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June 11, 1987
Magic Johnson keeps telling everyone how he discovered a sky hook this season with the help of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but don't tell that to Julius Erving. Or Darryl Dawkins. Or any of the other Philadelphia 76ers he torched for 42 points as a rookie in Game 6 of the 1979-80 NBA finals.
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March 27, 2013 | By Chris Foster
  This is anything but a slam-dunk. Heck, it's not even a sky hook. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants to be the next UCLA basketball coach. The former Bruins star, appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night, said, “I would certainly be interested in being the coach of the team. It would be great to have the opportunity to restore the program to what it was. Not necessarily in terms of winning, but having the guys get their degrees and learn about the game of basketball.” Abdul-Jabbar has a better chance of riding the winner in the Kentucky Derby.
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March 27, 2013 | By Chris Foster
  This is anything but a slam-dunk. Heck, it's not even a sky hook. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants to be the next UCLA basketball coach. The former Bruins star, appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night, said, “I would certainly be interested in being the coach of the team. It would be great to have the opportunity to restore the program to what it was. Not necessarily in terms of winning, but having the guys get their degrees and learn about the game of basketball.” Abdul-Jabbar has a better chance of riding the winner in the Kentucky Derby.
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May 28, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
In the last 25 years, there have been some improbable shots in Lakers playoff history, along with some equally memorable reactions. Here are some of the top shots and a snippet of their aftermath. 2010: As time expired, Ron Artest scored off Kobe Bryant's airballed three-point attempt to give the Lakers a 103-101 victory Thursday over Phoenix in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. Reaction: "I don't know why I left him in the game," Coach Phil Jackson said. "I actually questioned it myself when I put him out there on the floor, and there he was. Made the key play."
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March 7, 1986 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
When the Lakers need a game-winning shot, the attempt usually comes in the familiar form of a swirling sky hook from across the lane. It is not customary, however, when the shooter is someone other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. With the Lakers trailing the Golden State Warriors by one point with just six seconds left Thursday night, Magic Johnson had the ball and also had a problem: There was no way to feed the heavily covered Abdul-Jabbar.
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January 7, 1985 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
The buzzer sounded with the shot still in the air, but when the ball came down the Lakers had their ninth consecutive victory and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had another game-winning shot. Does this sound a little bit familiar? This time, however, it was slightly different. Abdul-Jabbar took a jump shot, lofted from 15 feet, and not a sky hook. But who really cares? After all, no one ever asked Picasso if he used a brush or a paint roller.
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December 10, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes, it's just the regular season, and there's no dressing it up. And, while there are still things that bring a thrill to Shaquille O'Neal, while there are still games to play and leads to build, heck, sometimes it's just December, and that's all it ever will be. The Lakers beat the New York Knicks, 98-90, Tuesday night at Staples Center, where Jack Nicholson sat on one sideline, Spike Lee across from him on the other, and that would have to do in the spectacle department.
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February 14, 2002
Enough of the Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan comparisons, Shaquille O'Neal said in the aftermath of the Lakers' 103-94 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. "They are two different cars going down the 405 [freeway]," O'Neal said. "One is a 2002 [Mercedes] Benz, the other a 1991 Benz. They are both excellent cars and they both get great mileage, but they are different years. "Now I'd like to see a 26-year-old Kobe go against a 26-year-old Michael, but you can't go back in time.
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June 18, 1989 | TONY KORNHEISER, The Washington Post
You can get a bargain on those "3-Peat" T-shirts all over Los Angeles, from the Valley to the South Bay, from the east side to the west side, from LAX all the way to the airport in Las Vegas. It was a great slogan, but for it to come true the Los Angeles Lakers had to win four games. And they couldn't even win one. Looks like another Bad Boys day. Tough break Los Angeles. For much of the game, especially the first half when the Lakers drew their strength from the singular heroics of James Worthy and bolted to a 16-point lead, it appeared as if the sweep would be denied.
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June 17, 2009 | Kyle Hightower
The season may have ended Sunday night, but the work is just starting for the Orlando Magic. The Lakers bounced back to win the NBA title after losing to the Boston Celtics last season. Can the Magic do the same next season? First things first. After a few weeks and maybe a vacation, the roster that got the Magic to its second NBA Finals will break apart for the summer to work on their games. This season the Magic surprised everyone but itself with its near-championship playoff run.
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June 17, 2009 | Kyle Hightower
The season may have ended Sunday night, but the work is just starting for the Orlando Magic. The Lakers bounced back to win the NBA title after losing to the Boston Celtics last season. Can the Magic do the same next season? First things first. After a few weeks and maybe a vacation, the roster that got the Magic to its second NBA Finals will break apart for the summer to work on their games. This season the Magic surprised everyone but itself with its near-championship playoff run.
SPORTS
December 10, 2003 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes, it's just the regular season, and there's no dressing it up. And, while there are still things that bring a thrill to Shaquille O'Neal, while there are still games to play and leads to build, heck, sometimes it's just December, and that's all it ever will be. The Lakers beat the New York Knicks, 98-90, Tuesday night at Staples Center, where Jack Nicholson sat on one sideline, Spike Lee across from him on the other, and that would have to do in the spectacle department.
SPORTS
February 14, 2002
Enough of the Kobe Bryant-Michael Jordan comparisons, Shaquille O'Neal said in the aftermath of the Lakers' 103-94 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. "They are two different cars going down the 405 [freeway]," O'Neal said. "One is a 2002 [Mercedes] Benz, the other a 1991 Benz. They are both excellent cars and they both get great mileage, but they are different years. "Now I'd like to see a 26-year-old Kobe go against a 26-year-old Michael, but you can't go back in time.
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February 22, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Cinema Foundation's annual Freedom Film Festival opens tonight at 8 with an invitation-only premiere of "Sky Hook," a story of civilians enduring the 1999 NATO bombings of Belgrade. The festival takes place at the Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, through Sunday, with three Sunday afternoon and evening screenings also at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City in the Tri-Star Building at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Overland Avenue (entrance on Overland).
SPORTS
December 21, 1994 | Steve Elling
Passengers on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Chicago with the Cal State Northridge men's basketball team were served by the airline industry's tallest makeshift flight crew. Northridge basketball players Peter Micelli, Shane O'Doherty, Tom Samson and Eric Gray came to the rescue of a shorthanded crew by serving drinks and picking up trash on the four-hour leg of the team's trip to Ohio for games against Cincinnati and Xavier.
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June 18, 1989 | TONY KORNHEISER, The Washington Post
You can get a bargain on those "3-Peat" T-shirts all over Los Angeles, from the Valley to the South Bay, from the east side to the west side, from LAX all the way to the airport in Las Vegas. It was a great slogan, but for it to come true the Los Angeles Lakers had to win four games. And they couldn't even win one. Looks like another Bad Boys day. Tough break Los Angeles. For much of the game, especially the first half when the Lakers drew their strength from the singular heroics of James Worthy and bolted to a 16-point lead, it appeared as if the sweep would be denied.
SPORTS
November 28, 1987 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The Denver Nuggets, who played the Lakers like an off-color joke last season, showed up at the Forum minus the laugh track Friday night. No whoopee cushions, slippery peels or exploding cigars, either. Sure, Doug Moe was there, but the comic who doubles as a coach wasn't interested in playing second banana to the Lakers' Pat Riley.
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April 1, 1985 | AL McGUIRE
I'm a guy who appreciates the East more than anybody. I grew up in the Big Apple. And I like the Philadelphia guys who put mustard on their pretzels and eat cheesesteak. But now that the Big East Conference has a lock on the national title, I'm a little concerned that maybe it's getting too much momentum for the rest of the country. Yeah, I know the graduation of all the great seniors means there will be a leveling off next season, but I think that will be only temporary.
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November 28, 1987 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The Denver Nuggets, who played the Lakers like an off-color joke last season, showed up at the Forum minus the laugh track Friday night. No whoopee cushions, slippery peels or exploding cigars, either. Sure, Doug Moe was there, but the comic who doubles as a coach wasn't interested in playing second banana to the Lakers' Pat Riley.
SPORTS
June 11, 1987
Magic Johnson keeps telling everyone how he discovered a sky hook this season with the help of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but don't tell that to Julius Erving. Or Darryl Dawkins. Or any of the other Philadelphia 76ers he torched for 42 points as a rookie in Game 6 of the 1979-80 NBA finals.
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