I lived in So Cal in early 70s and saw or ran into a number of celebrities (Burt Reynolds, James Caan) and I went to school with "Peter Brady" and "Jim Bob Walton" but the best story form that time was getting a chance as a 13 yr old to play at the Fabulous Forum in front of 17,505 at halftime of a Laker game. We played our first three quarters before the game and then at halftime we came out and played our 4th quarter. We all met the Lakers pre game and sat right next to the bench from about the 4 minute mark on of the 2nd qtr so we could get on the court quickly.
This was the team that won 33 games in a row with Chamberlain, West, Goodrich, Hairston, Baylor, Erickson and former Buckeye Jim Cleamons. They played the Rockets that night and The Big E Elvin Hayes was battling Chanmberlain. Sitting court side and smelling the action was very memorable as was getting a huge cheer from the crowd when I hit a 15 footer from the right baseline (my favorite shot!)