71 results for 'basketball'
... even come close to rivaling USC or UCLA, but the quality of entertainment can be just as good. Although Occidental is known as an academic before athletics college, its accomplishments on the fields are just as impressive as its accomplishments in certain fields. The Occidental football and basketball teams have continually been ranked in national division three polls for the past few years; and this year, with a young coaching staff in only their second season behind the helm, and a talented and fresh roster, the baseball program is hoping to do the same. For the past few years, the... (more)
Having regular shoes is not hip anymore; to be cool you have to own the pair that only you and a happy few have. Limited edition shoes are all the fuss lately, and all the major brands know it. WHY81, presented by Nike Basketball, is both a contest and a celebration. A celebration of what you may ask? January 22nd 2007 will mark the one year anniversary of a major event in the history of basketball. A year ago, on January 22nd 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a game opposing his team, the LA Lakers, and the Toronto Raptors. His point total in that game is second in NBA history only to... (more)
...On yet another perfectly blue, sunny, SoCal, Sunday morning, I was presented with the opportunity to interview Harry Perry in his natural habit, the Venice Oceanfront Walk. It was here that I would find out a little bit about the man beneath the turban. Our rendezvous point was the beach basketball courts, where I sat watching some extra tall, young men, dripping in sweat, absorbed in the task of shooting hoops. The boardwalk was just beginning to come alive, the shimmering, gold mime already in place, perfectly still. Roller doors recently opened, owners arranging their wares in a... (more)
It's late Sunday afternoon. My teenage son and his friend aren't yet back from shooting hoops at the park. My son plays on the freshman basketball team at his high school. He plays pick-up games at the park to work on his game, experiment with new moves his coach would glower at in league play. So my wife, who doesn't like them to hang-out alone for too long down there, prods me off the couch to bring them home. I put on my old sneaks (just in case my ball-handling skills are needed) and jog the few blocks to the park.
The wide-open, grass-covered square block is filled with families... (more)
...as a nasty fever, and the accompanying unpleasantries normally associated therewith. Unfortunately, this also coincided with Saturday night's game - and, as the west-side faithful in this town are so fond of saying - the show needed to go on. In the interests of full disclosure, I'm not a basketball player, but rather an athlete who performs at basketball games, Clippers games to be precise. (Those of you who go to the games may now know what I do) And while you may not see what me and my teammates do out there as "athletics", you can rest assured that it is, and that it requires more... (more)