Report: UCLA players stole from three stores in China, will not fly back with team

There is no doubt about it — the three UCLA players screwed up big time. And now the players may be facing additional charges.UCLA Bruins freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested earlier this week on shoplifting charges in China, where their team spent the week prior to Saturday’s opener against Georgia Tech. But things have gotten worse.ESPN’s Arash Markazi...
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November 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Big Baller Brand planning multiple international pop-up shops

If you thought that LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand were going away any time soon, I’ve got some bad news for you: They’re only getting started.The Ball family (minus son Lonzo, who is playing for the Lakers) made a trip to China with the UCLA men’s basketball team this week ahead of the team’s season debut against Georgia Tech. Things are not going well for LiAngelo, a freshman...
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November 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball tight-lipped about brother LiAngelo’s arrest in China

Lonzo Ball insists he’s trying to remain focused on playing basketball in the wake of his brother LiAngelo’s arrest in China for allegedly shoplifting.The Los Angeles Lakers rookie also indicated he hasn’t spoken to his brother, a freshman for the UCLA Bruins, nor his father, LaVar Ball, since the arrest.“No, I haven’t talked to any of them yet,” Lonzo Ball said after Wednesday morning...
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November 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Kobe Bryant has been among the more prominent members of the Los Angeles sporting landscape and community for the past 20 years. On Wednesday, the city will honor him in a special way. It was announced on Monday that August 24, 2016 will be “Kobe Bryant Day” in Los Angeles. The date 8-24 was chosen because Bryant, of course, wore both numbers on his uniform during his Hall of...
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August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on 81-point game: ‘This is what I’m supposed to do’

The 10-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point explosion falls on Jan. 22, 2016, and ESPN’s Arash Markazi assembled a tremendous oral history of the performance. Bryant shared that he didn’t feel like he was in some sort of “otherworldly” zone. Rather, the Los Angeles Lakers legend expected to do that because of work done in practice. “Those same shots I took during the game...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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