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SoCal Legends: Marques Johnson
February 11, 2021
Marques Johnson made historical strides in basketball; he ultimately had an All-Star NBA career.  He also was an actor, starring in several movies including “White Men Can’t Jump,” along with being a sports analyst and radio host. Johnson is currently a television color commentator for the Milwaukee Bucks. ... read more »
Team USA Women’s Basketball Hold Training Camp for Summer Olympics
February 11, 2021
The members of Team USA Women’s basketball reunited for a training camp at the University of South Carolina for the first time in almost a year. ... read more »
Brittney Sykes Re-Signs With The Sparks
February 10, 2021
Brittney Sykes moved in silence and re-signed with the Sparks. The defensive juggernaut made 2nd team all-defense in the first season in Los Angeles, last year in 2020. Sykes will again strive to become Defensive Player of the Year, and she looks forward to furthering her career with the Sparks. ... read more »
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Lakers Overcome the Thunder 119-112 in Overtime
February 9, 2021
Although the Lakers found themselves in overtime for the second consecutive game, they survived the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-112. Lakers star LeBron James mentioned how the team is up for the challenge of being tested by opponents. ... read more »
Anderson, USC Impresses in 66-48 Victory Over Crosstown Rival No. 21 UCLA
February 8, 2021
Southern California sophomore guard Ethan Anderson tallied a career-high 19 points as the Trojans made a statement while clamping down one of the top teams in the Pac-12 conference. ... read more »
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67
February 7, 2021
Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. He was 67. ... read more »
Lakers Avenge Themselves in a Double-Overtime Victory Against the Pistons
February 7, 2021
Losing a 17-point lead sent the Los Angeles Lakers into double overtime, yet they survived a scrappy Detroit Pistons squad. The Lakers’ 135-129 victory dimmed a marquee night for Pistons forward Josh Jackson who scored a season high of 28 points off the bench. ... read more »
Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers
February 5, 2021
Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles orchestrates a stingy defense that's helped the team to Sunday's NFL title game, and Keith Armstrong directs the club's special teams. ... read more »
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Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Lives Forever
February 5, 2021
One year ago, Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others. The world shattered as millions mourned the tragedy. Fans in Los Angeles posted in front of Staples with flowers, jerseys, and candles. ... read more »
Lakers’ Second-Half Push Helped to Defeat the Denver Nuggets
February 5, 2021
Although they were slow to start in their Western Conference Finals reunion with the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Lakers made key runs in the second half to secure a 114-93 victory. Seven Lakers players scored in the double digits in the contest. ... read more »
Sparks New Guard Erica Wheeler Says “Women, We Are In Control”
February 4, 2021
"Women, we are in control," says Erica Wheeler, who recently signed with the Sparks. WNBA free agency has been a trending topic this offseason, and the Women are taking control of their destiny. Many huge signings, including Wheeler leaving the Indiana Fever to play with the Sparks. ... read more »
Local Prep, College Athletes to Compete in Super Bowl LV
February 4, 2021
In Super Bowl LV, the Kansas City Chiefs will clash against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is fighting to defend his 2020 title while Tom Brady remains a prime signal caller in his 11th Super Bowl appearance. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
How NBA Legend Elgin Baylor Saved the Lakers in his Rookie Season
February 4, 2021
Among the Lakers retired jerseys is the no. 22 jersey which was worn by legendary player Elgin Baylor. He was drafted at a crucial time in the franchise’s history, back when they were the Minneapolis Lakers. ... read more »
UCLA Looks Forward To USC On Saturday
February 2, 2021
The #23 ranked Bruins defeated Oregon State 57-52 in a night where they struggled shooting the basketball. UCLA led by forward Cody Riley, who finished with a double, double, 16 points, and ten rebounds. ... read more »
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