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Lakers Run For 17th Title Will Be Special
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 October 2010
Before their season opener against the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers were presented with championship rings. Photo by Jeff LewisThe Lakers are one title behind the Boston Celtics, who will fight ... read more >>
Blake Griffin earns respect
Written by Tamara Latta (Sports Writer) 27 October 2010
Blake Griffin looks like he will live up to the hype and make the Clippers respectable. Photo by Craig BennettBy Tamara LattaSentinel Sports Writer The Clippers have a real beast on their roster.  Blake ... read more >>
Griffin and Bynum take different approaches to rehab
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 October 2010
Jim Hill asks Clippers forward Blake Griffin at the Clippers media day about his health and the expectations of this season.Lakers center Andrew Bynum had to answer questions at Lakers media day about ... read more >>
NBA Rising Stars compete for a spot on TEAM USA Roster
Written by Tamara Latta (Sports Writer) 29 July 2010
 Kevin Durant is the star player on a USA basketball team that will look totally different from the one that won the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. (Photo by Nick Koza)Russell Westbrook, from Leuzinger ... read more >>
Dwayne Polee is back at Manual Arts
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 July 2010
 Dwayne Poolee feels right at home at Manual Arts.  He helped the school win the 1981 City title by scoring 43 points in the championship game.  The banner for the title hangs above his right shoulder. (Photo ... read more >>
There’s another super team in the NBA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 15 July 2010
  Kobe Bryant’s super team out of the West is on a NBA Finals collision course with LeBron James super team out of the East. (Photo by Jeff Lewis) By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorSo LeBron James, ... read more >>
Wade granted one of his wishes with Bosh coming to Miami
Written by Associated Press 07 July 2010
Wade granted one of his wishes with Bosh coming to Miami DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Dwyane Wade's future was muddled and uncertain, until Chris Bosh told him where he wanted to spend the next few years. "I'm ... read more >>
Lakers honeymoon is over
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 July 2010
  If Phil Jackson retires, Byron Scott (above) may be the man to lead the Lakers on their run for a third consecutive title. (Photo by Jeff Lewis)By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor Championship ... read more >>
LeBron James: Changing the Landscape of the NBA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 July 2010
LeBron James wants to be the next billion dollar athlete.  To do so he needs to win championships.  Teaming up with Dwayne Wade or Chris Bosh, or both of them, could help James make his title run. ... read more >>
Celebration, Lakers Style!
Written by Kaylee Davis (Intern) 24 June 2010
 Fans go wild at Lakers Parade!By Kaylee DavisSentinel InternAs early as 6am on Monday, masses of Lakers fans had already lined Figueroa with excitement before the 11am parade.  Some, whom never ... read more >>
Sweeter than last year!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 June 2010
 For a second consecutive year the Lakers were standing at center court holding the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy. (Photo by Jeff Lewis)The Lakers are known as a finesse team that relies ... read more >>
Lakers and fans get exactly what they wanted
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 June 2010
 The Boston Celtics will be charging full steam ahead in Game 7 but at Staples Center the Lakers have derailed everybody who was on their tracks. (Photo by Jeff Lewis)Game 7 tonight against the Boston ... read more >>
John Wooden's legacy with Black America
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 June 2010
  TEACHER AND PUPIL: John Wooden, right, treated his Black players the same way he did anyone who came in his path - with respect and genuine love. One of his final recruits, Marques Johnson, is one ... read more >>
NBA FINALS: So We Meet Again, Old Friend
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 03 June 2010
 ONCE AGAIN, IT’S ON: The previous two NBA Finals MVP’s, Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce, left, will garner most of the attention leading into tonight’s start of the NBA Finals. The ... read more >>
Repeat feat lies on Bynum's shoulders (and knees)
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 27 May 2010
Repeat feat lies on Bynum's shoulders (and knees) Despite injuries, center's mental state will either drive or derail Lakers' title hopes. Lakers fans started chanting it after Game 2, "We Want Boston! ... read more >>
Is This Odom’s Moment in the Sun?
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 20 May 2010
MAGIC OR FOOL’S GOLD: Lamar Odom has been compared to Magic Johnson since his NBA career started but it’s been a balance of hot performances and disappearing acts. Against Phoenix in the ... read more >>
New coach, new era for Sparks in new decade
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 May 2010
 BACK FOR MORE: Tina Thompson and the LA Sparks start their 2010 campaign at Phoenix Saturday with new coach Jennifer Gillom and a healthy Candace Parker to start the season. (Nick Koza / Sentinel)Sparks ... read more >>
Headed for a Rematch?
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 13 May 2010
RESERVATIONS FOR JUNE: With Dwight Howard, left, and the Orlando Magic having started the postseason with eight consecutive wins, it’s not a stretch to imagine them in a NBA Finals rematch with ... read more >>
Five locals make All-State hoops team
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 10 May 2010
BEST IN SHOW: Dwayne Polee (Westchester) and Deonta Burton (Compton Centennial) share a laugh at the recent Collision All-Star Game and were both named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-Statr First team Five locals ... read more >>
Will the real Lakers please stand up?
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 29 April 2010
BACK IN CONTROL: Ron Artest, left, was one of the big reasons the Lakers shut down Russell Westbrook (0) and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5. The series resumes on Friday in Oklahoma City (Associated ... read more >>
Collision XII Girls Rosters Announced
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 April 2010
Collision XII Girls Rosters AnnouncedCity Girls Face 13 D-I Southern Section Recruits at El Camino CollegeSenior girls representing the Los Angeles City Section will face another monumental challenge when ... read more >>
Stumbling to the Finish
Written by Jason Lewis (Contributing Writer) 09 April 2010
HELP WANTED: As the Lakers struggle to remain atop the West, it will be up to players like Lamar Odom, above, and Ron Artest to pick up the slack in the final games of the regular season. Stumbling to ... read more >>
Serra survives Final Test to Achieve History
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 02 April 2010
CHAMPS: Serra became the first school in state history to win a football and basketball state championships in the same academic year. Marqise Lee (24) and Irving Lewis (top center) were two of the Cavaliers ... read more >>
Westchester’s Polee named City Section Player of the Year
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 29 March 2010
Dwayne Polee, Jr. (Westchester)Westchester's Polee named City Section Player of the YearAll-City first team features three from Westchester and TaftBy Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorWestchester senior ... read more >>
A Quiet Turnaround for UCLA Women
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 29 March 2010
 Nikki Caldwell A Quiet Turnaround For UCLA WomenDespite lack of attention, Bruins had the best season of any local teamBy Evan BarnesSentinel Sports EditorThere's been quite an uproar about the level ... read more >>

 

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