Discussion

John Wooden gets the last laugh

In Pauley finale, Coach's great-grandson makes final basket for UCLA in fitting sendoff

Updated: February 27, 2011, 2:09 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- They'd all said their goodbyes to John Wooden in their own way, months ago.

At the hospital, before he died in June at 99.

At his memorial service, a few weeks later.

In their quiet prayers, alone with their thoughts and memories of the legendary coach.

Saturday felt like another moment for those who knew and loved Wooden to reflect and remember, another goodbye, as UCLA played its last men's basketball game in the house he'd done so much to build.

Instead, ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Angels Top A's In 10th
    After a controversial ninth-inning obstruction call that prompted an A's protest, the Angels won on Howie Kendrick's walk-off sac fly in the 10th.

MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES