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Clippers Are Ready To Contend

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 of the Year Jamal Crawford […]

Los Angeles Lakers rookies Brandon Ingram (left) and Ivaca Zubac surround Jim Buss during their introductory press conference at the team's practice facility. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline

Lakers excitement has returned

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 that led to a shameful […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Chris Paul leading the way for the Clippers to cruise to an easy win against the Dallas Mavericks. Photo by Jevone Moore

Jordan, Paul make NBA’s Defensive First Team

The NBA announced that L.A. Clippers’ center DeAndre Jordan and point guard Chris Paul have been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. It is Jordan’s second straight First Team honor and Paul’s fifth consecutive year on the First Team team and sixth overall time in his career, making him the 12th player in NBA […]

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OKC bring down the thunder on Warriors

Something happened on the way to the Golden State Warriors’  destined second trip to another NBA Finals: they got slapped in the mouth by Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder team in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors probably don’t know what exactly hit them, but […]

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On the brink: Trailblazers stall Clippers

LOS ANGELES-Life without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul wasn’t too kind to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Nearly 40 points went out the window when both Griffin and Paul crashed and burned with season-ending injuries in Game 4 of the Clippers’ first round series against the Portland Trailblazers. Portland’s dynamic backcourt duo Damian […]

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Clippers all about that bench

LOS ANGELES-Focus. Defensive intensity. Execution. Those themes seem to resonate with the Los Angeles Clippers these days. For the first two games  of their first round Western Conference series against the Trailblazers, the Clippers have looked focused. They’ve played defense. They’ve executed the offensive strategy that coach Doc Rivers and his staff have drawn up. […]


Kobe Bryant: Gone in 60

LOS ANGELES-Wow. Unbelievable. Fantastic. Incredible. Spectacular. There’s been many adjectives over the past 20 years to describe the play of Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Lakers fans know all about these adjectives because they’ve used so many that they’ve probably run out of words to use when the Black Mamba does something special. For the greater […]

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Clippers win, but Kobe Bryant gets fans hearts

LOS ANGELES-The shots just would not go in. He could not finish the game, let alone thrill the sellout crowd at Staples Center the way he has for the past 20 years. When the Los Angeles Lakers took the floor Tuesday night as the visitors against the Los Angeles Clippers, who had no problem in […]

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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 […]