Oakland native Tammy Brawner was merely 11 years old when a schoolyard punk flung a basketball at her in the form of a taunting challenge.
“I’m like, ‘Hey! What was that about?’” Brawner remembered. “He was pretty much saying, ‘Hey, I wanna beat up on somebody. I wanna win. So come on.’”
Brawner obliged. And held her own.
“I’d love to play him again,” she said. Read More
Athletes, furry animals and fish-filled balls — it’s going to be otter madness at the San Francisco Zoo today. A member of the Harlem Globetrotters will trade balls with the zoo’s river otters today. Visitors can watch the otters try their paws at basketball while the Globetrotter attempts to work any magic with the fish-filled boomer balls the otters toy with on a daily basis. Read More