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Bill Plaschke
Bill Plaschke
Plaschke: Sports world forced to go dark because of the coronavirus
Now it’s infected our games. Now it’s hit home. Sports’ immune system has completely shut down because of the coronavirus.
2020-03-12 07:46:14
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Plaschke: Amid coronavirus, sports need to save fans from themselves by shutting them out
It’s clearly time for sports officials to put down their greed and keep the fans away until the coronavirus is contained, Bill Plaschke writes.
2020-03-11 06:47:02
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Plaschke: After being pushed around by Clippers, Lakers prove they can beat their rivals
LeBron James and the Lakers proved on Sunday that the team is capable of beating their crosstown rivals in the playoffs this season.
2020-03-09 00:51:21
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Plaschke: USC senior Jonah Mathews' dream comes true with some March magic
'To end it this way, you can't really ask for anything else,' USC's Jonah Mathews said of his game-winning three-pointer against UCLA on Senior Day.
2020-03-08 04:42:44
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Plaschke: In a battle of superstars, LeBron James shines as the true MVP
If one game could decide the NBA MVP, it was Lakers vs. Bucks, and LeBron James came out on top against Giannis Antetokounmpo.
2020-03-07 09:25:54
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Plaschke: Vanessa Bryant's honest words and emotions connected the world to Kobe and Gianna Bryant
In a two-hour event filled with basketball royalty, entertainment icons, and 35,000 roses, it was the simple words of Vanessa Bryant that captured the moment.
2020-02-25 04:28:28
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Plaschke: Kobe Bryant is gone; the Mamba lives forever in heart of Los Angeles
Los Angeles says goodbye to Kobe Bryant on Monday, but his competitive spirit will forever live in the hearts and minds of the people who watched him grow up and flourish.
2020-02-21 16:00:23
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Plaschke: Commissioner Rob Manfred's inaction is just as damaging to baseball as the Astros' cheating
If the Astros didn’t exactly beg forgiveness in their first spring interviews, it’s because Major League Baseball isn't holding them accountable for cheating.
2020-02-14 03:14:44
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Plaschke: Mookie Betts could be missing piece to puzzle to end Dodgers' title drought
Mookie Betts has a season to prove to the Dodgers community that he is the missing piece to the Dodgers' three-decades championship drought.
2020-02-13 06:52:12
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Plaschke: Cellist Ben Hong hit just the right notes at the Jan. 31 ceremony for Kobe Bryant
Ben Hong isn't a basketball fan and had never been to Staples Center, but his rendition of 'Hallelujah' on Jan. 31 was a soundtrack to a city's grief.
2020-02-08 17:00:46
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Plaschke: Mookie Betts trade shows Dodgers are finally serious about winning World Series
The Dodgers just climbed up on baseball’s main stage and made it rain by acquiring Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox.
2020-02-05 07:25:03
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Plaschke: Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV, and happy anniversary to me
I always pick with my heart, and that's no different this year on the 25th anniversary of both my #GirlDad and #BadPrediction Super Bowl.
2020-02-02 06:44:22
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Plaschke: After this week's events, Lakers are now LeBron James' team
LeBron James went from disconnected stranger to genuine Laker on Friday night at Staples Center.
2020-02-02 03:34:00
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Plaschke: Lakers mourn and celebrate Kobe Bryant's life on a night of heartbreak and healing
In a pitch-perfect tribute, the Lakers and their fans celebrated the lives of Kobe Bryant and the eight others who died in Sunday's helicopter crash.
2020-02-01 08:59:21
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Bryant family issues statement requesting respect for privacy
As the media frenzy continues to swirl over the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday, the Bryant family issued a statement Thursday requesting respect for its privacy.
2020-01-31 04:45:53
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Plaschke: Lakers need to follow the Mamba Mandate and win Kobe Bryant a final ring
Kobe Bryant desperately wanted, and despaired over not winning, that sixth championship ring. To honor his memory, the Lakers need to win it for Kobe.
2020-01-30 05:09:06
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Plaschke: Kobe Bryant's unrelenting realness makes his death so difficult to comprehend
Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was a complicated man. He was flawed, he was strange, but more than anything he was unforgivingly real as he grew up in front of us.
2020-01-28 05:31:20
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Plaschke: How can Kobe Bryant be gone? His legend wasn't supposed to end this way
Kobe Bryant was our childhood hero, our adult icon. It seems impossible to believe he has died at age 41.
2020-01-27 00:36:00
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Plaschke: Dodgers FanFest turns into VentFest, players' feelings clear
The Dodgers FanFest became VentFest on Saturday, players' biting words draped in somber tones made their feelings clear. They were cheated out of a title.
2020-01-26 04:44:51
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Plaschke: Astros' appalling lack of remorse for sign-stealing is another affront to the Dodgers
The Houston Astros are still cheating the Dodgers by not recognizing the pain their sign-stealing brought. There's been zero accountability from players, Bill Plaschke writes.
2020-01-22 02:44:53
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Plaschke: You know who won't be upset when LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant in scoring? Kobe
Pretty soon, LeBron James will pass Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list. For Bryant, it will be something to celebrate.
2020-01-19 02:49:06
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Plaschke: Maybe Mike Bohn and the USC athletic department really do have a plan
Before USC athletic director Mike Bohn can make a decision on football and coach Clay Helton, he has to clean out the athletic department. The process started Tuesday.
2020-01-15 05:37:17
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Plaschke: Dodgers definitely were cheated out of 2017 World Series title by Astros' sign-stealing
The Dodgers were cheated out of the 2017 World Series title. This is fact after an MLB investigation said the Astros used technology to cheat and beat L.A.
2020-01-14 00:25:43
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Plaschke: Jim Harrick's ultimate glory still gets recognized, just not at UCLA
Jim Harrick led UCLA to a national championship in basketball in 1995, but the scars of a messy split with the school a year later remain.
2020-01-12 01:50:51
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Plaschke: Anthony Davis injury a glimpse into how badly the Lakers need him
Anthony Davis will travel with the team to Dallas and Oklahoma City. He is questionable for Friday's game with a bruised buttocks.
2020-01-08 17:36:29
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Plaschke: Dodgers brass defends lack of offseason moves amid fan frustration
Dodgers president and part owner Stan Kasten emphatically embraced an opportunity to address concerns about the team's quiet offseason.
2020-01-05 15:00:36
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