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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 18, 2016

Magic Johnson Enjoys His 57th Birthday

Magic Johnson, the great Laker player and now part-owner of the Dodgers, was warmly received by 42,000 fans on his 57th birthday at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, August 14. Johnson and his two sons threw...

 
 By Observer Staff Report    Sports    July 7, 2016

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...

 
 Sports    May 19, 2016

Lakers Will Get No. 2 Lottery Pick

The Lakers were in position to get the No. 2 pick n the June 23 NBA draft. But they could have gone a lot lower because of the league's annual lottery. They didn't go lower. The Lakers held on to the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 19, 2016

Luke and Emily

Six years ago Luke Walton was a player for the Lakers and six-year-old Emily Olshan was a fan who was attending her first NBA game. Who knew what the years would bring? Walton completed his playing...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 12, 2016

Clippers Are Anxious To Negotiate With Their Many Free Agents

The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead and lost a year ago in the NBA playoffs. They had a 2-0 lead this time and lost after their two biggest stars, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, were injured and ruled...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 21, 2016

The Clippers Feel A Sense Of Urgency

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After the Clippers won their first two playoff games this week Chris Paul had his mind on what happened in last season's playoffs. "Considering how last season ended...

 
 Sports    April 4, 2016

LAKERS ISSUE FRAUD ALERT

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that it has issued a fraud alert to warn Lakers fans about the potential dangers of purchasing tickets from third party sources. Lakers fans are...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 12, 2015

Kobe Will Rehabilitate, Try To Play Again

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Before Kobe Bryant can play his 20th season with the Lakers he’ll have to rehabilitate from his current torn rotator cuff. Doctors regard it as a nine-month...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    January 1, 2015

My New Year's Resolution For The Clippers

Imagine we could travel back and forth in time and zoom in on the last three years for the Clippers: To refresh your memory, up until the 2011-12 season the Clippers were a team that for years...

 
 Sports    January 1, 2015

Harden, Butler Named NBA Players Of The Week

The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 28. Butler led the Bulls to a 4-0 week...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 1, 2015

A Christmas Gift: Five NBA Games On National TV

(mith on NBA) Kobe Doesn’t Play As Lakers Lose By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On Christmas day folks annually gather for a festive occasion. But the National Basketball Association has another...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 30, 2014

Injured Nash Won't Play For Lakers This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Steve Nash is one of the best point guards ever to play in the NBA. He's been MVP twice and ranks third all-time in assists. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Nash did his...

 
 Sports    October 9, 2014

Lakers Lose Nick Young for Eight Weeks

Nick Young suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb at the Lakers’ practice last Thursday. He underwent successful surgery but will be out for about eight weeks....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

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 the difficult position of being...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

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 against the Golden State Warriors? Well,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Magic Denies He'll Buy Clippers

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 force disgraced owner Donald...