UCLA usually mopped up on the USC Trojans in basketball, not so in football or baseball.
But the Trojans had one great basketball player, Paul Westphal, a Redondo Beach native. I think he was the best they ever had. He was phenomenal and demanded respect from everybody, including UCLA. He was a very special player and a great pro, playing twelve seasons and coaching in both the college and pros. It is tough celebrating a Trojan but he deserves the highest praise if you love the game of basketball.
He just passed from brain cancer and we should honor the memory of this great competitor. A tremendous talent.