California’s 50th player to appear in an NBA All-Star Game was Klay Thompson in 2015. In honor of that total, we decided to start a new NBA All-Star Alumni list for our exclusive state record book. It has now been updated through the 2023 All-Star Game....
NBA Final Alums 2022
After a year in 2021 in which the Phoenix Suns did not have a player from a California high school, both the Golden State Warriors & Boston Celtics for 2022 each have at least one. The Warriors, of course, have a player who is headed to the Hall of Fame and who was inspirational in […]
All-Time NBA Finals Alums
This is our list of every player from a California high school who has been on a roster for a team that has been in the NBA Finals championship series. Go through the names for what also is a trip through NBA Finals history. FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NBA FINALS ALUMS FOR 2023,...
All-Time All-Section/All-County Teams (Boys Basketball Part 1)
After having just done this series of posts for football, we’ll now do the same for boys basketball. Based on how these players did after high school, here is a look at the first three of these teams as we wait for high school sports to hopefully begin in the state. For this group of...
All-NBA: Cali rules, but where’s Klay?
This year’s All-NBA teams were announced earlier this week and it’s just another example of the great players from California high schools who are making this such a golden era for the Golden State (pun intended). The first team, second team and third team of five players each is based on voting by media members […]
Californians in NBA: Spectacular
On NBA All-Star Weekend, it’s a good time to realize that this may be the best time ever for California players in the NBA. No less than three of the league’s top four MVP candidates are from Southern California and there’s also a strong contingent of players from Northern California as well. To see how […]
NEW Boys BB State Top 20 Rankings
There’s plenty of movement and one newcomer, as MLK results and big league games shake up the middle portion of this week’s rankings. The top remains the same, as Sierra Canyon shows why it’s one of the nation’s very best teams with a big win over previous FAB 50 No. 1 La Lumiere of Indiana....
NBA Finals Alums
There’s only two players, both from the Golden State Warriors, in this year’s NBA Finals from California high schools. Perhaps the most interesting connections, however, are on the coaching staffs.
California Quartet: 2015 NBA All-Stars
The NBA All-Star Game takes place this weekend in Brooklyn and New York, and until this week, there was plenty of controversy about the choices. Damian Lillard, in particular, stirred up plenty of talk about his being snubbed from the initial list of All-Stars. The impact of Lillard on the Portland Trail Blazers’ NBA futures […]