November 12, 1990 |
As the Raiders discovered Sunday, guys named Magic are tough to beat in Los Angeles. . . . What courage and durability Don Majkowski showed by shrugging off eight sacks to lead Green Bay to victory. . . . Beginning next Monday in Miami, we'll find out whether the real Raiders are those who won their first five or those who lost three of their last four. . . . Time of possession stat of the day: Green Bay had the ball for 13:37 of the first quarter and trailed, 13-3. . . .
June 27, 1992 |
Perhaps disoriented by his fall to the 12th spot in the NBA draft, where he was taken by the Miami Heat, Harold Miner picked a strange way to open his first conversation with the team's managing partner, Lew Schaffel. The former USC star asked about alligators. "I had heard about them," Miner said at his introductory news conference in Miami. "I heard they popped out of the sewers."
August 10, 2012 |
The NBA holds an annual draft, but it has never meant much to the Lakers. They don't draft stars so much as acquire them. It's been this way for decades, with the Lakers often harvesting top talent from elsewhere instead of growing their own. Dwight Howard, acquired from Orlando on Friday, was only the latest example of the Lakers making a move that shifted the NBA's landscape. Here are a few of the other monumental Lakers trades, or signings, that helped the franchise win 16 NBA championships, one behind the Boston Celtics: Wilt Chamberlain (1968-73 with Lakers)
April 1, 1997
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCORES 1939--Oregon 46, Ohio State 33 1940--Indiana 60, Kansas 42 1941--Wisconsin 39, Washington St. 34 1942--Stanford 53, Dartmouth 38 1943--Wyoming 46, Georgetown 34 1944--Utah 42, Dartmouth 40 OT 1945--Oklahoma A&M 49, New York 45 1946--Oklahoma A&M 43, N. Carolina 40 1947--Holy Cross 58, Oklahoma 47 1948--Kentucky 58, Baylor 42 1949--Kentucky 46, Oklahoma State 36 1950--CCNY 71, Bradley 68 1951--Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58 1952--Kansas 80, St.
December 25, 1987 |
In a suite of rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, after a dinner of beef Wellington, red wine and assorted cheeses, the National Basketball Assn.'s most valuable player, the most dominant figure in the game, told his employers he didn't want to work for them anymore. Twenty-eight-year-old Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said that night he wanted the Milwaukee Bucks to trade him. While the men who ran the Bucks listened in deathly silence, Abdul-Jabbar said he wanted only one thing.
April 21, 1995 |
Janet Buster understood things would somehow never be the same for her son after that night last fall at the Universal Amphitheatre. She and 9-year-old Brody had been given backstage passes to a concert by blues guitar master B. B. King, and the two found a spot at the side of the stage, hoping for a chance to say hello again to King when the show ended. That's when King saw the boy, raised his hand to stop the concert, and directed the spotlight to suddenly fall on young Brody.
July 15, 2004 |
How do you sum up Shaquille O'Neal's cross-country move to the Miami Heat in a single word, when new teammate Eddie Jones required a double-unbelievable to describe it, when South Beach nightclub owners are stepping over one another to set aside private tables for O'Neal in their VIP rooms, when the evening "SportsCenter" is almost entirely devoted to an interview with Shaq? The only choice is the word that used to be commonplace in the Laker locker room.
June 28, 1988 |
The Clippers, who already have the luxury of making Danny Manning the No. 1 choice in today's National Basketball Assn. draft, have engineered a three-way deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and Seattle SuperSonics that, barring last-minute complications, will net them the third pick in the first round but will cost them Michael Cage, the league's leading rebounder last season.