Mitch Chortkoff, who covers the Lakers to this day, began writing about the team for the LA Herald-Examiner in 1968. He often sits alongside Lakers.com during games in the middle press row, providing occassional but always astute points about the game. Before he began covering the Lakers, Chortkoff served as the Lakers PR Director.
His best friend of 40 years died last week, and Chortkoff wrote a poignant piece about his life with her, as it mirrored some Lakers history.
You can read it by CLICKING HERE.