It was 15 years ago today that we won our last basketball championship. I will forever be envious of people like Nestor who were students at the time. I was a high school junior at the time and was on spring break. I had spent the day celebrating one of my best friends' birthday, and I took what had been my lucky spot since the Sweet 16 on the stairs. I was glad I was able to finally have some idea of what it was like when Coach was leading us.
As wonderful as this championship was, it feels a little incomplete to me because I was not quite an official member of the Bruin family. Yes, some of you will say that I was a member from the time I told my mom that I was taking off my hoodie to show my UCLA jersey so that they knew I was rooting for them, but I can't wait for the day when I can experience a basketball championship as a fully vested member of the UCLA family and can share the tradition with Jonathan.
Anyway, where were you 15 years ago today?