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Shaq partners with CIS and Epson to Donate to L.A. Schools
October 17, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal teamed up with Epson and Communities in Schools (CIS) to donate color printers, projectors and white boards to 11 schools. The schools will also have two years of free printer ink. To celebrate the partnership, O’Neal visited Daniel Webster Middle School to speak with the CIS kids and be the surprise guest at a schoolwide pep rally. ... read more »
Without George to start, Clippers still among NBA’s best
October 17, 2019
The Los Angeles Clippers shocked the NBA by landing two superstars to go with a proven supporting cast. Only one of them will be on the floor to start the season. ... read more »
VIDEO: Clippers Media Day
October 14, 2019
The Clippers made major upgrades in their roster and hope to have a second consecutive contending season. Video by: Amanda Scurlock ... read more / watch video »
Without basketball, Magic Johnson shifts focus to community
October 10, 2019
Magic Johnson might actually miss the Los Angeles Lakers if he wasn’t always checking up on them. Johnson quit as the team’s president of basketball operations at the end of the last season, ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Arelle Middleton
October 10, 2019
 Although she is 11 years old, Arelle Middleton can keep up with competitors beyond her years. Her shooting ability made her an asset to the Rancho Halos. Middleton has Congenital Femoral Deficiency and is a multisport athlete in able-bodied and adaptive sports. ... read more »
NBA and William Hill Announce Sports Betting Partnership
October 4, 2019
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and William Hill, one of America’s leading sports book operators, today announced a new partnership that will make William Hill a Proud Partner and an Authorized Sports Betting Operator of the NBA in the United States.   ... read more »
NBA referees aim to make traveling take a walk
October 3, 2019
James Harden slides sideways or steps backward, and the screaming starts. Whether seated on the opposing bench or on a stool in a sports bar, somebody is insisting that Harden must have traveled between the time he finished dribbling and launched his shot from a different spot. Traveling will be an emphasis this season for officials, who are determined not to allow offensive players to gain an extra edge by taking an extra step. ... read more »
The Lo Down on Lakers’ Media Day
October 3, 2019
The reinvented Los Angeles Lakers held Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Facility on Friday with the return of some familiar faces and a plethora of new ones. Two of the most recognizable faces were LeBron James, who returned for his second season in the purple and gold, and Anthony Davis, who was acquired in a blockbuster summer trade that sent the former Lakers’ young core to New Orleans.  ... read more »
Offseason Moves Makes Clippers a Contending Team
October 3, 2019
After a tenacious season, the Los Angeles Clippers now look like the team to beat with the additions of reigning NBA champ Kawhi Leonard and All-Star forward Paul George.  The Clippers also boosted their roster by adding veterans with years of playoff experience.  ... read more »
Popularity of NBA In China Seems to Create Endless Options
September 20, 2019
Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn’t know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. ... read more »
Local Tennis Program Gives Youth Skills to Succeed
September 19, 2019
The Pete Brown Jr. Tennis program was started to provide free tennis in the Los Angeles area. Organization creator Marty Woods started the program to maintain the legacy of his tennis instructor Pete Brown. ... read more »
Sparks Advance to the WNBA Semifinals After Win Against Storm
September 19, 2019
Although the Seattle Storm are the reigning WNBA Champions, they have never reigned in Southern California. The Los Angeles Sparks ousted the Storm from Playoff contention with a 92-69 victory in their single-game round 2 series. ... read more »
Seattle Returns to Los Angeles in Round 2 of WNBA Playoffs
September 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks take on the reigning WNBA championship team the Seattle Storm in the second round of the WNBA Playoffs at the Staples Center at 12:00P.M. on Sunday. ... read more »
Russell Westbrook Launches Tech Program with L.A. Conservation Corps
September 12, 2019
NBA Star Russell Westbrook continues to give to the community he was raised. The Westbrook Why Not? Foundation and Chad Brownstein teamed up to create a computer engineering program for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. ... read more »
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