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  • Luke Walton’s Los Angeles Lakers growing up early in 2017-18

    Luke Walton’s Los Angeles Lakers growing up early in 2017-18

    The Los Angeles Lakers are, by all measures, a young team. The team’s primary players are at least three-to-four years away from their peaks, so early-season struggles would be expected. The Lakers have shown considerable growth, however. Head coach Luke Walton’s squad won back-to-back games on the...
  • Danilo Gallinari gives LA Clippers huge lift

    Danilo Gallinari gives LA Clippers huge lift

    While the LA Clippers have not yet returned to complete health, the addition of Danilo Gallinari has given the team a huge boost–as was evidenced in their most recent win. Gallinari missed 13 games with a strained left glute, a span that included a nine-game losing streak for the club. In a win over...
  • LA Clippers welcome return of Milos Teodosic

    LA Clippers welcome return of Milos Teodosic

    At long last, LA Clippers fans will have the chance to watch one of the game’s more exciting playmakers. Milos Teodosic, who has been sidelined with a plantar fascia injury, has been upgraded to questionable for the Clippers’ matchup against the Toronto Raptors. Ironically, the game also marks Star...
  • Top 5 moments for LA Clippers in 2017

    Top 5 moments for LA Clippers in 2017

    The LA Clippers have endured a wild ride in 2017, in which injuries and personnel turnover have dominated the headlines. Here were their top five moments: 5. Gallinari chooses Clippers To help fill the void left by Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, the Clippers were able to snag prized free agent Danilo...
  • Top 5 moments for Los Angeles Lakers in 2017

    Top 5 moments for Los Angeles Lakers in 2017

    The Los Angeles Lakers experienced ups and downs in 2017. The calendar year saw the rise of promising prospects and the losing that comes with younger teams. The Lakers are on the upswing, though, as evidenced by some of their top moments. 5. Magic Johnson trades D’Angelo Russell In order to hand...
  • Los Angeles Lakers giveaways: Dec. 25 is free Lakers snow globe night

    Los Angeles Lakers giveaways: Dec. 25 is free Lakers snow globe night

    Los Angeles Lakers fans in attendance for the Christmas Day game will receive their very own present: a snow globe. The Lakers have built a strong history playing home games on Dec. 25, and fans will get their own gift prior to watching the team take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The promotion...
  • Los Angeles Lakers giveaways: Dec. 23 is free Lakers Winter Gloves night

    Los Angeles Lakers giveaways: Dec. 23 is free Lakers Winter Gloves night

    As part of a lengthy campaign of giving back to fans, those in attendance for the Los Angeles Lakers tilt against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 23 will receive a complimentary pair of winter gloves. The winter theme will be followed by similar giveaways in upcoming games such as a snow globe...
  • Danilo Gallinari officially returns for LA Clippers against Timberwolves

    Danilo Gallinari officially returns for LA Clippers against Timberwolves

    After dealing with injuries for the better part of the 2017-18 season, LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers finally received some good news: Danilo Gallinari is officially returning to the lineup. The stretch forward had missed 13 straight games dealing with a strained left glute. During that time, the...
  • Top 10 best moments in the Lakers-Warriors rivalry

    Top 10 best moments in the Lakers-Warriors rivalry

    Even when the Golden State Warriors have been winning championships, they always seem to get the Los Angeles Lakers’ best. The two teams share a state–albeit not an arena–and are jockeying for popularity in the Western Conference. As the two teams get set to meet, we look at the top 10 moments in...
  • LA Clippers plan for Danilo Gallinari, Milos Teodosic to rejoin team

    LA Clippers plan for Danilo Gallinari, Milos Teodosic to rejoin team

    When the LA Clippers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in their next game at Staples Center, there is hope that Danilo Gallinari could play. Gallinari has missed 13 straight games with a strained left glute, and the LA Clippers are in dire need of healthy players. Gallinari would also serve as one...
  • LA Clippers giveaways: Dec. 20 is free holiday scarf night

    LA Clippers giveaways: Dec. 20 is free holiday scarf night

    In keeping with the festive holiday season, the LA Clippers are giving fans a holiday scarf before their matchup with the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 20. The Clippers have engaged in a year-long promotion to give back to the fans, and the first 10,000 fans in attendance at Staples Center will receive the...
  • Top 10 best Los Angeles Clippers players ever

    Top 10 best Los Angeles Clippers players ever

    The LA Clippers have endured their best stretch in franchise history, becoming a perennial playoff contender in a difficult Western Conference. Even though these are seen as the more prosperous times, the franchise has a rich history that dates back to Buffalo and Bob McAdoo. As the NBA calendar...
  • Austin Rivers shows growth for banged-up LA Clippers

    Austin Rivers shows growth for banged-up LA Clippers

    In a season plagued by injury, Austin Rivers has been one of the main standouts for the LA Clippers. Long given a hard time due to his relationship to head coach Doc Rivers, the versatile guard has matured in absence of key Clippers guards. Rivers entered the season as one of a plethora of talented...
  • LA Clippers searching for offense in Blake Griffin’s absence

    LA Clippers searching for offense in Blake Griffin’s absence

    The injury that is slated to sideline superstar forward Blake Griffin for close to two months will hinder the LA Clippers’ offense dramatically. Head coach Doc Rivers said as much after the Utah Jazz snapped the team’s three-game winning streak, and the answer might be better defense. After allowing...
  • Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

    Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

    When the Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2017 NBA Draft with two first round picks (Nos. 2 and 27), no one would have been surprised if the team had a rookie earning accolades after little more than a month in the league. The expectation would have been that Lonzo Ball would be the player receiving...
  • Los Angeles Lakers find positives in performance against Warriors

    Los Angeles Lakers find positives in performance against Warriors

    There are no moral victories in professional sports, but the Los Angeles Lakers had plenty to feel good about following an overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors. Even though the Warriors had their full complement of players–with Kevin Durant taking a leading role–the Lakers had a shot to win on...
  • Lakers legend Kobe Bryant advises Stephen Curry on injury

    Lakers legend Kobe Bryant advises Stephen Curry on injury

    Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, one of the franchise’s all-time greats, recently counseled two-time MVP Stephen Curry on how to deal with an injured finger. Bryant routinely played through injuries, notably finger injuries, which required padding and/or tape. In Curry’s case, he has...
  • Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell to see minutes’ boost for LA Clippers

    Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell to see minutes’ boost for LA Clippers

    With the news coming that starting power forward Blake Griffin could miss up to eight weeks with a knee sprain, the LA Clippers must once again fight through another injury. When Danilo Gallinari comes back from injury, he will have the ability to play power forward in a small ball lineup. In the...
  • Warriors stars on Lonzo Ball’s prospects

    Warriors stars on Lonzo Ball’s prospects

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has received a lot of heat during his rookie season, but a couple of NBA champions aren’t concerned. Former MVPs Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry both acknowledged that Ball has a bright future ahead of him, despite the slow start to his NBA career. "He's a...
  • Luke Walton faced with toughest task as Lakers head coach

    Luke Walton faced with toughest task as Lakers head coach

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton has some tough decisions to make. Unlike Doc Rivers, head coach of the crosstown LA Clippers, the Lakers might have too many capable players. While the Clippers have seen players drop due to injury, the Lakers now have a surplus of solid rotational players...
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