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  1. Learning to love the moral victory in L.A.

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LOS ANGELES -- The only thing achievers hate more than failing is being told that their failure isn't all that devastating relative to the norm. They want to shoot better than par on a friendly course and for people who enjoy constant success, life i...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  2. NBA: Clippers a work in progress

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LOS ANGELES -- Most of the fanfare sparked by the Los Angeles Clippers' trade for Doc Rivers celebrated the cultural significance of his arrival. A franchise with little pedigree and a core that had never sniffed a conference finals would now be led ...

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  3. 2013 NBA playoffs: Do you care about San Antonio Spurs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Some call them boring; others applaud their genius. Kevin Arnovitz examines the Spurs way of life.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  4. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2013

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to Year 7 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2013
  5. Save April basketball

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Stephen Dunn/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Lakers and Rockets played one of Wednesday night's few meaningful games. LOS ANGELES -- Give the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets their due, the two teams played a frenetic, de facto playoff game. The Rockets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. The Kobeless Lakers offense

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesDwight Howard supports something along the lines of a "15 seconds or more" offense. Any offense dominated by Kobe Bryant becomes a blank slate when he's not present. A few very general principles might remain, bu...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. Five takeaways from Lakers-Clippers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Lakers' leaky defense put out the welcome mat for Chris Paul and the Clippers.LOS ANGELES -- As rivalry games between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers go, Sunday's tilt at Staples Center on ...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  8. Phil Jackson's reality check

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In a video interview with HuffPost Live, Phil Jackson is asked whether sports organizations and players need to be more inclusive of gay athletes. Jackson, who played 12 seasons in the NBA and coached for 20, winning 11 championships along the way...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  9. Welcome, Hoop76

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If you grew up in the 1980s during the dominance of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, there existed one pleasant and exciting alternative -- the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers were the alt band. You knew they'd never achieve the commerci...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  10. Beating the system in Los Angeles

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Harry How/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul and Steve Nash: System quarterbacks? The NBA is a superstar league, but it's often governed by systems. "The system" can be a monument or a mess. It can bring out the best in some players while alienating othe...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  11. Big and small in the NBA

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesFor many coaches and teams, this is the prototype for the new-wave NBA frontcourt. Size and position have become dominant themes in any conversation about the state of NBA basketball heading into 2013. The Mia...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  12. Christmas primer: 10 questions for 10 teams

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty ImagesWorking on Christmas: Deron Williams, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. A third of the NBA will be in action on Christmas Day, as fans will be treated to 14 consecutive hours of basketball featuring the league's top four teams and seven ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  13. Five teams at a crossroads

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony and Stephen Curry: Gridlock or glory? Think about your favorite team then ask yourself, "What are things going to look like for the next three to five seasons?" A degree of uncertainty will find it...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  14. Golden Tickets: 10 you don't want to miss

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The ultimate fantasy parlor game for the hardcore NBA fan: All expenses paid from your doorstep to an NBA arena 10 times during the 2012-13 season. First class on your preference of air carrier (that means double qualifying miles!) and the penthou...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  15. Lamar Odom goes home

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Jeff Gross/Getty Images Sport Nine years after departing "basketball hell" in Los Angeles, Lamar Odom checks back in. Lamar Odom's parting from the Los Angeles Clippers in August 2003 was a no-brainer, both financially and personally. The Clippe...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  16. Memphis Grizzlies' Lionel Hollins backs off, says Los Angeles Cli...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Memphis coach Lionel Hollins backed off a comment he made on Monday night, when he told a TNT sideline reporter that "Chris [Paul] does a good job of flopping."

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2012