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Lakers now following the ‘Ball’ for success

El Segundo, CA-A remake of the front office. Excitement of over a first-round draft pick. A good kind of buzz has returned to Lakerland. That’s the way that Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, prefers it to be. It is the way that Johnson, who […]

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Lakers reboot is becoming a reality

When it comes to the NBA hierarchy, the Los Angeles Lakers have been used to sitting on that perch right along with the Boston Celtics. The Lakers and Celtics are both looking to reclaim the glory that have been bestowed on their respective franchises after falling on hard times. The […]

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Clippers cruise to star-less Cavs win

March 20 Darrel Wilson 0

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers were gift-wrapped a 108-78 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Shortly before the start of the game, the Cavaliers announced their star players would not be playing in this game due to rest. Blake Griffin led the way for the Clippers with a […]

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Clippers-Warriors rivalry in need of upgrade

February 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Ok. Let’s just put it out there. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball. That’s not rocket science. They may not match their record-breaking regular season mark of 73-9 they set last year. That is irrelevant.  More than halfway into the 2016-17 NBA season, the Warriors have […]

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Bruins, Trojans flex basketball muscles

December 7 Joey Thomas 0

The USC Trojans took down the BYU Cougars in the first ever Hoophall LA tournament on Saturday, moving themselves to a perfect 8-0 on the season. It has been a great start thus far for the Trojans, who ended last year with a disappointing Pac-12 Conference record of 9-9. Despite […]

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Grizzlies bang-bang Clippers

November 17 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Same old pesky Memphis Grizzlies. They don’t change. They scratch. They claw. They get under your skin with their physical play. They intimidate you with their dependable frontline soldiers in the the form of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Then they finish you off with their in and out […]

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Clippers Are Ready To Contend

October 28 Joey Thomas 0

The Los Angeles Clippers are as good as they have ever been. With a trio of healthy superstars in Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan, the Clippers boast enough fire power to take on any team in the NBA. Head coach and basketball president Doc Rivers resigned Sixth Man […]

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Lakers excitement has returned

October 26 Joey Thomas 0

Being a Lakers fan has lost quite a bit of luster over the past five years or so. Since Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to back to-back-championships during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 NBA seasons, Los Angeles has become a hotbed for poor decisions and mediocrity. There was the 2011 implosion […]

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The Resurgence Of Nick Young

October 24 Joey Thomas 0

Nick Young wasn’t supposed to be on the Lakers at the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. After a few years of sub-par play and silly antics, Young was labeled a distraction by many around the league. Following a media blown fallout with prized rookie D’Angelo Russell, the USC standout […]

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Slow start won’t hamper Brandon Ingram’s confidence

October 9 Joey Thomas 0

Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram has struggled transitioning his offensive  game to the NBA. Since being drafted with the second  overall selection in this summers draft, the Duke standout has been heavily criticized for his lanky frame and some have questioned his ability to endure the physical pounding that NBA bodies […]

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NBA Preview: What will Nick Young do?

October 4 Dennis J. Freeman 0

EL SEGUNDO, CA-It’s hard not to like Nick Young. If Young was not in the professional basketball business he would fit in perfectly at the Happiest Place on Earth. What’s not to like about Young? Swaggy P has the easygoing gait and the undeniable appeal of joy written all over […]

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Ware make it rain 3’s in Drew League championship

August 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The Drew League likes to go by the mantra of  “No Excuse, Just Produce.” Sunday, in front of a pack gymnasium at Los Angeles Southwest College, Casper Ware Jr. probably had that phrase in mind when he dialed into that shooting zone that shooters sometime find themselves in. The […]

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Olympians, dunks, shoes and Nike Basketball

HAWTHORNE,CA-Saturday night at the Air Hangar in Hawthorne, California, turned out to be pretty a special night for Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand. Team USA basketball members were in the house. The Drew League held court. Chance The Rapper performed. R & B crooner Chris Brown showed up and […]

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Excitement buzz around Laker Girls tryout

EL SEGUNDO-Every July, there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo.  No, it wasn’t the news that Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was practicing at the Lakers facility.  On Saturday, the excitement involved […]