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August 14, 1993
Bounce-bounce-swish sounds have driven a wanna-be pro basketball player's neighbors to sue him for pain, suffering and emotional distress. The complainants want $25,000. Paul Chavez, 18, shoots hoops after dark on a lit court in his back yard. A four-year varsity player and three-year all-league honoree for Bakersfield High School until he graduated last June, Chavez hopes to play for the University of California at Santa Barbara this fall.
February 3, 2011
SERIES This Old House Hour: The cast and crew of the home improvement franchise get an education in building on a hillside in and earthquake zone as their visit to Los Angeles continues (7 p.m. KOCE). The Vampire Diaries: Johnathan Gilbert's (David Anders) return to Mystic Falls doesn't thrill Elena, Jenna and Damon (Nina Dobrev, Sara Canning, Ian Somerhalder) in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). American Idol: The auditions continue (8 p.m. Fox). CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: While researching a murder at a school for the deaf, Sara (Jorja Fox)
May 25, 1985
Well, so the same firm that ran the NBA lottery is employed by the Knicks. What a coincidence. And the NBA's TV contract is up after next year. What a coincidence. And New York is the largest TV market in the country. What a coincidence. Pro basketball and its so-called world's greatest athletes (world's tallest athletes is more like it) seem to be going the way of pro wrestling; or a combination of pro wrestling and "Dialing for Dollars." Adios, NBA. Your credibility is badly damaged, not only by the Ewing lottery.
February 20, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES Community: Troy and Abed's (Donald Glover, Danny Pudi) study group friends tag along with them to an "Inspector Spacetime" convention (8 p.m. NBC). Project Runway: The teams design new looks for country singer Miranda Lambert in this new episode (9 p.m. Lifetime). What Not to Wear: This new episode offers fashion advice to actress Shannon Elizabeth (10 p.m. TLC)
September 23, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant has received a reported $6.7-million offer from an Italian team, but it was far from certain Bryant would play there, according to a person familiar with Bryant's thought process. The lucrative offers, most of them real, keep rolling in for Kobe Bryant. He got a contract offer this week from an Italian pro team, though it was far from certain Bryant would play there, according to a person familiar with Bryant's thought process. Bryant will indeed be in Italy next week, but the trip is for scheduled promotional appearances for Nike in Rome and Milan.
March 31, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Just when it looked as if Phil Jackson and Mark Cuban were friends again… The Dallas Mavericks' owner said he wanted Lakers forward Ron Artest to have the ball in his hands more often and be forced to make more decisions in the complex triangle offense. The Lakers' coach responded with a zinger or two for Cuban. "I know that Mark likes to prick the skin of people, but he's not a player. He just sits behind the bench with his sun-tanned face and tries to make comments like that," Jackson said Thursday.
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