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 By Steve Finley    Sports    September 24, 2020 

Young quarterbacks and defense pace the Chargers and Rams

Some people say defense wins championships but if you don't score points a good defense can be wasted. Two games into the 2020 season and the Chargers and Rams have the right combination to have...

 

Clippers do it again

Blame it on the Bubble. Blame it on chemistry. Blame it on the coaching staff. You can blame it on a lot of things but the fact is the Clippers folded with a stacked deck. They blew a three game...

 

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...

 

STATEMENT FROM THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS

We stand with our players and the players of the NBA in their demand for justice and the end of racial violence. Eighty percent of NBA players are Black men. We cannot love them for the joy and entertainment that they bring to the world, yet sit in...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    August 13, 2020

Are the Clippers and Lakers ready for the NBA playoffs?

Ready or not the NBA playoffs start this weekend with the play-in game on Saturday against the eighth and ninth seeded teams in the Western conference at 11:30 a.m. in the Bubble. If the eighth seeded...

 

Lakers Will Miss Rondo But Could Have Waiters In the Wings

by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA) The Lakers suffered a tough blow when the team received the news that guard Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured thumb during practice last Sunday evening. The Lakers were already without guard Avery Bradley who opted...

 

ALL 11 PRO SPORTS TEAMS IN GREATER LOS ANGELES UNITE AS ALLIES IN NEW COLLABORATIO: Los Angeles – TO UTILIZE SPORT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICEN – THE ALLIANCE

– In a collaboration to pursue change in communities of color and develop meaningful programs, the 11 professional sports organizations in greater Los Angeles have joined together to launch The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles, a comprehensive five-year...

 

SPECTRUM SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES LAKERS BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR RESTART OF 2019-20 NBA SEASON

Spectrum SportsNet today announced its broadcast schedule for the Lakers restart of the 2019-20 NBA season. SportsNet will air 11 games - eight "seeding games" and three scrimmages - beginning with the Lakers scrimmage vs. the Dallas Mavericks on...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    July 2, 2020

At Culver City high school tennis is a team sport

When the average fan watches tennis they marvel at the individual stars. At Culver City high school tennis has developed into a team first program under the direction of long time tennis coach Phil...

 

DR. KARIDA BROWN JOINS THE LAKERS AS DIRECTOR OF RACIAL EQUITY & ACTION

Dr. Karida Brown has joined the Los Angeles Lakers as Director of Racial Equity & Action, it was announced today. Dr. Brown will create a curriculum to help the Lakers staff enrich their knowledge...

 

Local Sports Franchises Come Together to Create 'Teams For LA'

Fans of many of Los Angeles' most popular professional sports franchises will now have the chance to acquire merchandise bearing their favorite team's recognizable logos and colors while also...

 

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...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 9, 2020

Lakers Were Ready to Make Move Before Virus Hit

After six years away from the playoffs the Lakers were primed and ready to make a run deep into the post season and possibly win an NBA Championship. Then the coronavirus took the wind out of their...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 2, 2020

Clippers Championship Hopes Derailed by Coronavirus

The Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) made all of the right moves last summer. They signed two super star players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to go along with a soli...

 

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...

 

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