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March 11, 1999 | MARK HEISLER
My first thought was, I wouldn't do this. I thought it for weeks. I thought it even more after the Lakers signed you-know-who, tying their fate to the game's leading wacko, who has been giving off distress signals before and after joining them. What did they need with another chemistry makeover when they're not sure their power forward won't flip out or they don't need to get another point guard?
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January 17, 2004 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
With a push from Corey Maggette and Bobby Simmons, Glen Rice fell out of the NBA on Friday when the Clippers waived the three-time All-Star. The younger small forwards played so well that there was no room in the rotation for the 36-year-old Rice, who never left the bench in his last game with the Clippers, a 103-96 overtime victory Tuesday over the Portland Trail Blazers. Looking to return power forward Melvin Ely to the active roster, the Clippers asked Rice to go on the injured list.
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August 2, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
Grab Jerry Buss out of that velvet room. Pull Jerry West out of his funk. Shove the phone at Mitch Kupchak. The charades that have dominated the Laker front office this summer have a chance to end with one word. Two initials. Sounds like sleepwear. Could help send Tim Duncan and Rasheed Wallace to their rooms for naps. P.J. As in, P.J. Brown, a 6-foot-11 power forward who rebounds and plays defense and does not wear a bear on his head.
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December 13, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Before draining the winner Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks, Glen Rice had missed 22 of 27 shots, six of eight in that game. Six weeks into the season, the Clipper forward already had spent time twice on the injured list, each time because of a balky right knee.
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November 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Glen Rice of the Miami Heat denied charges that he hit a man in the face with a beer bottle during a Thanksgiving brawl in a topless bar in Miami. "I only got one thing to say, and that's that Glen Rice wasn't involved in any altercations, none whatsoever," Rice said.
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October 6, 1989
Glen Rice of Michigan, the No. 1 draft choice of the Miami Heat of the NBA, signed a five-year contract for an estimated $8 million.
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May 22, 1999
I read the entire sports section after the Lakers' three-point loss in Game 2 to the Spurs. I read about the blame belonging to (choose one): Kobe Bryant, Kurt Rambis, Glen Rice and Derek Fisher. At no time did I see one mention of Shaq "I'll always make one" O'Neal going two for 10 at the line. Why not? ROD CLARIDA Brea
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September 23, 2000
Congratulations to Mitch Kupchak! For a decade, Jerry West, the greatest general manager in NBA history, struggled unsuccessfully to land an established power forward. In one bold move, Kupchak exchanged Glen Rice, an expendable player, for Horace Grant, an established power forward, tough rebounder, strong defender and adequate shooter. He also upgraded the Lakers' bench by acquiring Greg Foster, an aggressive backup power forward and center. Against all odds, with no leverage but demonstrating patience, wisdom and courage, Kupchak emerged from West's giant shadow and significantly improved the Lakers.
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April 24, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Forward Glen Rice, who has several connections to the controversy, spent hours Saturday marching in Westwood as part of the protest over the Elian Gonzalez situation. "For one thing, my wife is Cuban," he said after making seven of 12 shots and scoring 18 points Sunday. "I'm going to support her. And also, being a parent and seeing Elian get snatched out of there, that's not something you want to see happen to anyone's child. "I was out there a few hours. But if that's what it takes."
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February 9, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
For all their awesome size and sweeping glory, the Lakers' current problems can be found in their smallest parts. The eyes. One of their three stars is not looking at the coach again. The coach is not looking at him. Their two other stars are glaring at each other again. The coach is glaring at them. With the trading deadline only 15 days away, every other player is looking over his shoulder. While everyone in town thinks the answer is as plain as the purple glasses on Phil Jackson's face.
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December 11, 2003 | Mark Heisler, Times Staff Writer
Maybe it's the building. The Dallas Mavericks, who blew a memorable 30-point lead over the Lakers here last season, warmed up for Friday's meeting by blowing a 22-point lead against the Clippers, when Glen Rice made a 19-foot shot that fell as time expired for a 100-99 victory in front of 15,236 in Staples Center on Wednesday night. The Mavericks, of course, have never beaten the Lakers in nine meetings in this building, to say nothing of their last 17 in the Forum, so good luck.
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November 28, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
A little more than a week into the Clipper phase of his professional basketball career, Glen Rice had not yet found the shooting touch that had helped him become one of the top 50 scorers in NBA history. Rice did not play in Thursday night's 102-96 loss to the New Jersey Nets. He has made two of 14 shots and scored five points in four games.
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November 16, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The Clippers activated forward Glen Rice and put forward Elton Brand on the injured list as expected Saturday before their game against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center. But Coach Mike Dunleavy opted not to play Rice and said the veteran would not take the floor until Tuesday against Cleveland at the earliest as he tries to get back into playing shape after a monthlong layoff caused by a hyper-extended right knee.
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November 15, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Four weeks after suffering a hyperextended right knee that was expected to sideline him for two weeks, Glen Rice probably will be activated for tonight's game against Orlando at Staples Center. Whether he'll make his Clipper debut tonight or next week during a three-game trip through the Midwest was less certain, but Rice is expected to replace injured forward Elton Brand on the active roster. "I'll make a decision [today]," Coach Mike Dunleavy said.
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November 12, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Glen Rice, yet to make his Clipper debut because of a hyperextended right knee, said he was "on schedule" to be activated for Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic, the first for which he will be eligible to come off the injured list. Though limited to "controlled activity," the former Laker returned to practice Monday and said his knee responded well. "I've got a couple more days to get some practice in, but everything is on schedule," he said Tuesday. "I think I'll be ready, knock on wood.
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October 22, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
With holes still to fill at center and point guard, add yet another gaping hole for the Clippers: small forward. The club learned Tuesday that Glen Rice has a hyperextended right knee, which will sideline him for at least two weeks. Rice will miss the team's two remaining exhibition games and its two-game, season-opening series against the Seattle SuperSonics in Japan. Rice hopes to return for the Clippers' Nov. 7 game at Denver. "I'm just glad it's only two weeks," Rice, 36, said.
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December 25, 1999
Memo to Tim Kawakami regarding his hearsay article on Glen Rice's imminent departure: The NBA's hearsay convention already has a chairperson; his name is Peter Vecsey. All is well in Lakerland, Coach Phil Jackson has cured team dysfunctionality--obviously to your displeasure--and Rice's possible departure at season's end is hardly earthshaking. Maybe you want more national notoriety . . . or maybe, just maybe you miss the days of disharmony of previous seasons accompanied by inherently juicy stories that you could just fling off the top of your head, but that's too bad. If you're reaching for the stars, then, guess what, try again, you missed!
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October 16, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
After sitting out Tuesday night's game, his first since signing with the Clippers, Glen Rice is expected to play against the Phoenix Suns today in an exhibition at Staples Center. Though he went unused Tuesday, Rice did not go unnoticed. In the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 128-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, fans began chanting his name, urging Coach Mike Dunleavy to put him into the game. Seated on the bench, Rice beamed. "Wasn't that great?" he said Wednesday.
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October 13, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Glen Rice flew back into town Sunday, not nearly the hot commodity he'd been when he was shipped out three years ago. Then, he was a starter on a championship team. Even if he was coming off two of the worst seasons of his career, he still was considered the NBA's best shooter and he'd just helped the Lakers to the first of three consecutive titles. He returned Sunday, three even less productive seasons later, the probable sixth man on a team that annually finishes out of the playoffs.
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