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November 10, 1990
The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to an $11-million, four-year contract extension with Jerome Kersey, who averaged 20.7 points last season.
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May 3, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Jerome Kersey spent a lot of years making a lot of baskets in a lot of Portland basketball games. He played here for 11 seasons. He was a Trail Blazer, and proud to say so, scoring more than 10,000 points. None were much greater than the two Kersey scored against his old friends Friday night. With 1:17 remaining in Game 4, a missed shot by Shaquille O'Neal was tipped in beautifully by Kersey to give the Lakers the lead, which they kept, winning the game and series, 95-91.
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November 16, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Jerome Kersey, hoping along with the Lakers for a Sunday return, reported no pain Friday after a 30-minute pregame workout at the Forum, his first physical activity of substance since a broken left foot sent him to the sidelines. Today, if there is no stiffness or swelling, he will attempt a full practice with teammates. If that goes well, he could be activated before Sunday's game at Phoenix, filling the roster spot of Cedric Ceballos, who went on the injured list.
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April 29, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clyde Drexler, a longtime teammate, had it right. He was the one who called him "Jerome Crazy." Everyone else agreed. "Most people said I'd be on my way out three years ago," Jerome Kersey says. Three years ago? Those were the optimists. The realists had pretty much started a pool in the '80s to guess when Kersey would be carted out of some NBA arena for the last time, twisted wreckage like some cartoon character with its spinal column in a series of right angles.
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December 13, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The concern for Coach Del Harris when he moved forward Jerome Kersey into the starting lineup was the effect the move would have on bench production. No wonder. In the five games since Kersey was promoted, the Laker bench has been outscored by an average of 27.8 points to 23 and outrebounded, 16 to 12.2. Reserves are shooting only 36.6%. "The guys are hanging in there," Harris said. "We're going big minutes with our starters."
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December 29, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Here stands Jerome Kersey, because he can. That wasn't such an easy thing for the last 2 1/2 months or so, what with the broken left foot that cut short training camp and put him on the injured list for the start of the season, and then the strained right Achilles' tendon that came soon after the return. But now, finally, Kersey said he is a healthy Laker for the first time. "It's been very frustrating," he said.
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April 5, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
His days as the starting small forward are numbered, but only because Robert Horry is back. Not because of the way Jerome Kersey has played. Whatever doubt had remained about the signing of Kersey at the league-veteran minimum has been erased with his contribution the second time around in the starting lineup. Once the Lakers were concerned about his age: 34. Now he averages a solid 6.6 points and seven rebounds and was shooting 44.6% in the 14 games before Friday. And there are the intangibles.
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February 12, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Portland Trail Blazers fined and suspended two players and also fined two others Thursday for their involvement in a teen-age sex scandal in Salt Lake City. Hours earlier, Utah authorities had announced that they would not press criminal charges in the case. Rookies Dave Johnson and Tracy Murray were fined and suspended without pay for three games. Starter Jerome Kersey and rookie Reggie Smith were fined.
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April 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
Charles Smith scored 32 points and backup center Ken Bannister, starting in place of ailing Benoit Benjamin, had 21, but the Clippers still lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 126-102, Tuesday night. Benjamin suffered an allergy reaction and did not play. For Portland, Clyde Drexler scored 24 points and Terry Porter had his second triple-double of the season as the Clippers fell to 18-58. Drexler scored 10 points in the second quarter, helping the Trail Blazers build a 66-42 halftime lead.
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April 21, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Riding high even after being knocked off, for the third time in four games against the Portland Trail Blazers at that, the Lakers quickly put Sunday behind them and looked confidently to Friday. "We're going to be fine," Shaquille O'Neal said. "You just wait and see." Asked if that meant the Lakers were going to beat the Trail Blazers in the first round, he nodded.
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April 21, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Riding high even after being knocked off, for the third time in four games against the Portland Trail Blazers at that, the Lakers quickly put Sunday behind them and looked confidently to Friday. "We're going to be fine," Shaquille O'Neal said. "You just wait and see." Asked if that meant the Lakers were going to beat the Trail Blazers in the first round, he nodded.
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April 5, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
His days as the starting small forward are numbered, but only because Robert Horry is back. Not because of the way Jerome Kersey has played. Whatever doubt had remained about the signing of Kersey at the league-veteran minimum has been erased with his contribution the second time around in the starting lineup. Once the Lakers were concerned about his age: 34. Now he averages a solid 6.6 points and seven rebounds and was shooting 44.6% in the 14 games before Friday. And there are the intangibles.
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February 17, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shaquille O'Neal had run out of knees to hurt, so fate was forced to pick on a new Laker Sunday afternoon, turning on Robert Horry similarly, as if misery needed company in this locker room. Their third knee injury of concern in the last six games came in the fourth quarter of a 102-91 matinee loss to the Seattle SuperSonics at the Forum, a defeat that would have been much tougher to take had there not been a greater urgency.
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December 29, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Here stands Jerome Kersey, because he can. That wasn't such an easy thing for the last 2 1/2 months or so, what with the broken left foot that cut short training camp and put him on the injured list for the start of the season, and then the strained right Achilles' tendon that came soon after the return. But now, finally, Kersey said he is a healthy Laker for the first time. "It's been very frustrating," he said.
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December 13, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The concern for Coach Del Harris when he moved forward Jerome Kersey into the starting lineup was the effect the move would have on bench production. No wonder. In the five games since Kersey was promoted, the Laker bench has been outscored by an average of 27.8 points to 23 and outrebounded, 16 to 12.2. Reserves are shooting only 36.6%. "The guys are hanging in there," Harris said. "We're going big minutes with our starters."
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November 23, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shaquille O'Neal had 29 points and 21 rebounds, the 16th 20-20 of his career and the first as a Laker. Eddie Jones had 24 points and four steals. Nick Van Exel had 14 points and nine assists against one turnover. And the guy playing at about 90%, the guy playing power forward at 6 feet 7, won the game for the Lakers on Friday night. "Shaquille and Eddie were outstanding," Coach Del Harris said after the 96-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs before 17,505 at the Forum.
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May 3, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Jerome Kersey spent a lot of years making a lot of baskets in a lot of Portland basketball games. He played here for 11 seasons. He was a Trail Blazer, and proud to say so, scoring more than 10,000 points. None were much greater than the two Kersey scored against his old friends Friday night. With 1:17 remaining in Game 4, a missed shot by Shaquille O'Neal was tipped in beautifully by Kersey to give the Lakers the lead, which they kept, winning the game and series, 95-91.
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November 16, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Jerome Kersey, hoping along with the Lakers for a Sunday return, reported no pain Friday after a 30-minute pregame workout at the Forum, his first physical activity of substance since a broken left foot sent him to the sidelines. Today, if there is no stiffness or swelling, he will attempt a full practice with teammates. If that goes well, he could be activated before Sunday's game at Phoenix, filling the roster spot of Cedric Ceballos, who went on the injured list.
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