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  1. Can the Clippers own the future?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Ballmerization of the Clippers and the rejection of "eternal Clipper hell" doesn't mean Los Angeles isn't still a Lakers town. Clippers fans know that, and many of the lifers wouldn't want it any other way. The team has long been an expression of...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. Collins' extraordinary day, ordinary game

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Not 10 seconds into Jason Collins' pregame news conference inside Staples Center, it was clear he was distinctly uninterested in answering questions about the historic and cultural import of the night. Collins had spent a good part of the day playing...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  3. Clippers and Lakers: L.A.'s odd couple

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LOS ANGELES -- Novelty acts have expiration dates. Whatever intrigue exists between the Clippers and Lakers in Los Angeles might resurface in the future, but on Friday night at Staples Center, there was little buzz. Like the Magic on Monday and the C...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Cutting Dwight Howard some slack

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Should we give a goofball the chance to grow up and develop some gravitas? A friend asked me recently if I knew of a basketball player named Dwight Howard. This friend's cluelessness on matters of sports has long been a source of amuse...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  6. Kobe Bryant's No. 25 #NBARank and history

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Kevin Lee/NBAE/Getty Images Projecting what Kobe Bryant can contribute in 2013-14 is guesswork, but the numbers aren't optimistic. Our #NBArank project set off a firestorm this past week when Kobe Bryant was unveiled as our panel's choice at No. 2...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  7. One-on-one: Jerry West

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A brief summer league chit-chat with Lakers legend and Warriors consultant Jerry West. West Q: Being on Dwight Howard's short list, and still in the hunt hours before his announcement -- is there a moral victory in that? West: When peop...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  8. The 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Kevin Arnovitz

    It's time to roll out the 2013 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Let's introduce this year's contestants: Arturo Galletti is back again, representing the Wages of Wins school of basketball analytics. He's an electrical engineer by trade and and wo...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Kobe Bryant and empathy

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Bruce Bennett/NBAE/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant captivates, inspires and repels as few athletes can. His absence will be a bummer.For a couple of hot seasons, LeBron James was the most polarizing athlete in sports. We've documented the causes ad nauseam, ...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. What don't we know with 40 games to go?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty ImagesEvery title is an exercise in problem solving. Can Carmelo, Kobe and D-Rose provide the answers?The Indiana Pacers have a potentially terminal problem that could deprive their all-world defense the chance to achieve something special...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Joe Johnson made his return to Atlanta last night for the first time since the Hawks shipped him to Brooklyn. Bo Churney of HawksHoop writes that however outsized Johnson's second contract with the Hawks might have been, if you zoom out and look at t...

    Blog | January 17, 2013