Keeping the dream alive | ROKITS Team Trouble

James Paul has an offer for local sports fans which he thinks will be difficult to resist:

Free basketball.

The Stockton resident is the owner of Rock It Team Trouble, an American Basketball Association expansion franchise which makes it home debut at 6:45 p.m. Thursday against the California Golden Tigers at Stockton Arena. The team features mostly former college players and some with pro experience, and several who played collegiately at University of the Pacific. Paul said he wants his squad to encompass the free-spirit, high-scoring days of the original ABA of the 1960s and 70s, complete with red, white and blue basketballs and plenty of gimmicks.