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September 10, 2011 |
Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday. Robertson, who also played a real-life role as the whistle-blower in the check-forging scandal of then-Columbia Pictures President David Begelman that rocked Hollywood in the late 1970s, died at Stony Brook University Medical Center on New York's Long Island, according to Evelyn Christel, his longtime personal secretary.
September 5, 2013 |
Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J. " Erving listed his picks as the top five NBA players of all time on Fox Sports Live on Tuesday, and he included three former Lakers. "I decided on my five when I was about 15 years old -- that was Wilt [Chamberlain], Bill [Russell], [Elgin] Baylor, [Jerry] West and Oscar Robertson," Erving said. "That's my five. " Oddly, Erving didn't include Lakers' center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but in the same breath called him the "best who ever played in the NBA. " Erving was joined in the interview by Gary Payton, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend, and Charissa Thompson.
March 16, 1990 |
Bo Kimble has said every point he scores for the rest of his life will be for his friend and fallen teammate, Hank Gathers. That figures to be a lot of points. Though Gathers' death has cast a pall on the basketball season for Loyola Marymount, Kimble is working on one of the great scoring seasons in NCAA history, leading the nation at 35.3 points per game and standing within 12 points of joining the exclusive 1,000-point club.
November 8, 1991
1977-78: Led Michigan State to a 25-5 record as a freshman as Spartans won their first Big Ten title in 19 years. 1979: Led Michigan State to NCAA title, beating Larry Bird and Indiana State in championship game. Entered NBA draft after sophomore year and Lakers made him the No. 1 selection. 1980: Led Lakers to NBA championship and was named playoff MVP.
November 1, 2013 |
Chris Paul not only led the Clippers to a victory over the Golden State Warriors in their home opener on Thursday night, he did something no other NBA player has done in a game since steals were first recorded in the 1973-74 season: score 40 or more points while having at least 15 assists and five steals, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Paul, who had 42 points to go along with 15 assists and six steals in the 126-115 win, is arguably the best point guard in the NBA. If you disagree, you better at least mention him with the likes of San Antonio's Tony Parker, Chicago's Derrick Rose, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, New Jersey's Deron Williams or anyone else you consider among the elite.
April 11, 2005
One game after moving into ninth place on the NBA's all-time assist list ahead of Lenny Wilkens, New Jersey's Jason Kidd finished with a season-high 17 assists to spark the Nets to a 99-86 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday. Here are the top 15 all-time assist leaders: * Active *--* PLAYER ASSISTS SEASONS 1. John Stockton 15,806 19 2. Mark Jackson 10,323 17 3. Magic Johnson 10,141 13 4. Oscar Robertson 9,887 14 5. Isiah Thomas 9,061 13 6. Gary Payton * 8,478 15 7.
April 26, 2004 |
San Antonio Spur forward Tim Duncan made the All-NBA first team Sunday, becoming only the sixth player to receive the honor in each of his first seven seasons. Also on the first team were the Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett and New Jersey Net guard Jason Kidd. Garnett was the only player named on all 123 first-team ballots. The 6-foot-11 forward set career highs with 24.2 points and 13.
January 6, 1985 |
Oscar Robertson, the former NBA and University of Cincinnati star, is one of five athletes chosen to receive NCAA awards Jan. 14. Officials of the NCAA are to present the Silver Anniversary awards to the athletes at the NCAA convention at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 14. The awards are given annually to college athletes who graduated 25 years ago, and are based on the athletes' community contributions as well as undergraduate achievements.