Monday, July 22

In his time in the NBA, former Bruin guard Russell Westbrook has established himself as a star. Westbrook has recreated the way the point guard position is evaluated by being productive in so many facets of the game. (Creative Commons photo by SD Dirk via Flickr)

Battle of the Editors: Which Bruin basketball player has created the most lasting legacy in the NBA?

With NBA free agency having started Sunday, the Daily Bruin Sports editors decided to take a look back at some of the most influential professional Bruins. Read more...

Photo: In his time in the NBA, former Bruin guard Russell Westbrook has established himself as a star. Westbrook has recreated the way the point guard position is evaluated by being productive in so many facets of the game. (Creative Commons photo by SD Dirk via Flickr)

In his time in the NBA, former Bruin guard Russell Westbrook has established himself as a star. Westbrook has recreated the way the point guard position is evaluated by being productive in so many facets of the game. (Creative Commons photo by SD Dirk via Flickr)

UCLA swim and dive has hired former Ohio State associate head coach Jordan Wolfrum as the Bruins’ next head coach. Wolfrum will be taking over for Cyndi Gallagher, who retired at the end of last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA swim and dive hires former Ohio State coach Jordan Wolfrum as head coach

The Bruins are diving into the fall with a new coach. UCLA swimming and diving has hired former Ohio State associate head coach Jordan Wolfrum as its new head coach. Read more...

Photo: UCLA swim and dive has hired former Ohio State associate head coach Jordan Wolfrum as the Bruins’ next head coach. Wolfrum will be taking over for Cyndi Gallagher, who retired at the end of last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA swim and dive has hired former Ohio State associate head coach Jordan Wolfrum as the Bruins’ next head coach. Wolfrum will be taking over for Cyndi Gallagher, who retired at the end of last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sarah Sponcil was a court-two regular for UCLA beach volleyball, winning two national titles in her time as a Bruin. Sponcil has now partnered with USC graduate Kelly Claes to represent the U.S. in a series of Olympic qualifiers. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Bruin beach volleyball graduates head to Germany to compete in Olympic qualifier

Three days after UCLA beach volleyball won the NCAA championship May 5, three Bruins traveled to Brazil to compete in an Olympic qualifier. Outgoing seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara and Sarah Sponcil will continue their Olympic pursuits in the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, starting Friday. Read more...

Photo: Sarah Sponcil was a court-two regular for UCLA beach volleyball, winning two national titles in her time as a Bruin. Sponcil has now partnered with USC graduate Kelly Claes to represent the U.S. in a series of Olympic qualifiers. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sarah Sponcil was a court-two regular for UCLA beach volleyball, winning two national titles in her time as a Bruin. Sponcil has now partnered with USC graduate Kelly Claes to represent the U.S. in a series of Olympic qualifiers. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

In the 1969 NBA draft, former Bruin Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was picked No. 1 overall. Abdul-Jabbar went on to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Commemorating the anniversaries of some of UCLA’s most memorable NBA drafts

UCLA has historically been one of the top producers for talent that has graced mid-June’s NBA draft. UCLA ranks fourth all-time in players selected in the first round with 39 – only behind powerhouses Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke – and it is one of 19 schools with at least two No. Read more...

Photo: In the 1969 NBA draft, former Bruin Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was picked No. 1 overall. Abdul-Jabbar went on to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

In the 1969 NBA draft, former Bruin Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was picked No. 1 overall. Abdul-Jabbar went on to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was recently traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade that netted the Lakers All-Star center Anthony Davis (Daily Bruin file photo).

Meet Your Maikis: New Orleans Pelicans’ games of trades has created all-star team around Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball is leaving California for the first time in his basketball career. After high school in Chino Hills, college in Westwood and two seasons at the Staples Center, the former UCLA men’s basketball guard is headed to the Bayou. Read more...

Photo: New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was recently traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade that netted the Lakers All-Star center Anthony Davis (Daily Bruin file photo).

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was recently traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade that netted the Lakers All-Star center Anthony Davis (Daily Bruin file photo).

Linebacker Jaelan Phillips announced he would withdraw from UCLA due to injuries in December after playing 11 games with the Bruins. Phillips totaled 41 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his UCLA career. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

In light of Jim Mora lawsuit, criticism emerges against football coach Chip Kelly

A few former Bruins have been taking some parting shots at coach Chip Kelly. After three UCLA football alumni sued former coach Jim Mora in May for his role in their career-ending injuries, a handful of other Bruins have taken to social media to turn the conversation to Kelly. Read more...

Photo: Linebacker Jaelan Phillips announced he would withdraw from UCLA due to injuries in December after playing 11 games with the Bruins. Phillips totaled 41 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his UCLA career. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Linebacker Jaelan Phillips announced he would withdraw from UCLA due to injuries in December after playing 11 games with the Bruins. Phillips totaled 41 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his UCLA career. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Rising-junior outfielder Garrett Mitchell will spend his summer competing for the USA National Collegiate Team. He is among the 21 Bruins who are slated to participate in summer league action across the nation. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Baseballs sends Bruins to compete in summer leagues, collegiate national team

Summer is here, but many Bruins won’t be having a vacation for the foreseeable future. Twenty-one players from UCLA baseball are slated to compete in various summer leagues this offseason. Read more...

Photo: Rising-junior outfielder Garrett Mitchell will spend his summer competing for the USA National Collegiate Team. He is among the 21 Bruins who are slated to participate in summer league action across the nation. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Rising-junior outfielder Garrett Mitchell will spend his summer competing for the USA National Collegiate Team. He is among the 21 Bruins who are slated to participate in summer league action across the nation. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)