May 7, 2011 |
Mark Landsberger, apropos of his modest NBA career, makes only a barely noticed cameo in one of the most frequently replayed video highlights in NBA history. That's Landsberger, in his No. 54 Lakers jersey, tracking Julius Erving at the baseline as the Philadelphia 76ers forward prepares to take flight in the NBA Finals. As Dr. J palms the ball in his right hand and majestically soars toward the basket, lowering the ball below his waist from behind the backboard before lifting it again and kissing it off the glass on the left side, Landsberger all but fades from view.
March 24, 2004
A look at the career free throws by former NBA forwards: Source: World Features Syndicate *--* Player Att./PG Pct. Larry Bird 5.0 89% Rick Barry 5.3 90% Julius Erving 5.9 78% Charles Barkley 8.1 74% Elgin Baylor 8.7 78% Bob Pettit 10.2 76% *--*
July 7, 2000 |
A body believed to be that of the 19-year-old son of NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving was found in a car submerged in a pond, authorities said. Investigators had been looking for Cory Erving and his 1999 black Volkswagen Passat since May 28. They found the car, a body matching his description and his clothing Thursday afternoon. The car wasn't taken out of an L-shaped retention pond near the family's home until about 8 p.m.
June 15, 2000 |
Cory Erving, the 19-year-old missing son of NBA great Julius Erving, might have had a drug relapse and might be using crack cocaine, the investigating sheriff in Sanford, Fla., said Wednesday. There have been no sightings, but officers are looking into a confrontation the youngster had in a known drug area shortly before he was reported missing. Cory Erving disappeared May 28 on what was supposed to be a 20-minute shopping errand to a Lake Mary mall for a family picnic on Memorial Day weekend.
June 14, 2000 |
Former NBA great Julius Erving pleaded for help in finding his 19-year-old son, who has a history of drug problems and has been missing since May 28. "This bad dream has gone on for 16 days now . . . 16 bad days," Erving said Tuesday in Sanford, Fla. "We are in dire need of help." A $25,000 reward was offered for the safe return of Cory Marvin Erving, last seen by his family when he went to a Lake Mary shopping mall, about 20 miles from Orlando.
July 3, 1999 |
The silky one-handed backhand was inspired by Pete Sampras. The moxie and guile by Bobby Riggs. And the collective wisdom came from Southern California's best tennis coaches. It took a lot to put Alexandra Stevenson's game together, but the 18-year-old qualifier from San Diego celebrated her unprecedented arrival into the Wimbledon semifinals with the high theatrics of another tennis star. Andre Agassi bows and blows kisses four times, to all corners of the stadium.