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Lakers Dominate Heat 116-98 In Game One of NBA Finals
October 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers returned to the NBA Finals for the first time in a decade to face the Miami Heat in Game One inside the Orlando Bubble on Wednesday. While the Heat jumped out to a hot start in the first quarter, Los Angeles rebounded to outlast Miami 116-98 and would lead by as many as 32 points in the game.  ... read more »
Lakers Advance to Western Conference Semifinals After Game 5 Closeout Win vs. Blazers
August 29, 2020
After an emotional and action-packed week both on and off the court, the Lakers sent the Trail Blazers packing in the rescheduled Game 5 matchup on Saturday night, which was originally supposed for Wednesday, inside the Orlando Bubble.  ... read more »
NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... read more »
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LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... read more »
LeBron James Has Historic Night In Lakers’ Game 1 Loss to Trail Blazers
August 19, 2020
In the Lakers’ first playoff appearance since 2013, Los Angeles fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 100-93. LeBron James notched his 24th playoff triple-double trailing only Magic Johnson (30) on the all-time list and dished out a playoff career-high 16 assists. ... read more »
The Lakers’ Shooting Struggles Continue In 108-86 Defeat Against The OKC Thunder
August 6, 2020
Despite the mounting list of recent accolades, the Lakers have had a glaring problem on offense. Los Angeles has shot poorly from both the field and from distance with an inability to seemingly get into any type of offensive rhythm. In fact, the team has shot 40.1 percent from the field and a mere 23.3 percent from deep.  ... read more »
When Kobe Died, A Piece of All of Us Died: Los Angeles Remembers Kobe and Gianna Bryant with a Public Celebration of Life Service
February 27, 2020
A crowd of 20,000 people rose to their feet and cheered as Vanessa Bryant and the Bryant family emerged out of the Staples Center tunnel towards the rose-adorned stage positioned near center court for Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s public memorial service on Monday morning. ... read more »
Lakers Kick-Off the “Season of Giving” with Thanksgiving Feast for Los Angeles Youth
November 27, 2019
The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated the 13th annual “Season of Giving” Thanksgiving Dinner presented by East West Bank at the Frank Hotchkins Memorial Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. ... read more »
Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout Goes Awry
November 21, 2019
Kaepernick’s agent, Jeff Nalley and his attorney Ben Meiselas issued an official written statement about the reasons for the abrupt change. ... read more »
94.7 The Wave Stage Rocked the 2019 Taste of Soul Festival
October 24, 2019
Festival goers young and old camped out with their lawn chairs and umbrellas in front of 94.7 The Wave stage. ... read more »
USC’s Black Alumni Association Celebrates Its 35th Annual Homecoming Tailgate
October 17, 2019
At the helm of the BAA, Dr. Turner has continued to elevate the Black homecoming experience that began in 1984 ... 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 »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Nipsey Hussle: A Legacy That Transcends Rap 
April 4, 2019
The murder of Nipsey Hussle is personal. It is personal to me. It is personal to a generation in looking at social media and news interviews, there was a clear message that his death was felt deeply and hurt immensely, and particularly for anyone who came into contact with him, no matter how brief the interaction.    ... read more »
Veniceball Unveils the Watts Oasis
March 28, 2019
Veniceball unveiled the Watts Oasis, an art-infused basketball court and community garden on Saturday, March 23, to provide a safe space and resources to the underserved Watts community. ... read more »
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