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 By Steve Finley    News    August 19, 2021

Former Culver City resident touches greatness with a book for the ages

Former Culver City resident Ted Sobel dives into sports and entertainment history with a book that touches the soul of baby boomers, sports enthusiasts of all ages and historical entertainment buffs....

 

It's time for Carmelo to join the Lakers Super team

When Carmelo Anthony was introduced to the media last week after signing a one-year contract he was smiling and confident that his newest role is a great fit for him and his new teammates. Anthony felt it was time to join forces with his longtime...

 

Russell Westbrook's Back Home To Help Guide The Lakers Towards A Ring

Russell Westbrook entered Staples Center with head coach Frank Vogel and General Manager Rob Pelinka for the first time as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers last Tuesday afternoon. Westbrook was all...

 

Lakers rely on forged mettle to stay at the top

By Eric Lambkins II Sports Reporter Being a Laker epitomizes the allure, glitz and glamor of the City of Los Angeles. From Hollywood A-listers fashionably sitting courtside, to the blaring of Randy...

 

What can the Lakers do for an encore?

The Lakers championship season ended six days ago and the buzz has already started. Can they repeat? Will they have the same team? Will Father time catch up to LeBron James? Will free agent Anthony...

 

LEBRON JAMES AND ANTHONY DAVIS NAMED TO ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Los Angeles Lakers forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been named to the All-NBA First Team, it was announced today. It marks the 13th time the Lakers have had multiple First Team selections,...

 

ANTHONY DAVIS NAMED TO NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, it was announced today. It is the fourth time in his eight-year career that Davis has earned All-Defensive honors and marks his...

 

WNBA Draft Live On-Air Friday

WNBA Draft Presented by State Farm to Air Live on ESPN, Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. ET • Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo & Sue Bird in Bristol, Conn.; Holly Rowe Joins Remotely • Numerous First Roun...

 

Kobe Bryant Elected into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced this week. Bryant spent all 20 seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers and helped lead the...

 

WNBA Draft 2020 Will Be Televised as Virtual Draft

The WNBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm will be held on April 17 as scheduled. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WNBA will conduct a virtual draft without players, guests, and media. WNBA...

 

Chortkoff on Kobe

Observer Editor Mitch Chortkoff covered the Lakers for over 6 decades. He was called "Dean of the Laker Writers" by many of his colleagues. Mitch passed away in July of 2018, but he had written a lot...

 

The Lakers Are Looking to Move on

It's still hard for the Lakers and the rest of the basketball world to move forward after the death of Kobe Bryant of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people on January 26, but like they say...

 

Girls Basketball Team Notches Two Wins

Two Ocean League games this week will determine when and where the Culver City High girls basketball team will be playing when the CIF Division 2A Basketball Playoffs begin next week. The Centaurs...

 

Gone But Not Forgotten

I have been a sports writer in the City of Los Angles for over 45 years. I have interviewed and covered some of the greatest athletes in the world. I started writing sports when I was a student at...

 

King James of the Decade

By Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) Special to the Observer Lebron James is one of the most polarizing athletes of our generation in the NBA. On the first day of a new decade, James recorded a triple...

 

Davis and James are Top Notch Distinctive Lakers Duo

By Nick Hamilton Sports Reporter The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the premiere teams in the NBA and the main reason for their early season success is the play of their dynamic duo Anthony Davis and...

 

Carlos Vela Named Major League Soccer MVP

It's finally official. Carlos Vela has been named the 2019 Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player. For LAFC fans it was a foregone conclusion midway through the season as the 30-year old team...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    January 4, 2018

Listen To The Magic

Imagine a gathering of 20,000 people, all coming together to celebrate their hero, Kobe Bryant, leaving the Lakers. They see both his jerseys, No. 8 & 24 hanging on the dais for display. This...

 

My 20-Year Memories Of Kobe Bryant

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by sports editor Mitch Chortkoff appeared two years ago in the Observer and is being run again due to recent requests from readers) It was 1996 and I was in Honolulu...

 

What Should We Expect From The Lakers?

I went to Staples Center Tuesday night. It was just an exhibition game but I wanted to see how much improvement the Lakers have made since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka took over the difficult task of...

 

It's Official: Jerry West Is Going To The Clippers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor What seemed very likely several weeks ago is now official. Jerry West is joining the Clippers. At 79, West still enjoys accurately evaluating players, a talent he's...

 

Meet The Lakers' New General Manager, Longtime Agent Makes A Bold Career Move

Mitch Kupchak learned the General Manager business from Jerry West, then took over. He had good years but not many in his final ones with lowly Laker teams and now he’s been replaced. What about...

 

It Could Only Happen in Kansas

Would you believe? Would anyone believe? Awhile back a Georgia lawmaker, Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert), was shot in the leg behind an adult entertainment store. Furthermore, Greene had several thousand...

 

Rams Moving to LA Named Top Local Sports Moment of 2016

The Rams receiving approval to return to Los Angeles was named 2016’s top sports moment at the 12th Annual LA Sports Awards night at the Beverly Hilton. The LA Sports Awards are produced annually by the Los Angeles Sports Council to celebrate the...

 

Clippers Pass The Chicago Test; Lakers Don't

I went to Staples Center Saturday and Sunday nights. That’s no surprise since my job requires keeping up with the Lakers and Clippers. But the weekend had a special significance. The Chicago Bulls...

 

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