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We have finally finished the compilation of some of the local media entities which follow the teams in the NBA. Follow the links to see the information for your favorite team:
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Hornets
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
San Antonio Spurs
The resources for each team represent media entities within the immediate metropolitan area for each club. It is by no means a comprehensive list. If you follow other reporters or blogs for your team, add those resources (and links) in the comments for that specific team. This is a great way to crowd source local media doing great work covering their clubs.
Let’s look at the media contingent for the INDIANA PACERS.
Newspaper- The newspaper of record in Indy is the Indianapolis Star. The online version of the paper has a fairly comprehensive sports section (Twitter), including a dedicated page for the Pacers. Beat writer Mike Wells (Twitter) also keeps up on the Pacers Insider blog. Columnist Bob Kravitz (Twitter) also touches upon the Pacers from time to time.
Television- Fox Sports Indiana has the team covered on television. Chris Denari (Twitter), Austin Croshere (Twitter), Quinn Buckner and Clark Kellogg (Twitter) all play a role as analysts. Network Television stations covering the Pacers include WISH, WRTV, WTHR and WXIN.
Let us know in the comments of others resources of the Pacers you follow.
Time to take a look at the media covering Los Angeles’ other NBA entry, the LA CLIPPERS.
Newspaper- Los Angeles has two newspapers, the L.A. Times and L.A. Daily News.
The Times sports section has a special section dedicated to the Clippers. Broderick Turner (Twitter) takes the lead on the Clippers beat.. The paper has Bill Plaschke, (Twitter) T.J. Simers (Twitter), Bill Dwyre, Helene Elliott (Twitter) and Chris Erskine (Twitter) as columnists who will chime-in on the Clippers.
At the Daily News, the paper also has a special section dedicated to the Clippers. Elliott Teaford (Twitter) is the lead Clippers reporter who maintains the Inside the Clippers Blog. Vincent Bonsignore (Twitter) and Jill Painter (Twitter) will also add their thoughts on the Clippers.
Sports Radio- KFWB is the flagship station for the Clippers Radio Network. Ralph Lawler (Twitter) and Michael Smith have the call of the games with Brian Sieman handling play-by-play duties when Lawler and Smith shift to television. You can also talk Clippers on KSPN , KLAC, and KLAA.
Television- Lawler and Smith take the lead of Clippers telecasts on Fox Sports West. The local television outlets covering the Clippers include KCBS, KNBC, KABC, and KTTV. And don’t forget ESPN Los Angeles’ coverage of the Clippers.
If we missed a source, add them to the comments.
Here are the people and organizations that cover the HOUSTON ROCKETS.
Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is he city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section includes a special blog dedicated to the Texans. Beat writerJonathan Feigen (Twitter) is on the Rockets’ beat. Columnists Jerome Solomon (Twitter) and Randy Harvey (Twitter) will also write on the team.
Television- Comcast SportsNet Houston is the television home for the Rockets. Bill Worell will handle play-by-play with analysis shared by Clyde Drexler and Matt Bullard (Twitter). Local TV coverage can also be found on KHOU, KPRC, KRIV, and KTRK.
Who did we miss? Add them to the comments.
Here is the local media covering the CHARLOTTE BOBCATS.
Newspaper- The region is covered well by the Charlotte Observer. Their online sports section includes a page dedicated to the Bobcats. Beat writer Rick Bonnell (Twitter) also writes the Inside the NBA blog. Columnists Scott Fowler (Twitter) and Tom Sorensen (Twitter) will also share their thoughts on the Bobcats.
Sports Radio- WFNZ, The Fan is the radio home for the Bobcats. Scott Lauer (Twitter) handles the broadcasts. The Fan, and 730 AM ESPN are the sports radio stations where fans can discuss all things Bobcats.
Television- Fox Sports Carolinas is the TV home for the Bobcats. Steve Martin (Twitter) and Del Curry lead the broadcast team. Network Television options in covering the team come from WBTV, WCCB, WCNC, and WSOC. also has coverage of the team.
Do you see someone we missed? Add those to the comments.