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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2005
Despite playing in one of the NBA's smallest markets, the Sacramento Kings had become one of the league's most recognizable franchises. The Kings were known for their purple uniforms and passionate fans at Arco Arena, but they were also known for being Chris Webber's team. That's why last week's trade sending Webber to the Philadelphia 76ers was so shocking to his teammates and to a tight-knit community that considers the Kings family. But in becoming the face of the franchise, Webber might have also become something else: the fall guy for a team that had perennially fallen short.
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December 20, 2006
Good morning -- Philadelphia 76ers-- It's up to Chris Webber to fill the drama gap.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1999
During a celebration of a Washington Wizards win last week, two fans in a midcourt luxury box decided to make a statement. The two unfurled a banner that, within seconds, had the attention of many in the crowd and most on the Washington bench:"CWEBBFan 4 LifePAYBACK 2/25"When Chris Webber -- CWEBB -- was asked yesterday whether payback will be on his mind when he visits the MCI Center tonight with the Sacramento Kings, he laughed."
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October 10, 2005
"Scotty Bowman's record [1,244 wins] is pretty safe." Wayne Gretzky Phoenix Coyotes coach (above), on his first NHL victory Saturday "Because there's very few touchdowns there." Dick Jonckowski Minnesota Gophers PA announcer, on why Vikings fans flock to the Metrodome whenever there's a tornado warning "Did you see me smile like this last year? It's a great environment, man, a great atmosphere. I mean, I could not be happier right now." Chris Webber Of the Philadelphia 76ers, on his attitude and the team's mood
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1995
This was the season. Forget the recent past, the hard-luck Washington Bullets finally were going to turn things around.Chris Webber and Juwan Howard were on board right from the start, and the drafting of Rasheed Wallace provided a talented set of fresh legs. Then there was the trade for Mark Price, a masterstroke that added a veteran who could offer guidance to the young, budding stars.But just like that it began to unravel -- just like it always seems to do with the Bullets. After an impressive showing by Price on the first day of training camp, the bad news this time would come in the form of a midnight phone call to coach Jim Lynam.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
WASHINGTON -- There's a slight smirk forming on the face of Washington Wizards guard Mitch Richmond, an indication that he has had to answer the comparison question dozens -- if not hundreds -- of times.The query: How does Richmond, 34, plan to fill the void of the man he was traded for, 25-year-old Chris Webber, who most nights last season gave the Wizards 20 points, 10 rebounds and occasional spectacular moves that wowed the crowd?Richmond responds in one of those "let's get this straight right away" tones.
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December 20, 2006
Good morning -- Philadelphia 76ers-- It's up to Chris Webber to fill the drama gap.
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By Jerry Bembry | November 6, 1995
Saturday night: The Bullets beat the Detroit Pistons, 100-89, at USAir Arena. Point guard Robert Pack scored 26 points.What's ahead:What's ahead: At Orlando tonight; home against Charlotte on Wednesday; home against New York on Friday.Injuries: G Mark Price (sore left foot) is out indefinitely; F Chris Webber (separated shoulder) is on the injured list.They said it:They said it: "We needed some insurance at the point guard position with the injury to Mark Price, and Robert Pack fell out of the sky."
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October 10, 2005
"Scotty Bowman's record [1,244 wins] is pretty safe." Wayne Gretzky Phoenix Coyotes coach (above), on his first NHL victory Saturday "Because there's very few touchdowns there." Dick Jonckowski Minnesota Gophers PA announcer, on why Vikings fans flock to the Metrodome whenever there's a tornado warning "Did you see me smile like this last year? It's a great environment, man, a great atmosphere. I mean, I could not be happier right now." Chris Webber Of the Philadelphia 76ers, on his attitude and the team's mood
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November 25, 1996
Opponent: Minnesota TimberwolvesPlace: USAir ArenaTime: 7: 30Radio: WWRC (980 AM)Outlook: This game will match teams led by talented forward tandems. Former Bullets F Tom Gugliotta (21.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg) and second-year F Kevin Garnett (15.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg) lead the Timberwolves. The Bullets have won two straight, including Saturday's win over Milwaukee. Washington is led by F Juwan Howard (23 points, eight rebounds against the Bucks) and F Chris Webber (20 points, 15 rebounds). The Bullets won both meetings last season.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2005
Despite playing in one of the NBA's smallest markets, the Sacramento Kings had become one of the league's most recognizable franchises. The Kings were known for their purple uniforms and passionate fans at Arco Arena, but they were also known for being Chris Webber's team. That's why last week's trade sending Webber to the Philadelphia 76ers was so shocking to his teammates and to a tight-knit community that considers the Kings family. But in becoming the face of the franchise, Webber might have also become something else: the fall guy for a team that had perennially fallen short.
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By MILTON KENT | March 7, 2004
Some teams can talk theoretically about a closing window of opportunity, but for the New Orleans Hornets, that talk is reality. The Hornets, thought in some corners to be the most talented team in the Eastern Conference, will be going to the West next season as part of expansion that will return the NBA to Charlotte, where the franchise left before last season. And while the Hornets' 33-29 record has them in the middle of the postseason pack in the East, New Orleans would be scrambling to make the playoffs in the West.
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By LAURA VECSEY | July 21, 2003
WHY ARE NEWSPAPER covers and back pages filled with pictures of Kobe Bryant, biting his lips in anguish and resolve? Why is this "big news" on 24-hour news stations, when Iraq is in turmoil and the economy is in the tank? Without diminishing the prosecutor's case, without belittling the alleged victim, whose accusations provide the foundation for a felony charge, it's this big because we've all been caught. Everyone's on trial. All of us. Kobe Bryant is. The 24-year-old NBA star has been charged with sexual assault, and the penalty in Eagle County, Colo.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2001
WASHINGTON - When coaches Larry Brown and Rick Adelman huddle their respective squads around for a final pep talk before tonight's NBA All-Star Game, they aren't likely to whip their charges into a frenzy. Baseball may have its Pete Rose bowling over Ray Fosse to win bragging rights for the National League, but seldom will a charge be taken, and headlong, out-of-bounds vaults will be kept to an absolute minimum at MCI Center for the 50th version of pro basketball's midseason classic. "The attitude is a little different.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1999
During a celebration of a Washington Wizards win last week, two fans in a midcourt luxury box decided to make a statement. The two unfurled a banner that, within seconds, had the attention of many in the crowd and most on the Washington bench:"CWEBBFan 4 LifePAYBACK 2/25"When Chris Webber -- CWEBB -- was asked yesterday whether payback will be on his mind when he visits the MCI Center tonight with the Sacramento Kings, he laughed."
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By Jerry Bembry | February 5, 1999
No guarantees here Matt Geiger, forward/center, Philadelphia 76ers: A funny thing has happened since he signed his six-year, $48 million deal. He actually thinks he's an $8-million-a-year player. Shawn Bradley, center, Dallas Mavericks: At what point does this 7-foot-6 string bean stop becoming a project? When his career's over, he'll be remembered as much as Yinka Dare. Shawn Kemp, forward, Cleveland Cavaliers: liers: Before signing his $100 million contract, Kemp was always in shape and possessed tremendous athletic ability.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1998
What began as a morning drive to the MCI Center yesterday resulted in the arrest of Washington Wizards forward Chris Webber, who faces nine criminal misdemeanor charges, including possession of marijuana and assault on a Prince George's County police officer, county police reported.Webber, 24, pushed away an officer when asked to get out of the 1998 Lincoln Navigator he was driving, which resulted in the officer's use of pepper spray, according to police spokesman Royce Holloway.Instead of attending a 10 a.m. practice at the MCI Center, the 6-foot-10 power forward was taken in handcuffs to the District III courthouse in Seat Pleasant, where he appeared before a district court commissioner.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
WASHINGTON -- There's a slight smirk forming on the face of Washington Wizards guard Mitch Richmond, an indication that he has had to answer the comparison question dozens -- if not hundreds -- of times.The query: How does Richmond, 34, plan to fill the void of the man he was traded for, 25-year-old Chris Webber, who most nights last season gave the Wizards 20 points, 10 rebounds and occasional spectacular moves that wowed the crowd?Richmond responds in one of those "let's get this straight right away" tones.
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December 2, 1998
UNITAS, ROBINSON, Ripken, Unseld. Baltimore has been blessed with hometown sports heroes who epitomized grace and style.Albert Belle, the outfielder the Baltimore Orioles have acquired for $65 million over five years, doesn't fit that mold. His ability to hit a baseball hard and far is unquestioned. Unfortunately, he is better known for throwing baseballs -- hitting a photographer and a fan when he played for Cleveland a few years ago.It's ironic that Baltimore this off-season would lose an Eric Davis, whose heroic battle against cancer inspired many, and gain a Belle, and that a team accused of lacking the "chemistry" to win last summer would add their most expensive player ever, though team chemistry is his weakest subject.
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