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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 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...

 

Sports Council Names Clippers' Frank & Zucker Sports Executive of the Year

In recognition of the L.A. Clippers’ extraordinary impact both on and off the court, the Los Angeles Sports Council today named Lawrence Frank and Gillian Zucker as co-recipients of the 2019 Sports Executive of the Year award. Since a change in...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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    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...

 

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