Geography Lesson

You would think after coaching at USC for five years, former basketball assistant coach Gib Arnold would know that the City of Industry is not in East L.A.
But after signing a guard from Industry, Arnold told the Honolulu Advertiser, “East L.A. is known for boxing more than basketball. The competition there is still improving, so (college) coaches don’t really go there.”

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  • oly333

    I work in City of Industry and many people consider it East LA considering it is in the East of LA County.

  • Charlie Bucket

    concerning Southern Cal sports, it is axiomatic that while water covers 2/3 of the Earth, wolfman surely covers the rest!


  • Brainiac

    Someone should tell Gib Arnold that Keyshawn wore #3.

  • LanceKiffin

    Nit, you have just been picked.

  • I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley and no way is Industry considered East L.A. East L.A. effectively stops at Atlantic Blvd. or the Monterey Park and Alhambra borders. No where near Industry which is east of Whittier.
    Yes, it’s in the eastern part of L.A. County, but so is Pomona, Monrovia and West Covina. Not E.L.A.

  • uscguy1981

    I can only imagine he referenced it that way because it’s easier than trying to explain intricate parts of LA Country to people in other parts of the country. Like sobay said, nobody who lives in the SGV would ever consider Industry as East LA, but it’s probably easier for him to say that than saying “Industry, this really $hithole city in East San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, which is known more for strip clubs than basketball.”

  • Trojan Conquest

    Who gives a frack.

  • CPEM

    I knew a guy who liked to say he was from “East LA” to get some “street cred.” When I hit him up to see where exactly, he claimed he never said he was from “East LA” but east OF LA. Yah, try Redlands.

  • NOBS

    la la crappy knows exactly where ELA is. And Redlands too. Verdad la la?