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State’s All-Time NBA All-Star Alums

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 2024 All-Star Game....

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Boys/Girls BB Blasts From The Past

We presented Blasts From The Past every week in the fall for football, and will now look at doing the same for boys and girls basketball when those teams should be playing this winter. These are highlights from around the state from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. From 15 […]

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Season Opening NBA Alumni List

After doing opening day alumni lists of those from California high schools in the NFL and MLB, here’s the same for the NBA as the 2020-21 season tips off this week. We did this list previously at the start of the 2020 NBA playoffs, but several key Californians have switched to different teams and we […]

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State’s Alums In NBA Playoffs

Including the two teams involved in the play-in for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, there are three schools in the state with two alums in this year’s NBA playoffs. Two of those three schools, of course, represent brothers from the Lopez and Holiday families. The other is Leuzinger of Lawndale. There are […]

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Boys BB: CA’s All-Time Best Honor Roll

In addition to state records in various sports, we have also maintained alumni lists of those from California high schools who’ve collected major awards and honors for college and the pros. For boys basketball, we have Hall of Fame members, U.S. Olympic Team members, first and second team All-NBA players, college players of the year […]

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Clash of Californians in NBA

Many think it’ll be the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers playing each other in this year’s NBA Western Conference finals. But for a real clash of Californians, the Clippers meeting the Houston Rockets is more correct. Both of the leading two players for the Clippers and Rockets are from Southern California high schools […]

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State’s Top 25 NBA Player Rankings

After conclusion of the 2019 NBA playoffs, we present our picks of the top 25 players from California high schools. This list had to be revised quite a bit from the first time we did it after Kahwi Leonard of M.L. King (Riverside) led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title. Kahwi of course also […]


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 […]

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CA Schools with Most NBA Pros

In the most populous state in America, the stats show just how difficult it is to play a single game in the National Basketball Association since there’s been less than 500 to do it from the Golden State. Mater Dei of Santa Ana may not have had an eventual superstar, but the Monarchs’ total of […]


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 […]

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