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By Orange County (Calif.) Register | November 8, 1994
NEW YORK -- The 12-year NBA career of James Worthy is likely to come to an end Thursday when the seven-time All Star is expected to announce his retirement.Worthy, 33, has been contemplating retirement for some time, but he became more serious about it after the death of his mother, Gladys, on Oct. 22. Worthy's agent, Frank Wheaton, continued talks yesterday with Lakers management.Worthy is due to make $7.2 million this season, the highest salary in the NBA, and $5.15 million next season, the final year of his contract.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The Basketball Hall of Fame induction committee first was praised for the players and team that were voted into the Hall yesterday. Then the committee was criticized for the coach and player who didn't make the cut. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., were: former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson and former Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets guard Drazen Petrovic, coach Larry Brown of the Philadelphia 76ers, University of Arizona coach Lute Olson, North Carolina State women's coach Kay Yow, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The Basketball Hall of Fame induction committee first was praised for the players and team that were voted into the Hall yesterday. Then the committee was criticized for the coach and player who didn't make the cut. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., were: former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson and former Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets guard Drazen Petrovic, coach Larry Brown of the Philadelphia 76ers, University of Arizona coach Lute Olson, North Carolina State women's coach Kay Yow, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
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By Orange County (Calif.) Register | November 8, 1994
NEW YORK -- The 12-year NBA career of James Worthy is likely to come to an end Thursday when the seven-time All Star is expected to announce his retirement.Worthy, 33, has been contemplating retirement for some time, but he became more serious about it after the death of his mother, Gladys, on Oct. 22. Worthy's agent, Frank Wheaton, continued talks yesterday with Lakers management.Worthy is due to make $7.2 million this season, the highest salary in the NBA, and $5.15 million next season, the final year of his contract.
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By Michael Arace and Michael Arace,The Hartford Courant | January 28, 1991
BOSTON -- As Brian Shaw noted, the Boston Celtics should have been motivated for yesterday afternoon's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.Should have been."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 29, 1992
The Washington Bullets, who have the sixth pick in the 1992 NBA draft, have been approached about that selection by teams that include the Los Angeles Lakers, who may have offered veteran small forward James Worthy, an All-Star the past seven seasons.Team president Susan O'Malley confirmed the Lakers proposal yesterday on WTEM, Washington's new all-sports station."Obviously nothing has happened or we would have called a press conference," O'Malley said.But Lakers general manager Jerry West strongly denied that his team has offered Worthy in any prospective deal with the Bullets.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | May 15, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers waded through a world of hurt, which was what was required if you were going to write the requiem for this middleweight.The Golden State Warriors led them by 12 points in the fourth quarter of this NBA playoff game, and by two three times in the last 2:04 of regulation, but the Lakers caught up every time.Sam Perkins' (19 points) driving layup tied it with two seconds to play in regulation and the Lakers finally beat the visitors in overtime, 124-119, before 17,505 at the Forum.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Injured Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy (ankle) and shooting guard Byron Scott (shoulder) were listed as questionable for Game 5 of the NBA Finals with the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night, but of the two, Worthy seemed less likely to play."
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | February 11, 1991
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charles Barkley had no interest in being here. Bernard King wanted to be here more than anything else in the world.So, who was the king of the 41st annual NBA All-Star Game? Barkley, the Philadelphia 76ers forward, of course, but that didn't detract from King's pleasure at being a part of the action."I had a great time. I certainly enjoyed returning to this level," said King, the Washington Bullets' veteran forward."It's something that I've been looking forward to and something that I'll remember for a long time."
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By Jesse Barkin and Jesse Barkin,Los Angeles Daily News | November 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The healing process has begun for the Los Angeles Lakers.Only three days removed from Magic Johnson's stunning revelation that he has the AIDS virus and was retiring from the game, the Lakers managed to focus their attention on the court long enough yesterday to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 96-86, before 16,833 at the Forum.The Lakers have some healing left to do, but this effort was light years away from the emotional whirlwind they underwent in a Friday night loss at Phoenix.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 29, 1992
The Washington Bullets, who have the sixth pick in the 1992 NBA draft, have been approached about that selection by teams that include the Los Angeles Lakers, who may have offered veteran small forward James Worthy, an All-Star the past seven seasons.Team president Susan O'Malley confirmed the Lakers proposal yesterday on WTEM, Washington's new all-sports station."Obviously nothing has happened or we would have called a press conference," O'Malley said.But Lakers general manager Jerry West strongly denied that his team has offered Worthy in any prospective deal with the Bullets.
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By Jesse Barkin and Jesse Barkin,Los Angeles Daily News | November 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The healing process has begun for the Los Angeles Lakers.Only three days removed from Magic Johnson's stunning revelation that he has the AIDS virus and was retiring from the game, the Lakers managed to focus their attention on the court long enough yesterday to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 96-86, before 16,833 at the Forum.The Lakers have some healing left to do, but this effort was light years away from the emotional whirlwind they underwent in a Friday night loss at Phoenix.
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By Jan Hubbard and Jan Hubbard,Newsday | June 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- One of the more profound differences between Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson is each one's vision of a basketball afterlife.For Johnson, there is no such thing. He has no plans to leave the National Basketball Association. When he retires, he will purchase a team. It's a sure thing.Jordan, however, wants to get as far away from basketball as quickly as he can. And it's a good thing. Because as a potential owner-executive, Jordan makes a great player.It was only about five months ago that Jordan was sniping at general manager Jerry Krause for Krause's inability to improve the Bulls.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The Chicago Bulls are in a darkened room watching game tapes of their NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers. Suddenly, all the players disappear from the screen, and they are replaced by an outbreak of sniper fire in a steaming jungle in Vietnam.It's a scene from "Full Metal Jacket," a gimmick assistant coach John Bach, a former Navy combat officer, uses to keep the Bulls focused and mean.Another time, he might insert a clip from "An Officer and a Gentleman" or "Letters From Vietnam," movies that Bach says help turn his "hungry Dobermans" into snarling, attacking defenders.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Injured Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy (ankle) and shooting guard Byron Scott (shoulder) were listed as questionable for Game 5 of the NBA Finals with the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night, but of the two, Worthy seemed less likely to play."
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By Mike Bruton and Mike Bruton,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | May 19, 1991
PORTLAND, Ore. -- What Magic Johnson did yesterday when the Los Angeles Lakers squared off with Portland was more than great playmaking -- it was art.The three-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player took this opening game of the best-of-seven Western Conference finals into his hands and shaped it into a 111-106 Lakers victory.Johnson finished with 21 assists, but it was the volume of his feeds that carried the day, and their sheer effectiveness."They double-team and I make the pass," said Johnson, who had seven assists in the pivotal fourth quarter.
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By Mike Bruton and Mike Bruton,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | May 19, 1991
PORTLAND, Ore. -- What Magic Johnson did yesterday when the Los Angeles Lakers squared off with Portland was more than great playmaking -- it was art.The three-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player took this opening game of the best-of-seven Western Conference finals into his hands and shaped it into a 111-106 Lakers victory.Johnson finished with 21 assists, but it was the volume of his feeds that carried the day, and their sheer effectiveness."They double-team and I make the pass," said Johnson, who had seven assists in the pivotal fourth quarter.
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By Jan Hubbard and Jan Hubbard,Newsday | June 11, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- One of the more profound differences between Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson is each one's vision of a basketball afterlife.For Johnson, there is no such thing. He has no plans to leave the National Basketball Association. When he retires, he will purchase a team. It's a sure thing.Jordan, however, wants to get as far away from basketball as quickly as he can. And it's a good thing. Because as a potential owner-executive, Jordan makes a great player.It was only about five months ago that Jordan was sniping at general manager Jerry Krause for Krause's inability to improve the Bulls.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | May 15, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers waded through a world of hurt, which was what was required if you were going to write the requiem for this middleweight.The Golden State Warriors led them by 12 points in the fourth quarter of this NBA playoff game, and by two three times in the last 2:04 of regulation, but the Lakers caught up every time.Sam Perkins' (19 points) driving layup tied it with two seconds to play in regulation and the Lakers finally beat the visitors in overtime, 124-119, before 17,505 at the Forum.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | February 11, 1991
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charles Barkley had no interest in being here. Bernard King wanted to be here more than anything else in the world.So, who was the king of the 41st annual NBA All-Star Game? Barkley, the Philadelphia 76ers forward, of course, but that didn't detract from King's pleasure at being a part of the action."I had a great time. I certainly enjoyed returning to this level," said King, the Washington Bullets' veteran forward."It's something that I've been looking forward to and something that I'll remember for a long time."
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