“My most prized possessions are a hat and basketball signed by the 1990 UNLV men’s basketball national championship team. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and when I was 6 years old, I would wait outside the tunnel after games for players and ask them to sign my hat. By the end of the season I had the entire team’s autograph. That year my family traveled to the Final Four games in Denver, and I collected the basketball signatures during a shootaround. The 1990 squad is considered one of the best teams in college history, and it’s something my generation will always reminisce about. Without the Shark [coach Jerry Tarkanian], Vegas wouldn’t be the same place.”
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.