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 Sports    January 14, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 7, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 7, 2016

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 31, 2015

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 31, 2015

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...

 
 Sports    December 17, 2015

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,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 3, 2015

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 12, 2015

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...

 
 Sports    November 5, 2015

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...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    November 5, 2015

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

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...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 29, 2015

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...

 
 Sports    October 8, 2015

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....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 1, 2015

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...

 
 By Myke Williams    Sports    October 1, 2015

Clippers Have More Talent, Need Good Chemistry

By Myke Williams Sports Rporter A lot of teams look good on paper but no team in the history of sports has ever won a championship just because they look good on paper. The Clippers need to prove that talent translates into wins and eventually...

 
 Sports    September 24, 2015

Clippers Foundation Donates $3 Million

The L.A. Clippers Foundation has re-launched with a historic three-year, $3 million commitment, with matching challenge, to City Year Los Angeles, as part of the City Year Opening Day Ceremonies at...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 24, 2015

Farewell to NBA Greats Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Before another NBA season begins soon let’s pause and honor two great players who helped make the league what it is today. Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone died in...

 
 Sports    September 10, 2015

NBA To Seed Playoff Teams By Record

The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved changes to playoff seeding and qualification procedures effective with the 2015-16 season. As part of the modifications, the eight playoff teams in each conference will be seeded in order of their...

 
 Sports    September 6, 2015

Lakers To Host Hafia In Exhibition Game

The NBA has released its 2015 preseason schedule that tips off on Friday, Oct. 2 and features three top international teams – Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Maccabi Haifa, and Paschoalotto/Bauru – traveling to the U.S. for six games against six NBA...

 
 Sports    August 20, 2015

L.A. CLIPPERS RELEASE 2015-16 SCHEDULE

The L.A. Clippers tip-off the 2015-16 NBA regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Sacramento against the Sacramento Kings. The following night, the Clippers host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples...

 
 Sports    August 20, 2015

UCLA's KIKI VANDEWEGHE PROMOTED TO NBA EXECUTIVE VP

The NBA announces that Kiki VanDeWeghe, former Palisades High and UCLA basketball star, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. VanDeWeghe, who has been serving as Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations, will lead...

 
 Sports    August 20, 2015

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

El SEGUNDO –The Lakers will open the 2015-16 regular season on Wednesday, October 28 at STAPLES Center when they host the number one pick of the 2015 NBA draft, Karl Anthony Towns, and the Minnesota...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 13, 2015

Kobe: Retire Or Play Abroad A Year From Now?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In a few months Kobe Bryant will begin the 20th season of his remarkable Laker career. Next season he won’t have a contract. So what does he do? There are four ways...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 23, 2015

Signing Josh Smith Means The Clippers Are Real Serious Now

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Clippers had a humiliating end to their recently completed season when their second unit couldn’t contribute enough to succeed at the most crucial time in the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 23, 2015

DeAndre Did The Right Thing In The Wrong Way

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor DeAndre Jordan was lured to a contract agreement with the Dallas Mavericks by the team’s aggressive recruiting during the NBA’s free agent signing period....

 

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