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Backlash against Griffin dunks leading to flagrant fouls
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
Blake Griffin and his teammates have to defend him from opposing players taking cheap shots at him.  Photo by Matt York (AP)NBA players are not appreciating being posterized by Blake Griffin.By Jason ... read more >>
It’s put up or shut up time for UCLA, Howland
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 April 2012
Shabazz Muhammad is the No. 2 high school player in the nation, and many believe he will be the one to save UCLA’s program.  Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast (AP)Kyle Anderson is the No. 5 high school ... read more >>
The Curious Case of Andrew Bynum
Written by jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 18 April 2012
Andrew Bynum is dominating on the court, but his attitude on and off of it is puzzling at times. Photo by Jeff Lewis Dwight Howard has been the best big man in the game for some time now, but Bynum is ... read more >>
Clippers locked into the playoffs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 18 April 2012
Point guard Chris Paul (left) is playing MVP caliber basketball as the Clippers have been one of the hottest teams in basketball.  Photo by Associated Press Small Forward Caron Butler had a mid season ... read more >>
Jamaal Wilkes Named to Basketball Hall of Fame
Written by Joseph Wright 18 April 2012
Playing a brilliant career that was often overshadowed by the brilliance of others, former Los Angeles Lakers' star Jamaal Wilkes was recently given the ultimate recognition: he was inducted into the Basketball ... read more >>
Sessions Filling The Void And Then Some
Written by Ken Brooks (Sports Writer) 11 April 2012
With Ramon Sessions, the Lakers are no longer weak at the point guard position.  Photo by Ken Brooks.Sessions has put up better numbers than Fisher and Blake combined. If Laker fans still love Derek ... read more >>
As the Lakers Turns continues
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
Andrew Bynum can be the Lakers best scoring office, but maturity issues are dogging him.  Shooting three-pointers does not help either. Photo by Jeff LewisRussell Westbrook showed that the Lakers are ... read more >>
Clippers “Get Right” at home
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 04 April 2012
The Clippers are going to need a wing player like Nick Young to give Chris Paul some backcourt help.  Photo by Ken BrooksAfter struggling for nearly a month, the Clippers get back to winning at home. ... read more >>
Bryant benched looks like a non-story
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 28 March 2012
Lakers coach Mike Brown caused a big of a controversy when he supposedly benched Kobe Bryant.  Photo by Jeff LewisBryant and Brown say that it’s no big deal, but Bynum alludes to the coach proving a ... read more >>
Coaching change may be in order to save Clippers’ season
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 March 2012
There are have been reports that the Clipper players are tuning head coach Vinny Del Negro out.  A coaching change may be coming if Del Negro does not right the ship soon.  Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP The ... read more >>
Derek Fisher: A Lakers Legend
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 March 2012
Derek Fisher was a key contributor in five NBA titles that the Lakers won, and also in their seven NBA Finals appearances over that time period.  He was clutch in big moments, and his leadership was invaluable.  ... read more >>
Losing a legend could put the Lakers in title contention
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 March 2012
Through five NBA championships and seven NBA Finals appearances, Derek Fisher was not just along for the ride.  He was a key factor in a number of big games.  Photo by Jeff LewisSeeing Derek Fisher in ... read more >>
NCAA Tournament 2012: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina And Michigan State Earn Top Seeds
Written by Eddie Pells Associated Press 15 March 2012
Last year President Obama’s bracket finished in the 87th percentile among ESPN participants, but he missed on all Final Four teams.  Compare your bracket to his in the Obama Bracket Challenge at www.barackobama.com. ... read more >>
Report cites major issues with UCLA's basketball program
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 February 2012
The common thought is that UCLA's slide from glory was because star players such as Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Love (42) have bolted to the NBA before their eligibility was up. Westbrook only stayed ... read more >>
Heat and Thunder in NBA's June forecast?
Written by BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer 28 February 2012
A year ago LeBron James and the Miami Heat were supposed to run away with the NBA title, but that ended badly for them. The Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder may be the only teams that can ... read more >>
Clippers not fan favorite, but best in town
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sports Writer) 18 January 2012
The Lakers had a first hand look at Blake Griffin and the Clippers.  Photo by Jae C. Hong (AP) This is still a Lakers town, but for this moment the Clippers are the better team.Depending on who you talk ... read more >>
Points are hard to come by for the Lakers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 January 2012
Some polls said that Kobe Bryant was no longer a top five player in the NBA.  Well he proved that wrong by scoring over 40 points in four consecutive games and he leads the league in scoring with 30.8 ... read more >>
Lakers right the ship… sort of
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 January 2012
Lakers head coach Mike Brown (right) did not play small forward Matt Barnes much in the first few games of the season, but giving Barnes a chance over Devin Ebanks has a great move.  Photo by Jeff Lewis ... read more >>
Road gets tougher for the Clippers
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sports Writer) 11 January 2012
Chris Paul and the Clippers have had a light schedule so far, but it is about to get a lot tougher.  Photo by Leon Bennett  Up until this week the Clippers have had it easy.  They'll face the Heat, ... read more >>
Same old Clippers, or a work in progress
Written by Robert Gillard III (Sports Writer) 06 January 2012
DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers have been dunking the ball like crazy, but a lack of size in the front has led to major rebounding problem.  Photo by Mark J. Terrell (AP)Clippers have the pieces in place ... read more >>
Around the NBA: Predicting an Unpredictable Season
Written by Michael Brown (Sports Writer) 30 December 2011
Through the first week of the season Kevin Durant is averaging 31.3 points per game, which is second to only LeBron James, who is averaging 32.7 a game.  The only player who can keep Durant's point totals ... read more >>
Around the NBA 12/23/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sports Writer) 23 December 2011
The Clippers’ “Lob City” upstages the Lakeshow; new look Mavs prepare title defense and other news, analysis from around the NBA. And Now Introducing…“Lob City” After the Clippers traded for ... read more >>
Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy set to retire due to knee issues
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 December 2011
Brandon Roy was the 2007 Rookie of the Year and a three time NBA All-Star.  Photo by Jeff LewisBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon ... read more >>
Sources say Chris Paul to the Lakers
Written by Associated Press 08 December 2011
Reports are that All Star point guard Chris Paul, who is known as the best point guard in the league by many, has been traded to the Lakers.  Reports say that Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol will be shipped ... read more >>
CBA favors owners, fans, and Clippers, but not Lakers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 November 2011
Teams have to spend within 90 percent of the salary cap, so Blake Griffin may be playing with another super star or two pretty soon.  Photo by Jason LewisOwners flat out won as the players had to give ... read more >>

 

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