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February 8, 1987 | Associated Press
The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Ron Harper in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft and quickly made it clear they wanted him to replace veteran World B. Free as their high-scoring guard. Statistically, Harper has filled the role perfectly. Free, 33, now with Philadelphia, averaged 23.4 points a game and made 45.5% of his floor shots for Cleveland last year. Harper, 23, is averaging 22.2 points a game and is shooting 45% from the floor.
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April 27, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Ron Harper has called out the Lakers all the way from his home in New Jersey. Harper specifically called out Ron Artest, Lamar Odom and Jordan Farmar, wondering when they are going to "show up" for the Lakers in the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harper feels as if he still has ties, and allegiance, to the Lakers, with whom he won his last two NBA titles in 2000 and 2001. He won those rings with Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Brian Shaw, now an assistant with the Lakers.
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April 27, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Ron Harper has called out the Lakers all the way from his home in New Jersey. Harper specifically called out Ron Artest, Lamar Odom and Jordan Farmar, wondering when they are going to "show up" for the Lakers in the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harper feels as if he still has ties, and allegiance, to the Lakers, with whom he won his last two NBA titles in 2000 and 2001. He won those rings with Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Brian Shaw, now an assistant with the Lakers.
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August 9, 2008 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
How an administration as fixated on loyalty and conformity as this one ever came to produce so unending a series of defectors eager to tell all to anyone who will listen is a topic that probably will keep psycho-historically inclined scholars of the presidency fully employed well into the decade after next.
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September 22, 1999 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One Harper gone, another apparently close to arriving. In a move Tuesday that cleared salary and roster space for the acquisition of free-agent guard Ron Harper, the Lakers traded point guard Derek Harper to the Detroit Pistons. The Lakers received guard Melvin Levett, the Pistons' second-round draft pick from Cincinnati. But the key part for the Lakers was to discard Derek Harper's guaranteed, $1.1-million salary.
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June 18, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
They have flown over deficits, sprinted past injuries, marched calmly through the most treacherous moments of their professional lives. But these last two months, the most courageous single act I have seen among the Lakers occurs when one is standing still. It is Ron Harper. Every time he opens his mouth.
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January 18, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Misfortune, by now familiar enough to the Clippers to be on a first-name basis, came calling again Wednesday when test results showed that Ron Harper, the team's leading scorer and a major reason for the transformation from perennial losers into playoff contenders, will miss the rest of the season. Harper hurt his right knee during Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets at the Sports Arena, collapsing after catching a pass from teammate Gary Grant under the basket.
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December 23, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers were teasing themselves again Friday night, playing another close game on the road that belies a winless record. And then the final five minutes came. And the Clippers went. Scoring only six points in the final 4:53, four of which came on free throws, took care of that, and the Dallas Mavericks handled the rest to secure a 101-92 victory before 16,911 at Reunion Arena. Ron Harper, coming off back-to-back 39-point games, could not win it this time.
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January 17, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers may have felt like carrying Ron Harper around on their shoulders before, but this surely wasn't a sight they ever wanted: Harper being driven from the Sports Arena locker room to the parking lot on a golf cart, his right leg extended. Such is the lasting memory of a night when he scored a game-high 33 points to lead the Clippers past the Charlotte Hornets, 106-98, at the Sports Arena.
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November 9, 1987
Cleveland Cavalier guard Ron Harper probably will be lost three to four weeks after suffering a broken bone in his left foot Saturday night against Atlanta.
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December 13, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Ron Harper, the voice of perspective and a steady hand during two seasons of the Lakers' three-peat, has been spending time in Los Angeles lately, some of those hours shooting "a high score, leave it at that" at Riviera Country Club. Friday night he stopped by the locker room at Staples Center, poked playfully at Horace Grant, laughed with Kobe Bryant and admired a team he said could challenge the Chicago Bulls' record of 72 wins.
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June 15, 2001 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Harper went to work Thursday afternoon in a football jersey, the colors of his beloved Cleveland Browns. "Basketball season's about to end," he said. When it's over, he said with a wry smile, whether it's tonight or sometime next week, "I'll be on the first thing smoking to Cleveland, Ohio."
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June 15, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
Just because things are good in Lakerland doesn't mean every player has always bathed in champagne. Rick Fox, Ron Harper and Brian Shaw have all played for bad teams. They have been around the league enough to have worn a total of 10 different jerseys among them. Although the combination of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant might make Laker championships seem inevitable, each of these three players once viewed the prospect of holding the Larry O'Brien trophy as unlikely.
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June 9, 2001
LAKERS 2 Derek Fisher 3 Devean George 4 Ron Harper 5 Robert Horry 8 Kobe Bryant 10 Tyronn Lue 17 Rick Fox 20 Brian Shaw 34 Shaquille O'Neal 35 Mark Madsen 40 Greg Foster 54 Horace Grant * 76ERS 3 Allen Iverson 5 Kevin Ollie 8 Aaron McKie 9 George Lynch 11 Raja Bell 20 Eric Snow 23 Rodney Buford 33 Jumaine Jones 40 Tyrone Hill 52 Matt Geiger 50 Todd MacCulloch 55 Dikembe Mutombo * FROM THE LOCKER ROOMS LAKERS "They're not going to play an old guy that close.
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May 17, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
Just before the Lakers take the court for tipoff, Ron Harper gives Kobe Bryant a high-five and a hug, then says a few things into his ear. "A last-minute pregame pep talk to get him pumped up," Harper calls it. And another step along Bryant's quest to be the best player in the league. Harper, a 37-year-old veteran, has taken a more active role this season in guiding the 22-year-old Bryant down the path to greatness.
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May 5, 2001 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"A stay against confusion" is how Robert Frost described the essential function of poetry, but novelist Ron Hansen borrows the same phrase and applies it to religion. In a collection of confessional essays that adopts Frost's phrase as its title, Hansen allows us to see for ourselves how a passion for God and a passion for the writing life--so often at odds with each other in contemporary literature--enrich his work as a novelist.
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June 9, 2001
LAKERS 2 Derek Fisher 3 Devean George 4 Ron Harper 5 Robert Horry 8 Kobe Bryant 10 Tyronn Lue 17 Rick Fox 20 Brian Shaw 34 Shaquille O'Neal 35 Mark Madsen 40 Greg Foster 54 Horace Grant * 76ERS 3 Allen Iverson 5 Kevin Ollie 8 Aaron McKie 9 George Lynch 11 Raja Bell 20 Eric Snow 23 Rodney Buford 33 Jumaine Jones 40 Tyrone Hill 52 Matt Geiger 50 Todd MacCulloch 55 Dikembe Mutombo * FROM THE LOCKER ROOMS LAKERS "They're not going to play an old guy that close.
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April 25, 2001 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Harper doesn't want to leave the NBA now, not when it's getting so interesting again. With old friend Michael Jordan and big friend Charles Barkley mulling comebacks, the 37-year-old Harper said Tuesday he has reconsidered his retirement and would like to play at least another season, preferably with the Lakers. He could have options, however. "I've already made my mind up," Harper said. "I'm going to play. Hopefully it's here, because I'm having fun and I can play.
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March 21, 2001 | TIM BROWN
Veteran guard Ron Harper is scheduled to undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Harper, who turned 37 in January, has been on the injured list for a month. When he showed little improvement after rest and then experienced increased soreness after a light workout Saturday, the Lakers sent Harper home to be reexamined. In the best scenario, Harper, who averaged 6.5 points and 2.
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