August 8, 2012 |
Tyson Chandler has traveled a perilous path to his spot as a valued member of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. A can't-miss prospect as a youth player, he associated with and was led around by some dubious characters in youth basketball, from the Inland Empire to Compton. Chandler's talent and drive persisted, however, getting him to the NBA and to a championship with the Dallas Mavericks last year before accepting a free-agent deal with the New York Knicks and winning the league's defensive player of the year award.
July 9, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS — Anybody ready for Blake Griffin at center? It could happen in a few weeks when the U.S. men's basketball team begins the Olympics against France. Tyson Chandler probably will start at center, seeing how he's the only 7-footer on the team, a constant flash point for debate at the weeklong U.S. training camp. Dwight Howard is out because of back surgery and Andrew Bynum is out because he wanted to rest his delicate knees. There went the two starting All-Star centers.
May 2, 2012 |
Chandler NBA's top defender Tyson Chandler , the catalyst for the New York Knicks' defensive improvement, was voted the NBA's defensive player of the year. Chandler beat out Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka and three-time champion Dwight Howard of Orlando to become the first Knicks player to win the award. Chandler received 311 points, including 45 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
December 28, 2011 |
Lakers tonight VS. NEW YORK When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710; 1330. Records: Lakers 1-2; New York 1-0. Update: The revamped Knicks have a couple of faces familiar to the Lakers: Carmelo Anthony, a longtime Denver Nuggets star, and Tyson Chandler, who helped the Dallas Mavericks complete a four-game sweep of the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals last season on the way to winning the NBA title.
May 3, 2011 |
If Tyson Chandler didn't see the final seconds when the Lakers won a title, then really, did it actually happen? That has to count for something as Chandler, a Los Angeles native, doesn't have to fight off mental images of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Co. winning championships, now that he is trying to beat them with the Mavericks. On Monday night, Chandler, the 7-foot-1 Mavericks center, helped neutralize the Lakers' Andrew Bynum during Dallas' 96-94 victory in Game 1. After the game, Chandler mentioned he has been in town during the Lakers' past victory parades.
October 31, 2010 |
Bring on the likes of bigs Tyson Chandler , Brendan Haywood and Dirk Nowitzki . Yes, the challengers were sizable and many for Blake Griffin in the third game of his NBA career, this one against the Dallas Mavericks. "Blake has enough ball skills to be more effective than he was tonight, there's no question about that," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. "It's a good learning curve for him. He guarded Dirk well at times. He took a charge in the second half, which was great.