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 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...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 25, 2019

Clippers Hope to Steal one More Game Against Warriors

At press time the Clippers were headed to Oakland to play game five of their best of seven playoff series against the powerful Golden State Warriors. The defending NBA champions took the Clippers...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 18, 2019

Clippers Play Warriors Sunday While Lakers Look For New Coach

The Los Angeles Clippers just completed one of the largest comebacks in NBA playoff history last Monday and the Lakers are trying to complete a search for a new coach. Both teams are in positions...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 4, 2019

Clippers and Lakers Close Out Regular Season

Just when you thought you had the NBA all figured out the two professional basketball teams in Los Angeles left you scratching your head? The Lakers season will be over next week and the Clippers...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 28, 2019

Lakers Are Losing but Fans Stay Loyal

The Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated last Friday from the playoffs. They have been on a downhill spiral for the last few weeks. Two of their starters, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball are...

 

New Basketball Trend

The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-2 in their last 10 games and they are in eighth place in the Western conference playoff race. Eight teams from the west and eight teams from the east make the NBA...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 14, 2019

Clippers, Lakers Headed in Opposite Directions

The Clippers and Lakers regular seasons are about to come to an end and the teams are headed in opposite directions. After the Clippers 140-115 win over the Boston Celtics last Monday night at the Sta...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    March 14, 2019

Clippers Look Like a Playoff Contender

Clippers appear headed for the Playoffs. The Los Angeles Lakers have become a daily soap opera, with daily speculation about who is in and who is out. With a record of 31-36, they are headed for a six...

 

Clippers and Lakers Battle For Playoff Position

The NBA season is already full of more tension than a day time soap opera, now the next few months will be filled with drama evolving teams that will trying to make the playoffs. In the Western Confer...

 

Lakers, Clippers Ready to Launch

Both teams are looking for improvement from last year. If the Clippers can stay healthy, they will surprise a lot of people. They were 5-0 in the preseason although they played overseas teams like...

 

Lucky Ducky Swim in Culver Plunge

The Lucky Ducky Swim will again be at the Fiesta La Ballona Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. At 3:00 pm on Sunday, the rubber ducks will "swim" across the Culver City Plunge in two preliminary...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    News    August 9, 2018

Mitch Chortkoff Remembered

My friend, my coworker, my editor Mitch Chortkoff lost his battle with diabetes and related illnesses this week. He was 78. Mitch was a renowned sports writer in Los Angeles for 50 years. His knowledg...

 

Mitch Chortkoff Succumbs

Culver City Observer Editor and Sports Editor Mitch Chortkoff has died after a short illness. The announcement was made by Observer Publisher Stephen Hadland on Wednesday afternoon. Chortkoff covered...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    June 21, 2018

Lakers, Clippers Eye NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers are both coming off seasons that neither would call a success. For the first time since 2005, both LA teams missed the playoffs. For the Lakers, this has become a routine. This was the fifth...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 12, 2018

Lakers and Clippers Are Out Of NBA Playoffs

For the first time in recent memory, both the Clippers and the Lakers will start their summer vacations early. The Clippers will miss the playoffs for the first time in seven years, although they...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 5, 2018

Clippers Hope for a Miracle, Lakers Look To Be The Spoiler

The NBA season for the Clippers and Lakers is about to end unless the Clippers can pull off a miracle. The NBA playoffs consist of 16 teams from two different conferences. Eight teams from the west...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 15, 2018

Clippers Stay in The Race and Lakers are Improving

The NBA in Los Angeles is getting interesting. Despite not having any super stars in town the Clippers are battling for a playoff position and the Lakers are starting to play winning and entertaining...

 

Kevin Love's Panic Attacks Are Real

After covering the NBA for almost 50 years I learned something today that had never crossed my mind. It is possible for these superior athletes to suffer like anyone else. Yes, they can experience...

 

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