May 28, 2010
[...] Despite retiring from regular playing in 2007, Vinson still dusts off the cobwebs every summer to play in the IBL. The IBL is a very minor league with no coverage here, other than the exploits of one team; the Los Angeles Lightning. Last summer [the IBL plays in the summer], the Lightning churned out a veritably stacked roster of people you've heard of; Lamond Murray Jamal Sampson, Bryon Russell, Toby Bailey, Juaquin Hawkins, Adam Parada, California State senator Tony Strickland, and Darrick Martin. Some of those, such as Vinson, were retired players (or politicians) just looking to scratch their playing itch; some (Parada, Sampson, Murray) were still playing professional careers and just wanted a little summer gig. Either way, the team was stacked, and the Lightning breezed to the IBL title.
April 12, 2010
- Adam Parada
Mexican national team centre Adam Parada has spent the season in Mexico. He averaged 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in LNBP play for Halcones Xalapa, who won the LNBP championship this year. Parada was also a part of the stacked Los Angeles Lightning roster last year, who won the IBL championship; needless to say, Adam Parada brings home titles.