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Safe at Work: Pro Franchises Open Facilities to Players
May 21, 2020
The training facilities for Los Angeles professional teams opened recently, giving a glimmer of hope that sporting events will resume soon. ... read more »
Seimone Augustus Starts New Chapter with Sparks
May 14, 2020
After 14 years of being a key contributor for the Minnesota Lynx, four-time NBA champion Seimone Augustus signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Sparks. ... read more »
SoLa partners with former NBA Player Baron Davis to give away Chromebooks in South LA
May 7, 2020
Davis says tech companies should invest in kids in the inner city. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Joshua Lee
May 7, 2020
Washington Prep senior guard Joshua Lee helped the Generals boys’ basketball team get a 16-15 overall record. His contributions to the Generals earned him All-Coliseum League second team honors.   ... read more »
Chans Smyth Brings New Energy to Frederick K.C. Price Basketball Program
May 7, 2020
Last spring, Frederick K.C. Price school hired Chans Smyth as head coach of the high school boys basketball team. With his passion to improve players and attention to detail, he led the Knights to the Division 3A championship game.   ... read more »
Fair Pay to Play Act: California Skeptical of NCAA Rule Changes 
May 7, 2020
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) highest governing body announced last week that it is moving toward allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions.   ... read more »
Clippers Finalize Purchase of The Forum in Inglewood
May 7, 2020
   The famed Inglewood venue was purchased from Madison Square Garden Co. by a newly created company called CAPSS LLC, a joint venture of Ballmer and Clippers Vice Chairman Dennis Wong. The Forum will continue to operate primarily as a music venue, with most employees keeping their jobs, according to the company. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Sends Emotional B-Day Message to Daughter Gigi
May 2, 2020
Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Laker legend Kobe Bryant, posted an emotional tribute today on what would have been her daughter Gigi's 14th birthday. ... read more »
NBA POSTPONES NBA DRAFT LOTTERY 2020 AND NBA DRAFT COMBINE 2020
May 1, 2020
The NBA today announced the postponement of NBA Draft Lottery 2020 and NBA Draft Combine 2020, both scheduled to take place later this month in Chicago. ... read more »
Zion Williamson speaks with #NBATogether with Ernie Johnson on his mother, learning from Coach K, and competing for Rookie of the Year
May 1, 2020
In this time isolation Williamson has been watching The Last Dance on ESPN. What he finds most interesting watching Michael Jordan's documentary is the type of leader he was. "The one thing he said that stands out is he plays like somebody is watching for the first time and doesn't want to disappoint. You never get a second chance for a first impression. For him to play with that mindset throughout his career says a lot about him."  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Payton Walk
April 30, 2020
This past season, sophomore Payton Walk helped the Crenshaw girls’ basketball team become City Section contenders. Although this was her first year playing varsity, she was co-captain of the team. ... read more »
NBA TARGETING NO EARLIER THAN MAY 8 TO ALLOW LIMITED, INDIVIDUAL WORKOUTS IN CITIES NOT SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS
April 27, 2020
The NBA informed its teams today that, as numerous state and local governments have announced modifications of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on non-essential business activity beginning this week, the league is planning to modify its guidance regarding the use of team practice facilities and player training. The purpose of these changes is to allow for safe and controlled environments for players to train in states that allow them to do so, and to create a process for identifying safe training options for players located in other states. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Draft Versatile Competitors for 2020 Season
April 23, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks acquired talented prospects without having high picks in the 2020 WNBA Draft on Friday. The Sparks drafted Miami forward Beatrice Mompremier and guard Leonie Fiebich of Germany in the second round and West Virginia guard Tynice Martin in the third round. ... read more »
WNBA Hosts Virtual Draft
April 23, 2020
The WNBA practiced social distancing by hosting the first virtual Draft on Friday, April 17 on ESPN. One of the few athletic events that was not impacted by the COVID-19, the Draft was mainly broadcasted from the houses of league commissioner Cathy Engelbert and the Draftees. ... read more »
NBA AND NBPA REACH AGREEMENT ON PLAYER PAY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
April 18, 2020
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that they have reached agreement on the method for reducing player compensation in the event of a permanent cancellation of 2019-20 regular season or playoff games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this agreement, and in order to provide players with a more gradual salary reduction schedule, partial reductions of 25% will begin with the players’ twice-a-month payment due on May 15. ... read more »
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