Advertisement
HomeCollectionsRalph Sampson
IN THE NEWS

Ralph Sampson

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 16, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ralph Sampson, the first player selected in the 1983 NBA draft, has turned into a job-hunting free agent. The 7-foot-4 center will have an opportunity to sell himself to the Washington Bullets "early next week," general manager John Nash confirmed yesterday.Nash and Bullets coach Wes Unseld played down the significance of Sampson's undergoing a physical by the Bullets medical staff and then getting a private tryout."You've got to remember that we're 'capped out' [over the salary cap]
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | February 22, 2006
If it doesn't occur tonight at Georgia Tech, it will Saturday at Temple. J.J. Redick will curl off a screen or step to the free-throw line and become the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Redick has 2,557 career points. Dickie Hemric got 2,587 in three seasons for Wake Forest from 1952 to 1955, when freshmen were ineligible. Redick's total is boosted by his NCAA-record 422 three-pointers, but even those who wear red-tinted glasses have to admit that he is among the great offensive players the college game has ever seen.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Evening Sun Staff | November 19, 1991
BOWIE -- A month ago, after finally reaching agreement on a contract buyout from the Sacramento Kings that guarantees him $5 million over the next eight years, Ralph Sampson went home, climbed into his king-sized bed and stayed there a whole day."My wife thought I was sick," said Sampson, now a 7-foot-4 free agent, who underwent a tryout yesterday for Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld and general manager John Nash."I spent 17 years playing basketball," said the former All-American from Virginia.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- The remarkable legend of Joe Smith grew even larger yesterday.In a matter of hours, the 6-foot-10 Maryland center was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Player of the Year as well as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press.Smith became only the third Terrapin and third sophomore in ACC history to be named the Player of the Year, following two-time winner Len Bias (1985, 1986) and Albert King (1981) in the first category, as well as Ralph Sampson (1981) and David Thompson (1973)
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | November 22, 1994
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Despite not blowing out the much-smaller Chaminade Silverswords until the final nine minutes in the first round of the Maui Invitational yesterday, the University of Maryland basketball team is brimming with confidence going into tonight's second-round game against Utah (ESPN, 9.30 p.m.), which upset 11th-ranked Indiana, 77-72, last night.The other semifinal matches No. 13 Michigan against Arizona State.The seventh-ranked Terrapins at one time had a 34-point lead yesterday and eventually settled for a 95-67 victory.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | November 22, 1994
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Gary Williams had given his Maryland basketball team some history lessons when it arrived here Saturday. The Terrapins didn't visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial, as Indiana did, but they took a trip down college basketball's memory lane."
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 19, 1991
BOWIE -- A month ago, after finally reaching agreement on a contract buyout from the Sacramento Kings that guarantees him $5 million over the next eight years, Ralph Sampson went home, climbed into his king-sized bed and stayed there a whole day."My wife thought I was sick," said Sampson, now a 7-foot-4 free agent, who underwent a tryout yesterday for Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld and general manager John Nash."I spent 17 years playing basketball," said the former All-American from Virginia.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein | January 6, 1992
In 1984, he was Rookie of the Year. In 1985, he was voted Most Valuable Player in the NBA All-Star Game. In 1986, he led the Houston Rockets to the NBA finals.In 1992, Ralph Sampson is desperately clinging to his basketball life. He has chosen to finish the season playing in Spain rather than risk being released this week by the Washington Bullets or spending the rest of the season as a 12th man and crowd curiosity.Sampson freed Bullets general manager John Nash of choosing between him and reserve guard Andre Turner as odd man out by announcing his decision at an impromptu news conference in the Capital Centre press room Saturday night after Washington's 113-99 loss to the New York Knicks.
SPORTS
January 11, 1992
The Boston Celtics traded guard Brian Shaw to the Miami Heat for guard Sherman Douglas late last night.Douglas is in his third year in the NBA and recently signed a multiyear contract to end a holdout with the Heat.The Los Angeles Lakers made an offer to Douglas, but the Heat matched it.Before rejoining the Heat, Douglas had said he did not want to play in Miami anymore. Later, he feuded with center Rony Seikaly, a teammate both with Syracuse University and the Heat.The emergence of rookie point guard Steve Smith made Douglas expendable, though Smith is sidelined for at least three weeks with a knee injury.
SPORTS
By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | February 22, 2006
If it doesn't occur tonight at Georgia Tech, it will Saturday at Temple. J.J. Redick will curl off a screen or step to the free-throw line and become the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Redick has 2,557 career points. Dickie Hemric got 2,587 in three seasons for Wake Forest from 1952 to 1955, when freshmen were ineligible. Redick's total is boosted by his NCAA-record 422 three-pointers, but even those who wear red-tinted glasses have to admit that he is among the great offensive players the college game has ever seen.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | November 22, 1994
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Despite not blowing out the much-smaller Chaminade Silverswords until the final nine minutes in the first round of the Maui Invitational yesterday, the University of Maryland basketball team is brimming with confidence going into tonight's second-round game against Utah (ESPN, 9.30 p.m.), which upset 11th-ranked Indiana, 77-72, last night.The other semifinal matches No. 13 Michigan against Arizona State.The seventh-ranked Terrapins at one time had a 34-point lead yesterday and eventually settled for a 95-67 victory.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | November 22, 1994
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Gary Williams had given his Maryland basketball team some history lessons when it arrived here Saturday. The Terrapins didn't visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial, as Indiana did, but they took a trip down college basketball's memory lane."
SPORTS
January 11, 1992
The Boston Celtics traded guard Brian Shaw to the Miami Heat for guard Sherman Douglas late last night.Douglas is in his third year in the NBA and recently signed a multiyear contract to end a holdout with the Heat.The Los Angeles Lakers made an offer to Douglas, but the Heat matched it.Before rejoining the Heat, Douglas had said he did not want to play in Miami anymore. Later, he feuded with center Rony Seikaly, a teammate both with Syracuse University and the Heat.The emergence of rookie point guard Steve Smith made Douglas expendable, though Smith is sidelined for at least three weeks with a knee injury.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein | January 6, 1992
In 1984, he was Rookie of the Year. In 1985, he was voted Most Valuable Player in the NBA All-Star Game. In 1986, he led the Houston Rockets to the NBA finals.In 1992, Ralph Sampson is desperately clinging to his basketball life. He has chosen to finish the season playing in Spain rather than risk being released this week by the Washington Bullets or spending the rest of the season as a 12th man and crowd curiosity.Sampson freed Bullets general manager John Nash of choosing between him and reserve guard Andre Turner as odd man out by announcing his decision at an impromptu news conference in the Capital Centre press room Saturday night after Washington's 113-99 loss to the New York Knicks.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Evening Sun Staff | November 19, 1991
BOWIE -- A month ago, after finally reaching agreement on a contract buyout from the Sacramento Kings that guarantees him $5 million over the next eight years, Ralph Sampson went home, climbed into his king-sized bed and stayed there a whole day."My wife thought I was sick," said Sampson, now a 7-foot-4 free agent, who underwent a tryout yesterday for Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld and general manager John Nash."I spent 17 years playing basketball," said the former All-American from Virginia.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 19, 1991
BOWIE -- A month ago, after finally reaching agreement on a contract buyout from the Sacramento Kings that guarantees him $5 million over the next eight years, Ralph Sampson went home, climbed into his king-sized bed and stayed there a whole day."My wife thought I was sick," said Sampson, now a 7-foot-4 free agent, who underwent a tryout yesterday for Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld and general manager John Nash."I spent 17 years playing basketball," said the former All-American from Virginia.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- The remarkable legend of Joe Smith grew even larger yesterday.In a matter of hours, the 6-foot-10 Maryland center was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Player of the Year as well as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press.Smith became only the third Terrapin and third sophomore in ACC history to be named the Player of the Year, following two-time winner Len Bias (1985, 1986) and Albert King (1981) in the first category, as well as Ralph Sampson (1981) and David Thompson (1973)
SPORTS
October 25, 1991
NBA * Chicago Bulls -- Waived Oliver Taylor, guard, and Chris Munk, forward.* LA Lakers -- Waived Demetrius Calip, guard, and Tony Farmer, forward.* Sacramento Kings -- Released Ralph Sampson, center.CBA* League -- Reinstated Michael Holton, guard, for the 1991-92 season.* Grand Rapids Hoops -- Signed Joe Faulkner, forward, and DeWayne Johns, guard.* Lacrosse Catbirds -- Signed Adrian Boyd, Darryl Liberty and Tim Sanks, guards; Kenny Battle, Daren Hoges and Sean Poole, forwards; and Al Thomsen, center.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 16, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ralph Sampson, the first player selected in the 1983 NBA draft, has turned into a job-hunting free agent. The 7-foot-4 center will have an opportunity to sell himself to the Washington Bullets "early next week," general manager John Nash confirmed yesterday.Nash and Bullets coach Wes Unseld played down the significance of Sampson's undergoing a physical by the Bullets medical staff and then getting a private tryout."You've got to remember that we're 'capped out' [over the salary cap]
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.