June 12, 1987 |
University of Nevada Las Vegas basketball recruit Lloyd Daniels pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to buy rock cocaine earlier this year. Daniels, a 6-foot-8 former prep star from New York City, must enter a three-month drug rehabilitation program and undergo twice-weekly urinalysis, under terms of a plea bargain. If he successfully completes drug counseling, Daniels, 19, must appear in court again to have his misdemeanor record sealed.
May 20, 1988
Lloyd Daniels, who was a controversial basketball player when he was playing in the United States, apparently was no less controversial during a brief career in New Zealand. He has been dismissed from the New Zealand Basketball Federation for missing practice and drinking too much beer, according to Newsday. Dave MacCalman, coach of the Waitemata team in Auckland, said Daniels appeared in just four games with the team.
June 22, 1987 |
Lloyd Daniels, one of the most controversial basketball players ever to enroll at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has never played a game for the Runnin' Rebels and probably never will. Arrested in a North Las Vegas drug bust last February, Daniels, 19, has entered a three-month drug rehabilitation program and has said he hopes to play professional basketball next year.
December 13, 1992 |
Dressed all in black, Lloyd Daniels took up a shooting position just beyond the three-point line. With long, slender fingers, he spun a basketball, then sent it in a high arc toward the basket. Nothing but net. Daniels tried a second shot. Nothing but net. A third. Nothing but net. At the end of a Spurs' practice session, the gym was nothing more than shooting gallery and no one was shooting any straighter than Daniels. Off the court, too, Daniels is trying to be a straight shooter.
March 18, 1987 |
Late on the afternoon of Feb. 9, officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department set up an undercover sting operation at a house suspected of being a distribution center for PCP--angel dust--and "rock" or "crack"--cocaine. By early evening, the officers already had made more than a dozen arrests. And the biggest bust was yet to come. At 7:40 p.m.
December 15, 1996 |
Even with a bullet in his right shoulder and the weight of a tortured past on his back, Lloyd Daniels still has the ethereal touch that has always earned him yet one more chance. He has just made a dozen straight 3-pointers when he retreats to the carpet in front of the Sacramento Kings' bench, about 6 feet farther from the basket. The arena is empty, except for Daniels and a couple of onlookers. Daniels vows he won't leave until he's made five in a row from that distance.