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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...

 

Unlike Kobe, Tim Duncan Retires Quietly

Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan are future NBA Hall Of Fame players. Both have retired and both are properly being lauded for their accomplishments. But they are different kinds of people. Bryant embraced...

 

Spurs' Buford Named NBA Executive Of The Year

San Antonio Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford has been named the 2015-16 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year. Buford, in his 14th season as the team’s general manager, previously won the award in 2013-14. Buford totaled 77 points and received nine...

 

It's Unanimous: Curry Named NBA MVP

It’s Unanimous: Curry Named NBA MVP The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, who led the team to the best regular-season record in NBA history, has won the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the second year in a row. He’s the first...

 

NBA Announces Early Entry Candidates

The National Basketball Association announces that 162 players -- 117 from colleges/post-graduate institutions and 45 international players - have filed as early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Players wishing to...

 

NBA Announces Early Entry Candidates

The National Basketball Association announces that 162 players -- 117 from colleges/post-graduate institutions and 45 international players - have filed as early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Players wishing to...

 

Kobe Bryant By The Numbers

• 48,527: Minutes played through April 7, 2016, the sixth most in NBA history • 33,521: Career points, third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) • 5,640: Points scored in the NBA...

 

Los Angeles To Host 2018 Nba All-Star Game

The NBA has announced that Los Angeles has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2018. The 67th annual game will take place at Staples Centeron Sunday, Feb. 18. This will mark the record sixth NBA All-Star in Los Angeles, which hosted in 2011, 2004, 198...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    March 10, 2016

A Consolation Prize For Laker Fans

The best show in town was Sunday at Staples Center when the unbeatable Golden State Warriors lost to our Lakers, who have the worst record in the Western Division, 102-95. The Lakers led all the way...

 

"Let's Not Lose The Sight Of What's Important"

As an Israeli citizen we unfortunately face a loss of loved ones on a regular basis. In my last visit to my country I experienced it personally when my precious 19-year-old cousin was stabbed in his...

 

Griffin Suspended For Four Games

The following is a joint statement from L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers: The L.A. Clippers announced today that forward Blake Griffin has been suspended without pay for four games...

 

Blake Griffin Named 2015 Sportsman of the Year

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Clippers star Blake Griffin as the 2015 Sportsman of the Year. Griffin will be honored at the 11th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Thursday, February 25 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Griffin is b...

 

Now Those Daffy Clippers Are Winning

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Clippers have earned a reputation for being a talented team that can’t close out games. They blew a 19-point second half lead in their second round playoff...

 

Lakers' Recent Winning Streak Weakens Their Lottery Position

By Mitch Chortkoff It's not a pleasant subject among NBA folks. But it can't be ignored. Teams hopelessly out of playoff contention can benefit from falling even further behind because the lower they...

 

Jerry West: Still Going Strong at 77

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Basketball fans admired Jerry West when he was in his 20s and 30s. First, he and Elgin Baylor were superstars who introduced the NBA to Los Angeles. Then in 1972 he...

 

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu covering the Lakers' training camp. It was an especially important one because General Manager Jerry West had made a spectacular...

 

Commissioner Comments On Passing Of NBA Pioneer Dolph Schayes

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Dolph Schayes last week at 87 due to cancer. "Dolph Schayes was one of the most influential figures in NBA history. He helped the NBA grow from its earliest days,...

 

Former Laker Luke Walton Coaches Warriors To NBA Record

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton were teammates on the Lakers for nine years. Bryant says he's not surprised that Walton has done so well this season filling in for Steve...

 

Clippers Close Gap On Warriors

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It's rare that an NBA game so early in the season would attract the attention this one did. But I decided to devote my entire column to the Clippers' 112-108 loss to...

 

Lakers Will Participate In The Rose Parade

The Lakers announce their participation in the 127th Rose Parade®, designing a float titled Every Second is an Adventure for the annual celebration. The theme of the float represents the...

 

The Lamar Odom You Might Not Know

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist Lamar – mi amore On days like this with Lamar fighting for his health and the media unfortunately continues to apply its destructive forces, I wanted to show from a...

 

CLIPPERS PREVIEW: Is This The Year?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor We all know about the Clippers' history. They took a back seat to the Lakers for so many years. The Donald Sterling era was forgettable. But in the last few years...

 

LAKERS PREVIEW: Playoffs are Unlikely Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers’ annual goal used to be winning the NBA championship. They succeed 16 times to become one of the elite franchises in league history. That was then and thi...

 

Champion Warriors Are Coming To SoCal

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors will be in Southern California soon. The Warriors will have three exhibition games, against the Lakers in San Diego on October 17, the Clippers at Staples Center Oct. 20 and the Lakers in Anaheim on Oct....

 

How Long Will Laker Fans Accept This Rebuilding Plan?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor At the start of another Laker season General Manager Mitch Kupchak told the media last week this would be a season of laying a foundation. “Every season the Lakers...

 

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