Bickley & Marotta present The Historical Roast of Los Angeles Sports
The San Antonio Spurs have been roasted.
Next up, Bickley & Marotta of Arizona Sports turned their attention to the Valley sports landscape’s biggest geographical rival: Los Angeles.
One day after the 10th anniversary of a Kobe Bryant airball that preceded the final 48 minutes of the Seven Seconds or Less era, Bickley & Marotta on Thursday presented The Historical Roast of Los Angeles Sports.
The show discussed the Phoenix-L.A. rivalry that goes beyond the Phoenix Suns’ pivotal Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers, where Ron Artest grabbed Bryant’s errant shot and scored in the final second of regulation to put the Lakers ahead, 3-2, in a series that ended a game later.
Like the Suns, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes also have reason to detest their respective Los Angeles-based division rivals, the Dodgers and Kings.
Guests for Bickley & Marotta included former Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, Coyotes captain Shane Doan, former D-backs manager Kirk Gibson and Arizona Sports’ own Dave Burns.
Former Suns head coach Alvin Gentry
Former Coyotes captain Shane Doan
Former D-backs manager Kirk Gibson
Burns & Gambo’s Dave Burns
The special event culminated with a roast hosted by Dan Bickley. Competing roasters were Vince Marotta, Luke Lapinski and Jarrett Carlen.