The Resurgence Of Nick Young

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 lost more than the support […]


Lynx get one ‘Moore’ game

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks played Game 4 of the WNBA Finals as if something was owed to them. As a result, the Sparks were handed the keys to a 85-79 defeat at Staples Center. On a night the Sparks had a chance to close out the Minnesota Lynx to win their first championship since […]


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 about 216 capable young women […]


Brandon Ingram is at home with Lakers

El Segundo, CA-Thanks for making the Los Angeles Lakers home, Brandon Ingram. This is not “Go Duke” time any more. This is the land of the Purple and Gold that you’ve been invited to take up residence in. It is the basketball home to Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, […]

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Coming on strong at the Drew League

WATTS, CA-Summer basketball leagues in Southern California are a premium You can find them regularly in the “a dime a dozen” category. They’re everywhere. But there is just one Drew League. Banana pudding, hot links and other munchy items go hand-in-hand with the best summer basketball league in the country. Yeah, it’s that time of […]


Cavs rode shotgun with J. R. Smith to NBA title

Winning the NBA championship means a lot for LeBron James, the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It may mean a little bit more for Cavs’ shooting guard J.R. Smith. The celebration of Cleveland becoming the first sports team to bring back a major championship to the city for the first time in 52 […]

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J. R. Smith helped shut down the "Splash Brothers" during this season's NBA Finals. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/
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Cavs coming up small in NBA Finals

Too slow. Not athletic enough. Players with limited abilities. Just ugly. I know. The Cleveland Cavaliers suck. LeBron James and his boys don’t look like they have any business on the court against the Golden State Warriors. If the Toronto Raptors looked like a junior varsity team against the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, […]

Chris Paul applying defense on Golden State guard Klay Thompson during the Warriors' 115-12 win at Staples Center Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Photo by Kevin Reece/

Are Warriors light years ahead of the rest?

The reckoning is here. But first, let’s get this out of the way: The Oklahoma City Thunder did not choke away their Western Conference Finals series away to the Golden State Warriors. The Thunder simply lost to a better team this year. The Warriors had to go the distance of just about every minute of […]

LeBron James is going to have rally his team from an 0-2 deficit against the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/
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Clippers feel Blake Griffin’s absence

LOS ANGELES-It’s games like the one played Sunday at Staples Center between the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers that highlight the fact that the home team really miss the down-low presence of Blake Griffin. A perimeter defense might be the other thing the Clippers are lacking after LeBron James, J.R. Smith and rest of […]

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Clippers remain NBA’s most interesting team

It’s pretty clear to most observers that the Los Angeles Clippers have been on a roller-coaster ride all season. Sometimes they’re up; sometimes they’re down. A big part of that inconsistency for the Clippers is not having Blake Griffin in the  lineup. Griffin’s presence has been notable, despite the team rolling to a very good […]

Draymond Green, and all of his bluster, was not enough to help the Goilden State Warriors win two NBA titles in a row. Photo credit: Kevin Reece/
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Warriors, Clippers: A tale of the tape

LOS ANGELES-If there is anything that came out of the third meeting this season between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors is that these two teams know to make for good theater. It was also clear that the Clippers are not going to really contend for a title without Blake Griffin in the […]

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Clippers heat up the win column

It looks like the Los Angeles Clippers are starting to find their groove. And they’re doing it with their -NBA All-Star forward Blake Griffin in street clothes. That’s a good thing. Now what’s going to happen when Griffin comes back from his injury that he suffered against the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day? What […]

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Clippers’ home opener lives up to the hype

You knew what what Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban — who said, “I don’t give a (expletive) about the Clippers” before the game — was thinking: revenge. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer grinned like a guy on the verge of cashing in on a winning poker hand. Clipper DeAndre Jordan, the shot-blocking center the […]


5 thoughts on the NBA season

So now that Major League Baseball is finally winding down and with the NFL finding itself in mid-stride, the NBA tips off its 2015-2016 season. There are plenty of uncertainty around the season. If, but and maybe is the narrative around the roundball this season. So here’s oour take on the new NBA season demonstrated […]

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Getting defensive: Doc says D is the key

Clippers 2.0. That’s what the team – with more new faces than you can count on one hand – looked liked compared to last season as coach Doc Rivers led his players through their first day of training camp at UCI’s gym in Irvine on Saturday. Most notable of the newbies: Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson […]