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December 21, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Word-association time. Buffalo Braves? "I know Bob McAdoo," said the Clippers' Jamal Crawford. On Friday, he was being asked about his knowledge of the place where it all started for this Clippers' franchise, years ago, in Buffalo. The Buffalo Braves established a franchise-record 11-game winning streak in 1974. But it's hard to expect the Clippers to know that much about the pioneers of the franchise and achievements from 38 years ago. Especially when Crawford was born in 1980.
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March 3, 2013 | Times staff reports
1979-80 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime' "Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the Finals, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 33, turned in a 40-point performance in Game 5 despite spraining his ankle. With Abdul-Jabbar out, Johnson stepped up in Game 6 with 42 points and 15 rebounds. The Team: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamaal Wilkes, Magic Johnson, Norm Nixon, Jim Chones, Spencer Haywood, Michael Cooper, Mark Landsberger, Ron Boone, Kenny Carr, Don Ford, Brad Holland, Marty Byrnes, Ollie Mack, Butch Lee. The Coach: Jack McKinney/Paul Westhead Season record: 60-22 Playoff record: 12-4 :: 1981-82 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 A nascent dynasty finds renewed life with Riley The Lakers came into the season smarting from a surprising loss to Houston in the first round of the 1981 playoffs.
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September 22, 1986
Former Los Angeles Laker forward Bob McAdoo, 35, scored a game-high 27 points to lead Tracer of Milan to a 89-81 win against Giomo of Venice. In his Italian professional league debut, McAdoo was 11 of 22 from the floor and had 13 rebounds. American teammate Ken Barlow added 14 points.
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December 24, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Got a second? That's about all the time you'll need for the Clippers to tell you everything they know about their franchise forebears, the Buffalo Braves. “Well, they're from Buffalo,” Grant Hill says after a long pause. “And I know that Buffalo's really cold.” Among the things the Clippers don't know is that, for a three-season stretch in the mid-1970s, Buffalo was also really good, averaging 46 wins and reaching the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals three years running.
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August 31, 1985
Do the Lakers really need another power forward? And in Maurice Lucas, an aging, overpriced and injury ridden one at that. It seems to me that in letting Bob McAdoo go in favor of Lucas, they've exchanged a thoroughbred for a Clydesdale. Have the Lakers already forgotten Swen Nater's and Dwight Jones' pitiful attempts to keep up with their flying teammates. FRANK MALFITANO Los Angeles
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May 3, 1989
Retiring Laker center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will lead a basketball team of American all-stars on a tour of Australia and Asia in July. The veteran center will head a team that will play three games against the Australian national team July 24-28. The U.S. all-stars also will play a game in Taiwan on July 29 and negotiations are under way for an game in Hong Kong. Abdul-Jabbar's teammates will include Otis Birdsong, Cedric Maxwell, Kyle Macy, Artis Gilmore and Calvin Natt, plus Bob McAdoo, a former National Basketball Assn.
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November 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Bob McAdoo, an American mainstay in Italian basketball, still finds playing a passion despite being sent down to the minors from the first division. McAdoo, 39, a three-time NBA scoring champion and NBA rookie of the year in 1972-73, recently was sold to a third division team after four seasons at Philips Milan, where he scored more than 4,200 points. "I really haven't decided what I am going to do with my life," McAdoo said. "So I am still playing basketball."
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June 8, 1985
Sure, Bob McAdoo has a hefty salary that must be paid, but where are the Lakers going to get a comparable replacement? The acquisition of McAdoo was a steal for the Lakers and could pay rich dividends for several more years. McAdoo came to the Lakers with the reputation of being a malingerer and a malcontent. All he has done with the Lakers is provide instant scoring and fine defense. Please, Bill Sharman and Jerry West, keep beloved Bob in L.A. KEN FELDMAN Sherman Oaks
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January 15, 1986 | Associated Press
Free agent Bob McAdoo said he signed a two-year contract worth $305,000 as a backup center/forward for the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday after passing a physical and strength test. The Lakers, who released McAdoo last year after winning the NBA title, have 15 days to match the offer before the contract goes into effect.
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October 2, 1999
The Lakers could still have Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones, solving their rebounding and big-guard needs and be without that overrated headache, Glen Rice. But that is water under the bridge and after the signings of A.C. Green, John Salley and Benoit Benjamin (say it ain't so), I would like to submit a list of other aging big men who might be available for the Lakers to take a look at: Jim Chones, Spencer Haywood, Mark Landsberger, Mychal Thompson, Bob McAdoo, Kurt Rambis, Swen Nater, James Edwards, Frank Brickowski, Jim Brewer, Mike Smrek and Sam Perkins.
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December 21, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Word-association time. Buffalo Braves? "I know Bob McAdoo," said the Clippers' Jamal Crawford. On Friday, he was being asked about his knowledge of the place where it all started for this Clippers' franchise, years ago, in Buffalo. The Buffalo Braves established a franchise-record 11-game winning streak in 1974. But it's hard to expect the Clippers to know that much about the pioneers of the franchise and achievements from 38 years ago. Especially when Crawford was born in 1980.
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November 13, 2009 | By Mark Heisler
Part of me wants to say the best Lakers team ever is the one that's out there right now. (Hopefully, none of the Showtime Lakers are reading this or they would have to be resuscitated at this point, after which they would cancel their subscriptions.) That's the part that knows how fast things change and how much better players have gotten. When I started covering the NBA in 1969 in Philadelphia, Billy Cunningham was a power forward at 6-foot-7 (listed) and 220 pounds. Gus Johnson was a feared power forward at 6-5, 225. Cunningham wasn't even 6-7. Everyone knew his real height those days because being 6-6 got you out of the draft.
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April 12, 2005 | Mark Heisler
A lot can happen in 20 years, the Lakers said Monday. Whether it was nostalgic or heartbreaking, what may have been the greatest Laker team came home in the midst of one of the Lakers' most disappointing seasons, when the 1985 champions were honored at halftime of the 2005 team's otherwise meaningless game. They don't make 'em the way they did in 1985 anymore.
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November 17, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Considering all that could await Kobe Bryant this summer, perhaps the least critical element would be choosing his next basketball team, whether it is the Lakers or not the Lakers. He insists he will opt out of his contract and experience free agency. Beyond that, he is noncommittal. He could re-sign with the Lakers for more money and a longer term than any other franchise could offer, or he could leave Shaquille O'Neal and the constraints of the triangle offense forever.
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June 5, 2001
A look at each time Philadelphia has met the Lakers in the NBA finals: * 1979-80 Lakers 4, Philadelphia 2 MVP: Magic Johnson (above) Game 1 at Lakers 109, Philadelphia 102 Game 2 Philadelphia 107, at Lakers 104 Game 3 Lakers 111, at Philadelphia 101 Game 4 at Philadelphia 105, Lakers 102 Game 5 at Lakers 108, Philadelphia 103 Game 6 Lakers 123, at Philadelphia 107 THE SERIES * The Lakers win the NBA title in Game 6 without Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, sidelined by a sprained ankle.
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April 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Former Laker James Worthy and Isiah Thomas were among 10 players and coaches nominated Wednesday for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Worthy was one of three former North Carolina players nominated, along with longtime Philadelphia 76er forward Bobby Jones and another former Laker, forward Bob McAdoo. Former Milwaukee Buck swingman Sidney Moncrief also was proposed as a player, while Lute Olson of Arizona, Morgan Wootten of DeMatha High and Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary's were nominated as coaches.
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April 10, 1989 | From Times wire services
American basketball star Norm Nixon made a successful debut for Scavolini Pesaro on Sunday as his team downed Philips Milan 72-71 in the next-to-last round of the Italian major league regular season. Nixon, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, scored 10 points and made decisive defensive moves. His American teammate, Darren Daye, scored 25 points. Bob McAdoo, the American veteran of Philips, was the game's top scorer with 38 points, although he played for only 35 minutes.
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May 2, 1989 | From Times wire services
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will lead a basketball team of American all-stars on a tour of Australia and Asia in July. The veteran center, who will retire from the Lakers at the end of the NBA playoffs after a 20-year pro career, will head a team that will play three games against the Australian national team from July 24 through 28. The U.S. all-stars will also play a game in Taiwan on July 29, and negotiations are under way for an appearance in...
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October 2, 1999
The Lakers could still have Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones, solving their rebounding and big-guard needs and be without that overrated headache, Glen Rice. But that is water under the bridge and after the signings of A.C. Green, John Salley and Benoit Benjamin (say it ain't so), I would like to submit a list of other aging big men who might be available for the Lakers to take a look at: Jim Chones, Spencer Haywood, Mark Landsberger, Mychal Thompson, Bob McAdoo, Kurt Rambis, Swen Nater, James Edwards, Frank Brickowski, Jim Brewer, Mike Smrek and Sam Perkins.
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July 6, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Perhaps you remember that, earlier this year, the NBA came out with its "50 Greatest Players of All Time," presumably a list of the best gentlemen who ever dribbled a basketball. I objected to this list, because it left off such illustrious dudes as Bob McAdoo, Dan Issel and, oh, you know, that fool in Chicago with the tattoos and the wedding dress. It also left off my good buddy Reggie Theus, someone who deserves consideration for any list of illustrious dudes.
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