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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Clippers, Lakers Start Fast In New Season

It’s good to be a fan of an LA team so far in the 2016-’17 National Basketball Association season. The Clippers are 10-1 at this writing, the best record in the NBA. And they’ve been routing...

 

Gail Goodrich: DeAngelo Russell Should Be Better This Season

Gail Goodrich is the greatest lefthanded guard the Lakers have ever had. He played on two NCAA championship teams at UCLA, then teamed in the backcourt with Jerry West on two Laker NBA championship...

 

Laker Players Praise New Coach Luke Walton

The Lakers held the annual media day on Monday and opened training camp in Santa Barbara Tuesday eager to please their new coach. Luke Walton has already pleased them. In the off season since Walton r...

 

Lakers Sign Forwards Ingram, Jilianlian

The Lakers took awhile but they signed top draft choice Brandon Ingram this week. They also signed former top 10 draft choice Yi Jianlian, who played well for China in the just-concluded Olympics...

 

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...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 14, 2016

Two Superstars Are Better Than One For The Sparks

If you follow the history of basketball a few things are perfectly clear. If your team expects to win a championship you need at least two superstars to complete the journey to the top. The Lakers...

 

Championship Elevates LeBron Among All-Time Greatest Players

Until someone gets 12 championships on his resume I will continue to rank Bill Russell as the most valuable player in NBA history. He led the Boston Celtics to 11 championships While playing against...

 

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