Basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Sports Memorabilia, UCLA Bruins -

LOS ANGELES — A DJ, strategically placed on a UCLA patio, provides a soundtrack for a perfect Southern California afternoon. And tucked within the J.D. Morgan Center Hall of Fame’s press room is Westwood’s most famous alum. A man who can make a serious claim to being the greatest high school, college and professional basketball […]

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Ballers, CulturePlay, Donovan Carter, HBO, UCLA Bruins, Yeezy Boost -

“I have now come full-circle.” These are a few words from the bio on Donovan W. Carter’s personal website — and they couldn’t be a more perfect summation of his journey. After moving to Los Angeles when he was 8, Carter began playing organized football at age 9. Eventually, he grew into a star player […]

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Commentary, Josh Rosen, NCF, UCLA Bruins -

One of the more dramatic turns at the NFL scouting combine was the consternation over UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. Some NFL evaluators believe he isn’t franchise player material, mostly because he committed the grave sin of thinking for himself. In his latest Monday Morning Quarterback column, NFL insider Peter King wrote that there are concerns […]

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NCB, Shaquille O'Neal, Shareef O'Neal, UCLA Bruins -

Shareef O’Neal thought he was heading to Arizona until a chain of events gave him the option to stay closer to home. O’Neal decommitted from Arizona last week after ESPN reported that FBI wiretaps intercepted phone conversations between men’s basketball coach Sean Miller and agent Christian Dawkins discussing a $100,000 payment to get DeAndre Ayton […]

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Commentary, Crime, LiAngelo Ball, NCB, Race, Tamir Rice, UCLA Bruins -

LiAngelo Ball left UCLA earlier this week rather than serve out his suspension from the basketball program for allegedly shoplifting during a team trip to China. The 19-year-old is reportedly training for the NBA draft, preparing to launch his own line of the family’s Big Baller Brand shoes and presumably figuring out a world of […]

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Cody Riley, Eric Bledsoe, Jalen Hill, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, MLB, NBA, NCB, Ric Flair, Roy Halladay, UCLA Bruins, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. UCLA men’s basketball freshmen Cody Riley, Jalen Hill and LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, were arrested Tuesday in China for allegedly shoplifting at a Louis Vuitton store right next door to their team hotel. This comes days before Friday’s season opener in Shanghai against Georgia Tech. […]

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Andre McCarter, NCB, Touch Glove, UCLA Bruins -

With his invention The Touch Glove, former Philadelphia schoolboy legend and UCLA guard Andre McCarter has now joined an elite group of African-American world-class athletes known for becoming creators. McCarter, who played his high school ball at famed Overbrook High, takes pride in knowing he can be included in the same sentence with Jack Johnson […]

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Arizona State Sun Devils, Florida State Seminoles, Michigan Wolverines, NCF, Stanford Cardinal, UCLA Bruins, Vanderbilt Commodores -

Vanderbilt’s David Williams, Arizona State’s Ray Anderson, Florida State’s Stan Wilcox, Michigan’s Warde Manuel, Stanford’s Bernard Muir, and Cal’s Mike Williams joined The Undefeated for a roundtable discussion on sports, race, activism and economics. Be sure to check back on Feb. 8 to catch the full conversation.  

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