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By MIKE PRESTON | April 17, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - Maybe the end of one era will finally allow the NBA and the Washington Wizards to usher in another one. The Michael Jordan farewell tour is over. Finally. That's what most of this NBA season has been about: the Wizards and Jordan. Ever since Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won their sixth title five years ago and Jordan went into Retirement No. 2, the league has feared that the younger crop of superstars couldn't carry the league. So they were just as happy as Jordan was when he announced he would play again two years ago, this time in the nation's capital with the lowly Wizards.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2003
WASHINGTON - When you boil it down, there are essentially two kinds of NBA rookies - those who take the full season or more to get the fit of the league, and those who wear the professional game like an old jacket. Two weeks into this season, it's becoming clear Washington Wizards rookie forward Jarvis Hayes and his game are tailor-made for the NBA, though he won't cop to it. "I wouldn't say that they [opponents] have picked up on me," Hayes said. "They're aware of me. But I'm still a rookie, and rookies don't get much respect in this league until you prove something.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2003
WASHINGTON - When you boil it down, there are essentially two kinds of NBA rookies - those who take the full season or more to get the fit of the league, and those who wear the professional game like an old jacket. Two weeks into this season, it's becoming clear Washington Wizards rookie forward Jarvis Hayes and his game are tailor-made for the NBA, though he won't cop to it. "I wouldn't say that they [opponents] have picked up on me," Hayes said. "They're aware of me. But I'm still a rookie, and rookies don't get much respect in this league until you prove something.
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By MIKE PRESTON | April 17, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - Maybe the end of one era will finally allow the NBA and the Washington Wizards to usher in another one. The Michael Jordan farewell tour is over. Finally. That's what most of this NBA season has been about: the Wizards and Jordan. Ever since Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won their sixth title five years ago and Jordan went into Retirement No. 2, the league has feared that the younger crop of superstars couldn't carry the league. So they were just as happy as Jordan was when he announced he would play again two years ago, this time in the nation's capital with the lowly Wizards.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2002
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- For as long as Jerry Stackhouse can remember, talk of one kind or another has been running after him like an opposing guard through a screen. His critics, from his collegiate days at North Carolina, into the NBA, where he supposedly couldn't play with Allen Iverson or Grant Hill, branded him selfish, and it took seven years of his professional career to finally quell that talk. Now, as he begins a new season as the shooting guard for the Washington Wizards, Stackhouse is preparing to go head-to-head with the chatter that has dogged him the longest: that he would never measure up to Michael Jordan, the man he has been compared to, seemingly, through his entire life.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | March 11, 1995
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The nasty words exchanged between North Carolina and Clemson during the regular season spilled over into their ACC tournament quarterfinal last night at the Greensboro Coliseum.It led to a heated sideline exchange between coaches Dean Smith and Rick Barnes and into a near-brawl between the teams at the end of the Tar Heels' 78-62 victory.The fireworks started with 3:10 left and North Carolina comfortably ahead. After Jerry Stackhouse was fouled by Clemson's Iker Iturbe going in for a layup, Smith pointed at the Tigers center and appear to yell something at him.That led to Barnes' charging down the sideline at Smith.
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By From Staff Reports | January 27, 1995
Maryland sophomore center Joe Smith is among 13 finalists for the 1995 RCA College Basketball Player of the Year Award. Five finalists will be selected in early March, and the winner will be announced April 2.Joining Smith are Ray Allen, Connecticut; Alan Henderson, Indiana; Marcus Camby and Lou Roe, Massachusetts; Ed O'Bannon, UCLA; Shawn Respert, Michigan State; Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace, North Carolina; Damon Stoudamire, Arizona; Kurt Thomas,...
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November 3, 1995
Opponent: Philadelphia 76ersSite: The Spectrum, PhiladelphiaTime: 7:30 p.m.TV/Radio: Channel 50/WWLG (1360 AM), WTEM (570 AM)Outlook: Both teams sport new looks, although the Sixers are healthy enough to put all their additions on the court. The Sixers (24-58) signed G Vernon Maxwell and F Richard Dumas as free agents, and Maxwell will spend much of his time at the point. But they're most excited about F/G Jerry Stackhouse, who may be (( the league's top rookie. Washington's new look will be at point guard, with newly acquired Robert Pack being pressed into action in the opener.
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December 21, 1997
Pacers: Indiana's Chris Mullin, the league leader in free-throw accuracy, extended his streak of successful attempts to 32 by making his only shot from the line during Friday night's 98-90 victory over Detroit.Lakers: Kobe Bryant's four-game stretch of scoring nearly a point a minute ended when he needed 31 minutes to score 19 points during the Lakers' 98-96 win over Atlanta. He had scored 109 points in 110 minutes in his previous four games.Knicks: The Knicks snapped a six-game road losing streak, their longest in a decade, and handed Cleveland a 104-77 loss.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2004
WASHINGTON - Washington Wizards forward Jerry Stackhouse has effectively ruled himself out of the final 25 games of the regular season to continue to rehabilitate his ailing right knee. Stackhouse, who missed the first 45 games of the season after having offseason surgery beneath his right kneecap, said complications from the operation have hampered his ability to play at peak efficiency. "When you jump back into a pro game and it's going full speed, it takes its toll on your whole body," said Stackhouse after yesterday's 122-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2002
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- For as long as Jerry Stackhouse can remember, talk of one kind or another has been running after him like an opposing guard through a screen. His critics, from his collegiate days at North Carolina, into the NBA, where he supposedly couldn't play with Allen Iverson or Grant Hill, branded him selfish, and it took seven years of his professional career to finally quell that talk. Now, as he begins a new season as the shooting guard for the Washington Wizards, Stackhouse is preparing to go head-to-head with the chatter that has dogged him the longest: that he would never measure up to Michael Jordan, the man he has been compared to, seemingly, through his entire life.
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By Don Markus | February 15, 1994
COLLEGE PARK -- Joe Smith has set a number of marks for freshmen at the University of Maryland, and yesterday he reached another milestone: most Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week selections.The 6-foot-10 center from Norfolk, Va., was honored for the fifth time in eight weeks this season, eclipsing the mark set by former Terrapins All-American Tom McMillen during the 1972-73 season.Smith scored 36 points, pulled down 23 rebounds, blocked five shots and made six steals as Maryland split road games at North Carolina (95-89 defeat)
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