The Los Angeles Lightning is a professional basketball team in the Independent Basketball Association. The Lightning are owned by Mark Harwell, an entertainment industry executive, and play in the Gilbert Sports Arena on the campus of California Lutheran University. The Los Angeles Lightning feature eight former NBA Players including, Lamond Murray, Bryon Russell, Jamal Sampson, Toby Bailey, Fred Vinson, Juaquin Hawkins, Darrick Martin and Tyus Edney. Lightning player, Fred Vinson is also an assistant coach with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets. The Lightning captured the 2009 IBL title with an 18-5 record. Lamond Murray, a first-round pick of the Clippers in 1994, was named MVP of the IBL Finals. In 2012, the Lightning joined the Independent Basketball Association and captured the regular-season title behind the solid play of Trayvon Lathan, Chris Ayer and ex-UCLA star Billy Knight.