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 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 22, 2015 

Cavaliers Add To Clippers' Frustration

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Clippers failed another mid-term exam on Friday. This time, the “professor” was league superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers who ended up...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015

Doc Rivers Named LA's Coach of the Year

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who guided the team to a franchise-record 57 regular-season wins last season and magnificently kept the team afloat during a turbulent ownership scandal, has been selected...

 
 Sports    January 8, 2015

Daughter Of Lakers' GM Dies

Alina Kupchak, 15-year-old daughter of Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak and his wife, Claire, has died following a lengthy illness. The Kupchaks expressed their appreciation of well wishers but asked for privacy at this difficult time. The...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    January 8, 2015

Clippers Explain Faults After Losing

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Clippers (23-12) failed their mid-term test on Monday by losing to the Atlanta Hawks (26-8), best record in the Eastern Conference, 107-98. The Hawks went...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 25, 2014

Struggling Lakers Miss Gasol A Lot

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As I look at the Lakers’ dreadful record I wonder how much better they’d be this season if Pau Gasol remained on the team. Gasol, a far better big man than anyone...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 18, 2014

Kobe Has Been Great, But the Greatest Laker???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the National Basketball Association revealed its list of the 50 greatest players of all time I was on the selection committee. When the list was made public,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 4, 2014

Lakers' Henry Out For The Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Reserve guard Xavier Henry is the latest in a long line of Laker players who have been injured in the last two seasons. Henry suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 4, 2014

Clippers Put It Together On Historic Trip

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The joke in the Staples Center press room a few weeks ago was that new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer had called a meeting of the players. And he told them “if you...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014

Lakers' Kelly Suffers Torn Hamstring

The Lakers’ injury problems continued when reserve forward Ryan Kelly suffered a torn right hamstring in a loss to the Golden State Warriors last week. Kelly is expected to miss at least six weeks....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 13, 2014

New NBA Season Brings Early Surprises

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The NBA season began only two weeks ago but already there have been numerous surprises. The biggest one is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 1-3 start and apparent friction...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 13, 2014

Father Of Laker Ellington Shot To Death

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The father of Laker guard Wayne Ellington was shot to death in a car in Philadelphia last week. Ellington has been granted a leave from the team. “He needs time to...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    November 6, 2014

Clippers Win First Game For New Owner

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The stage was finally set for the Los Angeles Clippers home opener on the day before Halloween. The NBA strategically chose the Oklahoma City Thunder, a great...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 30, 2014

Rookie Randle's Broken Leg Devastates Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor He’s 19 years old, one of the most talented players the Lakers have and on the NBA season’s opening night Julius Randle broke his right leg. The Lakers figured to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 23, 2014

Clippers Experiment and Lose Exhibition Games

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Many NBA coaches experiment with new players and new on-court ideas during exhibition games. The theory is that in the eight practice games permitted to each team...

 
 Sports    October 23, 2014

Lakers' Henry Remains Unavailable

Xavier Henry, a key reserve on the Lakers last season, will be out while a current knee injury is receiving attention. Henry has gone to New York to receive a second opinion following knee surgery. He will then go to Germany for treatment and is...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 16, 2014

Lakers Bring Back Their Tradition With Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On the day Byron Scott became the new coach of the Lakers this summer three surprise guests attended the press conference. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and...

 
 Sports    October 9, 2014

Clippers Lose Exhibition Opener

The Clippers lost their exhibition opener, 112-94 to the Golden States Warriors Tuesday night at Staples center. Blake Griffin had 24 points and 12 rebounds including four shots from more than 18...

 
 Sports    September 4, 2014

International Teams Join NBA Exhibition Schedule

- The National Basketball Association announces that three top international teams, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa and Flamengo, will travel to the U.S. and Canada for nine preseason games against nine NBA teams this October. The nine games...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

Rivers Set With Clippers Until 2019

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Doc Rivers has proven himself over the years, most recently as coach of the Boston Celtics and then the Clippers. Obviously, new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer...

 
 Sports    August 28, 2014

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

The Lakers will tip-off the 2014-15 regular season with a home game at STAPLES Center on October 28 against the Houston Rockets, it was announced today. Highlights of the Lakers’ home schedule include a Halloween game against the Los Angeles Clippe...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 21, 2014

How Can Lakers Get Back To The Top?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Now that the Clippers have a new owner, a proven outstanding coach and two of the NBA's best players they seem equipped for an outstanding season. Where does that...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    August 21, 2014

$2 Billion Later Ballmer Takes LA by Storm

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Steve Ballmer, Clippers new owner, approached the stage at Staples Center today like a boxer making his way to the ring as all of his adoring fans lavished him...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

A Woman Will Coach In the NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The San Antonio Spurs are not only NBA champions they have the reputation of frequently being a few steps ahead of opponents in a variety of ways. I admire the Spurs...

 
 Sports    August 14, 2014

Clippers Plan Fan Festival Monday

In recognition of Steve Ballmer becoming the new owner of the Clippers the team will hold a Fan Festival Monday from 12”30 pm to 1:30 at Staples Center. Ballmer and Coach Doc Rivers will then meet with the media AT 1:30....

 
 Sports    August 7, 2014

NBA Salary Cap Jumps to $63.065 Million

The National Basketball Association announced that the Salary Cap has increased by 7.5% to an all-time high of $63.065 million for the 2014-15 season. The tax level for the 2014-15 season increased by 7.1% to $76.829 million. The Salary Cap and tax...

 

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