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By Orange County Register XxB | January 14, 1992
The Los Angeles Lakers will retire Magic Johnson's No. 32 jersey at halftime of their Feb. 16 game at The Forum against the Boston Celtics. Since Johnson announced his retirement Nov. 7 after testing positive for AIDS-causing HIV, the question has been not if, but when, the jersey would be retired.NBC will televise the game and also air the special halftime ceremony. The date was chosen by Johnson and the Lakers, as was the decision to have his number retired now. One of Johnson's best friends in the league is Boston's Larry Bird.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices. April 20, 1985: The Skipjacks, Baltimore's American Hockey League team, defeat the Rochester Americans, 6-1, to advance to the Calder Cup semifinals. Jon Casey's 20 saves spark the Skipjacks, who'll go on to reach the finals before losing to the Sherbrooke Canadiens. April 19, 1971: Fred Carter's basket gives the visiting Bullets a 93-91 Game 7 over their nemeses, the New York Knicks, and sends Baltimore to the NBA Finals.
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December 17, 1991
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time scoring leader, retired after the 1988-89 season, but said Saturday he is thinking of returning to basketball. A bid for his services has come from the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association team in northern Illinois."He sounds serious about a comeback and he wants to do everything he can to support Earvin Johnson," Lightning GM Tom Kayser said. "Kareem may not be in the kind of shape he needs to be in to compete immediately in the NBA. At 44, I think he can get to the NBA, but he needs time to get back in shape.
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November 11, 2009
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging. The NBA's all-time leading scorer was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia. The 62-year-old Abdul-Jabbar said his doctor didn't give any guarantees, but informed him: "You have a very good chance to live your life out and not have to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle." Abdul-Jabbar is taking an oral medication for the disease.
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November 11, 2009
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging. The NBA's all-time leading scorer was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia. The 62-year-old Abdul-Jabbar said his doctor didn't give any guarantees, but informed him: "You have a very good chance to live your life out and not have to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle." Abdul-Jabbar is taking an oral medication for the disease.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2013
April 20, 2002: The Ravens select Miami safety Ed Reed with their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in the NFL draft. It's the first time the club has failed to get a college player ranked among its top 15 choices. April 20, 1985: The Skipjacks, Baltimore's American Hockey League team, defeat the Rochester Americans, 6-1, to advance to the Calder Cup semifinals. Jon Casey's 20 saves spark the Skipjacks, who'll go on to reach the finals before losing to the Sherbrooke Canadiens. April 19, 1971: Fred Carter's basket gives the visiting Bullets a 93-91 Game 7 over their nemeses, the New York Knicks, and sends Baltimore to the NBA Finals.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- It's the end of a work day for Shaquille O'Neal, and at 2 p.m., with practice behind him, the options here for this mega-millionaire are numerous. Perhaps a trip to nearby Venice Beach, where he can flex his muscles. Maybe a spending spree down fashionable and pricey Rodeo Drive. Or possibly a late afternoon lunch, where he could conceivably rub elbows with one of the area's other one-name celebs: Arnold, Demi or maybe even Snoop."No, nothing like that," O'Neal said, soaking in the sun outside the Westwood Recreation center.
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By Gregory Kane | January 16, 1999
IN THE MID-1980s, I fell hopelessly, fanatically and totally in love with professional basketball. There were three reasons for my unbridled passion for the game. Each of those reasons is no longer playing: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.Johnson first retired in late 1991 when he tested HIV-positive. Bird left a year or so later because of back problems. Jordan announced this week that he was hanging up his Nikes.The National Basketball Association's golden era -- which began in 1980, when Magic and Bird entered the league -- ended this week with Jordan's retirement.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2005
Bigger doesn't mean better for Illinois, which has followed three outstanding guards, none taller than 6 feet 3, to a 28-0 record, 12 weeks atop the polls and a serious run at history. Major college basketball's last unbeaten was Indiana, in 1976. As convenient as it is to seize that bit of Big Ten inspiration, the stylistic muses are harder to find for the Fighting Illini, but one can be found in the same era. A recent Sports Illustrated article traces the current emphasis on perimeter play to Arizona, where Lute Olson took a three-guard attack to the 1994 Final Four, but that view is a tad shortsighted.
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September 21, 1995
Ben McDonald, Orioles pitcherThe former Louisiana State basketball player lists his all-time favorite basketball players:1. Shaquille O'Neal2. Michael Jordan3. Dominique Wilkins4. Julius Erving5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar"Playing NBA basketball was my first dream. I always followed the 76ers when they had Bobby Jones, Mo Cheeks and I could go on. Now, I don't consider myself a die-hard NBA fan. I follow the Orlando Magic because Shaq played at LSU. I never played with him down there because his first year was when I played baseball only."
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2005
Bigger doesn't mean better for Illinois, which has followed three outstanding guards, none taller than 6 feet 3, to a 28-0 record, 12 weeks atop the polls and a serious run at history. Major college basketball's last unbeaten was Indiana, in 1976. As convenient as it is to seize that bit of Big Ten inspiration, the stylistic muses are harder to find for the Fighting Illini, but one can be found in the same era. A recent Sports Illustrated article traces the current emphasis on perimeter play to Arizona, where Lute Olson took a three-guard attack to the 1994 Final Four, but that view is a tad shortsighted.
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By Gregory Kane | January 16, 1999
IN THE MID-1980s, I fell hopelessly, fanatically and totally in love with professional basketball. There were three reasons for my unbridled passion for the game. Each of those reasons is no longer playing: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.Johnson first retired in late 1991 when he tested HIV-positive. Bird left a year or so later because of back problems. Jordan announced this week that he was hanging up his Nikes.The National Basketball Association's golden era -- which began in 1980, when Magic and Bird entered the league -- ended this week with Jordan's retirement.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- It's the end of a work day for Shaquille O'Neal, and at 2 p.m., with practice behind him, the options here for this mega-millionaire are numerous. Perhaps a trip to nearby Venice Beach, where he can flex his muscles. Maybe a spending spree down fashionable and pricey Rodeo Drive. Or possibly a late afternoon lunch, where he could conceivably rub elbows with one of the area's other one-name celebs: Arnold, Demi or maybe even Snoop."No, nothing like that," O'Neal said, soaking in the sun outside the Westwood Recreation center.
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By Orange County Register XxB | January 14, 1992
The Los Angeles Lakers will retire Magic Johnson's No. 32 jersey at halftime of their Feb. 16 game at The Forum against the Boston Celtics. Since Johnson announced his retirement Nov. 7 after testing positive for AIDS-causing HIV, the question has been not if, but when, the jersey would be retired.NBC will televise the game and also air the special halftime ceremony. The date was chosen by Johnson and the Lakers, as was the decision to have his number retired now. One of Johnson's best friends in the league is Boston's Larry Bird.
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December 17, 1991
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time scoring leader, retired after the 1988-89 season, but said Saturday he is thinking of returning to basketball. A bid for his services has come from the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association team in northern Illinois."He sounds serious about a comeback and he wants to do everything he can to support Earvin Johnson," Lightning GM Tom Kayser said. "Kareem may not be in the kind of shape he needs to be in to compete immediately in the NBA. At 44, I think he can get to the NBA, but he needs time to get back in shape.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 24, 1995
HILO, Hawaii -- He is quicker with a smile than his father was. And clearly he is what is known as a "people person," something his dad definitely was not. Yet the physical resemblance is striking. When Valparaiso plays Minnesota in the opening round of the Big Island Invitational at 9:30 tonight, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. will be making his collegiate debut.A freshman who redshirted last year, Abdul-Jabbar, 6 feet 6, will come off the bench as a small forward. He was not heavily recruited out of Brentwood High School.
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March 27, 1994
Even after a winter when ice skates would have been useful getting around, few Marylanders focus on hockey. Too bad. They missed a historic event.Wayne Gretsky, the best player hockey ever produced, has scored 802 National Hockey League goals, more than any other player. This is the equivalent of Hank Aaron's 755 career home runs or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 38,387 lifetime points. First at Edmonton and in recent years in Los Angeles, Gretzky, in far fewer games, broke the record held by the legendary Gordie Howe.
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