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 By Steve Finley    Sports    February 2, 2023 

CCHS boys' basketball hopes to carry momentum into the playoffs

CIF playoffs start next week and the Culver City high school boys' basketball team is hoping to recapture the winning culture that helped them win seven games in a row a few weeks ago. The Centaurs...

 

Paul George return has sparked the Clippers recent surge

By Mykell Mathieu Sports Reporter Paul George has returned to All Star form as the Clippers put together a five-game winning streak before a tough loss to the Cavs on Sunday night. George had been...

 

Reflections on a King

The burden of a king is heavy and complex; he is liable for the welfare of their kingdom, and criticism follows at every turn. However, their name stands the test of time if they rule with grace as...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    January 5, 2023

Can the Lakers make the playoffs without Davis in the lineup?

The Lakers are currently in 13th place in the NBA's Western Conference and right now they are not in a good position to make the playoffs without Anthony Davis in the lineup. Eight teams make the...

 

Clippers and Lakers get ready for season after Media Day

The Clippers and Lakers held their annual Media Days last Monday and at first glance the Clippers look like they are the better team because they have a deeper, more proven roster. The Lakers still...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    August 4, 2022

Sports legends die this week

Two of the biggest sports legends passed away this week, first basketball great Bill Russell and on Tuesday the Dodger family lost Vin Scully. Both icons lived long and extraordinary lives. Russell...

 

LAKERS SIGN MAX CHRISTIE

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Max Christie, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Christie appeared in 35 games (all starts) in...

 

LAKERS SIGN THOMAS BRYANT

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Thomas Bryant, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Bryant appeared in 27 games (nine starts) for...

 

Thompson has turned blue by rejoining the LA Dodgers, hopefully second time is a charm

Trayce Thompson is back with the "Boys in Blue." With right-fielder Mookie Betts on the IL with a cracked rib, and out of the lineup for at least two weeks, the Dodgers added some outfield depth,...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    June 16, 2022

Sparks players need to step up to avoid another losing season

The 2022 Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA are starting to look a lot like the 2021 Sparks. That team failed to make the playoffs and that led to general manger and head coach Derek Fisher bring in new...

 

LAKERS ANNOUNCE 2022-23 PRESEASON SCHEDULE PRESENTED BY DELTA AIR LINES

The Los Angeles Lakers announced today the team’s preseason schedule for the 2022- 23 season. The Lakers will open preseason on Monday, October 3 in Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena versus the Sacramento Kings. Los Angeles will then head to Las...

 

LEBRON JAMES NAMED TO ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA Third Team. The selection marks the 18th consecutive All-NBA honor of his career, extending an NBA record for most selections in...

 

Sparks Return to Spectrum SportsNet for 10th Season Record 29 Games to Air Locally

The Los Angeles Sparks announced today their 2022 local broadcast schedule, returning for the 10th season on Spectrum SportsNet. The official TV home of the Sparks, the network will air 29 regular sea...

 

What's next for Showtime?

Is this the most disappointing season in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers? That's the question all of Laker Nation will pondering during this year's playoffs. For a team many thought that would...

 

Rehashing the words of LeBron James after loss to the Clippers

Keep that same energy! That's what LeBron James' Tweet wanted all the Lakers' detractors to do at the beginning of the season. "Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he st...

 

Showtime comes to Culver City High School boys' basketball

Back in the 1980's the Los Angeles Lakers were know as the Showtime Lakers because they were the most entertaining team in basketball history. One of the stars on that team was high flying Michael Coo...

 

Lakers may have found their formula for success

Ferruccio Lamborghini had his engine schematics. Mansa Musa had the stars and after their 117-102 victory last week at the Staples Center over the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers may have...

 

Loss to the Bulls highlights Lakers issues

Last Monday, a cascade of chanting rang down from the upper bowl of Staples Center. After chiding the referee for allowing gameplay to resume before he put on the shoe he lost, Anthony Davis picked...

 

Local Briefs

Local Beach Warning An ocean water use warning is underway for several Los Angeles County beaches. These include Santa Monica beach, the LA County Department of Public Health announced Thursday night. "The warning has been issued due to bacterial...

 

Culver City basketball's confidence grows as new leaders emerge

By Luis Castro Special to the Culver City Observer The highly anticipated pre-season coaching debut of legendary player and coach, Michael Cooper, took place this past weekend in Garden Grove. Cooper...

 

TREVOR ARIZA MEDICAL UPDATE

EL SEGUNDO – Lakers forward Trevor Ariza had an arthroscopic debridement procedure performed on his right ankle today. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery. Team doctors will reevaluate Ariza in approximately 8 weeks, and an update...

 

Ballmer breaks ground in Inglewood

An empty lot now stands in memory where the enticing aroma of Church's Chicken once wafted from the moribund restaurant on the Southeast corner of Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue. Mouths will no...

 

Culver City high school continues to shine in the sports spotlight

Culver City high school has been involved in some of the biggest sports stories in Southern California in the last two weeks. Last week former Lakers star Michael Cooper was hired to coach the boys'...

 

Rams face the Bears on Sunday night

The Rams kick off the NFL's Sunday Night football game this Sunday when they take on the Chicago Bears at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood at 5:20 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC. The Rams...

 
 By Steve Finley    News    August 19, 2021

Former Culver City resident touches greatness with a book for the ages

Former Culver City resident Ted Sobel dives into sports and entertainment history with a book that touches the soul of baby boomers, sports enthusiasts of all ages and historical entertainment buffs....

 

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