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September 13, 2002 | Associated Press
The last two counts against NBA All-Star Allen Iverson will be dropped because his accusers don't want to pursue the case, District Attorney Lynne Abraham said Thursday. Iverson originally was charged with 14 counts, including four felonies, for allegedly barging into an apartment with a gun and threatening two men while looking for his wife.
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SPORTS
July 12, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An arrest warrant was issued in Philadelphia on Thursday for 76er star Allen Iverson for allegedly forcing his way into an apartment and threatening two men while in search of his wife. Iverson, whose often brilliant style on the court has contrasted with an often controversial lifestyle, is being charged with eight counts ranging from simple assault, terrorist threats and gun offenses to criminal trespass, according to Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham.
SPORTS
June 19, 2001 | From Associated Press
With Tiger Woods out of contention, NBC's weekend ratings for the U.S. Open dropped dramatically while its coverage of the NBA Finals produced increased audiences. Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers had an 11.2 rating and 22 share, a 12% increase over last year's 10.0 and 20 share for Game 5 between the Lakers and Indiana Pacers. For the five-game Finals, NBC averaged a 12.1 rating and 22 share, a 4% increase over the 11.
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | Tim Brown
February was the only full month of the season in which the Lakers did not lose to the Seattle SuperSonics. It was the only full month in which they did not play the SuperSonics. While the O'Neal-Bryant feud simmered, O'Neal sat out six games--the last three of January and the first three of February--because of a sore arch in his right foot. Bryant sat out three games in late February because of a sprained right ankle. "I'm still upset about how the first half went," O'Neal said.
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | Tim Brown
Phil Jackson had mulled the conversation topic--this team, and why last year's championship softened it, rather than emboldened it, as he might have expected. He did not argue the premise. "It has to do with chemistry," he said. "That's what winning and losing does. When you win, it strengthens those bonds. This year, we've had some things that have happened that have not strengthened the chemistry of this basketball club."
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Lakers are covered in the parking lot, Kobe Bryant beside his black Ferrari, Robert Horry in the passenger seat of his white Mercedes-Benz, Shaquille O'Neal leaning on some great steel thing vibrating from incredible, unbelievable bass. They are interviewed in the hallways of their El Segundo training facility, in the tunnels of Staples Center, on the way to a bus in Denver, getting off a bus in Miami, disembarking from a plane in Boston.
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | Tim Brown
The Lakers opened defense of their first championship in 12 years with an opening-night victory at Portland, where Coach Phil Jackson noted, "There's still blood in the air--in this series," and then a ring-night loss to Utah, followed by signs that there was much to be resolved. Jackson read a poem before the home opener. Shaquille O'Neal, Jackson said, "carried this team on his back." He praised Ron Harper for his "leadership in triangle lore."
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | Tim Brown
Shaquille O'Neal missed a game against Vancouver to graduate with Louisiana State's Class of 2000, more than eight years after he left to become a millionaire in the NBA. The school also retired his No. 33 jersey. "I'm the first to graduate with a degree in Crayon biology," O'Neal said. "I'm valedictorian." The degree--in general studies, actually--fulfilled a promise he made to his mother, Lucille, when he declared for the NBA draft a year before his college eligibility expired.
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The extensive television coverage of the Lakers' victory celebration and parade today will be a combined effort. All but one of the major over-the-air station in Los Angeles, plus Fox Sports Net, will offer live coverage of the downtown festivities, which include a ceremony at the Department of Water and Power building, the parade down Figueroa and a rally at Staples Center. Channel 4 can't show the parade live because of the U.S. Open playoff.
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