On Sunday, Oct. 19, Rayovac FLW Series Co-angler of the Year Todd Kline received a unique honor among competitors in our sport: He presented the game ball at center court before the start of a Los Angeles Lakers preseason basketball game.
As Kline walked out into the Staples Center Sunday evening, he was introduced by Lakers public address announcer Lawrence Tanter: “The Los Angeles Lakers would like to congratulate professional bass angler Todd Kline for winning back-to-back Co-Angler of the Year titles for the Western Division FLW Rayovac Tour. We wish Todd good luck in the national championships later this month in Alabama.”
The Rayovac FLW Series Championship will be on Lake Wheeler Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Florence, Ala.
Rayovac FLW Series Western Division co-angler Todd Kline has been on a roll. The former pro surfer and current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) commentator has won three Western Division events in the past two seasons and back-to-back Strike King Co-Angler of the Year titles. Now he’s gearing up to fish the Rayovac FLW Series Championship, but before he heads to Lake Wheeler in Alabama, Kline will be presenting the game ball at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball game Sunday night.