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Barry Stavro

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Barry Stavro is an assistant Sports Editor who supervises the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the NBA, Clippers, Lakers, plus boxing and MMA, horse racing and motor racing, and that game known as futbol in the rest of the globe – soccer.  

Recent Articles

  • Second round: Grizzlies select Wang Zhelin with the 57th overall pick

    NBA draft results: Ben Simmons goes first, then the Lakers take Brandon Ingram June 23, 2016, 10:33 p.m. The Philadelphia 76ers made Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons the first-overall choice in the 2016 NBA Draft leaving Brandon Ingram on the board for the Lakers to select with the second overall...

  • Second round: Pacers select Georges Niang with 50th overall pick

    NBA draft results: Ben Simmons goes first, then the Lakers take Brandon Ingram June 23, 2016, 10:33 p.m. The Philadelphia 76ers made Louisiana State forward Ben Simmons the first-overall choice in the 2016 NBA Draft leaving Brandon Ingram on the board for the Lakers to select with the second overall...

  • How did Kobe Bryant do in the NBA Finals? Here's a look at his seven championship appearances

    How did Kobe Bryant do in the NBA Finals? Here's a look at his seven championship appearances

    Remembering Kobe Bryant's 20-year career with the Lakers April 16 2016, 8:08 AM He was a high school phenomenon. An NBA MVP. He was a two-time scoring champion, once scoring 81 points in a game, and is third in career scoring. He was an 18-time All-Star, four times named MVP of the game. He won...

  • Lakers have to slow Mike Conley to slow Grizzlies

    NEXT UP LAKERS VS. MEMPHIS When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. PST. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 11-48, Grizzlies 33-23. Record vs. Grizzlies: 0-2. Update: The Grizzles are 3-1 since center Marc Gasol suffered a season-ending foot...

  • Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach David Blatt

    Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach David Blatt

    LeBron James has a new coach. The Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday fired coach David Blatt, who led the team to the NBA Finals last season and had the Cavaliers (30-11) atop the Eastern Conference standings this season. Blatt’s replacement is Ty Lue, his top assistant, who agreed to a new contract...

  • Clippers trade forward Josh Smith back to Houston

    Clippers trade forward Josh Smith back to Houston

    So much for the Josh Smith experiment. On Friday, the Clippers sent the 30-year-old power forward to the Houston Rockets, his former team, in a cash deal that also involved the swapping of draft rights to two obscure foreign players. In July, the Clippers signed then-free-agent Smith to a multiyear...

  • Kobe Bryant's decline on the court has been very evident

    Kobe Bryant's decline on the court has been very evident

    Kobe Bryant announced Sunday he will retire after this season, his 20th in the NBA. Bryant has suffered Achilles' tendon, shoulder and knee injuries that prematurely ended his last three seasons, and at age 37 the decline in his play has been very evident this season. Before Sunday’s game, Bryant...

  • Kobe Bryant's poem announcing his retirement

    Kobe Bryant's poem announcing his retirement

    Kobe Bryant announced his plans to retire in a poem posted Sunday on The Players' Tribune: Dear Basketball, From the momentI started rolling my dad’s tube socksAnd shooting imaginaryGame-winning shotsIn the Great Western ForumI knew one thing was real:I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave...

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