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Ball Up All-Stars host games at CSUN
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 May 2011
Ball Up All-Stars player Air Up There skies over his opponent for a monster dunk. Photo by Steve Bitanga   Games are televised on Fox Sports Net on SundaysThe Ball Up All-Stars will play at CSU Norrthridge ... read more >>
The mighty are falling quickly
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 May 2011
Tyson Chandler (Compton Dominguez High School) and the Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of taking a commanding lead over the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Miami Heat are looking to do the same against ... read more >>
Around the NBA 5/5/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 05 May 2011
Rose wins the NBA MVP Award, but will his team survive semifinals? Also, news and analysis from around the league.By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports WriterTop-Seeded Bulls Look Ripe for Upset The Bulls ... read more >>
Around the NBA 4/22/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 22 April 2011
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 41 points in Game 1 against the Denver Nuggets. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins is looking to upset the top seeded Spurs. ... read more >>
Around the NBA 4/13/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 13 April 2011
Heading into the playoffs, everybody wants to avoid playing the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Jeff Lewis Possible first round series to keep an eye on; Derrick Rose’s dilemma; and the Nets fined $50,000 ... read more >>
Lakers are Unbelievable
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 April 2011
The Lakers are playing some uninspired basketball as of late, but come playoff time, count on the more focused championship team to re-emerge. Kobe Bryant is not about to let this team come up short. Photo ... read more >>
UConn’s Win Solidifies Big Conference Dominance
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 April 2011
UConn’s Kemba Walker, who was the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, shows that big conference teams still soar over mid majors. Photo by Eric Gay (AP)For a second year in a row Butler has to ... read more >>
Lakers might need to hit the off switch
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 April 2011
The bulky brace on Andrew Bynum’s right leg has kept his knee healthy for the most part.  Without it he may have had another serious injury when a teammate crashed into him this past weekend. Photo ... read more >>
Around the NBA 4/6/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 06 April 2011
Nuggets and Knicks heading in opposite directions; Shaq re-injured; Rodman makes the Hall of Fame By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports Writer Denver, New York Head in Opposite Directions since Big Trade ... read more >>
Final Four Preview
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 02 April 2011
In the inevitable battle of David versus Goliath Monday night for the title, who’s who?By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports Writer With two traditional powers battling it out on one side of the bracket ... read more >>
Around the NBA 3/22/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 23 March 2011
The suspension of Andrew Bynum looked like it would be a problem because he has been playing so well as of late, but with veteran leadership with the likes of Derek Fisher (above) and company, the Lakers ... read more >>
Rose’s Uncle Tom comments more about Class than Race
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2011
Grant Hill (above) felt the need to reply to Jalen Rose after being called an Uncle Tom because of his middle class upbringing. Photo by Jeff Lewis    Grant Hill offers rebuttal to Jalen Rose’s comments ... read more >>
Around the NBA 3/16/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 March 2011
“You guys are in store for a lot of other championships,” Michael Jordan said, referring to the Chicago Bulls’ current team.  With the Boston Celtics struggling, the Bulls could end up with the ... read more >>
March Madness Preview and Predictions
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 16 March 2011
Michael Brown’s predictions: Kentucky, UConn, Florida, and Kansas in the Final Four, with Kansas taking home the title over UConn in the championship game. Under Ben Howlen, UCLA has been known ... read more >>
Women's teams getting better marks
Written by Associated Press 16 March 2011
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. -- A study released Tuesday found the women's teams in this year's NCAA basketball tournament graduated their players at a higher rate than their male counterparts.An annual ... read more >>
Lakers road trip a success!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 March 2011
Center Andrew Bynum was a driving force on the Lakers road trip.  He scored 22 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in the Lakers 96-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Count the Lakers ... read more >>
Around the NBA 3/10/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 10 March 2011
Andrew Bynum’s improved rebounding and efforts on the defensive end of the court has been a major reason why the Lakers are on a eight game winning streak. Photo by Jeff Lewis Bynum’s improved play ... read more >>
Around the NBA 3/2/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 03 March 2011
Lakers’ switch; Trade deadline winners and losers; Pistons revolt By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sentinel Sports Writer Have the Lakers Turned on “The Switch?”That seems to be the question after the ... read more >>
UCLA basketball shooting for PAC 10 title
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 02 March 2011
Despite winning 12 of last 14 games, UCLA fails to crack top-25 after defeating No. 10 Arizona.By Michael Brown, Sentinel Sports WriterIn perhaps their most complete game of the season, the UCLA Bruins ... read more >>
Around the NBA 2/23/11
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 February 2011
Blake Griffin's final dunk of the slam dunk competition was one of the defining moments o f All Star weekend, but it appears that the NBA and Kia had that dunk planned as the finale before the compeititon ... read more >>
'Melo’s deal to the Big Apple is a win-win for everybody
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
Carmelo Anthony (left) and Amire Stoudemire have formed a “super” team in New York to complete with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in the East. Photos by Jeff LewisThere is no downside to the blockbuster ... read more >>
Anthony trade is good and bad for the NBA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
New York Knicks fan Spike Lee, and other fans from major cities have a lot to cheer for as Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, and Dallas all have marquee players.  But fans of small market ... read more >>
Blacks Celebrate All Star Weekend
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
The NBA Jam session was a big basketball playground for NBA fans.  Here, kids with aspirations of becoming NBA players could try out their Dominique Wilkins style dunks on the ‘8 and ‘9 rims. Photo ... read more >>
Road is unkind to the Clippers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
The Clippers are 4-21 on the road this season, and recently sunk to a new low when Cleveland ended their NBA record 26 game losing streak when the Clippers came to town. Photo by Tony Dejak (AP) By Jason ... read more >>
Around the NBA 2/17/11
Written by Michael Brown (Sentinel Sports Writer) 17 February 2011
Speculation is that the Utah Jazz had to choose between All Star point guard Deron Williams and Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan.  Sloan abruptly resigned. Photo by Jeff Lewis Lakers finish “Grammy’s” ... read more >>

 

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