Los Angeles-March 23rd, Easter Sunday will go down in the record books as one of the hottest days in recent memory tying a record in 1926 at 88 degrees. I along with thousands of Lakers fans waited patiently to enter the Los Angeles Convention Center, Hall A for the 7th Annual Fiesta Lakers presented in conjunction with 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES RADIO. Everyone was happy when they entered the air conditioned main floor of the Convention Center. There were various inter-active events for the whole family, autograph sessions with current Lakers players-Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Ronny Turiaf, Sasha Vujacic. The Lakers Girls performed as well as signed autographs and pose for photographs with the fans. Two great players from the Lakers past were also in attendance signing autographs-Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Michael Cooper. Michael Cooper is the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.
The Los Angeles Sparks recently announced the signing of Brisa Silva to contract. Ms. Silva will be the first Mexican National to play in the WNBA. Ms. Silva joined Michael Cooper in the Los Angeles Sparks booth to sign autographs and pose for pictures. “It is a very pleasant surprise to be able to bring Brisa on board,” said head coach Michael Cooper. “She is a good basketball player with good international experience and a skilled point guard that we could use on our team.”
“I have always dreamed of playing for the Sparks,” Silva said. “It’s true that hard work pays off. I’m excited to have the opportunity to show Michael Cooper my skills and be in camp with good role models like Lisa Leslie, Sidney Spencer and Temeka Johnson.”
The Sparks will begin their 2008 WNBA regular season May 17 at Phoenix. The Sparks play their home opener at Staples Center on June 6 at 7:30P.M. with a rematch against the Mercury. Call 1-877-44-SPARKS for Sparks’s season ticket information.
There was a full line-up of Latino artist performing at Fiesta Lakers-SMZ, JP, Delwin G and Lady O, Israel, Mexico 2000 Folkloric Group, Chicas 1330 and Martin Abalos and Dianne.
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