February 13, 2002
The media mob around him was so tight, he barely had room to dress in the Washington Wizard locker room. Encircled by microphones, cameras and pads, he spun in all directions to field the volley of questions coming his way, patiently dealing with each one. Tuesday, he was the Wizard everybody wanted to talk to, the man who had returned to Los Angeles hoping to build upon his reputation. The face is so familiar. So's the name: Tyronn Lue.
July 13, 2001 |
Former Laker guard Tyronn Lue, who made his reputation with his dogged defense of Allen Iverson in the NBA Finals, has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Washington Wizards, according to reports from Washington. The deal, believed to be worth about $3.6 million over two years, is expected to be announced Wednesday, the first day of the free-agent signing period.
June 25, 1998 |
The Lakers traded Nick Van Exel to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, ending a frenzied draft day that included six players being picked or moved and ending the sometimes-difficult, sometimes-thrilling, never-dull five-year relationship with their all-star point guard. The deal that brought Nebraska guard Tyronn Lue, the No. 23 selection, and reserve power forward Tony Battie from Denver came about 9 p.m.
June 7, 2001 |
All week long, Tyronn Lue was Allen Iverson. And Lue loved it. As the Lakers prepared to face the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the focus in practice was on stopping Iverson, the NBA's most valuable player, the man who dragged his injured, battered body onto the court game after game in the postseason to shoot down the opposition.
May 12, 2001
LAKERS 2 Derek Fisher 3 Devean George 4 Ron Harper 5 Robert Horry 8 Kobe Bryant 10 Tyronn Lue 17 Rick Fox 20 Brian Shaw 34 Shaquille O'Neal 35 Mark Madsen 40 Greg Foster 54 Horace Grant KINGS 4 Chris Webber 5 Hedo Turkoglu 13 Doug Christie 15 Darrick Martin 16 Peja Stojakovic 20 Jon Barry 21 Vlade Divac 24 Bobby Jackson 25 Nick Anderson 31 Scot Pollard 51 Lawrence Funderburke 55 Jason Williams
February 2, 2013 |
Sad news for a former Lakers All-Star. Nickey Maxwell Van Exel, the son of Nick Van Exel, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder in Texas on Friday. The 22-year-old was found guilty Thursday of shooting Bradley Bassey Eyo in 2010. Nick Van Exel was selected by the Lakers with the 37th overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft. Before the arrival of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996, Van Exel was the team's leader and go-to player. Van Exel played with the Lakers until 1998, then was traded after an All-Star season for Tony Battie and the draft rights to Tyronn Lue. He is currently on staff with the Atlanta Hawks in player development.