Right away, the front office of the Champions Basketball League’s Los Angeles squad sets the standard.
Check out these names: Gary Payton. Mitch Richmond. Byron Scott. These guys are winners. The living embodiment of excellence. What they’ve accomplished in sports, the rest of us can only dream of. And here they are, ready to share their basketball experience, leadership, and the future of summer hoops with you.
The three of them are teaming up to form an epic front office for the Champions Basketball League’s newest team, the Los Angeles SuperStars. They’re ready, willing and able to set a gold standard for a world-famous city that accepts nothing but the best.
Payton, nicknamed “The Glove” because of his incredible defensive ability as a player, is one of the most talented, versatile point guards in NBA history. Brash and outgoing, GP has every reason in the world to be outspoken. He’s a winner. He knows it. And he has no problem making sure you know it too. Payton knows basketball as well as anybody. He’s brilliant. And a ruthless competitor who stops at nothing to win. And he’s now L.A.’s general manager.
Scott, who caught passes from Magic Johnson and converted them into “swish” sounds as the Lakers won multiple championships, knows how to play, coach, and lead. He knows what it takes to win, and is an amazing addition to LA’s newest pro sports team. To have someone with Scott’s experience as team president for a brand new team an honor for the city of Los Angeles.
And now, Richmond. As one of the NBA’s most unstoppable shooting guards, “The Rock” dropped buckets on anyone foolish enough to get in his way. Which was usually multiple players at the same time, because the opposition knew that one defender alone couldn’t contain him. And on top of his great ability as a player, his fantastic understanding of basketball in general made him that much harder to stop. He’s a big-time star. And now he’s the SuperStars’ head coach.
It’s incredibly rare for any team in any sport to have talent of this magnitude in a front office. But this is what the Champions Basketball League, launching in July of 2017, featuring teams based in major U.S. Cities that are comprised entirely of former NBA players, is delivering to the city of L.A.
The SuperStars front office is official.
Welcome to L.A.