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L.A. Sparks Bring Ambitious Energy into Training Camp
April 30, 2021
With the first week of training camp in the books, the Los Angeles Sparks are excited about the upcoming season. The new roster is packed with 15 players who quickly established a competitive environment. ... read more »
So Cal Legends: Violet Palmer
April 29, 2021
Violet Palmer has historical success as a basketball player and as a referee. She was born and raised in Compton, CA and started playing basketball at five years old. ... read more »
Gonzaga Hits Miraculous Shot to Defeat UCLA in Final Four Showdown
April 4, 2021
The UCLA Bruins was the biggest challenge to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, almost tarnishing their undefeated record. Their Final Four bout went into overtime where freshman guard Jalen Suggs sank a three-point shot from half court to win the game. ... read more »
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SoCal Legends: Paul Pierce
April 1, 2021
Paul Pierce, also known as “The Truth,” built a prominent basketball career by matching his talent with a strong work ethic. Born in Oakland and raised in Inglewood, CA, Pierce took an interest to basketball from watching the Showtime Lakers battle the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. ... read more »
NBA Draft 2021 Presented by State Farm To Take Place On July 29
March 31, 2021
ESPN and ABC to Televise First Round of NBA Draft; ESPN to Air Second Round. Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021 Scheduled to Be Held June 21-27. NBA Draft Lottery 2021 Presented by State Farm® to Take Place on June 22 – ... read more »
Shaka Smart leaves Texas to take over Marquette’s program
March 27, 2021
After a frustrating six-year stint at Texas in which he never quite lived up to lofty expectations, Shaka Smart is returning to his home state and starting over at Marquette. ... read more »
Lakers Battle on Both Ends to Defeat Cavaliers
March 27, 2021
The Los Angeles Lakers flaunted their league-pacing defense to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-86. The reigning champions held Cleveland to 35 points in the second half. ... read more »
Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor Passes Away
March 25, 2021
Legendary basketball player Elgin Baylor passed away from natural causes on March 22, he was 86 years old. His acrobatic style of play impacted several NBA greats that came after him. His talents saved the Lakers franchise from bankruptcy, allowing them to move to Los Angeles in 1960. ... read more »
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NBA And NBPA Announce Covid-19 Test Results
February 17, 2021
Of the 454 players tested for COVID-19 since Feb 10, 5 new players have returned confirmed positive tests.    ... read more »
NTSB Chief On Bryant Crash: `Bad Things Can Happen To Good Organizations’   
February 12, 2021
The NTSB found the crash was caused when pilot Ara Zobayan became disoriented in heavy fog that left him unable to discern up from down, causing him to slam the copter in a hillside. According to NTSB chief investigator Bill English, Zobayan told an air traffic controller ``he was climbing (to) 4,000 feet, however, by that time, the helicopter was in a tightening left turn and descending rapidly. ... read more »
The Overtime Lakers: The Reigning Champions Excel in Extended Minutes
February 11, 2021
In their third consecutive overtime bout, the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the plucky fight of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although he played for over 40 minutes in these games, forward LeBron James does not mind competing. ... 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 »
Lakers’ Defensive Push in Second Half Thwarts Pelicans 112-95
January 16, 2021
In their fourth game this week, the Los Angeles Lakers are still winning. After executing the longest road-game winning streak to start the season in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers return to the Staples Center to oust the New Orleans Pelicans 112-95.   ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Matt Bradley
January 14, 2021
Junior guard Matt Bradley, has been a key contributor to the University of California Golden Bears men’s basketball team. In a span of nine games, Bradley has averaged 17.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. ... read more »
NFL Executives on Diversity: ‘We’ve Got to Do Better’
December 17, 2020
“When you look at mobility of Black men and Black women in professional sports, it’s poor,” said Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations. The only person in a higher post in the NFL is Commissioner Roger Goodell. ... read more »
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