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February 2, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Blake Griffin's posterizing dunk on Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins forced Twitter into a near-overload on Monday, causing each of their names to trend worldwide. But, out of relative obscurity, so did another name: Shawn Kemp . Kemp, whose 14-season NBA career ended in 2002-03 with Orlando, was known as an aggressive dunker himself. And as Kemp and the Clippers' star forward are each 6 feet 10, naturally there are comparisons. "I've talked to a couple of guys who've said, 'Was Shawn as powerful?
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February 19, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Reggie Miller will be a TNT analyst alongside Marv Albert and Steve Kerr for the NBA All-Star game next Sunday in Orlando, Fla., with the network airing exclusive coverage of All-Star weekend starting Thursday. The former UCLA star knows the scene well, having played in five All-Star games during a distinguished NBA career (1987-2005) spent exclusively with the Indiana Pacers. Raised in Riverside and currently residing in Los Angeles, Miller, 46, scored more than 25,000 points and made more than 2,500 three-pointers during a career that included several memorable playoff battles against the New York Knicks and a trip to the 2000 NBA Finals against the champion Lakers.
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November 5, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Umbrellas were everywhere. Slender ones, small ones, thick ones, tall ones, tattered ones, tanned ones, Husky blue ones and black ones. Umbrellas for the fashionable. Umbrellas for the practical. Everyone was having a brolly good time. Everyone, it seemed, except Shawn Kemp. Kemp did not need a parasol this drenched autumn afternoon. The empty and hollow arena where he spends many an off-day provided ample shelter for what he had in mind.
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February 2, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Blake Griffin's posterizing dunk on Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins forced Twitter into a near-overload on Monday, causing each of their names to trend worldwide. But, out of relative obscurity, so did another name: Shawn Kemp . Kemp, whose 14-season NBA career ended in 2002-03 with Orlando, was known as an aggressive dunker himself. And as Kemp and the Clippers' star forward are each 6 feet 10, naturally there are comparisons. "I've talked to a couple of guys who've said, 'Was Shawn as powerful?
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December 7, 1997 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has trashed better teams than this one. From his new perch as the Cleveland Cavaliers' franchise player, Shawn Kemp looks over a different roster. Instead of Gary Payton at the point, there's a rookie smurf from Stanford. Instead of Detlef Schrempf at the other forward, there's another rookie. The center is Zydrunas something-or-other from Lithuania. He's a rookie too. Let's look at the bright side.
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March 2, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shawn Kemp, the Seattle SuperSonics' All-Star forward-center, has signed a seven-year contract extension that will keep him under contract through the 2001-2002 season, the club announced.
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January 19, 2000 | By TIM KAWAKAMI
vs. Cleveland 7:30, Fox Sports West * Site--Staples Center. * Radio--KLAC (570). * Records--Lakers 32-7; Cavaliers 16-22. * Record vs. Cavaliers (1999)--0-1. * Update--Shawn Kemp provides a big power-forward challenge for the Lakers--he's averaging team highs in points (more than 19) and rebounds (more than nine). * Tickets--213 480-3232.
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April 22, 1992
The NBA fined five players a total of $7,000 for incidents that occurred during the final week of the regular season. Dale Davis of Indiana was fined $2,000 for elbowing Cleveland's Henry James in the head. Andrew Lang of Phoenix was fined $1,500 and three Seattle players were also fined--Shawn Kemp, $2,000; Gary Payton, $1,000, and Dana Barros, $500.
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March 31, 1997 | Associated Press
Seattle forward Shawn Kemp will be fined and must come off the bench for at least two games for missing the SuperSonics' team flight to Phoenix and a midafternoon practice Saturday, Coach George Karl said. "There's no problem," said Kemp, who arrived later that day. * Guard Bobby Phills was placed on the injured list and guard Carl Thomas was activated by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Phills sustained a severely strained left groin in Friday's loss at Miami.
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April 14, 1997 | Associated Press
Seattle SuperSonic star Shawn Kemp dismissed a report by NBC Sports commentator Peter Vecsey that a drinking problem is affecting his play. "Anytime you struggle, people are always going to say something," the All-Star forward said. Vecsey, during halftime of NBC's coverage of the New York Knick-Miami Heat game Saturday, said Kemp divulged to teammates that he had a problem with alcohol at a players-only meeting called by Gary Payton after a game on April 5.
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February 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
Orlando Magic center Shawn Kemp was suspended without pay by the NBA on Tuesday, the third time he has violated the terms of the league's anti-drug policy. Kemp's suspension began with Tuesday night's game between the Magic and the New Jersey Nets, and will continue until he has resumed full compliance with his treatment program. A year ago, when he was with the Portland Trail Blazers, Kemp was suspended for five games for violating the policy. He sat out from Feb.
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February 8, 2003
Bill Plaschke's worshipful, woe-is-him column on Elgin Baylor [Feb. 2] should embarrass both men. What's with this "poor Elgin" nonsense? For some perspective, and a few facts, Plaschke should've taken a look at the virtually perfect record of botched draft picks the Clippers have made since Baylor took control of the basketball operations. In his first crack at a first-round draft pick in 1987, Baylor took Reggie Williams over Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller and Kevin Johnson. In his second shot, he took Joe Wolf over Mark Jackson.
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March 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
Portland Trail Blazer forward Shawn Kemp was reinstated by the NBA on Monday after serving a five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug agreement. Kemp, who was suspended indefinitely on Feb. 22, was ruled eligible to play for the Trail Blazers on Monday night at home against the Sacramento Kings. Portland activated Kemp from the suspended list before the game and put guard Erick Barkley on the injured list because of tendinitis in his left knee.
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February 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
Portland Trail Blazer forward Shawn Kemp was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NBA on Friday for violating terms of the league's anti-drug agreement. The NBA said the suspension will continue until he has resumed full compliance with his treatment program. Kemp, who also has battled weight problems, left the Trail Blazers late last season for treatment of cocaine abuse. "Obviously we're very sadly disappointed, but we're very supportive of Shawn and his efforts in his personal life.
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April 7, 2001 | Associated Press
There were moments when Shawn Kemp made significant contributions to the Portland Trail Blazers' quest for an NBA title, and others when the former all-star simply embarrassed himself on the court. But few expected the 31-year-old forward's first season in Portland to end so ignominiously, leaving the team to check himself into a drug rehabilitation program. Kemp will be treated for cocaine abuse and won't return this season.
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December 21, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Shawn Kemp, after being fined by the Portland Trail Blazers for missing a practice, blamed his absence on weariness triggered by his new diet. Kemp slept through the workout Tuesday morning, then joined the team in Dallas after catching an afternoon flight. Saying Kemp's low playing time may be cut further, Coach Mike Dunleavy did not play him against the Mavericks. "He's under the microscope," Dunleavy said.
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October 31, 2000 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I think he's grown." --Portland's Scottie Pippen, on new teammate Shawn Kemp * Man-Child? Are you in there somewhere? Man-Child, that's what they called Shawn Kemp when he broke in at 19 as a long, lean, running-and-jumping machine, but that seems like another time in another galaxy, far, far away. Ten years and two teams later, Kemp doesn't seem to have grown as much as expanded, or multiplied into twins.
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January 19, 2000 | By TIM KAWAKAMI
vs. Cleveland 7:30, Fox Sports West * Site--Staples Center. * Radio--KLAC (570). * Records--Lakers 32-7; Cavaliers 16-22. * Record vs. Cavaliers (1999)--0-1. * Update--Shawn Kemp provides a big power-forward challenge for the Lakers--he's averaging team highs in points (more than 19) and rebounds (more than nine). * Tickets--213 480-3232.
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