CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2002 |
Gertrude Dillard is not much of a coffee drinker. But Tuesday morning, Dillard, along with hundreds of others, lingered for hours at her neighborhood Starbucks. The cafe's grand opening in Chesterfield Square, a shopping center in South-Central Los Angeles, was about more than just coffee. For many, it symbolized investment in a community long overlooked by name-brand retailers.
November 8, 1989 |
Tempers flared, harsh words and shoves were exchanged, and to the astonishment of spectators and participants alike, unlikely combatants Magic Johnson and Kevin Johnson were ejected from Tuesday night's game. That fight between two of the NBA's best and usually level-headed guards, occurring just 3 minutes 22 seconds after tipoff, changed the characters and character of the Lakers' home opener against the Phoenix Suns.
October 22, 1993 |
Guard Tim Hardaway of the Golden State Warriors will be sidelined for the season after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee during practice Thursday at the Oakland Coliseum. Hardaway, 27, an all-star, was carried off the court and the extent of the injury was revealed in a magnetic resonance imaging test. Hardaway will have surgery. "This is a hard hit to take," Warrior Coach Don Nelson said. Hardaway, who averaged 21.5 points and 10.
November 28, 1990
The Italian basketball federation suspended Micheal Ray Richardson for five games for starting a brawl that led to the ejection of a record 19 players and team officials. Three other players--Americans Clemon Johnson and Frank Johnson and Italian Stefano Rusconi--were each suspended for two games for their roles in last Sunday's free-for-all at Varese.