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June 21, 1988
Once upon a time they were Lakers. They got into the dynasty on the ground floor, helped build it, strutted their hour upon the stage, then were gone. They were Silk, Savoir Faire and Potsy, known more formally as Jamaal Wilkes, Norman Nixon and Brad Holland. They were Lakers the year Jerry Buss bought the team and Magic Johnson came to town.
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August 8, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Jamaal Wilkes has been hired as vice president of basketball operations for a proposed minor league team in Los Angeles, the team said Monday. The Los Angeles Stars plan to play in ABA 2000, a revival of the American Basketball Assn. that hopes to tip off in December. Wilkes, a forward on the Lakers' championship "Showtime" teams of the 1980s, did not return a call Wednesday.
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August 8, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
Jamaal Wilkes has been hired as vice president of basketball operations for a proposed minor league team in Los Angeles, the team said Monday. The Los Angeles Stars plan to play in ABA 2000, a revival of the American Basketball Assn. that hopes to tip off in December. Wilkes, a forward on the Lakers' championship "Showtime" teams of the 1980s, did not return a call Wednesday.
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February 28, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 12-year career in professional basketball, Jamaal Wilkes compiled an impressive list of statistics. But the prospect of "becoming just another statistic" himself was the thought Wilkes says was foremost in his mind last December when he was pulled over and handcuffed by two Los Angeles Police Department officers. Wilkes, a businessman and board member of the Los Angeles Urban League, has accused the police of detaining him because of the color of his skin.
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February 28, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 12-year career in professional basketball, Jamaal Wilkes compiled an impressive list of statistics. But the prospect of "becoming just another statistic" himself was the thought Wilkes says was foremost in his mind last December when he was pulled over and handcuffed by two Los Angeles Police Department officers. Wilkes, a businessman and board member of the Los Angeles Urban League, has accused the police of detaining him because of the color of his skin.
SPORTS
July 15, 2000 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
Guess we found something we could beat Houston at. Their coats-and-ties may have an edge on ours when it comes to the sport of pro-football-team acquisition, but don't assume we'll come up short in women's basketball. Los Angeles, home of the NBA champion Lakers, is starting to feel more like Indiana every day. All basketball, all the time.
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May 24, 1987 | SCOTT OSTLER
Consider the game face of James Worthy. Can we get a close-up, Mr. TV Director? Check the expression. Even when Worthy is flying into the stormy weather under the backboard, even when he is about to throw down an angry stiff-arm jam on the end of a fast break, even when he's digging in on defense, the expression never changes. It is a look of mild curiosity, or boredom, but it is more a lack of expression. Eyes wide, mouth suggesting the letter O.
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May 11, 1989 | Scott Ostler
James Worthy, Big Game James, is in his quiet little corner of the locker room, boring reporters to tears. The Lakers have just blown the once-thought-to-be-pretty-good Seattle SuperSonics off the court and out of town, 130-108, and James went for a quiet 30 points. The Sonics sagged off Worthy a bit and challenged him to pop his 17-foot jumper, and he popped it in their faces, made 13 of 16 field-goal attempts. Does this hugely impressive performance answer the cynics who said the Lakers were slipping this season?
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April 17, 2012 | BILL DWYRE
If the NBA has eight wonders in its world, four of them were on display at Staples Center on Monday night. It was the Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Los Angeles Clippers. Both are assured playoffs spots -- the Thunder (44-17) hanging around the top spot in the Western Conference for much of the season and the Clippers, certain to get their own in the last six games but given the final mathematical nudge when Houston lost earlier in the evening. At stake was the ongoing battle for home-court advantage for the Clippers.
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March 11, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
Today's trivia question: Which of 64 NCAA men's basketball tournament teams has the most players from greater Los Angeles? Hint: It's neither UCLA nor USC. The answer is the Naval Academy, which has enough Angelenos to field a starting lineup.
SPORTS
June 21, 1988
Once upon a time they were Lakers. They got into the dynasty on the ground floor, helped build it, strutted their hour upon the stage, then were gone. They were Silk, Savoir Faire and Potsy, known more formally as Jamaal Wilkes, Norman Nixon and Brad Holland. They were Lakers the year Jerry Buss bought the team and Magic Johnson came to town.
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June 27, 2005 | Gayle Pollard-Terry, Times Staff Writer
Heads turn and murmuring begins when the distinguished, silver-haired African American walks through Harold and Belle's, a popular Creole restaurant in southwest Los Angeles. A professor looks up from her shrimp and crawfish etouffee. Genteel little old ladies dressed to the nines for lunch grab at his hands. Diners approach his table before he can savor the shrimp, crab, smoked beef sausage, ham and chicken thickening his file gumbo. "Isn't that John Mack from the Urban League?" a diner asks.
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