The 2011-12 school year is the 50th anniversary for Corona del Mar High.
The Sea Kings had a great fall season, winning a CIF section title in football and reaching the finals in boys' water polo, girls' volleyball and boys' and girls' cross country. It's been special.
But there's another fascinating aspect during the 50th anniversary. CdM has two of its alumni working for the Los Angeles Lakers, one calls games on TV and the other on the radio.
Those are the words Bill Macdonald and John Ireland used to describe their respective gigs during the shortened season of the NBA.
It makes sense both would say it's pretty cool that two CdM alums are calling Laker games. They are beach boys. Both grew up in Newport Beach and played basketball at CdM. They grew up fans of the Lakers and their famous announcer, Chick Hearn.