December 27, 1986 |
The Houston Rockets have had worse duds than their 134-111 blowout loss to the Lakers Friday night, their second loss in five nights to Los Angeles. This is a team, after all, that earlier this season had the worst home-court loss in National Basketball Assn. history, a 56-point bath against the Seattle SuperSonics. And Rocket forward Ralph Sampson, who scored four points and took just four shots Friday night, has had worse games. Last year in Portland, he scored two points.
February 14, 2002
Enough of the Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan comparisons, Shaquille O'Neal said in the aftermath of the Lakers' 103-94 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. "They are two different cars going down the 405 [freeway]," O'Neal said. "One is a 2002 [Mercedes] Benz, the other a 1991 Benz. They are both excellent cars and they both get great mileage, but they are different years. "Now I'd like to see a 26-year-old Kobe go against a 26-year-old Michael, but you can't go back in time.
December 27, 1998 |
Silver Charm, who just missed winning the 1997 Triple Crown and finished second last month in the Breeders' Cup Classic, will open his 1999 schedule Jan. 30 in the $500,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. Robert Umphrey, Gulfstream's director of racing, said he received a commitment Christmas week from trainer Bob Baffert to run Silver Charm in the nationally televised race. "Naturally, we're thrilled to have him," Umphrey said.
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February 5, 1999
I had a "feel good" lump in my throat all day after reading about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's role in the Apache reservation high school basketball program, indeed, in his immersion into the Apache tribal culture (Feb. 2). What a joy it must be for this man to find this peace. I have always admired his quiet manner and his absence of need for adoration. I am happy for him, for the contribution he is making and what he is receiving. DENNIS DAVIS Anaheim
February 25, 1985 |
On his way out of Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon, Knicks Coach Hubie Brown stopped briefly in the hallway outside the Laker locker room and extended some premature good wishes to Coach Pat Riley. "Good luck in the finals," Brown told Riley as they shook hands. Riley watched Brown walk off, then nodded his head. "I think we might be there," Riley said. "I really do."
April 2, 2006 |
Given some time off from his employer -- the Lakers -- to see his alma mater play in the Final Four, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar liked what he saw Saturday at the RCA Dome. "They look real good," he said of UCLA at halftime of the Bruins' 59-45 victory over Louisiana State. "Coach [Ben] Howland has done a tremendous job getting them to play how he wants them to play, within his system.