April 3, 2006 |
The third-quarter curse, as Kobe Bryant refers to it, and a strange inability to beat sub-.500 teams weren't the only things struck down by the Lakers in recent games. They had been taking Sunday's "day of rest" reputation a little too literally, compiling a 4-9 record in Sunday games before beating the Houston Rockets, 104-88. Laker Coach Phil Jackson blamed the white uniforms worn in Sunday home games. "They look like little elves and fairies out there. ...
October 13, 1999 |
Wilt Chamberlain averaged nearly 30 points and 18 rebounds a game in two varsity seasons at Kansas, leading the Jayhawks to the NCAA championship game as a sophomore in 1957. He also helped to break down segregation barriers in the Kansas City area. But he angered Jayhawk fans, and touched off 40 years of animosity between the All-American player and his alma mater, when he gave up his senior season and joined the Harlem Globetrotters.
February 28, 1992 |
Doctors said Thursday night that Wilt Chamberlain has a slight heart arrhythmia but is in stable condition at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, where he was admitted Wednesday night after complaining of an upset stomach. At a news conference at the hospital, Ellen Goudlock, Chamberlain's personal physician, said the former NBA great will undergo tests over the next few days to try to find the cause of his atrial arrhythmia, a rapid heartbeat in the upper chambers.
February 27, 1992 |
A night that was supposed to involve reliving happy memories took on a more serious side when Wilt Chamberlain, at the Forum for a reunion of the 1972 Laker championship team Wednesday, never got to the ceremony. Instead, he was taken to Centinela Hospital, where he was admitted for observation after complaining of feeling ill. Chamberlain, 55, experienced high blood pressure and an accelerated heartbeat.
August 21, 1986 |
Former basketball great Wilt Chamberlain joined a group of Canadian investors Wednesday in announcing a formal bid for a National Basketball Assn. franchise in the city that held the first NBA game ever played. If approved, the multimillion-dollar venture would result in the first non-American NBA club in 40 years. The 7-foot 1 1/2-inch Chamberlain said he was "as confident as I am tall" of building a winning club if the NBA approves the franchise.
January 18, 2014 |
Like many storied rivalries from the past, the careers of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be forever linked. Although Brady is 10-4 in games against Manning's teams - Indianapolis and Denver - since the 2004 playoffs they have split four decisions. Brady is ahead, 2-1, in the playoffs, but they've split two AFC championship games. Sunday's conference title game will be the so-called “rubber match.” Some of the other great one-on-one sports rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert: Two of the greatest women's tennis players ever played each other 80 times from 1973-88.
March 8, 1997 |
Harvey Pollack, 74, the NBA's statistical wizard, said he was never busier than March 2, 1962, when Wilt Chamberlain scored a league-record 100 points in Hershey, Pa., against the New York Knicks. "I was keeping play-by-play and the box score and writing copy," Pollack told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "The game ends and the first thing I did was write a one-paragraph lead for the Inquirer. 'Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points, blah, blah.' Then I told them to use the copy I had already sent them.