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 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    July 17, 2014

Dream Job: Being a Laker Girl

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 Steven Lieberman    Sports    June 5, 2014

Sterling Saga Moves Forward With Clippers Sale

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter After a recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks was released in April, he was fined $2.5 million, banned from NBA games for...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 22, 2014

STERLING CHANGES LAWYER FOR BATTLE AHEAD

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As Donald Sterling prepares for a lawsuit against the NBA that could last for many years he has dismissed his longtime council and chosen an old ally. The firm of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 15, 2014

STERLING APOLOGIZES, WIFE VOWS TO FIGHT

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Clippers, went on the Anderson Cooper television show over the weekend and apologized for racial remarks that have the NBA...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 15, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers have indicated they plan a long search for a coach to replace Mike D’Antoni, who resigned last week following two unsuccessful seasons. The Lakers are in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor What other news, what other developments could there be from the Clippers’ bizarre week as they await a deciding Game 7 of their opening round playoff series...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

Magic Denies He'll Buy Clippers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Magic Johnson issued the following statement concerning rumors he might buy the Clippers. ´I am not going to buy the Clippers," he said. The NBA is attempting to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

STERLING PLANS TO SUE NBA FOR $1.7 BILLION

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Donald Sterling has been confrontational during his 33 years as the Clippers' owner so it isn't surprising that he isn't taking his lifetime suspension without a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Sterling's Wife Attends Clippers' Victory

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling, wanted to attend the team’s Game 5 victory over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    May 1, 2014

Clippers-The Chief Obstacle

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Many words were written about the stab in the back that the Clippers got from their owner, and many more words on the subject will follow… on my end, I'd like to...

 
 Sports    April 24, 2014

Noah Named Top Defensive Player

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced. Noah becomes the first Bulls player since...

 
 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    April 24, 2014

Griffin Can Take Over, But Will He?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I saw two versions of Blake Griffin in the opening games of the current playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors. In Game One I was wondering why...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    April 24, 2014

Here's How Clippers Can Win:

By Bosmat Eynav Observer Columnist Clippers and the Warriors - two young teams that long to make history and bring championship to their club and fans After decades at the bottom of the league and not...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 17, 2014

Lakers: Anatomy of a Disaster, Part 2

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A year ago, when the Lakers completed one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, I wrote Anatomy of a Disaster and had no intention of following with...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 10, 2014

It's Crazy, It's Goofy, It's The NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Here's that time of the year again when talented teams with excellent coaches are in danger of finishing as failures. It gets crazier every year because only eight Wes...

 
 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    March 13, 2014

Kobe Bryant Declared Out For Remainder of the Season

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee, was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that Bryant's injury...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 6, 2014

No Reason to Doubt Clippers' Sincerity Now

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Based on my actions of the last 30 years or so, I made a startling decision last Friday. Without question, if the Lakers were playing that night I’d go there....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Clippers Add 'Big Baby' for Stretch Drive

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It happens every year late in the National Basketball Association season. Teams believing they have a chance to win the championship add potentially important...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    February 27, 2014

Lakers Will Miss Steve Blake's Spirit

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Once the flame begins to catch, Steve Blake will blow it higher. Every player on the team is subjected to two opposing forces: Negative Force: drives the player to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 6, 2014

Lakers Explore Gasol Trade Talks

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Stop me if you've heard this story before -- like last month -- but the Lakers are trying to trade Pau Gasol. If you don't follow pro basketball closely you probably...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 30, 2014

Clippers Make Drive Toward The Top

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The most interesting part of the remaining NBA regular season games involve teams driving toward favorable playoff position. There’s a big difference between having...

 

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