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August 15, 1992 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since he became the Clippers' coach, Larry Brown is sitting through a basketball game without yelling at the referee or diagraming a play. No tie. No mousse. His assistant coach, R.C. Buford, in a denim shirt with rolled-up sleeves and loafers without socks, is in charge, even if he looks as though he had stepped in from the patio. That's the great illusion of the Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League. It looks so relaxed.
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July 17, 2006 | Michael Becker, Times Staff Writer
Danilo Pinnock slips his 6-foot-5 body into a bed in a lonely El Segundo hotel room. He flips on the television and fills the night watching the movie "Titanic." When he is hungry, Pinnock opens the refrigerator and pulls out a fried chicken TV dinner he bought at Ralphs. It's not rib-eye, but it will settle his growling stomach. When he is thirsty, Pinnock cracks open a Gatorade. He gets them from the Lakers' practice facility and stockpiles them. His $100 per diem goes only so far.
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July 15, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felipe Lopez is calling for the ball, Jelani McCoy is dribbling it, Ed O'Bannon is bumping bodies in the lane, Corey Benjamin and Charles O'Bannon are on the bench, and three guys in the third row are cheering. The other 150 or so people littering the vast spaces of the Pyramid in Long Beach are watching quietly, as another fascinating night goes by in the bizarro basketball world of this year's FILA Summer Pro League. That was Monday. On Sunday, those same players faced a team that included J.
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July 22, 1999 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Bottanu flipped through the pages of his autograph book and perused the scribbled signatures he collected one day last week at the Fila Summer Pro League at the Pyramid in Long Beach. "This is the very first time I've done this," said Bottanu, 13, as he waited outside the locker room door. "I don't know who any of these guys are. I just hope some of them are in the NBA."
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July 22, 1999 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Bottanu flipped through the pages of his autograph book and perused the scribbled signatures he collected one day last week at the Fila Summer Pro League at the Pyramid in Long Beach. "This is the very first time I've done this," said Bottanu, 13, as he waited outside the locker room door. "I don't know who any of these guys are. I just hope some of them are in the NBA."
SPORTS
July 17, 2006 | Michael Becker, Times Staff Writer
Danilo Pinnock slips his 6-foot-5 body into a bed in a lonely El Segundo hotel room. He flips on the television and fills the night watching the movie "Titanic." When he is hungry, Pinnock opens the refrigerator and pulls out a fried chicken TV dinner he bought at Ralphs. It's not rib-eye, but it will settle his growling stomach. When he is thirsty, Pinnock cracks open a Gatorade. He gets them from the Lakers' practice facility and stockpiles them. His $100 per diem goes only so far.
SPORTS
April 15, 1993 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League, a South Bay staple for more than a decade, is likely to move to UC Irvine's Bren Center this summer. Officials familiar with negotiations to bring the 23-year-old league to Irvine say the deal is nearly completed. "We're anxiously awaiting final confirmation," said Steve Neal, director of events for 5,000-seat, air-conditioned Bren Center.
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February 20, 1992
The Summer Pro Basketball League will move from Loyola Marymount to Redondo High this year and run July 24-26 and Aug. 1-16.
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May 28, 1993
The Peninsula High boys' tennis team defeated Corona del Mar, 11-7, in a Southern Section Division I tennis semifinal on Thursday at Corona del Mar. * Officials of the Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League announced that the league is moving its operation to UC Irvine's Bren Center. The league had been based at Loyola Marymount nine of the past 11 years.
SPORTS
September 30, 1989 | STEVEN HERBERT
Former San Diego State center Mitch McMullen has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks and will report to the team's training camp in Memphis, Tenn., Friday. McMullen's agent, Keith Glass, said the one-year contract was partially guaranteed. Glass said he also had been negotiating with the Lakers and Dallas. McMullen was not chosen in the NBA draft.
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July 15, 1998 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felipe Lopez is calling for the ball, Jelani McCoy is dribbling it, Ed O'Bannon is bumping bodies in the lane, Corey Benjamin and Charles O'Bannon are on the bench, and three guys in the third row are cheering. The other 150 or so people littering the vast spaces of the Pyramid in Long Beach are watching quietly, as another fascinating night goes by in the bizarro basketball world of this year's FILA Summer Pro League. That was Monday. On Sunday, those same players faced a team that included J.
SPORTS
April 15, 1993 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League, a South Bay staple for more than a decade, is likely to move to UC Irvine's Bren Center this summer. Officials familiar with negotiations to bring the 23-year-old league to Irvine say the deal is nearly completed. "We're anxiously awaiting final confirmation," said Steve Neal, director of events for 5,000-seat, air-conditioned Bren Center.
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August 15, 1992 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since he became the Clippers' coach, Larry Brown is sitting through a basketball game without yelling at the referee or diagraming a play. No tie. No mousse. His assistant coach, R.C. Buford, in a denim shirt with rolled-up sleeves and loafers without socks, is in charge, even if he looks as though he had stepped in from the patio. That's the great illusion of the Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League. It looks so relaxed.
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August 1, 2002 | From staff reports
The Nike Real Run summer pro basketball league has entered its playoffs and new Clipper Andre Miller will team with Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics in tonight's 6 p.m. game at Veterans Park in Carson. Admission is free. The playoffs continue Friday at Veterans Park with a game at 6 p.m., followed by a 7:30 game between Smith & Associates, which features Penny Hardaway and Bo Outlaw, and Escapa Shoes, which includes Jelani McCoy and Pooh Richardson. The championship game is at 7:30 p.m.
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August 12, 1992 | From Times Staff Writers
Brian Williams, a player with the Orlando Magic, collapsed Tuesday night while playing for the NBA Pros in a Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League at Redondo Union High. Williams, who played high school ball at Crenshaw and played collegiately at Arizona and Maryland, was taken to South Bay Medical Center and Hospital in Redondo Beach for tests. "Brian is fine and that is the only statement we're making," Williams' mother Patricia said at the hospital.
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