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November 17, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren't often associated with each other. But John Salley, a former NBA star who's played with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, swears by the strictly animal- and animal-product-free diet he's taken up since retiring from the game. Here, he talks about maintaining his energy and ability, the benefits of going vegan and misconceptions. Why did you decide to become vegan? Five years ago, I was doing a [public service announcement]
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SPORTS
June 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Phil Jackson's book tour continues on Wednesday with "An Evening With Phil Jackson in Conversation With John Salley. " Hosted by the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jackson will discuss his memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. " Jackson writes about his formative years with the New York Knicks, his run of six titles with the Chicago Bulls and his two sets of championship teams with the Lakers. Salley played for Jackson with the Lakers and Bulls. The event is part of a series produced by "Live Talks," an organization that brings together authors, artists, leaders, musicians, scientists and business leaders throughout venues in Los Angeles.  Previous discussions include Tina Fey talking with Steve Martin, Harry Belafonte with Tim Robbins, Burt Bacharach with Mitch Albom and Amy Poehler with Jane Lynch.
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SPORTS
June 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Phil Jackson's book tour continues on Wednesday with "An Evening With Phil Jackson in Conversation With John Salley. " Hosted by the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Jackson will discuss his memoir, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. " Jackson writes about his formative years with the New York Knicks, his run of six titles with the Chicago Bulls and his two sets of championship teams with the Lakers. Salley played for Jackson with the Lakers and Bulls. The event is part of a series produced by "Live Talks," an organization that brings together authors, artists, leaders, musicians, scientists and business leaders throughout venues in Los Angeles.  Previous discussions include Tina Fey talking with Steve Martin, Harry Belafonte with Tim Robbins, Burt Bacharach with Mitch Albom and Amy Poehler with Jane Lynch.
HEALTH
November 17, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren't often associated with each other. But John Salley, a former NBA star who's played with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, swears by the strictly animal- and animal-product-free diet he's taken up since retiring from the game. Here, he talks about maintaining his energy and ability, the benefits of going vegan and misconceptions. Why did you decide to become vegan? Five years ago, I was doing a [public service announcement]
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Like old soldiers, morning drive-time radio hosts never die, they just fade away. And sometimes amid the ongoing ratings war that constitutes the chaotic Los Angeles market their signal can seem to fade in and out. For now at least, "The John Salley Block Party" on KKBT-FM (100.3) is over. Monday was Salley's last day headlining the station's morning show.
SPORTS
September 9, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The Minnesota Timberwolves, continuing to overhaul their lineup after finishing with the NBA's worst record last season, Tuesday traded Pooh Richardson, their best player, and Sam Mitchell to the Indiana Pacers for high-scoring Chuck Person and Micheal Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2005 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
John Salley learned an important lesson this spring -- one he apparently didn't pick up running with the Detroit Piston Bad Boys of the late 1980s: Don't be too nice. In May, the former NBA star was supposed to launch "The John Salley Block Party," KKBT-FM (100.3) the Beat's new morning show that airs from 5:30 to 10 a.m., with a celebrity golf tournament in Tarzana. The event was centered around comedian Steve Harvey, whom Salley was replacing.
SPORTS
August 30, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Detroit Pistons signed forward John Salley to a two-year contract, ending speculation that he might head for Italy. The deal is worth just under $2 million a year, Salley said.
SPORTS
June 14, 1989 | Mike Downey
This one was for everybody back in Motortown. This one was for everybody who paid hard cash during hard times, for everybody who followed the bouncing ball from Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Detroit, to Pontiac, Mich., to Auburn Hills, for everybody who waited and waited and waited--from 1941 to 1989--for a team named after an engine part to finally sit in professional basketball's driver's seat. This one was for suffering coaches from Red Rocha to Donnis Butcher to Herb Brown to Scotty Robertson.
SPORTS
November 6, 2006 | J.A. Adande
John Salley, the wisecracking former NBA center, the TV host, the guy who wore goofy oversize glasses in "Bad Boys," wanted to talk business. Basketball business. He's the new commissioner of the new American Basketball Assn. Seriously. No punch line. "As soon as you get a job, you should be looking toward your next job," Salley said. "Being a performer and being someone who's in charge of performers are two different lives."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Like old soldiers, morning drive-time radio hosts never die, they just fade away. And sometimes amid the ongoing ratings war that constitutes the chaotic Los Angeles market their signal can seem to fade in and out. For now at least, "The John Salley Block Party" on KKBT-FM (100.3) is over. Monday was Salley's last day headlining the station's morning show.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2005 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
John Salley learned an important lesson this spring -- one he apparently didn't pick up running with the Detroit Piston Bad Boys of the late 1980s: Don't be too nice. In May, the former NBA star was supposed to launch "The John Salley Block Party," KKBT-FM (100.3) the Beat's new morning show that airs from 5:30 to 10 a.m., with a celebrity golf tournament in Tarzana. The event was centered around comedian Steve Harvey, whom Salley was replacing.
SPORTS
June 19, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Salley: man or mirth? "I'm mature now," the Lakers' 36-year-old backup center said recently. "Before, it was all a big joke to me. I was going with the ride. I wanted to find a joke. When I finish this, I'm going to be a late-night host, and unlike some of the late-night hosts now, I don't always look for the joke now. I look for the conversation and if the joke finds itself in there, I'm cool. "Before I was just like carefree. I didn't care. 'Hey, I'm here.'
SPORTS
June 16, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Sure, there are legacies to be secured as the Lakers stand one victory away from winning the NBA championship. With a championship, Shaquille O'Neal can take a rightful place at the table with the great centers in NBA lore. With a championship, Phil Jackson can become only the second coach to win a title with two different teams, joining Alex Hannum (Philadelphia and St. Louis). But only John Salley has the opportunity to make history.
SPORTS
May 31, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Portland's Scottie Pippen was fined $10,000 for hitting John Salley in the back of the head with 52 seconds left in Game 4 on Sunday, which left the Lakers wondering. When news of the fine came down before Game 5, several Lakers--especially Salley--questioned why Pippen wasn't punished in a parallel manner to the Lakers' Brian Shaw, who was suspended from Game 4 and fined $2,500 for taking several steps toward a Pippen-Rick Fox Game 3 scrum. "There's a double standard," Salley said.
SPORTS
January 28, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Backup center John Salley, who has not left the bench in six of the Lakers' last seven games, says he understands Phil Jackson's desire to play Shaquille O'Neal as much as possible, but added he is ready to provide quality play whenever the coach needs him. In those seven games, one a double-overtime loss at Utah, O'Neal averaged 46.3 minutes. The Lakers are 3-4 in those games, although each loss was to a probable playoff team.
SPORTS
January 28, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Backup center John Salley, who has not left the bench in six of the Lakers' last seven games, says he understands Phil Jackson's desire to play Shaquille O'Neal as much as possible, but added he is ready to provide quality play whenever the coach needs him. In those seven games, one a double-overtime loss at Utah, O'Neal averaged 46.3 minutes. The Lakers are 3-4 in those games, although each loss was to a probable playoff team.
SPORTS
October 18, 1999 | TIM KAWAKAMI
More than three years since his last NBA game, much-traveled 35-year-old forward John Salley says he feels the spring coming back to his legs and a Laker roster spot coming into view. "I want to be on the squad because I'm really good at chemistry," said Salley, whose chances improved when Travis Knight suffered an ankle injury. "I know what it takes. I've been there. And I want to win. I told Shaq [O'Neal], he owes me an index-finger ring. . . .
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