Why I’ll Never Forget The Night John Wooden Died

With some media friends in town working the Dodger game last night here in L.A., I decided to hit the Ravine for the first time this season. I didn’t make the decision until late afternoon, but I’m glad I did.

Vin Scully Announces John Wooden's Passing On Los Angeles TV

I’ve only lived in Los Angeles for 11 years, so I don’t have a connection to John Wooden any more unique than most of you. But the announcement of his sad passing? That moment was, though sad, something I’ll recall for all time.

I was in the Dodger Stadium press box when the news filtered out that the greatest sports legend in Los Angeles history had died, and it just so happened that perhaps the second greatest L.A. sports legend was only a few feet away from me when word came down. Read more…