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03/24/2013 02:21 pm ET Updated May 24, 2013

Los Angeles Is Hoops Heaven | Discover Los Angeles

CITY OF CHAMPIONS
The city's rich basketball history includes the Lakers' 11 NBA World Championship titles, UCLA's 11 NCAA basketball titles, a high school system that's developed dozens of basketball greats, and a wide-ranging pick-up basketball culture featured in such films as White Men Can't Jump. The prestigious John R. Wooden Award is presented annually to the men's and women's college basketball Players of the Year in a ceremony that takes place at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown. Even the term "slam dunk" was coined in LA by the late, great Lakers announcer Chick Hearn. All of which makes Los Angeles a veritable hoops heaven for roundball junkies looking to explore the city.

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