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April 5, 1997
Which is bigger: Shaq's size-22 foot or his mouth? Well, we know his mouth is bigger because he put his foot in it quite easily. "Right now, I'm in Sean Rooks-type shape," says a disabled Shaquille O'Neal. How dare he make such a disparaging remark about a teammate. If he actually made this remark, as you reported [March 27], then Shaq has no class. Sean Rooks is due an apology. IRMA PRESCOTT (Sean Rooks' kindergarten teacher) Inglewood
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April 16, 2003 | Elliott Teaford
The Clippers will end their disappointing season tonight without center Sean Rooks, who was suspended for one game along with the Golden State Warriors' Troy Murphy for their third-quarter fight Monday. Eric Piatkowski and Elton Brand had 27 and 26 points, respectively, in the Clippers' victory at Oakland. The Clippers ended a five-game trip with a 2-3 record for a final road mark of 11-30.
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July 27, 1996
I just wanted to let people know that there are still some good seeds left in pro sports. Last week I attended a basketball camp. On Thursday (July 18) an NBA player was scheduled to show up an talk to the campers. Well, he called and canceled at the last minute. The head coach got on the phone and somehow caught Sean Rooks on his car phone. Within just one hour's notice, he agreed to make an appearance. Sean Rooks came and talked to us (the campers) for about half an hour. He talked about important things, like getting a good education.
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November 21, 2001 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Clippers, it might always be about validation. The Lakers think more in terms of something around 65 victories, against whomever, whenever, enough to take an extra home-court game well into June. It is a Laker town, broken up occasionally by Clipper home games in the building they share, but not all of them. And, it's a Shaq town. A Kobe town. A place to spend their winters, to wade through their regular seasons, to hang their championship banners.
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December 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Dallas Mavericks placed rookie center Sean Rooks on the injured list and activated former Yugoslav national team member Radisav Curcic. The team expects to be without Rooks for three to six weeks while he undergoes arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee.
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August 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Arizona center Sean Rooks, a second-round NBA draft choice, signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced. The 6-foot-10 Rooks recently played for the Mavericks' summer-league team in Salt Lake City, averaging 15.9 points and 6.6 rebounds.
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April 16, 2003 | Elliott Teaford
The Clippers will end their disappointing season tonight without center Sean Rooks, who was suspended for one game along with the Golden State Warriors' Troy Murphy for their third-quarter fight Monday. Eric Piatkowski and Elton Brand had 27 and 26 points, respectively, in the Clippers' victory at Oakland. The Clippers ended a five-game trip with a 2-3 record for a final road mark of 11-30.
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February 13, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The trade rumors? "I heard them all," Sean Rooks said. "At first they bothered me." The emotions? "Real down," he said. "No playing time gets you down." The poor conditioning? "I don't like the fact that I'm not playing more, but I'm starting to feel better." So it is that a new Rooks has emerged for the Lakers of late, one who still doesn't get many minutes, even when Shaquille O'Neal is injured, one who could remain the subject of trade talks up until the Feb. 20 deadline.
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February 1, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The Lakers and Warriors have talked about a deal that would send Sean Rooks and draft picks north for Chris Mullin. Nothing appears serious, however, because Golden State probably will wait until the Feb. 20 trade deadline is closer in hopes teams will improve their offers for Mullin. The Warriors have not been excited about any of the potential deals that have come in for their starting small forward, still productive after several years of injuries.
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December 11, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
A dismayed Sean Rooks, having fallen out of shape and out of favor, said Tuesday he is frustrated and surprised at becoming a non-entity after being touted as a key to the Lakers' success. "I definitely thought I was going to have a bigger role," he said before the game at Sacramento. "My role on this team has been reduced to nothing. I thought I was going to help out this team more. Obviously, I'm not helping this team at all." Signed to a seven-year, $13.
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March 11, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
The Clippers held practice at the Dallas Mavericks' training facility Saturday, and veteran center Sean Rooks felt right at home. That's because Rooks played for Dallas last season in his second tour of duty with the Mavericks, who drafted him with the 30th overall pick in 1992.
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February 3, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not many people thought much of Sean Rooks when the Clippers acquired him in a draft-day trade from Dallas for oft-injured point guard Eric Murdock last summer. Critics considered the deal a wash because Rooks' stock had dropped after four disappointing seasons of inactivity. Besides, most of the draft-day attention was on the addition of Darius Miles, Keyon Dooling, Quentin Richardson and Corey Maggette.
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December 24, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rookie point guard Keyon Dooling had the ball and the game in his hands. The Clippers were tied with Vancouver and only seconds remained in regulation when Dooling drove to the basket around Shareef Abdur-Rahim. But by the time Dooling lofted his shot, the Grizzlies' Mike Bibby moved inside and made him miss. That's when veteran Sean Rooks stepped in for a rebound tip with 1.7 seconds to give the Clippers a dramatic 92-90 victory Saturday night before 12,001 at Staples Center.
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December 24, 2000
Veteran Sean Rooks has been playing solid minutes as a backup to center Michael Olowokandi, averaging 22.7 minutes per game, fourth-best on the team. Rooks, in his ninth NBA season, provides the Clippers with an outside shooting threat. Most of his shots have come in the flow of the offense. But running post plays for Rooks is not something the Clippers are prone to do.
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October 18, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One pleasant surprise for the Clippers during the exhibition season has been the play of veteran center Sean Rooks. Acquired in a draft-day trade from Dallas for point guard Eric Murdock, who was later waived by the Mavericks, Rooks has stepped up as a behind-the-scenes leader off the court and has been solid as Michael Olowokandi's backup.
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January 5, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo stood barefoot, out of his size 22 sneakers. A basketball star for the Atlanta Hawks, he had hobbled off the floor while going one-on-one with Shaquille O'Neal of the Lakers on Friday night at the Great Western Forum. Another NBA center, hurt.
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November 20, 1996 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
About three weeks after being called invaluable by Coach Del Harris, Sean Rooks would settle for being called in. Rooks, signed to a seven-year, $13.4-million free agent contract in July, was projected as the No. 1 big man off the bench. But once the season started, he dropped behind Corie Blount, all the way to getting 27 minutes the last five games when both were available. Blount, who sat out two contests in that stretch because of a bruised thigh, played 90 minutes the same five.
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January 16, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The Lakers, with an unexpected glut of big men after the sudden development of Travis Knight and the acquisition of Joe Kleine, are involved in trade talks regarding disappointing free-agent signee Sean Rooks, league sources said. No deals appear imminent, but conversations are continuing. It is known that teams have called the Lakers with interest in Rooks, especially lately in hopes of getting a better deal because of the excess of centers in Los Angeles.
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November 24, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
With the disappointment over the loss of Shaquille O'Neal comes another opportunity for Sean Rooks, the third-string center who had played only 17 minutes in the five games before Sunday but now figures to have a much bigger role. "No doubt," Laker Coach Del Harris said. "We're counting on him, and he has kept himself ready to go. Even though he hasn't gotten a lot of minutes, he has gotten some minutes most every game and kept himself sharp."
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October 9, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sean Rooks doesn't know what he's talking about. He says he weighs about the same as at the end of last season, not the perfect situation but an encouraging sign nonetheless for his future in Los Angeles and the Lakers' frontcourt depth. But it's just not true. Not even close. He lost 235 problem pounds around the Fourth of July alone--when Travis Knight left to become a Boston Celtic.
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