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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 can look back as they glance ahead

    Clippers can look back as they glance ahead

    It was a mantra born in October, during a meaningless exhibition game that should have been forgotten by the time the Clippers reached the Staples Center loading dock on their way home. Remember the Portland Trail Blazers! The Clippers had scrubbed away a 35-point deficit that night, with Paul...

  • Clippers' Paul Pierce isn't holding onto dislike of Kobe Bryant

    Clippers' Paul Pierce isn't holding onto dislike of Kobe Bryant

    — Paul Pierce's hatred for Kobe Bryant only goes so far. They were career-long nemeses, especially when Pierce played for the Boston Celtics, but the Clippers forward signaled a softer side of the rivalry when he appeared in a Nike television ad bidding farewell to Bryant after 20 NBA seasons. ...

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