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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins named in WR Chase Cota’s Top 7

The #8 wide receiver in the nation, Chase Cota, named his Top 7 schools and the UCLA Football team made the cut and is in some elite company. One of the top receivers in the nation cut his list to seven and the UCLA Football team has made the cut. 4-star WR Chase Cota (South […] UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins named in WR Chase Cota’s Top 7 - Go Joe Bruin - Go Joe Bruin - A...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 28, 2017

The Journey Begins: The newest UCLA Bruins have moved in

The newest UCLA Bruins have officially moved in and are ready to begin the next chapter of their lives playing for some of the best programs in the country. It was move-in day and for several student-athletes this past Sunday, which means that the newest crop of UCLA Bruins have arrived. With UCLA moving into […] The Journey Begins: The newest UCLA Bruins have moved in - Go Joe...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 26, 2017

UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins get 2 offensive linemen commits in 3 days

The UCLA Football team received commitments from two offensive linemen in the last three days, bringing the total to six for 2018. Double BOOM! After a year in which recruiting was not up to par, especially along the offensive line, the coaches of the UCLA Football team have been putting in the work to try […] UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins get 2 offensive linemen commits in...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 24, 2017

WWE to invite LaVar Ball to Monday Night Raw

LaVar Ball is a highly charismatic figure. The father of Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 overall pick, Lonzo, the elder Ball has made his name as an outspoken figure within the sports world.Some have taken exception to Ball’s outspoken ways. But it’s hard to deny the fact that he’s built a brand in Hollywood.So staying true to form, it looks like LaVar will be appearing on WWE’s...
Via Sportsnaut
June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

UCLA Football Recruiting: 2019 Linebacker Jonathan Perkins commits to UCLA

UCLA Football adds Fontana native Jonathan Perkins in a move that helps ensure a strong defense for seasons to come. UCLA Football strengthened the future of it’s linbacking corps with the addition of outside linebacker Jonathan Perkins. The junior from Summit High School in Fontana, Calif., will join the Bruins in 2019. By this time, […] UCLA Football Recruiting: 2019 Linebacker...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 24, 2017

UCLA Football Recruiting: QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson is 110% committed to UCLA, not USC

2018 UCLA Football quarterback commit Dorian Thompson-Robinson reaffirms he is committed to the Bruins after an article insinuated that he is considering USC. Information can be taken in several different ways, especially if there is some favoritism or hope fueling certain takes. That might have been the case after a Rivals story put out that UCLA […] UCLA Football Recruiting...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 24, 2017

Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

Only one day after the NBA Draft, prognosticators already have an eye on the Rookie of the Year race for 2017-2018. The award for this past season has yet to be passed out, but that didn’t stop Bovada from releasing odds for next season’s award. Lonzo Ball, selected with the 2nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, tops the list as the early favorite for the honor. The former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: Alford and Hamilton to play in NBA Summer League

Though undrafted, former UCLA Basketball graduated players Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton will play in the NBA Summer League. Though the NBA Draft is over, the wake of its actions are still being felt, especially with the UCLA Basketball team. The Bruins had four former players taken in the 2017 NBA Draft, but they also have […] UCLA Basketball: Alford and Hamilton to play in...
Via Go Joe Bruin
June 23, 2017

Pacers Go UCLA-UCLA On Draft Night, Hold Onto Paul George

A draft night that began with the potential for a franchise altering trade ended quietly for the Indiana Pacers. Just minutes after the 2017 NBA Draft began, news broke that the Boston Celtics were in discussions to acquire Paul George. On the heels of Jimmy Butler going to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the potential for a deal created a frenzy at the Barclays Center. By the middle...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Pacers take UCLA's TJ Leaf with 18th overall pick

Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball’s draft antics draw fire from NBA players on Twitter

LaVar Ball was one proud papa on draft night. As expected, the Lakers selected his son Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, keeping the UCLA star close to home for the start of his NBA career. Lonzo will have his work cut out, taking over as point guard on a young team that had the third-worst record in the NBA last season. But that didn’t stop LaVar from making...
Via The Comeback
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Playoffs are in the books and one thing is clear: people like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The TV ratings reached record highs as two of the most dominant teams we've seen in NBA history rampaged through their respective conferences on the way to a showdown that featured plenty of memorable moments, even while lacking in suspense. Barring an unprecedented...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

De’Aaron Fox’s father throws shade at LaVar Ball

Just a couple days after Father’s Day, we have ourselves some father-on-father shade at the top of the NBA draft lottery.In an interview with Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, De’Aaron Fox’s father Aaron took shots at Lonzo and LaVar Ball.“My son already ate his a– up twice,” said the elder Fox. “[LaVar] can say what he wants to say. I just tell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has criticism for LaVar Ball

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hasn’t been shy in the past about bashing LaVar Ball’s parenting style, and he’s also upset about the way Ball has treated college basketball.During an interview with 95.7 The Fanatic, the NBA and college basketball Hall of Famer had some strong words on this topic.“Everybody knows about his sons because he has been able to hype them. But I don’t think...
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June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

De’Aaron Fox says he was motivated to dominate UCLA in Sweet 16 to ‘shut LaVar Ball up”

The most eye-opening individual performance of the 2017 NCAA Tournament was from Kentucky freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox against Lonzo Ball and UCLA in the Sweet 16. Ball entered the game viewed as arguably the best player in the tournament, and arguably the top NBA prospect. Sure enough there was a remarkable performance at the point guard position in the game, but from the...
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers talking to teams about trading second pick

The Los Angeles Lakers sit in a pretty darn good position heading into the 2017 NBA Draft. They are currently slated to pick second overall with former UCLA standout Lonzo Ball being the likeliest selection there.With that said, new team president Magic Johnson may very well look to make a splash during the draft itself.According to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball mocks father LaVar in hilarious Foot Locker ad

Lonzo Ball and his father LaVar have not done a whole lot to make people like them in the past several months, but all of that could change with a brilliant one-minute sneaker commercial.Foot Locker has dropped some hilarious ads in the past, but the spot the apparel company released on Wednesday featuring Lonzo Ball is easily one of the best. Along with some of the other top prospects...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball now has an autographed trading card deal

LaVar Ball isn’t going to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. LaVar Ball will never play a second in an NBA game. LaVar Ball is annoying.But for some reason, we live in a world where LaVar Ball has an autograph deal for trading cards. Thanks, 2017. You’re really doing great things for us.According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the deal is pretty minimal. Ball signed 200...
Via The Comeback
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball claims he’d make Jordan cry in one-on-one

Basketball’s most polarizing father-son duo of LaVar and Lonzo Ball appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night. And while Lonzo stayed pretty chilled out as usual, everything LaVar said was as ridiculous as his reflective Big Baller Brand tie. Not that that’s a surprise.Let’s start with the most relevant segment from Monday night’s appearance — Lonzo talking about becoming...
Via The Comeback
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 NBA Draft Profile: T.J. Leaf (PF, UCLA)

Lakers Nation profiles UCLA forward T.J. Leaf who is expected to get drafted in the mid-second round. Do you think the Lakers should take him if he's available at No. 28? Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4LDQ What about Brandon Ingram and Kevin Durant scrimmaging at Team USA? https://youtu.be/4WarZXDWjxU...
Via Lakers Nation
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lonzo Ball looked out of shape in Lakers workout

The Los Angeles Lakers hosted Lonzo Ball for a two-day visit last week, and one report claimed they were not overly impressed with the former UCLA star. We now have a better idea of what the issue may have been.According to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News, the Lakers were happy with most of what they saw from Ball in terms of basketball ability and leadership potential. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball claims next two sons will be one-and-done at UCLA

With Lonzo Ball expected to go in the top five of this month’s draft, the UCLA Bruins have lost their best player from last season. But the iconic basketball program surely does have a bright future ahead of itself.Brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have also committed to the Bruins with LiAngelo set to take to the court this upcoming season and LaMelo a prize recruit for the...
Via Sportsnaut
June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lonzo Ball ‘didn’t blow the Lakers away’ during private workout

There remain signs that Lonzo Ball to the Los Angeles Lakers is not quite the slam dunk some make it out to be.According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, Ball’s two days with the Lakers went well enough, but he failed to completely sell the team on him as the No. 2 pick.Ding reports that the Lakers remain intrigued by Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson, and De’Aaron Fox, though Ball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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