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Fil-Am Clarkson displays skills in NBA Summer League

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Top row from left are Jordan Adams, UCLA; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Semaj Christon, Xavier; Jordan Clarkson, Missouri; Clint Capela, Chalon (France) and Cleanthony Early, Wichita State. Bottom from left are Joel Embiid, Kansas; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Dante Exum, Australia; Aaron Gordon, Arizona, Jerami Grant, Syracuse and P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends. (AP Photo)

Filipino American point guard Jordan Clarkson is playing well in the ongoing NBA summer league, displaying hoop skills, agility and determination that may earn the 22-year-old rookie a place in the rebuilding Los Angeles’ Lakers rotation.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

LA Lakers acquire Fil-Am point guard on NBA draft

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Top row from left are Jordan Adams, UCLA; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Semaj Christon, Xavier; Jordan Clarkson, Missouri; Clint Capela, Chalon (France) and Cleanthony Early, Wichita State. Bottom from left are Joel Embiid, Kansas; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Dante Exum, Australia; Aaron Gordon, Arizona, Jerami Grant, Syracuse and P.J. Hairston, Texas Legends. (AP Photo)

Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson out of University of Missouri has been drafted to the National Basketball Association.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Last 10 NBA champions

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List of the past 10 NBA champions after San Antonio’s triumph on Sunday (Monday in Manila):

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Lakers say there’s no rush in coaching search

In this Feb. 28, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles. Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed D'Antoni's resignation Wednesday, April 30. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Los Angeles Lakers say they’re in no rush to hire their next head coach.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni resigns

Mike D'Antoni

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons on the job.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spurs win 11th straight, 125-109 over Lakers

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter, of Brazil, below, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tony Parker scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Knicks players eager to see what Jackson can do

At left, in a June 13, 1997, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson hoists the NBA Championship trophy aloft after the Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 90-86 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. in Chicago. At center, in a June 21, 2000 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson waves to the crowd as the Lakers and thousands of their fans celebrate their NBA Championship in downtown Los Angeles. At right, in a June 16, 1996 file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jacksonhoists the NBA championship trophy after the Bulls beat Seattle in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Carmelo Anthony says he has heard that 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson will be "coming on board" in a leadership capacity with the New York Knicks, though cautioned that nothing is yet official. Anthony made the comments Wednesday, March 12, 2014, to reporters in Boston, where the Knicks are playing the Celtics. AP

Even before meeting with him, Knicks players like Phil Jackson’s hiring to run their franchise.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Kobe Bryant won’t be coming back this season

In this April 12, 2013 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant grimaces after being injured during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. Bryant won't be back on the court for the Lakers this season. The Lakers said Bryant was examined by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that the left knee injury that has kept Bryant out of the lineup still hasn't healed. AP

Bryant expressed only mild frustration Wednesday after the long-expected decision to end his 18th NBA season after just six games. The superstar guard’s broken bone in his left knee has kept him out since shortly before Christmas, and it still hasn’t healed enough for weight-bearing exercise.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Clippers blow out Lakers again 142-94

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, center, goes up for a basket against Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Former NBA star Odom makes debut in Spain

Lamar Odom. AP FILE PHOTO

Former NBA star Lamar Odom lacked game shape and showed rust in his debut for Spanish club Baskonia, which lost 81-71 to Unicaja Malaga on Thursday.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

NBA: Rockets’ Howard thrashes Lakers 134-108

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

Dwight Howard enjoyed a winning return to Los Angeles on Wednesday as he and the Houston Rockets dealt the floundering Lakers a resounding 134-108 NBA defeat

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Durant’s 43 help Thunder beat Lakers 107-103

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant, top, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers small forward Wesley Johnson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. AP

For three quarters, the Los Angeles Lakers tempted the sellout crowd at Staples Center into believing they would pull off one of the most improbable upsets of the National Basketball Association season on Thursday.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Anthony Davis picked to replace Kobe Bryant in All-Star game

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots against Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap (4) and power forward Elton Brand (42) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The Pelicans won 105-100. AP

New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star game that will be played in his home city.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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