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November 6, 1992 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No, it's not true that Stanley Roberts, 7-foot junk-food junkie, has eaten everything but his words, that he has swallowed everything but his pride. Or that he is an animal lover who never turns away from dogs--corn or hot. Or that when friends stop by to chew the fat, he does. But Pat Williams, his general manager in Orlando, once said, "No man is an island . . . but Stanley comes close." And, "Stanley Roberts' idea of a balanced meal is a Big Mac in each hand."
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February 9, 2013
Looking ahead CLIPPERS AT LAKERS , Thursday at 7:30 p.m. TV: TNT. There might be more than a few Stanley Roberts references going around this week. The burly center was the best player on the court the last time the Clippers secured a victory in a season series against the Lakers, their 101-93 triumph on March 30, 1993, at the Sports Arena giving them wins in three of five head-to-head meetings that season. The Clippers hold a 2-0 edge in the series this season heading into what will be a designated home game for the Lakers.
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April 13, 1996
So, Mr. Aerobic Conditioning 1993-96, Stanley Roberts, has Franchise tattooed on his arm because he wants to be the Clippers' franchise player. He's already a standout for several franchises: McDonald's, Fatburger and Kentucky Fried Chicken. ED HERRERA Fullerton
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June 27, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers began life without Stanley Roberts on Thursday, which shouldn't be too difficult a transition since they never had much of one with him. In five seasons, he played in at least 65% of the games only once, in 1992-93 after being acquired in trade from the Orlando Magic. A ruptured right Achilles' tendon cost him most of 1993-94. A ruptured left Achilles' tendon cost him all of 1994-95.
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December 4, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Coach Bill Fitch said center Stanley Roberts, who sat out Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets because of a back injury, won't accompany the Clippers on a three-game, five-day trip that opens in Chicago on Thursday night. Coach Bill Fitch said the Clippers won't put Roberts on the injured list until it's determined how long he'll be out. The Clippers' only choice is to wait on Roberts because center Dwayne Schintzius (ankle injury) isn't ready to play yet.
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November 29, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Center Kevin Duckworth, who played a season-low three minutes in Wednesday night's 98-82 loss to the Miami Heat, refused comment after failing to score or get a rebound. Duckworth, who has averaged 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, might be replaced in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz by Stanley Roberts, who has averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds, because Coach Bill Fitch wants to inject more energy into the lineup.
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August 24, 1990
Stanley Roberts, one of Louisiana State University's 7-foot twin towers, has decided to pursue a professional career in Europe after losing his academic eligibility, the school said Thursday. Roberts, who would have been a junior, was one of two players declared ineligible by LSU. The other, Maurice Williamson, a junior from New Haven, Conn., who had a shot at replacing two-time All-American Chris Jackson at point guard, will try to improve his grades and rejoin the team in late December.
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October 15, 1994
I am sick about the baseball strike. The hockey strike, too, is very distressing. But what upsets me most is the failure of the NBA players to initiate a work action. After all, as an 11-year Clipper season ticket-holder, I am less than enthusiastic about the start of the season and I was hoping I wouldn't have to go. With a 300-plus-pound Stanley Roberts, the Clippers' typical inability to sign their draft picks, the departure of several key starters and their failure to complete any significant trades, this team will be lucky to win 15 games.
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December 2, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch fears that center Stanley Roberts, who played only 16 minutes in a 106-95 loss to the New Jersey Nets last Saturday at the Pond of Anaheim because of a back/hip injury, may be out for awhile. "The prognosis on him isn't good," Fitch said. "There's something wrong with the back. You have to check with [team physician Tony Daly] about what his immediate plans for him are, but I heard enough to know that I didn't want to hear anymore."
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February 10, 1996
Three days before Magic Johnson came back, NBC said he was 17 pounds overweight. Two days before the game, ESPN said he was 27 pounds overweight. The day before the game, CNN said he was 30 pounds overweight. At this point, I expected to see either Nate Newton or Stanley Roberts waddle onto the court. At this rate, Magic will probably look like Akebono at the end of the season. MATTHEW A. BERNSTEIN Los Angeles A little suggestion to Laker announcer Stu Lantz: When describing Magic's ability to make his teammates raise their level of play, contagious is probably not a good choice of words.
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June 26, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What could become a considerable face lift for the Clippers over the next couple weeks began Wednesday night, when they traded Stanley Roberts to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Stojko Vrankovic and, in a minor surprise, took forward Maurice Taylor of Michigan with the 14th pick in the draft.
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February 12, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch said center Stanley Roberts, who had his back surgery rescheduled to next week because he has a cold, got scared when he went to the hospital Monday. "He says he's going to go back and try it again," Fitch said. "I didn't get all the particulars, but he said he didn't have good vibes. I guess that would be like a guy who gets cold feet at the wedding."
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January 30, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER
One day after playing his first game since Nov. 30, center Stanley Roberts was ready to retire. "I've got to find me a new job," Roberts quipped as he rested his sore back and left leg on a training table after practice Wednesday. Roberts, who played 10 minutes in Tuesday night's 112-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, didn't practice Wednesday and said he'll probably skip tonight's game against the Vancouver Grizzlies.
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January 29, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clipper center Stanley Roberts, who has missed 205 games over the last four seasons because of injuries, had a Japanese symbol meaning comeback tattooed on his left arm last summer. "It seems like that's been the story of my career so far, injuries," Roberts said. "That's the only thing I'm good at, I guess." Roberts made another comeback in Tuesday night's 112-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks before 5,327 at the Sports Arena.
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January 18, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER
Center Stanley Roberts, who has a tendency to gain weight, said he hasn't put on any since he was put on the injured list Dec. 11 because of a back injury. "Stanley is starting to look skinny when he stands around Duck [center Kevin Duckworth]," Coach Bill Fitch said. Roberts, who completed his third full-scale practice Friday, isn't sure when he'll return. "I'll come back when they're ready for me," Roberts said. "I have way less pain."
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December 4, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Coach Bill Fitch said center Stanley Roberts, who sat out Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets because of a back injury, won't accompany the Clippers on a three-game, five-day trip that opens in Chicago on Thursday night. Coach Bill Fitch said the Clippers won't put Roberts on the injured list until it's determined how long he'll be out. The Clippers' only choice is to wait on Roberts because center Dwayne Schintzius (ankle injury) isn't ready to play yet.
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October 29, 1994 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper center Stanley Roberts, who suffered a season-ending injury to his left Achilles' tendon in Wednesday night's 101-98 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Hawks, underwent surgery Friday at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital. Gene Osher, who performed the surgery, said Roberts will be sidelined six to nine months. Roberts ballooned to more than 345 pounds after rupturing his right Achilles' tendon last December and was out of shape when he reported to training camp this season.
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January 30, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER
One day after playing his first game since Nov. 30, center Stanley Roberts was ready to retire. "I've got to find me a new job," Roberts quipped as he rested his sore back and left leg on a training table after practice Wednesday. Roberts, who played 10 minutes in Tuesday night's 112-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, didn't practice Wednesday and said he'll probably skip tonight's game against the Vancouver Grizzlies.
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December 2, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch fears that center Stanley Roberts, who played only 16 minutes in a 106-95 loss to the New Jersey Nets last Saturday at the Pond of Anaheim because of a back/hip injury, may be out for awhile. "The prognosis on him isn't good," Fitch said. "There's something wrong with the back. You have to check with [team physician Tony Daly] about what his immediate plans for him are, but I heard enough to know that I didn't want to hear anymore."
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November 29, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Center Kevin Duckworth, who played a season-low three minutes in Wednesday night's 98-82 loss to the Miami Heat, refused comment after failing to score or get a rebound. Duckworth, who has averaged 4.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, might be replaced in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz by Stanley Roberts, who has averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds, because Coach Bill Fitch wants to inject more energy into the lineup.
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