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Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse Bring NBA Edge to Tennessee
August 16, 2019
Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Mecca Muhammad
August 15, 2019
Track runner Mecca Muhammad of the Pacific Coast Shockwaves won big at the 2019 Junior Olympics in Sacramento. She earned three championship medals after coming in first place in the 800m, the 4x800m, and the 4x400m in the 11-12 division. The 800m was the biggest challenge for Muhammad, one of her competitors outran her once before. ... read more »
Allen Crabbe Hosts Free Basketball Camp at Price High School
August 15, 2019
Atlanta Hawks forward Allen Crabbe III returned to Price High School to host a free two-day basketball camp for aspiring athletes in the South Los Angeles area. ... read more »
Young Talent Headlines The Drew League Playoffs
August 15, 2019
Fans arrived in droves, packing the Los Angeles Southwest College gym to witness elite talent compete in the 46th season of Drew League playoff basketball Saturday and Sunday.  ... read more »
Sparks earn fifth consecutive win, edging out Chicago Sky 84-81
August 15, 2019
After a slow start that saw the Los Angeles Sparks fight from behind to overcome a 16-point deficit, Chelsea Gray electrified the crowd of 9,244 in the closing minutes of the game while making an array of tough shots. ... read more »
Sparks Defeat Mercury on Pat Summitt Night
August 11, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks stretch their winning streak to four after routing a shorthanded Phoenix Mercury. Five Phoenix players were sidelined by injury. ... read more »
Zion Williamson Signs with 2K, Adding to Whirlwind Summer
August 9, 2019
 Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA Basketball in China this summer. Landed a massive endorsement deal with Jordan Brand. Became very rich very quickly. ... read more »
NCAA’s Agent Certification Process Draws Concern, Criticism
August 9, 2019
 The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor’s degree — have drawn criticism from an attorney who has worked on numerous NCAA eligibility cases, at least one agent and NBA All-Star LeBron James via Twitter, among others. ... read more »
Grizzlies make Niele Ivey NBA’s 9th female assistant coach
August 8, 2019
The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women's associate head coach Niele Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins' staff. ... read more »
Sparks Get Third Consecutive Win in Victory Over Seattle Storm
August 8, 2019
Despite not having their entire roster, the Los Angeles Sparks have the skill to play together and execute wins. Defending home court has not been a problem for Los Angeles, although they have not played with their entire roster, they are 7-2 in the Staples Center after defeating the defending champions, the Seattle Storm 83-75. ... read more »
Candace Parker’s Day of Fun Brings Families Together
August 8, 2019
Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker wanted to show her fans the importance of parent-child  bonding by hosting the Presence vs Presents Day of Fun at the EXPO Center in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
L.A. Live Turned Streetball Tournament
August 8, 2019
LA Live transformed into an epic streetball tournament August 2nd through the 4th for the 11th annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament.  ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Bet on Defense to Defeat Las Vegas Aces
August 3, 2019
If Las Vegas had Aces, the Los Angeles Sparks had a royal flush on Thursday in their 76-68 win over the Las Vegas Aces. The odds were against the Sparks as the Aces were searching for their 15th win of the season, which would have put them in first place in the WNBA. ... read more »
Lakers Announce 2019-20 Coaching Staff
August 2, 2019
The Los Angeles Lakers have named Jason Kidd, Lionel Hollins, Phil Handy, Miles Simon, Mike Penberthy and Quinton Crawford as assistant coaches on Head Coach Frank Vogel’s staff, it was announced today. Also named to Vogel’s staff are Greg St. Jean as player development coach/advance scout, Dru Anthrop as head video coordinator/player development coach and Jon Pastorek, as assistant video coordinator/player development coach. ... read more »
David Griffin Clarifies His Comments on LeBron James
August 2, 2019
New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, David Griffin, joined ESPN’s The Jump with Jorge Sedano, Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin to clear up his recent comments on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... read more / watch video »
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