LA Roundup: Leagues Making Progress Towards Eventual Return, USC Lands Yet Another Recruit, Rams’ Woods Expects a Big Year, and More!

With each passing day, we get additional encouraging news about the eventual return of sports. Today it was the NBA and the NHL, both of which made progress in their negotiations to restart their respective seasons. Adam Silver and the NBA seem to be loving the Disney World possibility and officially declared that they have entered negotiation stages to make it happen. Meanwhile, hockey is banking on jumping straight into the playoffs with a revised 24 team bracket. Regardless of how they return, sports being back will give life some normalcy once again.

As players wait for official announcements regarding the resumption of play, Rams‘ wide receiver, Robert Woods, shared his thoughts on the outlook of the 2020 season. Woods has faith in his team, especially with the adversity they’ve faced. He has seen the way guys have fought and persevered, leaving no doubt that the whole team shares this mentality. Only time will tell if he’s correct, but the team did a great job rebuilding this offseason.

The team that the Rams shared the Coliseum with these past few years has also done a great job of rebuilding. The USC Trojans are back on top, as their future recruiting classes have left many speechless. The Trojans added another future piece in Saia Mapakaitolo, their third offensive lineman commit for the class of 2021. The Trojans have been ridiculed in recent history, a far cry from their proud traditions. Hopefully they are closing in on another window of pure domination on the field.

Amid all of the terrible news that’s out there today, there are individuals that have stepped up to help the community. The All-In Challenge, which has gone viral with famous athletes, actors, and influencers all pitching in, has been a beacon of hope for those suffering the most from the pandemic. Former Laker, Metta Sandiford-Artest (also known as Metta World Peace or Ron Artest), did his part by joining the challenge. His auction brought in another $16,000 that will go straight to charities assisting those affected by the pandemic.

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