Inglewood Cobras

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Inglewood Cobras
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Founded 2005
League ABA 2005-2006
Based in Inglewood, California
Owner(s) Jayceon Taylor aka The Game
Head coach Sean Higgins
Championships 0
Division titles 0

Inglewood Cobras was a professional basketball team of the American Basketball Association (known as the ABA). It was formed in 2005, and based in Inglewood, California. It played in the league's Spencer Haywood Division.[1] Inglewood Cobras folded after playing five games in the ABA league's 2005-2006 season.[2]

Ownership and roster[edit]

One of the high profile investors in the team was well-known American rapper The Game.[3] The 6-foot-4 listed by his real name Jayceon Taylor[4] also played for team as a shooting guard and small forward.[5][6] The Game was a standout basketball player at Compton High School, alongside future NBA player Baron Davis. He received a basketball scholarship, but was dismissed from his school during his freshman year over drug allegations. Later on, The Game had been featured in several Entertainers Basketball Classics (EBC) playing against NBA talents.

The team was coached by former NBA player Sean Higgins.[1] He was also included in the team's roster (as a coach / player). Other players included Kevin Bradley, Kenny Jackson, Tarron Williams,

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Higgins Coaches From The Bench And On The Floor". 2006-01-17. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  2. ^ Michael Becker (2005-07-26). "Firing Away at the ABA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  3. ^ Gregory, Eben; Strong, Nolan (November 16, 2006). "The Game Joins Pro Basketball Team, Invests In Company". Allhiphop. Archived from the original on April 20, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2007. 
  4. ^ Eurobasket.com: Inglewood Cobras Ex players
  5. ^ "The Game buys part of Inglewood Cobras ABA basketball team". RealityTVWordl / UPI. 2005-11-17. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  6. ^ Brian Jester (2012-07-23). BleacherReport "5 Rappers Who Could Help the Team Win More Games in 2012". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.