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Watch LaVar Ball Take On Michael Jordan In This Simulated 1-On-1 Game

Chances are you know who LaVar Ball is by now. Ball, father of UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball, has continued to grab headlines with his outrageous soundbites and exceedingly confident predictions for his children’s basketball careers. While Ball is typically hyping up his kids, he’s also boasted about his on-court abilities back in his younger days. Apparently his game was...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: Way-Too-Early Top 5 For 2018 NFL Draft

We haven’t even gone through the 2017 NFL Draft yet but it is never too early to look at the top NFL talent on the UCLA Football roster for the 2018 draft. The UCLA Football team will lose a chunk of talented players to either graduation or the NFL Draft this offseason. The good news? […] UCLA Football: Way-Too-Early Top 5 For 2018 NFL Draft - Go Joe Bruin - Go Joe Bruin - A...
Via Go Joe Bruin
17 hours ago

Lonzo Ball, Tyler Dorsey take opposites routes to Sweet 16

As CBS’ Jon Rothstein puts it, “This is March.” It's glorious month filled with brackets busted by glass slippers and players plucked from obscurity by buzzer-beating buckets.However, as one settles into the tournament, there can be an inevitable struggle to find someone who embodies the kind of basketball you truly enjoy. Do you prefer ground-and-pound or sharpshooting from...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: A Look at the Bruins at Pro Day

The UCLA Football buzz yesterday wasn’t regarding breakout players for the 2017 college football season but rather Bruins looking to break into the NFL. In front of a large group of scouts from a number of NFL teams, these Bruins chased their dreams potentially one last time. In recent years UCLA Football Pro days have […] UCLA Football: A Look at the Bruins at Pro Day - Go Joe...
Via Go Joe Bruin
20 hours ago

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

A week ago, your team made it into the NCAA Tournament and you were excited at the possibilities. Do this, beat them, hold on, make a run and you'd be in the Final Four in no time. Some teams were doing a little dreaming while others fully expected a great shot at a national championship. Sixteen of those teams remain while fans of the other 52 schools are left to wonder what happened...
Via Yardbarker
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Bruin Show – Episode 128 – UCLA Basketball in the Sweet 16!

In Episode 128 of ‘What’s Bruin Show’, we talk about the UCLA Basketball teams and how they will continue to dance  in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. In this episode, hosts Jake Merrifield, Bill Shirley and I get into the nitty-gritty of the excitement surrounding the UCLA Basketball teams as both the men […] What’s Bruin Show – Episode 128 – UCLA Basketball...
Via Go Joe Bruin
22 hours ago

UCLA Football: Fabian Moreau Injured During Pro Day

Another top cornerback in the 2017 NFL Draft class has watched his draft stock take a hit thanks to an injury during his Pro Day. According to reports, UCLA football star Fabian Moreau suffered an injury during his bench press workout. The chest injury forced Moreau to withdraw from his remaining drills. Why it was a disappointing setback, the injury does not appear to be too severe...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago

UCLA Football: Are 9-Wins an Improvement or Should It Be The Norm?

After going 4-8 in 2016, the UCLA Football team will look to get more wins in 2017. Should this be considered an improvement or should getting a minimum of 9 wins be expected every year? A few weeks ago, Bleacher Report had projected the UCLA Football team to win 9 games in 2017. They pointed to the fact […] UCLA Football: Are 9-Wins an Improvement or Should It Be The Norm?...
Via Go Joe Bruin
1 day ago

Watson addresses rumors he could take UCLA job

I recommend wildly speculating who will be the next coach of the Suns anyway. The UCLA Bruins head coaching position is not currently open. If and when that changes, ESPN analyst Jay Williams thinks current Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson could be the one headed to Westwood. In an interview with Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio Monday, Williams looked into his crystal ball and decided...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
1 day ago

UCLA Basketball: UCLA One of Four Schools with both Women’s and Men’s Teams in the Sweet 16

UCLA Basketball has two teams that have made it to the Sweet 16 in their respective NCAA Tournaments. UCLA is a basketball school, but you already knew that. Though both Women’s and Men’s UCLA Basketball teams have had down years recently, they are back and they are dancing! After five days of madness between the […] UCLA Basketball: UCLA One of Four Schools with both Women’s...
Via Go Joe Bruin
1 day ago

LaVar Ball rips sons' high school coach over playoff loss

LaVar Ball is at it again.Chino Hills, Calif., lost last week in the CIF State Southern Regional Finals to Bishop Montgomery. And Chino Hills, of course, is the team that Ball's sons LiAngelo and LaMelo play for, so naturally, the loud-mouthed father had some words regarding the team’s playoff exit.Ball went on ESPN Los Angeles’ “Morning Show with Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ”...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball and UCLA are keeping an otherwise dull NCAA tournament alive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Duke is done. Villanova has vanished. Gonzaga's great bit it's not going to rate.But this NCAA tournament is going to keep being fun for as long as UCLA's still alive.The most entertaining show in college basketball -- on and off the court -- will continue for at least another week after the third-seeded Bruins ran away from No. 6 seed Cincinnati 79-67 on Sunday...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Report: Steve Alford not offered Indiana job yet

Steve Alford is one of the hottest names when it comes to the Indiana head coaching vacancy.Alford grew up in Indiana, and was a high school and college star in the state, as he was a highly successful player at IU under Bob Knight. His name came up the last time Indiana was looking to fill a vacancy, but the job went to Tom Crean, who was fired on Thursday. Alford is now enjoying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

4 finalists named for Naismith Trophy as top college player

ATLANTA (AP) Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and UCLA's Lonzo Ball are the finalists for the Naismith Trophy as the top player in men's college basketball. The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the finalists Sunday. They were chosen by a national voting panel made up of journalists, current and former head coaches, former Naismith winners and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter ripped for asking Lonzo Ball personal question

Lonzo Ball received a question at UCLA’s postgame news conference on Friday night that was much different from all the others.The Bruins freshman point guard was asked about the health of his mother in light of a report that said she had suffered a stroke.Here’s video of the question, along with a transcription of the question and answer. “Lonzo, I apologize for asking a personal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lonzo Ball suffers hip injury after hard fall

Lonzo Ball came up limping after landing hard on his side following a fall just before halftime of UCLA’s first-round NCAA Tournament game against Kent State on Friday night.Ball was driving for a layup and took a hit that sent him off balance and to the floor. He landed on his side/back and was in pain afterwards. Ball came out and played in the second half, but he was hurting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heckler sends LeVar Burton angry tweet intended for LaVar Ball

Poor LeVar Burton was on the other end of some vitriol from a Twitter user on Friday, but it wasn’t even intended for him.It happened Friday when Twitter user @TheDot_Matrix sent Burton a tweet that was intended for LaVar Ball, all about how he shouldn’t have made those ridiculous comments about being able to beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. Burton handled the ignorant...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball wins Wayman Tisdale Award as top college freshman

UCLA guard Lonzo Ball has a bright future ahead of him, and the freshman has garnered a prestigious honor for his accomplishments this season.Ball was selected to receive the Wayman Tisdale Award, which honors the top college basketball freshman of the season. During his first (and presumably only) season with the Bruins, Ball averaged 14.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari and the NBA age limit

The NBA has reasonable and logical arguments for the age limit they initiated beginning with the 2006 NBA Draft, creating the one-and-done rule.None of those arguments or potential benefits to any parties applied much to the case of Ben Simmons, who played one season at LSU before declaring for the draft. Despite Simmons' obvious pro-caliber abilities, LSU wasn't one of the 68 teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball slams Charles Barkley after one-on-one challenge

LaVar Ball continues to enjoy seeing his name in the news, apparently.Ball, whose son Lonzo is the star player on UCLA and a top NBA prospect, hit back at Charles Barkley on Wednesday after Barkley challenged him to a game of one-on-one following Ball’s claims about being able to beat Michael Jordan.“Listen, I’m too old and fat to play basketball, but I’ll challenge Mr. Ball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball's family home burglarized during sons' game

The home where LaVar Ball lives with his three basketball star sons was reportedly burglarized on Tuesday night.According to TMZ Sports, neighbors called police at around 8 p.m. after hearing a suspicious crash inside the Chino Hills home. When officers arrived, they found a pile of the Ball family’s belongings sitting in the center of the home, which is where the burglars likely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball believes his sons are worth $1 billion in shoe deal

The sports marketing world has been put on notice by LaVar Bell. The outspoken father of UCLA freshman star Lonzo Ball and high school hoopsters LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball – both of whom also have committed to UCLA – has a monstrous asking price for the athletic apparel companies hoping to sign his sons to a deal.“A billion dollars, it has to be there," Ball told USA Today. “That’s...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

LaVar Ball: I could have beaten MJ in one-on-one

LaVar Ball is at it again.Yes, the loudmouth father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball just can’t seem to let his son enjoy the moment, as the No. 3 seed Bruins prepare for the NCAA Tournament. And this time Ball touted his own basketball skills by claiming he could’ve defeated Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one during his prime.“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball's father says son is better than Curry right now

Last week, Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar, told TMZ that his son, a UCLA freshman point guard, would be better than Steph Curry, saying of the two-time MVP, “you only consider him good because he won a couple of championships.“We can cut Mr. Ball some slack for that one. He was excited about his son’s success and maybe got carried away in a webcam interview with TMZ. Surely...
Via The Comeback
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Father says Lonzo Ball will be better than Steph Curry

Lonzo Ball is literally balling out these days for the UCLA Bruins. The freshman averages 15.4 points on better than 55 percent shooting (43 percent from beyond the arc.)So, if you’re Ball’s dad, and you’re asked to describe your son’s play, you could be forgiven for a little hyperbole.But that doesn’t mean you can’t go too far.According to CBS Sports, Mr. Ball declared...
Via The Comeback
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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