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St. Anthony Legend Darrick Martin Hosts Annual Books & Basketball Camp

Dating back to his playing days with the Los Angeles Clippers in the late 1990’s, St. Anthony alum Darrick Martin has provided a yearly Books & Basketball Camp for kids in the Long Beach area. What was once the highlight of his offseason continues to be a staple for Martin and his family each summer, […]

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St. Anthony Welcomes Back Darrick Martin For Jersey Retirement

The562’s coverage of Saints athletics is sponsored in part by St. Anthony High School. Basketball royalty returned to Jack Errion Memorial Gym last Friday night, as St. Anthony legend Darrick Martin was back on campus for a jersey retirement ceremony prior to the team’s game against St. Paul. Just prior to tip-off, Martin strolled onto the […]

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COLUMN: Long Beach Rolled Deep in NBA’s Summer League

Mike Guardabascio “You can take the Summer League out of Long Beach, but you can’t take Long Beach out of the Summer League.” That was the thought I had as I was driving my family home from Las Vegas last weekend, after 72 hours of nonstop basketball action at the NBA’s Summer League, hosted at […]

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Long Beach Poly’s Peyton Watson Taken By Denver In NBA Draft

Growing up in Long Beach, playing basketball at the JCC as a kid and at Long Beach Poly as he grew, Peyton Watson dreamed of the moment that happened last night. The Long Beach and Bixby Knolls native was in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn where he heard NBA commissioner Adam Silver announce his name […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Poly, LBSU, Lakers/Clippers & Much More

We need to get some NBA thoughts off of our chests after a rundown of the top Long Beach sports stories this week. 2:40 Question O’ The Week: What the heck is going on at Long Beach State?! 7:25 Athletes O’ The Week 15:25 Game O’ The Week: St. Anthony Football 18:00 Player O’ The […]

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Feature: Jordan Bell’s Charity Basketball Game Had Special Meaning

Jordan Bell is known for many things.  The Long Beach Poly alum, NBA champion, and Minnesota Timberwolves forward has been an elite basketball player and shotblocker for many years, dating back to his playing days in his hometown. He’s always been known as a talker, too–he talked back in class, he talked trash to opponents, […]

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LB In NBA: Jordan Bell, James Ennis Make Headlines

A pair of young NBA players with ties to Long Beach have been making moves and headlines this summer. Long Beach Poly alum Jordan Bell won a championship two years ago as a rookie with the Golden State Warriors, and signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves worth $1.6 million for one season. […]

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Plenty Of Long Beach Rooting Interest In NBA Playoffs

There are plenty of Long Beach basketball fans who are bummed about the Lakers not making the playoffs. The good news is, there’s seven players, coaches, or officials with Long Beach and Moore League ties to cheer for in April, May, and June as the NBA playoffs roll on. The most notable name is San […]