Story | Nov 19, 2011
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Column | Mar 24, 2012Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a standout, an All American and player of the year — and a history major, which has served him well in his literary career. Some of his books have made it to the bestseller list, and this one, "What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors," is a children's volume with adult appeal. But in the midst of March Madness, he's still watching the game he mastered, though two of his favorites are already out: Lehigh and Long Beach.
Story | Sep 22, 2011
John McKissick is in his 60th season coaching the Summerville (S.C.) High School football team. No head football coach has held the same post longer. None on any level has ever won more games (589). But McKissick, who turns 85 this month, never...
Story | Nov 2, 2011 | 4:13 PM
Jim Harris' reach goes well beyond the Seahawk uniform. Coach Harris mentored students who were never in his math classes and young coaches like me who never attended his school or played on his team. While Ocean View High School's gymnasium is lined...
Story | Nov 3, 2011 | 11:09 PM
A Newport Beach family is offering local UCLA supporters a chance to learn more about late legendary basketball coach John Wooden this weekend at an intimate fundraiser with Wooden's daughter and some of his former athletes. Last year, Roger and Lynn...