Philippines, 18 Oct 2017
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


NBA -- Lakers and Clippers hold Media Day, gear for tough 2017-18 season ahead


PhilBoxing.com


LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers held their Media Day on September 25 at the UCLA Training Center and the La Playa Vista practice facility, respectively.

Both teams face a challenging 2017-18 NBA season in a power-loaded Western Conference where the Golden State Warriors reign along with top contenders the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who became legitimate title contenders after acquiring All-Stars Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during the off-season.


Following the retirement of Kobe Bryant in 2016, the Lakers continue the path toward rebuilding, but there is much hope and hype in this upcoming season as the Lakers drafted ace point guard Lonzo Ball to lead young core group. In the mix is Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson, rumored to be in the trading block as the purpke-and-gold franchise reportedly tries to clear cap space for the summer of 2018 when prized free agents such as Paul George and LeBron James.

On the heels of a disappointing 2016-17 campaign in which they carded a 26-56 won-lost record and missed the playoffs yet again, the Lakers have re=tooled the front office with the naming of Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations and the appointment of Rob Pelinka as the team's General Manager.

The Clippers, meanwhile, are reeling from the departure of perennial All-Star Chris Paul, who migrated to the Rockets this past June, reducing the Clippers' Big 3 into a big two made up of DeAndre Jordan and power forward Blake Griffin who recently signed a 5-year, $171 million contract extension.

Unlike the Lakers. the Clippers finished the 2016-17 season with a 51-31 slate for fourth in the Western Conference. But they lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year, a fact that did not sit well with Paul who opted for a change of scenery.

​"It's time to move on" Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said.​


The author with Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson of the LA Lakers. Other photo shows the new-look Clippers (photos by Marc Villaceran@philboxing).


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Sean Yu.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • THURMAN, SPENCE AND CRAWFORD IN THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
  • MIGUEL COTTO VS. SADAM ALI NEW YORK CITY PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 18 Oct 2017
  • ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. CARLOS TAKAM HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR OCT. 28
    By , Wed, 18 Oct 2017
  • Joey Tiberi headlines a night of championship boxing on Saturday, November 11th at the Hockessin PAL in Hockessin, Delaware
    By , Wed, 18 Oct 2017
  • Short, Antonio Keep Share of Lead
    By , Tue, 17 Oct 2017
  • Frank De Alba takes on Ivan Najera on Tuesday, November 21st at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    By , Tue, 17 Oct 2017
  • NYPD's Dimash Niyazov Added to November 11 Jacobs vs Arias card
    By , Tue, 17 Oct 2017
  • Premiere Episdoe - 'The Hollywood Beatdown with Tyron Woodley'
    By , Tue, 17 Oct 2017
  • RCJ FIGHTERS PREVAIL IN “FIST OF FURY 2”
    By , Tue, 17 Oct 2017
  • Hall of Fame Boxing Trainer Johnny Lewis Starts Boxing Series in Sydney
    By , Tue, 17 Oct 2017
  • HORN DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST CORCORAN, TARGETS PACQUIAO, CRAWFORD OR MCGREGOR NEXT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 16 Oct 2017
  • Antonio Agrees to a Draw Vs Short, Keeps Solo Lead After 5 Rounds
    By , Mon, 16 Oct 2017
  • NIETES' TITLE DEFENSE MAY HAPPEN NEXT YEAR
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Mon, 16 Oct 2017
  • Won’t Back Down: Teofista Boxing Series 26 set for Oct. 21st at Calgary’s Deerfoot Inn & Casino!
    By , Mon, 16 Oct 2017
  • Groves beats Cox and sets up Eubank Jr. clash
    By , Sun, 15 Oct 2017
  • DEONTAY WILDER, KEITH THURMAN & ERROL SPENCE JR. DISCUSS UPCOMING BOUTS AND 2018 BOXING CAMPAIGNS
    By , Sun, 15 Oct 2017
  • Sta. Cruz keeps title with a great domination of Cris Avalos
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 15 Oct 2017
  • MARES BEATS GUTIERREZ BY TECHNICAL DECISION
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 15 Oct 2017
  • TACONING DEFENDS WBC INTERNATIONAL CROWN TONITE ( SUNDAY OCT. 15) AT ELORDES
    By , Sun, 15 Oct 2017
  • PHILLY BOXING STARS EXPECTED AT 10TH ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS
    By , Sun, 15 Oct 2017
  • HORN IS AWARDED BY SPORTS AUSTRALIA AND SAYS HE IS THE KING OF UNDERDOGS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 14 Oct 2017
  • George Groves vs. Jamie Cox WBSS super middleweight quarterfinals
    By , Sat, 14 Oct 2017
  • Round Four Results: Antonio Streaks to Fourth Straight Win, Gains Solo Lead
    By , Sat, 14 Oct 2017
  • ISMAEL BARROSO STOPS FIDEL MALDONADO IN 6
    By , Sat, 14 Oct 2017


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2017 philboxing.com.