With A Statue

The Lakers, STAPLES Center and AEG announce the plans for a statue dedicated to Elgin Baylor at Star Plaza at STAPLES Center. The statue will be unveiled on April 6th during an outdoor ceremony prior...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    January 4, 2018

Listen To The Magic

Imagine a gathering of 20,000 people, all coming together to celebrate their hero, Kobe Bryant, leaving the Lakers. They see both his jerseys, No. 8 & 24 hanging on the dais for display. This...

 

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by sports editor Mitch Chortkoff appeared two years ago in the Observer and is being run again due to recent requests from readers) It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu...

 

Indianapolis To Host NBA ALL-STAR 2021

The NBA announces that Indianapolis has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2021. The 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. This will mark the second NBA All-Star in...

 

UCLA Will Be Better Off Without Ball Controversy

Some experts who follow high school and college basketball closer than I often share their opinions so I can write with intelligence. Lately they’ve shared the news that the NBA doesn’t consider...

 

Lakers, Clippers Face Toughest Stretch

Last season the Lakers got off to a surprising start, going 10-10 and some loyal fans dared to believe the team’s recent playoff drought might be over. Then reality set in as the Lakers went on...

 

Chicago To Host NBA All-Star 2020

The NBA has announced that Chicago has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2020. The 69th annual game will take place at the United Center, home of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls, on Sunday, Feb. 16. This will mark the third NBA All-Star in...

 

Congratulations Magic and Rob, The Roster Makes Sense

The biggest complaint I’ve heard from Laker fans in the last five years is the lack of improvement in the annual roster. Since the Lakers lost four straight first round playoff games to the San Antonio Spurs in 1912 and haven’t qualified since th...

 

South Bay Lakers Open Season With Thrilling Overtime Win

The South Bay Lakers kicked off the 2017-18 season in thrilling fashion with a 138-135 overtime win over Santa Cruz. The Lakers (1-0) were down by as many as 19 points in the second half, but stormed back to win the game behind strong performances fr...

 

Clippers Are Slumping: Should Their Fans Worry?

For the last five years the Clippers have won at least 50 games and made the playoffs. Now Chris Paul has left them and after winning their first four games they’ve lost four of five. Ordinarily...

 

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