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 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...

 

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...

 

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