September 7, 2013 |
Former Laker Gary Payton will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The veteran point guard spent one year in Los Angeles, joining with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Karl Malone for the 2003-04 season. Payton averaged 14.6 points on 47.1% shooting with 5.5 assists through 82 appearances. He struggled during the playoffs, averaging only 7.8 points on 36.6% shooting in the Lakers' run to the NBA Finals. Ultimately the Detroit Pistons would win the championship series in five games and Payton was traded during the off-season to the Boston Celtics.
September 4, 2013 |
A dozen UCLA receivers caught passes in the Bruins' 58-20 victory over Nevada. The last time as many UCLA receivers made receptions was during a 38-7 victory over Boise State in 1999. With offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone calling the plays, consider it more of a trend than anomaly. UCLA had 11 receivers catch passes in the same game four times last season and had nine receivers with 18 or more receptions for the season. "I hate it when the starters get 60 plays in a game," Mazzone said.
August 8, 2013
New Orleans-based trumpeter Nicholas Payton describes his music under the umbrella of Black American Music (or #BAM for short), in a break from the term "jazz. " But for anyone with an interest in the sound of the genre past, present or future, his talents remain required viewing. A recent turn at the Hollywood Bowl enlivened a night-long tribute to Louis Armstrong, and his 2013 album "#BAM: Live at Bohemian Caverns" shows him in excellent, uncompromisingly inventive form. The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 p.m. $25, http://www.themintla.com .
July 18, 2013 |
Jake Payton, a running back who transferred from San Dimas to Upland, has been declared ineligible by the Southern Section. Payton will have to appeal to gain eligibility this fall. He rushed for nearly 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior. "He's a great kid, he's worked hard all summer and he lives in the city of Upland," Coach Tim Salter said. San Dimas challenged his transfer. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
July 4, 2013 |
Sean Payton might not want to quit his day job. The New Orleans Saints coach is moonlighting this week as a PGA Tour caddie, working the bag for his friend Ryan Palmer at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. Payton had originally planned to vacation at the resort, but then Palmer gave his regular caddie the week off and the coach offered to step in. "I certainly have a great appreciation for the job that these caddies have," Payton said after a practice round earlier this week. "All of a sudden it starts raining a little bit, you're one hand short, you've got umbrellas going, towels going everywhere.
April 27, 2013 |
In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step. " He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk Institute is led by his gliding trumpet. Framed by keyboard and vibraphone, it sounds like a simmering post-bop standard. But to Payton, this isn't just jazz - it's the sound of Black American Music. BAM, an acronym Payton coined to break with the word "jazz," is a term that's become linked with the 39-year-old trumpeter.