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March 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
New Mexico center Luc Longley, from Australia, announced he was withdrawing from school to begin preparing for the NBA draft, where he has been projected as a possible lottery pick.
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September 26, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Luc Longley, a 10-season NBA veteran who won titles with the Chicago Bulls from 1996-98, retired Tuesday because of arthritis in his left ankle. Longley, 32, played in 25 games for the New York Knicks last season, but sat out the final 23 games because of the condition. A 7-foot-2 center who played on Australia's Olympic team, Longley also played with Minnesota and Phoenix. He averaged 7.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 567 career games.
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SPORTS
November 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Services
Luc Longley, a 7-foot-2 center from the University of New Mexico, signed a four-year contract worth a base salary of about $1.6 million per year with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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October 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Australian center Luc Longley, traded from the Phoenix Suns to the New York Knicks during the Olympics, will be out at least eight weeks because of a knee injury. Longley did not play for the home country in the bronze-medal game Saturday against Lithuania. The 7-foot-2 Longley injured his right knee late in Australia's semifinal loss to France. An MRI Saturday revealed a slight ligament tear, team doctor Peter Harcourt said.
SPORTS
May 14, 1990
The father of New Mexico center Luc Longley says the 7-foot-2 Australian will return to play his senior season of basketball with the Lobos rather than enter the NBA draft.
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October 20, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports; Associated Press
Chris Webber of the Washington Bullets and Luc Longley of the Chicago Bulls were suspended for their teams' regular-season openers and fined $7,500 each for trading punches in an exhibition game Tuesday night in Chicago. Washington rookie Rasheed Wallace threw the ball at Longley and was fined $5,000. Longley's teammate, Michael Jordan, said veteran officials might have been able to stop the altercation. The NBA's 54 referees have been locked out since Oct. 1.
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April 27, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
San Diego Padre General Manager Kevin Towers says he doesn't hate the Dodgers, but it's obvious that there's a strong dislike: "I don't hate anybody on their team. It's just that I don't see the need for all the arrogance and cockiness in their organization. "I will admit that I sleep a lot better at night when I watch ESPN and find out the Dodgers lost. But I don't have anything against Kevin [Malone, the Dodger general manager]. "Would I invite him to my wedding? Probably not."
SPORTS
January 25, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oh, what a Longley game for San Diego State. One week after the Aztecs handled Luc Longley and handed New Mexico a defeat in San Diego, they saw a completely different Lobos basketball team. And one week after, Marty Dow got a taste of just what Luc Longley can do. This time, when Dow tried to set up for his 15-foot jumper, what he saw was Longley. And when he got the ball inside, what he saw was Longley. And when he goes to sleep tonight . . . You get the idea.
SPORTS
April 4, 1998 | Associated Press
Chicago Bull center Luc Longley could be out the rest of the regular season because of a bone bruise on his left knee, an injury that has forced him to sit out 13 games. "I think it could be a few weeks but I'd like to think I'd be ready for the playoffs," Longley said before Friday night's game against Minnesota. Longley went to Cleveland this week for a second opinion. He's able to ride a bike and swim but has trouble landing and moving laterally on the floor.
SPORTS
November 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Luc Longley of the Chicago Bulls showed up for work Monday night with a shoulder sling and a story. It was a shark, he said. He had dislocated his shoulder fighting a shark off Hermosa Beach. "About the time I was breaking his neck, I heard my shoulder pop," he said. A shark? "He was bigger than me--and better looking," Longley said. At which point he should have stopped and walked away. Instead of sighing and admitting the truth.
SPORTS
April 27, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
San Diego Padre General Manager Kevin Towers says he doesn't hate the Dodgers, but it's obvious that there's a strong dislike: "I don't hate anybody on their team. It's just that I don't see the need for all the arrogance and cockiness in their organization. "I will admit that I sleep a lot better at night when I watch ESPN and find out the Dodgers lost. But I don't have anything against Kevin [Malone, the Dodger general manager]. "Would I invite him to my wedding? Probably not."
SPORTS
April 4, 1998 | Associated Press
Chicago Bull center Luc Longley could be out the rest of the regular season because of a bone bruise on his left knee, an injury that has forced him to sit out 13 games. "I think it could be a few weeks but I'd like to think I'd be ready for the playoffs," Longley said before Friday night's game against Minnesota. Longley went to Cleveland this week for a second opinion. He's able to ride a bike and swim but has trouble landing and moving laterally on the floor.
SPORTS
November 29, 1996 | RICK GANO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dennis Rodman says he wasn't interested in playing that night, and it just happened to be the only game the Chicago Bulls have lost this season. Australian center Luc Longley was body surfing in the Pacific Ocean when a wave smashed his shoulder into a sandbar, knocking him off the court for up to two months. In one game, a fan waved a Bugs Bunny poster at Michael Jordan as he tried to shoot free throws, hoping the sight of his co-star from the "Space Jam" movie would distract him. It didn't.
SPORTS
November 26, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Luc Longley of the Chicago Bulls showed up for work Monday night with a shoulder sling and a story. It was a shark, he said. He had dislocated his shoulder fighting a shark off Hermosa Beach. "About the time I was breaking his neck, I heard my shoulder pop," he said. A shark? "He was bigger than me--and better looking," Longley said. At which point he should have stopped and walked away. Instead of sighing and admitting the truth.
SPORTS
October 20, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports; Associated Press
Chris Webber of the Washington Bullets and Luc Longley of the Chicago Bulls were suspended for their teams' regular-season openers and fined $7,500 each for trading punches in an exhibition game Tuesday night in Chicago. Washington rookie Rasheed Wallace threw the ball at Longley and was fined $5,000. Longley's teammate, Michael Jordan, said veteran officials might have been able to stop the altercation. The NBA's 54 referees have been locked out since Oct. 1.
SPORTS
November 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Services
Luc Longley, a 7-foot-2 center from the University of New Mexico, signed a four-year contract worth a base salary of about $1.6 million per year with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
SPORTS
September 26, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Luc Longley, a 10-season NBA veteran who won titles with the Chicago Bulls from 1996-98, retired Tuesday because of arthritis in his left ankle. Longley, 32, played in 25 games for the New York Knicks last season, but sat out the final 23 games because of the condition. A 7-foot-2 center who played on Australia's Olympic team, Longley also played with Minnesota and Phoenix. He averaged 7.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 567 career games.
NEWS
October 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Australian center Luc Longley, traded from the Phoenix Suns to the New York Knicks during the Olympics, will be out at least eight weeks because of a knee injury. Longley did not play for the home country in the bronze-medal game Saturday against Lithuania. The 7-foot-2 Longley injured his right knee late in Australia's semifinal loss to France. An MRI Saturday revealed a slight ligament tear, team doctor Peter Harcourt said.
SPORTS
March 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
New Mexico center Luc Longley, from Australia, announced he was withdrawing from school to begin preparing for the NBA draft, where he has been projected as a possible lottery pick.
SPORTS
February 9, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 8 a.m., midweek, and in the physical education equipment room at San Diego State, the coffee is black and the laughs come quickly. Marty Dow, center on the SDSU basketball team, drinks from his mug and hangs out. The morning calm, the gentle sips . . . it's a far cry from nights and the banging underneath the basket, the roar of the crowd. He had a class in this room last semester and, now, a new semester under way, he keeps coming back. Even at 8 a.m., in the middle of basketball season.
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