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 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...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 16, 2014

Clippers Expose Lakers' Problems

An injury-depleted Lakers team was dominated by the Clippers, their intra-Staples Center rivals, being blown-out, 123-87, on Friday. The 36-point victory margin was the Clippers' largest ever against...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 16, 2014

NBA - Day Of Decision

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Any player on the roster of a National Basketball Association team on January 8 has his contract guaranteed for the rest of the season. In view of that, the day of...

 
 Sports    January 16, 2014

Chris Paul Named Sportsman of the Year

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named L.A. Clippers point guard and six-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul the 2013 Sportsman of the Year. Paul will be honored during the ninth Annual LA Sports Awards,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 9, 2014

Kobe Shouldn't Play Anymore This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers announced that Kobe Bryant will be out for six weeks with a broken bone in his left leg. Doctor Robert Klapper, ESPN radio’s medical expert with a disting...

 
 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 12, 2013

Stronger Opponents, Weak Defense Plague Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns Tuesday at Staples Center Coach Mike D’Antoni began the evening with his ninth different starting lineup in 21 games. The...

 
 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    November 28, 2013

Kobe's New Contract Brings Excitement, Uncertainty

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As the editor of this newspaper I urge my columnists to take a stand on issues. I don’t tell them what stand to take, but merely let readers know their position....

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    November 28, 2013

Everybody Wants A Friend Like Matt Barnes

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Matt Barnes is one of the strongest defensive players in the NBA, excelling through his entire career with his determination, efficiency, his blocking abilities,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 21, 2013

Laker Topics Dominate My Mind

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor My head is spinning as I leave Staples Center Sunday night. There are so many Laker topics to discuss. The Lakers have just beaten the Detroit Pistons, 113-99 and...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    November 14, 2013

A Banner Year For The Clippers

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Much has been said in the past two weeks about a certain controversial step taken by 'Doc' - the Los Angeles Clippers coach. To remind you, when the Clippers are playi...

 
 Sports    November 14, 2013

D-Fenders Hire Luke Walton

Los Angeles D-Fenders have hired former Laker Luke Walton as a player development coach, it was announced by team President/CEO Joey Buss. "We are very excited to add Luke to our staff," said Buss. "H...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 31, 2013

Sharman: One Of The Greatest Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Bill Sharman was one of the toughest men I've ever known. Also one of the nicest. When he became a Hall of Fame player with the Celtics stories were told that he used...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 31, 2013

Clippers Cover Up Lakers' Banners

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Staples Center in Los Angeles is the only NBA arena shared by two teams. The Lakers have been superior for many years but the Clippers are regarded as the better team...

 

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