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December 19, 1995 | SHAUN POWELL, THE SPORTING NEWS
The regular NBA referees are back and all except one grabbed a whistle. Jake O'Donnell, who never hesitated to make a tough call in 28 seasons, gave the NBA a double-technical and automatic ejection from his life. In any other season, O'Donnell's retirement would simply have been a passing of an era. O'Donnell was the last of the truly great referees, a man who belongs in the company of the late Mendy Rudolph, Norm Drucker, the late Earl Strom and Richie Powers.
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December 19, 1995 | SHAUN POWELL, THE SPORTING NEWS
The regular NBA referees are back and all except one grabbed a whistle. Jake O'Donnell, who never hesitated to make a tough call in 28 seasons, gave the NBA a double-technical and automatic ejection from his life. In any other season, O'Donnell's retirement would simply have been a passing of an era. O'Donnell was the last of the truly great referees, a man who belongs in the company of the late Mendy Rudolph, Norm Drucker, the late Earl Strom and Richie Powers.
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December 8, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before a game in 1989, the famed NBA referee, Earl Strom, got into an argument in the dressing room with his partner, Dick Bavetta, grabbed him by the neck and tried to choke him. Within two weeks, they had made up and were again riding to games together. So if the question is, can union members who split, 27-26, on a new contract last week referee together next week, the answer is not only "Why not?" but "What else is new?"
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December 8, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before a game in 1989, the famed NBA referee, Earl Strom, got into an argument in the dressing room with his partner, Dick Bavetta, grabbed him by the neck and tried to choke him. Within two weeks, they had made up and were again riding to games together. So if the question is, can union members who split, 27-26, on a new contract last week referee together next week, the answer is not only "Why not?" but "What else is new?"
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May 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
A 15-term Pennsylvania congressman was indicted Tuesday on federal charges that he sold his influence to defense contractors and lobbyists for about $100,000 worth of campaign contributions, vacations and other gifts. Rep. Joseph M. McDade, a 60-year-old Republican running unopposed for reelection, was accused in a five-count indictment of racketeering, conspiracy and accepting illegal gratuities, among them $7,500 in tuition payments for his son. McDade has represented the Scranton, Pa.
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April 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Detroit's Bill Laimbeer and Philadelphia's Charles Barkley, the main protagonists in a brawl during an NBA game Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich., were suspended for one game and fined $20,000 each Friday as the league assessed a record $162,500 in penalties. The Pistons' Scott Hastings was suspended for a game and fined $10,000 for punching Barkley.
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November 8, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bo Kimble has made an impression all right, it's just that nobody expected it to be quite like this. Four games. Four technical fouls. One angry opponent . . . and counting? In the opener, he threw an elbow while trying to clear room after a rebound. Sunday, in a dead-ball situation against Golden State, he shoved Chris Mullin as the Warrior all-star leaned against him. Tuesday, Kimble and Golden State clashed again, this time when the Clippers' No.
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May 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
The Phoenix Suns, going for the kill after Houston's Clyde Drexler was ejected in the second quarter, raced to a 130-108 victory over the Rockets Tuesday night in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series. A.C. Green led the Suns with 25 points, a career playoff high, and 15 rebounds; Charles Barkley had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Kevin Johnson had 21 points and 13 assists. The Suns outrebounded the defending NBA champions, 48-29.
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May 16, 1985 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
The morning after his run-in with Denver's Danny Schayes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said it was "a really stupid incident on my part" but added that he does not expect to be fined beyond the automatic $250 imposed by the National Basketball Assn. After practice Wednesday morning at the Forum, General Manager Jerry West escorted Abdul-Jabbar into West's office, where Jack W. Joyce, the NBA's director of security, was on the telephone to ask Abdul-Jabbar for his version of the incident.
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January 6, 1993
After the death Sunday of longtime Boston Celtic announcer Johnny Most, Boston radio historians began pulling out recordings of some of his classic calls. Here's one from a Celtic-Laker playoff game during the 1980s: "Kurt Rambis is a stevedore! He's out there banging people around! That's his whole purpose in life! And Michael Cooper is a sneaky, dirty player! Pat Riley--the Imported Suit--has them playing vicious, goon basketball! "Kurt Rambis is in the middle of every dirty play!
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June 13, 1991 | ALLAN MALAMUD
It happened Wednesday: 11 a.m.--Murray's is asking $500 for a loge ticket that sold for $800 for each of the first two games at the Forum. . . . 4:35 p.m.--Laker publicist John Block reveals that James Worthy won't suit up. . . . 4:45--More bad news for Laker fans. Jake O'Donnell is spotted in the building. . . . 5:09--Byron Scott is scratched from the Los Angeles lineup. . . . 5:30--It's confirmed that Magic Johnson has decided not to retire yet and will play. . . . 5:58--"I Love L.A."
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