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Candace Parker Named AP WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard Candace Parker earned one more accolade in her prestigious career when the Associated Press named her WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. ... read more »
LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... read more »
Clippers Win Game 3 Led By Kawhi Leonard & Landry Shamet
August 22, 2020
Kawhi Leonard, Arguably one of the best players in basketball, led the Clippers to a 130-122 Game 3 victory of the tough Mavericks team, and they now lead the series 2-1. ... read more »
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Lakers Don’t View Trailblazers as a Underdog Matchup
August 21, 2020
Lakers don't view the Blazers as underdogs, says head coach Frank Vogel. Portland was held under 20 points in the first and third quarters, and Vogel expressed that it's hard to do. "This team was in the Conference Finals last year. We have tremendous, tremendous, respect for the offensive firepower of the team we're playing, Vogel states. He infers that this series is going to be difficult for them to win. ... read more »
Judge Mulls Motion by Pilot in Kobe Bryant Suit to Move Case to OC
August 21, 2020
A judge today took under submission a motion by the estate of the pilot in the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others to move a lawsuit brought by Bryant's widow to Orange County to ensure a fair trial.     Vanessa Bryant brought the case on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of herself and her surviving three daughters, including the youngest, Capri, who turned one-year-old on Sunday.     The case was later transferred to Van Nuys Superior Court and names as defendants the estate of the late chopper pilot, Ara Zobayan, plus Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. Judge Virginia Keeny heard arguments on the change-of-venue motion, then took the case under ... read more »
Sparks Learn Lessons In Victory Over Mercury
August 20, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks may have seized an 83-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury, but they are not too proud to point out the errors they made during the matchup. ... read more »
OC Supervisors Approve Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day
August 14, 2020
   Orange County supervisors today voted to declare Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day.     Bryant was born on Aug. 23 and wore the number 24 in his playing days, said Orange County Board Chairwoman Michelle Steel, explaining why she settled on Aug. 24 as the date to honor the former Lakers great who died Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash that also killed his daughter and seven others.  ... read more »
Paul George Thinks Ivica Zubac is Playoff Ready
August 8, 2020
Playoffs are around the corner, and George expects excellent things from Zubac. With all the playoff experience on the Clippers, George says Zubac will be able to learn abruptly. He states, "I expect good things from him. I think again, a good thing about it, he's got so much playoff experience around him our job is to make the process easy for him. Again, everyone is going to make mistakes. I'm still learning the game. It's going to come naturally. But I think he's ready for the experience." ... read more »
Reshanda Gray Empowers Youth While Competing with the L.A. Sparks
August 6, 2020
Giving back can not only help a person in need, but also help the giver by instilling in them a sense of perspective and purpose. This was the case for Los Angeles Sparks forward Reshanda Gray prior to the time she earned a contract with the Sparks.  The New York Liberty waived Gray in May 26 and the Sparks signed her in June 27. Being waived was difficult news for Gray.  ... read more »
Pro Basketball Players Share Their Lives in the Bubble
August 6, 2020
As NBA and WNBA competition commences, many players in both leagues have been giving fans an inside look at their lives in their respective Bubbles through YouTube videos. ... read more »
NBA EXTENDS COMMUNITY TESTING PROGRAM AS PART OF 2019-20 SEASON RESTART IN ORLANDO
July 29, 2020
The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide.  The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic, tipped off earlier this month and will run through August.  The Health and Safety Protocols for the Resumption of the 2019-20 NBA Season, which were finalized with the National Basketball Players Association in June, included plans for several community testing programs. ... read more »
CIF Southern Section Push Back Sports to December
July 23, 2020
The CIF Southern Section announced Tuesday, their schedule for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. To ensure that no sports were canceled, the Southern Section will conduct all of them during the fall or spring seasons. ... read more »
Fred Roberts Park Coach Gets Recognition from L.A. Clippers
July 2, 2020
For the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Award, The L.A. Clippers endorsed Oscar Pelt for his work through the Department of Recreation and Parks-Fred Roberts Park. ... read more »
Lakers Sign J.R. Smith
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard J.R. Smith as a Substitute Player for the NBA season restart, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Lindsey Black-Ross
June 11, 2020
Hamilton freshmen Lindsey Black-Ross just started her basketball career with the Yankees girls’ basketball team. Her knowledge and experience with dance helped her as she gained more knowledge of basketball. ... read more »
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