Samaki Walker had an appointment at the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu for an eye exam. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he won an NBA championship in 2002 while with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Samaki was very nice and friendly. He enjoyed his time at the office and after the exam, he picked out new eyewear and met with staff.
What is Samaki up to these days? He is currently running a coaching business and lives in the Valley.
Former USC quarterback John David Booty came to the Optometry Practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu. John had his eyes examined by Dr. Liu and then had the opportunity to pick out new eyewear.
It was nice having a former Trojan from the Pete Carroll era at the office. John was very friendly and told us stories from his time at USC.
John had two seasons as the starting quarterback at USC after the departure of Matt Leinart. He shined both years and led the Trojans to two Rose Bowl victories. Following his final season, John was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
This is without a doubt the best fight song in the country. Fight on!
Facts about John
Full name is John David Booty.
Was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
2008 offensive Rose Bowl MVP.
Is the brother of former NFL quarterback Josh Booty.
On August 18, 2015, Kaleb Bryant Cowart made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Once again, Kaleb has been a late season call up and may finally show why he was a first round pick.
Kaleb spent much of the 2012 season with the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League.
I want to wish Kaleb the best of luck in The Show.
The UCLA Bruins held football training camp on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. The Bruins have had at least one week of camp in San Bernardino after Jim Mora took over the head coaching duties. I had never attended since the temperature always hits triple digits this time of year.
This year I did attend two practices and it was a good experience. The practices lasted at least a few hours long and were very entertaining.
After practice, the Bruins would make their way back to the locker room. Along the way they would take posed photos and sign autographs for all fans that asked. Below are a few of the Bruins that I met.
Defensive back turned wide receiver Ishmael Adams.
Quarterback Josh Rosen who recently made the cover of Sports Illustrated.