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How Good Can The Clippers Be???

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After the Clippers set a franchise record for victories in a season Vinny del Negro was fired as coach. There was the matter of the Clippers losing in the first round...

 

Magic Johnson Tees Off On Lakers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor On Tuesday, it was opening night of the National Basketball Association season and former Laker great Magic Johnson was in peak form. However, Johnson is no longer a p...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 8, 2013

Lakers May Be Doomed Until 2014

Lakers May Be Doomed Until 2014 It’s portrayed as stunning that Dwight Howard rejected the Lakers, with their grand history, and selected the Houston Rockets as his new employer. But it’s really...

 

Rivers Becomes Clippers' Coach

Rivers Becomes Clippers’ Coach Glen (Doc) Rivers had three years and $21 million remaining on his contract to coach the Boston Celtics. But when it became obvious the Celtics were going to enter a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 22, 2013

Fire The Coach: It’s The Clippers’ Way

Before debating the merits and deficiencies of Vinny del Negro, let’s remember the Clippers have a long history of replacing coaches. It’s the way they solve problems. I wish they’d notice that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 21, 2013

Lakers: Anatomy of A Disaster

In October, after the Lakers had signed Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, they began training camp labeled as the hottest story in the NBA. The franchise with 16 NBA championships was seemingly in...

 

Jerry Bussf Lakers: Popular In Israel

(EDITORfS NOTE:) Tributes to Jerry Buss in the last week have focused on his vision in bringing a brand of basketball that made the Lakers and the NBA popular all over the world. An example of this...

 

Jerry Buss’ Lakers: Popular In Israel

(EDITOR’S NOTE:) Tributes to Jerry Buss in the last week have focused on his vision in bringing a brand of basketball that made the Lakers and the NBA popular all over the world. An example of this...

 

Senator Curren Price's Statement on Death of Jerry Buss

Senator Curren Price’s Statement on Death of Jerry Buss “I join the residents of Los Angeles and sports fans throughout the world in mourning the death of Jerry Buss, the great owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and other sports teams in our city....

 

What's Next For The Lakers? Uncertainty

What’s Next For The Lakers? Uncertainty The family of Jerry Buss issued a statement Monday saying they would honor their father’s wish to keep the team in the family rather than selling it...

 

The Unthinkable: Lakers In Danger Of Missing Playoffs

It has been in the back of the minds of fans and some in the media throughout the early part of the NBA season. It has been a problem magnified by recent developments. Now it’s out in the open. The...

 

Power Struggle Determined Lakers Coaching Decision

If you follow the Lakers you’ve probably heard every theory about the selection of Mike D’Antoni over Phil Jackson as the team’s new coach. I can simplify the matter for you. Owner Jerry Buss de...

 

Lakers Look Like Contenders -- Maybe

When Del Harris became the Lakers’ coach he had a conversation with center Shaquille O’Neal one day after practice. I was listening and he didn’t care. “Shaq,’ he began, ‘the only way...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 6, 2012

Clippers Make Right Decision, Retain Coach

Vinny Del Negro will coach the Clippers again next season and that’s the right decision. The Clippers have had a dismal history which includes replacing coaches too often. But owner Donald Sterling...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 23, 2012

Lakers’ Season: A Disaster From Start To Finish

Since the Lakers have a grand history – 16 NBA championships – they are associated with success. When the playoffs begin, fans tend to believe the Lakers will prevail, regardless of what happened...

 

Lakers’ 33-Game Streak: A Hidden Gem

When the 1971-’72 Lakers went to training camp not much was expected of them. Wilt Chamberlain had joined the team in 1968 but no championships were won with Butch van Breda Kolff or Joe Mullaney...

 

Lakers: From Frank O’Neill to Bynum

When the Lakers moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles for the 1960 season Frank O’Neill was hired as their trainer. O’Neill held the job until 1974. Many years later he returned to the team,...

 

Bynum Is The Key To More Championships

It will be a festive occasion at Staples Center Christmas Day when Kobe Bryant and LeBron James oppose each other. National television. The NBA’s two biggest stars facing off. I’ll eagerly arrive...

 

Kobe May Be Better Than We Thought

It’s staggering to realize what’s been going on with Kobe Bryant lately. He’s the reigning MVP of the NBA playoffs, which means he’s been recognized as perhaps the best basketball player in th...

 

New Season, New Issues For Lakers

In the Lakers’ first four games they won twice, were non-competitive in a home loss to Dallas and required overtime to defeat Oklahoma City Reminded that the Lakers aren’t playing anywhere close...

 

Former Stars Highlight Lakers’ Celebration

The Lakers have had so many championship celebrations they’ve gotten very good at putting them on. On Tuesday night they brought back key players from past championship teams before raising the...

 

Distractions Are Lakers’ Toughest Opponent

Something happened a few days ago that happens almost every year at this time. Lee Hamilton called. Hamilton is the long-time sports talk guy in San Diego who annually puts me on the air to begin the...

 

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