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 […]


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 […]


Spartans worthy of Wooden Legacy title

December 1 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM-There is a reason why the Michigan State men’s basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the country. There’s also a reason why the Spartans are annually considered to be one of the top college basketball programs around. His name is Tom Izzo, head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, […]


Dodgers, MLB honor No. 42

April 16 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Jackie, we never forget. Major League baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers have made sure that future generations will know the nam of Jackie Robinson, the man responsible for bringing down the racial wall in sports. Therefore, the honor of celebration of Robinson has sort of been etched in […]


Mercury Outshine Sparks

May 19 Jevone Moore 0

Los Angeles-There is a new Showtime era playing out at the Staples Center this summer, The Los Angeles Sparks (1-1) are now part of that rich tradition. The 2014 season is a reality thanks to Magic Johnson & financial partners. Their season home opener was a defeat at the hands […]


Sterling’s Contempt for Magic Johnson

I was going to start this column about the 2014 NFL Draft that recently concluded. But instead I am writing another piece about Donald Sterling. Sterling doesn’t know how to be quiet. Nor does he want to be. That’s a bad thing-for everybody. Just when you thought you could get […]


Sterling in Eye of the Storm

April 27 Dennis J. Freeman 0

The NBA is now on trial.  The league is on a public trial to which any move it makes in race relations with its players and owners is going to rain down a horde of critique. This is a sad day for the sports world. But it is a potential […]


Paying Tribute on Jackie Robinson Day

April 16 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-As she made her way through the throng of reporters, fans and well-wishers to celebrate her husband’s legacy, Rachel Robinson beamed a smile that illuminated joyous pride and humble honor.  While there was a game to be played at Dodger Stadium between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego […]


Jerry Buss Made Lakers Model Franchise

February 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Commentary The city of Los Angeles lost one of its best champions. The NBA lost one of its greatest owners. The sports world lost a giant. With the passing of Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, following the heels of the NBA All-Star game, the basketball world lost its […]


NBA Trade Steals NFL Thunder

August 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Only the Los Angeles Lakers can find a way to put the NFL opening weekend and the world’s fastest man on the headline news backburner. The Lakers did it again-never mind everything else going on in the sports world. The rapid expectations for Robert Griffin III will have to wait. […]


LeBron James Brings the Heat for Miami

Somebody forgot to tell LeBron James he’s not supposed to be this great. Evidently James must have missed that memo. Greatness is up always up for interpretation. In the case of James, winner of three NBA Most Valuable Player awards, including this season’s honor, that degree of greatness has been […]


Will Clippers Bring Next Showtime Era?

December 20 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman I always believe that a first impression is a lasting impression. The first time I saw Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups take the floor as teammates at a recent Los Angeles Clippers’ scrimmage, I got a sense that something special could be brewing. When […]


Lockout Silences NBA Arenas

October 7 Dennis J. Freeman 0

It’s been quiet on all fronts at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. This time of year and all the way up through the beginning of summer, Staples Center is a place of constant movement and buzz with basketball hawkers trying to make deals with patrons on NBA tickets. […]