“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.”
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Get to know the Life Is Beautiful acts. Learn about Downtown's new kaleidoscopic murals. Find tips on how to navigate schedule conflicts. And see what's on the mouthwatering menu. Here is Vegas Seven's guide to tasting, seeing and hearing all the festival has to offer, from the first afternoon set to the final headliner.
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products