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Ben Bolch

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Ben Bolch covers the Clippers and NBA for the Los Angeles Times. A North Carolina native who was born shortly before his hometown N.C. State Wolfpack ended UCLA’s run of seven consecutive NCAA titles under John Wooden, Bolch grew up in the hoops hotbed of Tobacco Road. He covered UCLA and USC basketball for The Times, among other beats, before moving over to the NBA. He hopes to be around the league longer than childhood hero and legendary bust Chris Washburn.

Recent Articles

  • Warriors stave off elimination, defeat the Thunder, 120-111

    Warriors stave off elimination, defeat the Thunder, 120-111

    After two days in a stressful spot, facing the prospect of an early summer break and the burden of so much having gone wrong so quickly, Stephen Curry wanted to be heard. He removed his mouthpiece with just over a minute to play Thursday night in Oracle Arena, turned toward courtside fans and let...

  • Warriors face must win in Game 5 against Thunder

    Warriors face must win in Game 5 against Thunder

    Steve Kerr glanced at the bank of cameras facing him inside the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility Wednesday and joked that he couldn’t curse because it would be picked up by a live feed. There were plenty of reasons to let the four-letter words fly. Kerr’s defending NBA champions, only weeks...

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