Names In The News
Through the ups and downs, Oakland has always had @Stephencurry30’s back. As the Warriors head home for Game 3 of the #NBAFinals, we surprised 30 local individuals with letters written by Stephen thanking them for all they have done for him and the community. Thank you Oakland. pic.twitter.com/tlD9x6va8N— Under Armour Hoops (@UAbasketball) June 4, 2019
As part of Warriors G STEPHEN CURRY's "farewell to Oakland" before the team moves to Chase Center in S.F., Under Armour created the "Thank You, Oakland" Curry 6 shoe. Curry "chose 30 people to gift them to." Some of the individuals include Warriors President of Basketball Operations & GM BOB MYERS, Curry's driver CHIP VARELA, his former personal security guard RALPH WALKER and CURTIS JONES, the Oracle Arena security guard who throws Curry the ball in every pregame tunnel shot (SFGATE.com, 6/4).
NAMES: Random House has set a Sept. 23 date to publish "The Ride Of A Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO Of The Walt Disney Company," a memoir written by Disney Chair & CEO BOB IGER (DEADLINE.com, 6/4)....Pitt officials announced the men's basketball team will leave Aug. 5 for a 10-day, eight-night trip through Italy with "stops in Rome, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Vicenza, and Venice." They team will "play three games against international competition" (TRIBLIVE.com, 6/3)....FAU’s basketball court “will now go by Abessinio Court at FAU Arena” after Roch Capital CEO ROCCO ABESSINIO and his wife, MARY, gave $3M to the athletic department (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 6/4)....National nonprofit Multiplying Good named Broncos LB VON MILLER the ’19 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Sports (DENVERPOST.com, 6/4).
IN MEMORY: Longtime Keeneland Racecourse starter ROBERT LEE “SPEC” ALEXANDER died Monday at age 80 (COURIER-JOURNAL.com, 6/4).