This is the second book of Tom Benson’s that I have a reviewed (see my review of Beyond the Law), and the second time I have been thoroughly impressed, though for very different reasons in this case. 460 more words
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NEW ORLEANS — While the geographic incongruity of the Lakers slam dunking near the ocean in Los Angeles and the Jazz playing pick-and-roll music in conservative Utah have become ingrained parts of NBA tradition, the feeling was that for pro basketball to finally thrive in southern Louisiana, a new name to match the region would finally help put down roots. 1,878 more words
The Pelicans announced Thursday that the New Orleans Arena will now be known as the “Smoothie King Center” after team owner Tom Benson reached a naming rights agreement with the juice bar chain.