PHOENIX SUNS

Bickley & Marotta present The Historical Roast of Los Angeles Sports

May 28, 2020, 3:10 PM | Updated: 3:15 pm
Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the game winning shot against the Phoenix Suns in t...
Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the game winning shot against the Phoenix Suns in the final moments of the fourth quarter of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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.

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