1995 NBA draft
The 1995 NBA draft took place on June 28,1995, at SkyDome in Toronto, Canada. It marked the first NBA draft to be held outside the United States and was the first draft for the two Canadian expansion teams, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies. Kevin Garnett, who was fifth in this draft, is notable for being the first player in two decades to be selected straight out of high school. Garnett would go on to gather fifteen All Star selections, eight All-NBA selections, one NBA MVP award, rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse had successful careers, being four-time and two-time All-Stars respectively. Wallace won an NBA championship in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons, while Stackhouse scored the most total points in the league in 2000, the other remaining top selections had relatively productive careers, but were considered to have never reached their full potential. Joe Smith put up solid, but unspectacular numbers throughout his career and is considered a disappointment for a first overall selection.
He was involved in a salary cap scandal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Antonio McDyess was a one-time All-Star, but serious and continuing knee injuries decreased much of his effectiveness in the prime of his career. Damon Stoudamire was the 1995–96 NBA Rookie of the Year and had a solid career although he was arrested and fined several times for marijuana possession and this draft was notable for two of the biggest busts in NBA history, Ed OBannon and Shawn Respert. OBannon had received accolades for leading the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Championship. Respert played only four seasons in the NBA, while secretly hiding that he was suffering from stomach cancer, the following players went undrafted in the 1995 NBA Draft but played in the NBA. The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft, a The Los Angeles Clippers traded Randy Woods and the draft rights of Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggets for Rodney Rogers and the draft rights to Brent Barry
California Interscholastic Federation
The California Interscholastic Federation is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California. CIF membership includes both public and private high schools, unlike most other state organizations, it does not have a single, statewide championships for all sports, for some sports, the CIFs 10 Sections each have their own championships. Six schools near the border are members of adjacent states associations. San Pasqual Valley High School is part of the Arizona Interscholastic Association, coleville High School, Needles High School, North Tahoe High School, South Tahoe High School and Truckee High School are part of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. As early as 1891, schools around the San Francisco Bay Area began competing against each other in football organized by the Amateur Academic Athletic Association, other boys sports were added starting 1894, organized by the Academic Athletic League. While teams represented the schools by name, there was no affiliation with the school administration, the CIF was founded in Los Angeles in 1914 by a group of area school principals.
Other school principals voluntarily entered into the program, and by 1917, in 2005, CIF began requiring that all student athletes sign a pledge not to take any steroids or face suspension or expulsion. This action was the first of its kind from a high school athletics association in the United States. There are Northern California championships in tennis and girls wrestling, and Southern California championships in volleyball, girls wrestling. Starting in 2018, a Northern California championship will be added for boys and these sections are, Each section except for San Francisco is further subdivided into leagues. The Northern Section is divided into three conferences which in turn are divided into leagues, the Southern Section is the largest by both membership and geography, covering just under one-third of the states total area and almost half of the population base. The three City Sections are operated by and limited to the public school systems. The organizations supreme governing body is the Federated Council, Each representative is elected to a term of two years.
The Council meets three times per year, positive Coaching Alliance Center for Sports Parenting CIF State Official website San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Association
Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, commonly known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles, California, on the campus of UCLA. It is home to the UCLA Bruins mens and womens basketball teams, the mens and womens volleyball and womens gymnastics teams compete here. The building, designed by architect Welton Becket, was dedicated in June 1965, named for University of California Regent Edwin W. Pauley, Pauley donated almost one fifth of the more than $5 million spent in constructing the arena. The arena was renovated in 2010-12 and was reopened on November 9,2012 when it hosted a basketball game against Indiana State. Pauley Pavilion contains 11,307 permanent theater-style upholstered seats, plus retractable seats for 2,492 spectators, the capacity prior to the renovation had been exceeded several times for several mens basketball games by adding portable seating alongside the retractable seats. The Bruins reopened the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion on November 9,2012 in front of a crowd of 13,513.
Then a new record was set when 13,727 fans watched the Bruins defeat the Arizona Wildcats 74–69 on March 2,2013, when the floor seats are retracted, there is space for three full-sized basketball courts. These courts are used for practice, intramural games. It can serve as a hall or large dining area when in this configuration. When used for volleyball, the basketball court is striped with colored tape. The volleyball net is erected at the court line. The womens team uses blue and yellow Sport Court lined up perpendicularly to the basketball court tucked up to the east end of the court, there is a tunnel on the south side through which trucks and service vehicles may enter. This is the entrance for players, performers. The floor is called Nell and John Wooden Court in honor of former UCLA Mens Basketball Coach John Wooden, from the opening of the building until 1987, the extra press not involved in the radio or television broadcasts sat behind the south side press table. The working press moved to sit courtside at press row on the side of the court, as the south courtside seats were opened up to influential.
In 2003, the UCLA Athletic Department made available north side courtside seats to affluent donors, the media now sit higher up in permanent seating dead-center in the north side of the bleachers. The press move to the side in 1987 was as controversial as the 2003 move, in that the student section was now behind the press table. The student section has moved several times as well, since 2003, the student section of 1,750 seats occupies the north side bleachers
Boca Juniors (basketball)
Boca Juniors basketball section is part of the Boca Juniors sports club based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team plays in the Liga Nacional de Básquet, the first division of the Argentine league system, bocas home games are played at the Estadio Luis Conde, called the Bombonerita, as a reference to the clubs football stadium known as the La Bombonera. Since the establishment of the LNB in 1985, Boca has won 3 championships and was runner-up another 3 times, Boca won the first 5 editions of the Copa Argentina de Básquetbol and the Top 4 in 2004. At the international level, the team has won 3 times the Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes, the basketball section of Boca Juniors was created in 1929, requesting affiliation to the association but it was rejected. In 1930 the club could be registered to Federación Argentina de Básquet, the good results encouraged the club to continue participating in the league. In 1934 the team debuted at second division finishing 2nd, in 1936 a dissident association, the Asociación de Básquet de Buenos Aires was created.
This organized its own championships from 1936 to 1973 when it would merge with the Federación Argentina again. Boca played the tournaments held by the ABBA becoming one of the most successful teams during the decades of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, on 27 November 1938 Boca Juniors played United States team Amateur Athletic Union at the Luna Park of Buenos Aires. Boca won the match 38-33 being the first victory achieved by an Argentine basketball team over a North American side, the line-up was José Giuliano, Víctor Di Vita, Pedro Aizcorbe, Carlos Stropiana y Roberto Contini. During the decade of the 1940s, Boca played in the Torneo Apertura, during the decade of 1940, Boca was nicknamed el equipo de las estrellas. During those years Boca won the 1938 and 1939 Apertura championships, Boca did not got any other championship until middle of the 1950s. In 1951 a new championship, Torneo Metropolitano was created and this competition joined teams from both rival leagues, Federación Argentina and Asociación de Buenos Aires.
To form a competitive team, Boca hired Rosarian players Enrique Borda and Bernardo Schime. Andrés Naranjito Rossi was the coach, despite having lost the first six games, Boca finished in the 4th position in the 1955 tournament. In 1957, with the addition of players such as José Olivera, José Novoa and Luis Pérez. The team was runner-up in 1958 and 1958, after the tenure of Rossi as coach, Abelardo Dasso replaced him. Under his coaching, Boca Juniors achieved its most significant success, winning during 3 consecutive years all the tournaments disputed, during that period, the squad played a total of 93 games, winning 89. Boca Juniors continued with his path, winning the 1964 Apertura
UCLA Bruins men's basketball retired numbers
The mens college basketball program of the University of California, Los Angeles was founded in 1920 and is known competitively as the UCLA Bruins. The Bruins have won 11 National Collegiate Athletic Association Mens Division I Basketball Championships, UCLA players have been assigned jersey numbers ranging from 0 to 78 in the teams history. The school no longer issues 10 retired numbers in honor of former players, to qualify, a player must have been a three-time consensus All-American, a consensus national player of the year, or been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The retired numbers are displayed in the rafters of the Bruins home arena, uCLAs legendary coach John Wooden generally opposed having numbers retired. Numbers retired by UCLA were originally limited to three-time consensus All-Americans, in 1990, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, known as Lew Alcindor during his UCLA career, and Bill Walton were the first to have their numbers retired. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Pauley Pavilion, Wooden valued team play over individual accolades, and he opposed retiring numbers.
What about the fellows who wore that number before, didnt they contribute to the team. Wooden did think highly of Abdul-Jabbar and Walton, if such a thing can be deserved, itd be Alcindor and Walton. But I dont think it would be anyone else, said Wooden, UCLA in 1996 expanded the requirements for retiring numbers to include players who were consensus national players of the year. This allowed the numbers of Walt Hazzard, Sidney Wicks, Marques Johnson. In 2004, UCLA allowed players inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame to be eligible, three Bruins were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012, and UCLA retired their numbers in 2013—Jamaal Wilkes, Reggie Miller, and Don Barksdale. Eight of the players honored were members of NCAA championship teams, although Hazzards No.42 was retired, he allowed Kevin Love to wear it. Johnsons retired No.54 was worn by his sons, while Robinson wore several different numbers while at the school from 1939 to 1941, the number 42 was chosen because it was the number he wore during his Brooklyn Dodgers career
South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles is a 51-square-mile region of Los Angeles County, comprising 25 neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles and three unincorporated neighborhoods. In the 2000 census, the area of South Los Angeles had a population of 520,461, the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games took place near the USC campus at neighboring Exposition Park, which hosts the Los Angeles Coliseum. Until the 1920s, West Adams was one of the most desirable areas of the city, development of the Wilshire Boulevard corridor drew Los Angeles development west of downtown. As the wealthy were building mansions in West Adams and Jefferson Park. Affluent blacks gradually moved into West Adams and Jefferson Park as the decades passed, at the same time, the area of modest bungalows and low-rise commercial buildings along Central Avenue emerged as the heart of the black community in southern California. It had one of the first jazz scenes in the western U. S. with trombonist Kid Ory a prominent resident. Under racially restrictive covenants, blacks were allowed to own property only within the Main-Slauson-Alameda-Washington box and in Watts, in an escalation of behavior that began in the 1920s, white gangs in nearby cities such as South Gate and Huntington Park routinely accosted blacks who traveled through white areas.
The black mutual protection clubs that formed in response to these assaults became the basis of the regions fearsome street gangs, as in most urban areas, 1950s freeway construction radically altered the geography of southern Los Angeles. Freeway routes tended to reinforce traditional segregation lines, the Harbor Freeway ran just to the west of Main Street, and the Santa Monica Freeway just to the north of Washington Boulevard. The Marina Freeway was originally to run near Slauson Avenue all the way to the Orange County line, although the freeways worked in moving cars around, they were decidedly unsuccessful as instruments of integration. The explosive growth of suburbs, most of which barred blacks by a variety of methods and this process accelerated after the Watts Riots of 1965. The riots resulted in an abandonment of southern Los Angeles and its neighboring cities by white residents and merchants, middle-class blacks left the area, moving to the north and west. By the late 1960s most of Los Angeles south of Pico Boulevard, the Santa Monica Freeway formed the northern boundary of the new South Central, primarily dividing the middle-class blacks of Mid-Wilshire from the poor and working-class blacks to the south.
Beginning in the 1970s, the decline of the areas manufacturing base resulted in a loss of the jobs that had allowed skilled union workers to have a middle class life. Widespread unemployment and street crime contributed to the rise of street gangs in South Central, such as the Crips and they became even more powerful with money from drugs, especially the crack cocaine trade, dominated by gangs in the 1980s. By the 2000s, the rate of South L. A. has lowered significantly. Nevertheless, South Los Angeles was still known for its gangs at the time, since then, a number of protests focused on events in Ferguson have taken place in South Los Angeles. By the end of the 1980s, South Los Angeles had an number of Hispanics and Latinos
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
United States antitrust law
The main statutes are the Sherman Act 1890, the Clayton Act 1914 and the Federal Trade Commission Act 1914. These Acts, restrict the formation of cartels and prohibit other collusive practices regarded as being in restraint of trade, they restrict the mergers and acquisitions of organizations that could substantially lessen competition. Third, they prohibit the creation of a monopoly and the abuse of monopoly power, the Federal Trade Commission, the U. S. Department of Justice, state governments and private parties who are sufficiently affected may all bring actions in the courts to enforce the antitrust laws. Large manufacturing conglomerates emerged in great numbers in the 1880s and 1890s, the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 began a shift towards federal rather than state regulation of big business. Indeed, at this time hundreds of small short-line railroads were being bought up, people for strong antitrust laws argued the American economy to be successful requires free competition and the opportunity for individual Americans to build their own businesses.
As Senator John Sherman put it, If we will not endure a king as a power we should not endure a king over the production, transportation. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act almost unanimously in 1890, the Act prohibits agreements in restraint of trade and abuse of monopoly power. It gives the Justice Department the mandate to go to court for orders to stop illegal behavior or to impose remedies. Public officials during the Progressive Era put passing and enforcing strong antitrust high on their agenda, president Theodore Roosevelt sued 45 companies under the Sherman Act, while William Howard Taft sued 75. In 1902, Roosevelt stopped the formation of the Northern Securities Company, one of the more well known trusts was the Standard Oil Company, John D. In 1911 the Supreme Court agreed that in recent years Standard had violated the Sherman Act, in approving the breakup the Supreme Court added the rule of reason, not all big companies, and not all monopolies, are evil, and the courts are to make that decision.
To be harmful, a trust had to damage the economic environment of its competitors. United States Steel Corporation, which was larger than Standard Oil. In fact, it lobbied for tariff protection that reduced competition, likewise International Harvester survived its court test, while other monopolies were broken up in tobacco and bathtub fixtures. Over the years hundreds of executives of competing companies who met together illegally to fix prices went to federal prison, in the words of one critic, Isabel Paterson, As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid, in 1914 Congress passed the Clayton Act, which prohibited specific business actions if they substantially lessened competition. American hostility to big business began to decrease after the Progressive Era, ford became as much of a popular hero as Rockefeller had been a villain. Welfare capitalism made large companies an attractive place to work, new career paths opened up in middle management, talk of trust busting faded away
UCLA Bruins men's basketball
The UCLA Bruins mens basketball program represents the University of California, Los Angeles in mens college basketball. Established in 1919, UCLA has won a record 11 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championships, UCLA teams coached by John Wooden won 10 national titles in 12 seasons, from 1964 to 1975, including seven straight from 1967 to 1973. UCLA went undefeated a record four times, in 1964,1967,1972, Coach Jim Harrick led the team to another NCAA title in 1995. Former coach Ben Howland led UCLA to three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006 to 2008, UCLA won 13 consecutive regular season conference titles between 1967 and 1979, an NCAA record they currently share with Kansas, whose streak is currently active. On March 30,2013, Steve Alford was named the schools 13th head mens basketball coach, UCLA mens basketball has set several NCAA records. 11 NCAA titles 7 consecutive NCAA titles 12 NCAA title game appearances*10 consecutive Final Four appearances 25 Final Four wins*38 game NCAA Tournament winning streak 134 weeks ranked No, cozens coached the basketball team for two seasons, finishing with an overall record of 21–4.
Caddy Works was the coach of the Bruins from 1921 to 1939. Works was a lawyer by profession and coached the only during the evenings. According to UCLA player and future Olympian Frank Lubin, Works was more of a coach with little basketball knowledge. Wilbur Johns was the UCLA basketball head coach from 1939 to 1948, from 1948 to 1975, John Wooden, nicknamed the Wizard of Westwood, served as head coach at UCLA. He won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, seven of those in a row, within this period, his teams won a mens basketball-record 88 consecutive games. Prior to Woodens arrival, UCLA had only won two championship seasons in the previous 18 years. By 1962, with the no longer in place, Wooden had returned the Bruins to the top of their conference. This time, they would take the next step, a narrow loss, due largely to a controversial foul call, in the semifinal of the 1962 NCAA Tournament convinced Wooden that his Bruins were ready to contend for national championships. The result was a increase in scoring, giving UCLA a powerhouse team that went undefeated on its way to the schools first basketball national championship.
Woodens team repeated as champions the following season before the 1966 squad fell briefly. UCLA was ineligible to play in the NCAA tournament that year, in January 1968, UCLA took its 47-game winning streak to the Astrodome in Houston, where Lew Alcindor squared off against Elvin Hayes in the Game of the Century before a national television audience. Houston upset UCLA 71-69 as Hayes scored 39 points, in a post-game interview, Wooden said, We have to start over
The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association as a club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its games at Barclays Center. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City, the other are the New York Knicks, the team was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBAs rival league, the American Basketball Association. They played in New Jersey as the New Jersey Americans during their first season, before moving to Long Island in 1968, during this time, the Nets won two ABA championships. In 1976, the ABA merged with the NBA, and the Nets were absorbed into the NBA along with three other ABA teams, in 1977, the team returned to New Jersey and played as the New Jersey Nets from 1977 to 2012. During this time, the Nets won two consecutive Eastern Conference championships, but failed to win a league title, in the summer of 2012, the team moved to Barclays Center, and took its current geographic name.
The Brooklyn Nets were founded in 1967 and initially played in Teaneck, New Jersey, in its early years, the team led a nomadic existence, moving to Long Island in 1968 and playing in various arenas there as the New York Nets. Led by Hall of Famer Julius Dr. J Erving, the Nets won two ABA championships in New York before becoming one of four ABA teams to be admitted into the NBA as part of the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. The team moved back to New Jersey in 1977 and became the New Jersey Nets, the Boston Celtics were once rivals of the Nets during the early 2000s because of their respective locations and their burgeoning stars. The Nets were led by Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin, while the Celtics were experiencing newfound success behind Paul Pierce, the rivalry began to heat up in the 2002 Eastern Conference Finals, which was preceded by trash-talking from the Celtics who claimed Martin was a fake tough guy. Things progressed as the series started, and on-court tensions seemed to spill into the stands, celtic fans berated Kidd and his family with chants of Wife Beater.
in response to Kidds 2001 domestic abuse charge. When the series returned to New Jersey, Nets fans responded, referring to a night club incident in 2000 in which Pierce was stabbed 11 times. When asked about the fan barbs being traded, Kenyon Martin stated, Our fans hate them, rondo was suspended for two games in the aftermath, while Wallace and Kevin Garnett were fined. The story was revisited on December 25, when Wallace grabbed Garnetts shorts and this move was billed as a merger of the two Atlantic Division teams. Celtics announcer Sean Grande said Its almost as if you found a home for these guys. You couldnt have found a better place and these guys will be in the New York market, theyll be on a competitive team, theyll stay on national TV. Its funny, because the enemy of my enemy is my friend, so with Celtics fans feeling the way they do about the Heat, feeling the way they do about the Knicks, the Nets are going to become almost the second team now