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Lakers Statement on Nets Players Positive Coronavirus Tests

The following statement was issued Wednesday by the Los Angeles Lakers: "Today we were made aware that four players on the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for COVID-19. "We have been in immediate...

 

Lakers Statement on Nets Players Positive Coronavirus Tests

The following statement was issued Wednesday by the Los Angeles Lakers: “Today we were made aware that four players on the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for COVID-19. “We have been in immediate contact with our players and basketball...

 

Lakers and Clippers Get Ready to Battle for the Conference Title

Like former Clipper announcer Ralph Lawler use to say, "Fasten your seat belts" because the Lakers and Clippers are headed for a an exciting last two months of the season. Both teams have less than...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    February 13, 2020

Clippers Trades Make Clippers Stronger

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and the clear winner is the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers acquired forward Marcus Morris from the New York Knicks as part of a three-team trade. The...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Dodgers, Rams and USC Football Face Similar Critics

For some teams in Los Angeles winning the majority of their games is simply not good enough to satisfy fans and sports writers. Other teams in Los Angeles can get away with losing but not the...

 

Rams Game Against Seattle Has Playoff Implications

The Rams need a win against Seattle Sunday at 5:20 p.m. at the Coliseum if they expect to stay in the race for a wild card playoff spot. They are 7-5 and the division leaders in the four Western...

 

Clippers and Lakers are as Good as Advertised

Occasionally teams look good on paper but their performances don't match the paperwork. The Clippers and Lakers look good on paper and on the court. Both teams are playing at a high level but it's sti...

 

The First Team to Chemistry Wins

By Michael Johnson Special to the Observer With the National Basketball Association completing its first several days of the regular season the Western Conference is already very competitive, as antic...

 

Culver City Football Hopes to Win Another Title

If you are looking to watch a live football game this weekend Culver City high school is your best bet. The Rams are on the road, the Chargers played last Thursday, USC is on the road and UCLA has a b...

 

Five Out of Five Football Wins is Good for Local Teams

Last week all five of our local high school, college and professional football teams won their games. Culver City, USC, UCLA, Rams and Chargers were conquered their opponents. This week Culver City wi...

 

Clippers Win Round One on Opening Night

In one of the most exciting open night games in recent memory the Clippers beat the Lakers 112-102 before a sellout crowd of over 19,000 fans last Tuesday night at the Staples Center. The game proved...

 

Culver City Football Steps into the Winner's Circle

Quick, what local football team has a winning record? It's not the Rams (3-3), not the Chargers (2-4), not USC (3-3) and certainly not UCLA at 1-6. It's Culver City high school's varsity team. They...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    August 1, 2019

LA Chargers Training Camp Opens Team Has Eyes on Super Bowl

Another NFL season has begun, with the opening of NFL training games in the past week. The Los Angeles Chargers opened training camp on July 24th, with the goal of returning to the playoffs and...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 18, 2019

Anthony Davis is Really a Laker

After months of speculation and rumors Anthony Davis was introduced at a press conference at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo last Saturday. The 26 year old Davis turned the press...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    July 11, 2019

Clippers Sign Kawhi Leonard

The Los Angeles Clippers have finally arrived. The Clippers have been fighting for relevancy in a city where the Los Angeles Lakers legacy has completely dominated the professional basketball scene....

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    July 4, 2019

NBA Teams Work to Complete the Puzzle

NBA Free Agency is like putting a puzzle together. For the thirty NBA teams, it can just be finding that missing piece. Or there can be many missing pieces. Or maybe, the puzzle needs to be...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    June 27, 2019

Clippers Lakers Score Big in Draft

The NBA draft is rarely going to produce instant stars. The goal is to acquire cheap labor that will fill out the roster, with the hope that the players can develop into stars or solid role players....

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    June 20, 2019

Anthony Davis Replaces Ball, Ingram and Hart

The Los Angeles Lakers finally accomplished something that they had been trying to do since January. They traded three players and three draft choices for one of the best players and big men in the...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    June 20, 2019

Clippers, Lakers Prepare for Next Season

Southern California native Kawhi Leonard was named the 2019 NBA finals MVP as the Toronto Raptors upset the favored Golden State Warriors and won their first NBA Championship. Leonard, who played his high school basketball at King High School in...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    May 16, 2019

Lakers Name Vogel as Head Coach

To outside observers, the Los Angeles Lakers look like a trainwreck. A bad basketball team and a bad soap opera. The sudden resignation of Magic Johnson, Laker legend and President of Basketball...

 

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