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The GIST: Thanks to the UCLA gymnastics team, we’re ready to dance into Monday. Work it.

January 25, 2021
Source: UCLA Gymnastics/Twitter
Source: UCLA Gymnastics/Twitter

🤸‍♀️Gymnastics: You know it’s college gymnastics season when UCLA floor exercise routines start breaking the Internet. The Bruins put on a floor party in their season-opening 196.150–195.950 win over Arizona State. Senior Nia Dennis anchored the rotation with a sensational performance, aweing celebrities left, right and center

  • Dennis isn’t new to the spotlight: she wowed the world in 2020 with her junior year floor routine and was well-known in her pre-college days for her standing Arabian on beam among gymnastics circles.
  • Savor every chance you get to watch Nianation though. Dennis is not in contention for a 2021 Olympic spot and like most college gymnasts, she will retire after her collegiate career. 

🏀NBA: Our NBA teams might not be dazzling us with their dancing or tumbling, but they are still impressing us with their winning ways. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers soared to their seventh-straight win with yesterday’s 108–100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Flying.

As for the Lakers, the Purple and Gold look to continue their road dominance tonight against LeBron’s old squad, the Cleveland Cavaliers, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.