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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1998
On one hand, you could say that the Golden State Warriors should be happy that Latrell Sprewell will be reinstated July 1, given that the team can now trade the three-time All-Star guard and receive compensation in return.But the club is not at all thrilled with the ruling last week by arbitrator John Feerick, although the Warriors say their displeasure has nothing to do with trying to get Sprewell's $8 million off the salary cap."There was no hidden agenda to put us in a better cap situation," said general manager Garry St. Jean.
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August 31, 2006
Terps football Weatherly's status for opener unknown Maryland receiver Drew Weatherly wore a boot on his right foot at practice yesterday. Coach Ralph Friedgen withholds injury information during game weeks and declined to answer what the injury was and whether Weatherly would play in Saturday's season opener against William and Mary. ... Friedgen declared kicker Dan Ennis the starter for Saturday, saying that Obi Egekeze will be used for kickoffs. Heather A. Dinich College football Ex-Sooner Quinn enrolls at Montana Former Oklahoma offensive lineman J.D. Quinn enrolled at the University of Montana with plans to walk on to the Division I-AA football team if the NCAA reinstates him, school officials announced.
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By GREGORY KANE | December 13, 1997
I could add my voice to the list of people who have excoriated banished National Basketball Association player Latrell Sprewell in the past two weeks. But the truth is, I don't give a hoot about Sprewell.Let's recap Sprewell's so-called "plight" for a few moments. On Dec. 1, Sprewell -- a guard with the Golden State Warriors -- treated his coach, P. J. Carlesimo, to a bit of spontaneous asphyxiation. Carlesimo -- apparently suffering from the delusion that as head coach he was actually in charge -- ordered Sprewell to "put a little mustard" on his passes, according to an article by Phil Taylor in Sports Illustrated.
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By William C. Rhoden and William C. Rhoden,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 8, 2001
NEW YORK - Latrell Sprewell cooled down yesterday afternoon after the New York Knicks ended a brief shootaround before their game against the Dallas Mavericks. This was the Knicks' final contest before the NBA's All-Star break. Sprewell, happily - some might say miraculously - was an All-Star again. In December 1997, Sprewell, then with the Golden State Warriors, became the symbol of everything that was wrong with rich, professional athletes when he choked his coach, P. J. Carlesimo. Today, Carlesimo is out of coaching, and Sprewell will be playing in one of the NBA's showcase events.
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By GREGORY KANE | March 15, 1998
IF IT WEREN'T for that guy Michael Jordan, I'd be boycotting the NBA big-time along about now. Eleven days ago, an arbitrator ruled that the NBA had treated the poor, oppressed, misunderstood Latrell Sprewell too harshly. The Golden State Warriors acted too harshly when they suspended Sprewell's contract. NBA Commissioner David Stern was being an old fuddy-duddy when he suspended Sprewell for a year.Sprewell only choked his coach. In the eyes of the arbitrator, John Feerick, that's not an offense warranting harsh treatment.
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By GREGORY KANE | May 23, 1998
Let's see if I get this straight. Latrell "Throat Boy" Sprewell is now a victim. Two lawyers with dollar signs where their X and Y chromosomes should be filed a $30 million lawsuit for lost wages and damages on his behalf.Sprewell and his lawyers continue to argue that he was punished "too harshly." Exactly what punishment Sprewell feels is warranted for choking his coach is not clear, but I suspect he figures being sent to his room without supper would have been too harsh. Deep down, Sprewell feels he did nothing wrong.
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By John Eisenberg | March 6, 1998
John Feerick, the arbitrator in Latrell Sprewell's hearing, thought Sprewell was punished too harshly for attacking his coach, P. J. Carlesimo of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. OK. Fine. Let's take that and run a hypothetical experiment.Let's say Sprewell had choked Feerick instead of Carlesimo, threatened to kill the arbitrator and come back a few minutes later for more, all of which Sprewell did when he lost his cool and went after Carlesimo during practice on Dec. 1. How would Feerick feel then about the severity of Sprewell's punishment?
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
It's not the way the NBA would have liked to have made front-page news, the incident last week when former Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell choked, threatened and allegedly punched coach P. J. Carlesimo. And the league's get-tough policy of suspending Sprewell for a year has drawn near universal praise.But was the league's action based more on a policy of non-tolerance, or to escape the embarrassment of having Sprewell back in uniform by Christmas?You see, less than 24 hours after Sprewell was suspended for 10 games for grabbing Carlesimo by the neck, teams were calling the Warriors, attempting to get the three-time All-Star guard at a bargain-basement price.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1997
WASHINGTON -- To a fellow coach, Monday's Latrell Sprewell-P.J. Carlesimo incident was a "black eye" for the sport. To a couple of Carlesimo's former players, Sprewell's alleged assault actually wasn't all that surprising.So it went as the news spread: Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Sprewell twice attacked coach Carlesimo at the team's practice facility and reportedly threatened to kill him.On Monday, the Warriors announced they were going to suspend Sprewell for at least 10 games -- which would force him to forfeit approximately $940,000 of his salary.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | December 10, 1997
Latrell Sprewell finally surfaced yesterday, eight days after an attack on his coach cost him his livelihood for a year and wiped out the remaining $25 million of his NBA contract.Surrounded by a host of attorneys, including Billy Hunter, the head of the National Basketball Players Association, and Johnnie Cochran, Sprewell apologized to Golden State Warriors coach P. J. Carlesimo and said, "I totally accept responsibility for what I've done."But he also said he believes he has been unfairly cast as the villain and wants desperately to tell his side of the story and return to the NBA."
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2001
Few things in life are harder to shake than a reputation, and since the Sacramento Kings have carried the rep of a showboating team for whom the 24 seconds spent on defense were just a brief layover before taking another shot, it's been a little difficult for many to take seriously their run near the top of the Western Conference this season. But with half a season in the books, the Kings are giving every impression that they intend to change the way they're viewed, not to mention foul up the conventional wisdom that Portland, the Lakers or San Antonio will rule the West.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2000
WASHINGTON - Timing is, indeed, everything. If the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks played the kind of game in May or June they staged in last night's Washington home opener, it would be labeled a classic. As it was, the two teams clutched and grabbed at each other for three quarters before going to work offensively in the fourth, with the Knicks scrapping out an 80-76 win. "It was a great game, even with a lot of defense," said Washington guard Richard Hamilton. "We did our best to kind of stop them, and they did their best to try to stop us."
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By Don Markus | May 23, 2000
Eastern Conf. finals: New York vs. Indiana The New York Knicks and Miami Heat might have their place among the NBA's great rivalries, but the one between the Knicks and Indiana Pacers hasn't been too shabby either. This marks the third straight year and the fifth time in the past seven seasons that the Knicks and Pacers will meet in the playoffs. Here's how they match up: Guards This could be where the series is decided. Everyone knows how fired up Reggie Miller gets when he plays the Knicks - who can forget the choke sign he gave New York groupie Spike Lee two years ago?
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1999
NEW YORK -- The lineup change for the New York Knicks was barely noticed by the sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden in the first quarter of Monday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets.Maybe the fans were too busy watching Spike Lee among the famous and just plain rich folks settling into their $1,500-a-game courtside seats. Or perhaps they were too focused on the Knicks' missing 16 of their first 17 shots.More than two hours later, it was hard not to see what had transpired during the course of a 112-109, overtime victory over the Central Division-leading Hornets.
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By John Eisenberg | November 3, 1999
With the NBA season opening last night, it's time to get some predictions on the record.Only, because this is the NBA, the league that common sense forgot, predictions can't stop at the normal rundown of who is going to win, blah, blah, blah.There are other, equally interesting issues to speculate about, such as how long it will take the Knicks to regret signing Latrell Sprewell to a $61.9 million contract just weeks after he blew off training camp and took a cross country drive in one of his 11 cars without calling the team.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | June 22, 1999
NEW YORK -- Only twice in NBA history has a team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win a championship. And both did it with dominant big men: Bill Russell with the Boston Celtics in 1969, and Bill Walton with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977.That the New York Knicks are without a dominant big man makes the task difficult, but they at least gave themselves an opportunity with last night's 89-81 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.The Knicks never trailed, never let the Spurs' numerous comebacks rattle them and played their best all-around game of the series.
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By Milton Kent | December 14, 1997
Before last week, Latrell Sprewell was hardly a household name, but now he's joined Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman and O.J. Simpson as a poster boy for bad behavior.Sprewell was a shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors until he attacked his coach, P.J. Carlesimo, during a stormy practice session. In a fit of anger, Sprewell choked Carlesimo, then left the gym and returned about 15 minutes later and threatened to kill the coach. He roughed up Carlesimo again.Ever since this ugly incident, people who don't know a double latte from a double dribble have been weighing in on Sprewell.
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By NEWSDAY | February 10, 1999
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- In fulfillment of pessimistic prophecies that Latrell Sprewell was bad news about to happen, the New York Knicks learned last night that their controversial new headliner will miss from three to six weeks of this 12-week NBA season with a stress fracture in his right heel.Team physician Norman Scott said that after X-rays and a CAT scan failed to show a break, an MRI late yesterday revealed a "microscopic fracture of the heel [calcaneus bone]." Scott said no surgery is required, but Sprewell will be fitted with a removable cast called a "walking boot."
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | June 22, 1999
NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks can be obnoxious, even obscene, but say this for America's anti- heroes: Their impure hearts never stop beating.Down two games in the NBA Finals, the Knicks were in their favorite position last night: backed into a corner, fighting for survival, the entire world against them.Naturally, the Knicks made it difficult on their home court, never losing the lead but squandering advan- tages of 14 points in the first quarter and 10 in the fourth.Naturally, they missed 19 of their 23 shots in the third quarter, with Latrell Sprewell going 0-for-6 from the field and missing four free throws.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1999
SAN ANTONIO -- There's a popular advertisement airing on television stations here, a spot that points out a difference between New York and San Antonio. The punch line: We Sweep. Regularly.Well, the San Antonio Spurs will get an opportunity to bring their brooms to New York after beating the New York Knicks, 80-67, last night before 39,554 at the Alamodome.With the win, the Spurs took a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series, with the next three games to be played in New York starting Monday.
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