After two terrible seasons with Byron Scott, it was only time for Laker fans to retaliate and see him get fired. Lucky for them, he did. But adding to the sweetness of this was the hiring of Luke Walton as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
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A 20-year story that has been built with memories – the good and the bad – has finally come to an end. The last chapter of this story ended Wednesday on “Mamba Day” at Staples Center as Laker great Kobe Bryant waved goodbye to the sold out crowd and concluded with the words, “Mamba out.”
Junior public relations major Aaron Brown burns his San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan jersey Tuesday outside of the Dwight Hanawalt Football Complex because he lost a bet to Diane Sutter, trustee of The Beast 980 radio station.
The NBA announced Feb. 27 that it will have a new transparency initiative relating to its officiating program, which started March 2 and will continue throughout the 2015 NBA playoffs.
Now that the college basketball season has ended it is time for decisions. The top college basketball prospects around the nation decide if they want to take their talents to the NBA. Many have already declared and many more will.
Women have made great advances over the years. However, one of the areas that is lacking in progress for women is professional sports.
The NBA has paid tribute to its Hispanic players and fans since 2006 with Noche Latina, where teams from the largest Hispanic communities participate by hosting Latin themed events, as well as “changing” their team name to a more Spanish sounding one.
Good-natured teasing and ribbing is expected between sports teams as they compete, but when racism is used to attack or belittle an opponent it is socially and morally unacceptable.
With the NBA kicking off its 65th season on Tuesday, the time has come to assess what is new around the league, as well as who will make a push for championship contention.
Tuesday night, I was in attendance with my fellow Society of Professional Journalists members at the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes baseball game.