(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. Charles Oakley is now allowed back in Madison Square Garden though he says he wants a public apology from New York Knicks/MSG chairman James Dolan before he returns.
2. The LA Galaxy are expected to open the season without starters Robbie Rogers and Gyasi Zardes due to injuries. The Galaxy opens March 4 at StubHub Center against FC Dallas.
3. The Lakers get blown out in Phoenix 137-101 to drop to 19-39 on the year.
4. Former NFL quarterback Vince Young, 33, hires agent Leigh Steinberg and has an eye on a comeback.
5. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace the injured Kevin Love on Sunday’s NBA All-Star game.
6. Brentwood beats Gabrielino 71-53 in the first round of the CIF playoffs.
7. Maranatha routs Viewpoint 70-43 in the first round of the CIF playoffs.
8. Happy Birthday to former LA Rams/Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis who turns 45 today.
9. On this date in 1992 the Lakers retire Magic Johnson’s #32 jersey.
10. “I didn’t play football until high school. I bowled until high school. Football was a second thought, bowling was my first love.” – Jerome Bettis.