July 22, 1999 |
Joe Bottanu flipped through the pages of his autograph book and perused the scribbled signatures he collected one day last week at the Fila Summer Pro League at the Pyramid in Long Beach. "This is the very first time I've done this," said Bottanu, 13, as he waited outside the locker room door. "I don't know who any of these guys are. I just hope some of them are in the NBA."
July 17, 2006 |
Danilo Pinnock slips his 6-foot-5 body into a bed in a lonely El Segundo hotel room. He flips on the television and fills the night watching the movie "Titanic." When he is hungry, Pinnock opens the refrigerator and pulls out a fried chicken TV dinner he bought at Ralphs. It's not rib-eye, but it will settle his growling stomach. When he is thirsty, Pinnock cracks open a Gatorade. He gets them from the Lakers' practice facility and stockpiles them. His $100 per diem goes only so far.
April 15, 1993 |
The Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League, a South Bay staple for more than a decade, is likely to move to UC Irvine's Bren Center this summer. Officials familiar with negotiations to bring the 23-year-old league to Irvine say the deal is nearly completed. "We're anxiously awaiting final confirmation," said Steve Neal, director of events for 5,000-seat, air-conditioned Bren Center.
February 20, 1992
The Summer Pro Basketball League will move from Loyola Marymount to Redondo High this year and run July 24-26 and Aug. 1-16.
May 28, 1993
The Peninsula High boys' tennis team defeated Corona del Mar, 11-7, in a Southern Section Division I tennis semifinal on Thursday at Corona del Mar. * Officials of the Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League announced that the league is moving its operation to UC Irvine's Bren Center. The league had been based at Loyola Marymount nine of the past 11 years.
August 1, 2002 |
The Nike Real Run summer pro basketball league has entered its playoffs and new Clipper Andre Miller will team with Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics in tonight's 6 p.m. game at Veterans Park in Carson. Admission is free. The playoffs continue Friday at Veterans Park with a game at 6 p.m., followed by a 7:30 game between Smith & Associates, which features Penny Hardaway and Bo Outlaw, and Escapa Shoes, which includes Jelani McCoy and Pooh Richardson. The championship game is at 7:30 p.m.