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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

  • Clippers' Doc Rivers wants to retain core of team

    Clippers' Doc Rivers wants to retain core of team

    The Clippers may not need a new motto for next season. "Together We Will" would work again, provided they can stay together. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who will largely decide the fate of his roster as the team's president of basketball operations, said Monday he wanted as many of the team's free...

  • Doc Rivers shouldn't even think about breaking up Clippers' core

    Doc Rivers shouldn't even think about breaking up Clippers' core

    Don't do it, Doc Rivers. Don't even think about it. Well, you can ponder it if Oklahoma City General Manager Sam Presti calls and wants to talk about Kevin Durant for Blake Griffin as part of a sign-and-trade agreement that would make some sense for both the Clippers and the Thunder. Otherwise,...

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