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L.A. riots affected city hoops

Some argue the '92 event was the flash point for the decline of prep basketball

Updated: April 28, 2012, 7:03 PM ET
By Ronnie Flores | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- On March 6, 1992, the CIF Los Angeles City Section held its annual basketball championships at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena. With the competing schools involved, longtime Fremont coach Sam Sullivan knew the atmosphere to expect.

Sullivan's Fremont team took on Central League rival South Gate in the 3A title game, with Westchester and Crenshaw in the 4A nightcap.

"You had Crips affiliated with Crenshaw and the Bloods with Fremont, so you knew there would be tension," ...

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