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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
He was a gritty 6-foot-3 guard from the Bronx with boundless energy and a long, sweet jumper that seemed to kiss the Civic Center's ceiling before finding its mark. "Bullseye!" Baltimore Bullets broadcaster Jim Karvellas would exclaim as Kevin Loughery scored again. For eight years, Loughery starred for the Bullets, averaging 16.6 points and helping the club to five playoff appearances and the NBA finals in 1971. Only forward Gus Johnson (nine years) spent more time here before the Bullets, after a decade, moved to Landover in 1973 and eventually become the Washington Wizards.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld will be forced to perform another juggling act against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight after starting center Pervis Ellison and shooting guard Rex Chapman did not accompany the team to Minneapolis.Ellison, who missed Tuesday night's victory over the Boston Celtics with a sprained left knee, said yesterday that he hopes to return to action at home against the Utah Jazz tomorrow night. But the Bullets continue to list him as day-to-day.Chapman, who left the Celtics game early in the second half with intense pain in his lower back, was examined yesterday by team doctor Steve Haas, who gave him a magnetic resonance imaging test.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 13, 1993
Washington Bullets center Pervis Ellison, who missed the final 28 games of the 1992-93 season with a strained left knee, underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to remove cartilage from both knees.Ellison will spend the next 12 weeks in a rehabilitation program designed by the team's medical staff. It is expected that he will be back on the court by August, and that he will be able to rejoin the Bullets in their October training camp.Hampered by leg problems since his rookie year in Sacramento after the Kings made him the No. 1 pick in the 1988 draft, Ellison played in only 49 games this past season.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Evening Sun Staff | December 27, 1990
Broadneck's Johnny Williams had seen the frustration before. He even warned teammate Jeff Vincent before the Bruins opened play in yesterday's fifth annual Wes Unseld New Year's Classic basketball tournament at Catonsville Community College."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin's strong friendship and belief that Wes Unseld remains the best man to oversee his team's massive rebuilding job led to yesterday's decision to retain Unseld as head coach next year despite five straight seasons of missing the playoffs.Unseld, 47, will remain in his dual role as head coach and vice president. As in the past, a handshake between the two men, who have formed a close bond since Unseld won both Rookie of the Year and MVP honors for the then-Baltimore Bullets in 1969, was all that was needed.
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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.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 30, 1991
LANDOVER -- Bernard King was almost gleeful as he looked forward to tomorrow's game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden after being named to the National Basketball Association Eastern Conference All-Star team yesterday.King was one of the reserves selected by East coaches to participate in the All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 10."The Knicks obviously didn't think I would be a competitive player, let alone an All-Star again," said King, whose basketball career was in jeopardy after he suffered a serious knee injury March 23, 1985.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter | December 30, 2006
The teams were ready to start the second half of the 21st Wes Unseld Classic final last night, but there was a problem with the basket at Broadneck's offensive end at CCBC-Catonsville. As it was, the championship game had started late because of a couple of overtimes in other games. Now, the announcer asked for everyone's patience as the Catonsville crew prepared to repair the basket. The rim was bent slightly, but Broadneck coach Johnny Williams was anxious to play and told tournament officials to forget about it. No. 8 Broadneck led Centennial by two at the half and Williams' players were fired up. The Bruins then put on a show in the third period on the way to a 71-51 rout of the Eagles (7-3)
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By Mike Frainie | December 29, 1991
Ask Loyola's Steve Kraning about his game, and he'll tell you he's always played the same way.The 6-foot-6 forward scored 25 points, nine on three-pointers, and was named tournament MVP, as 10th-ranked Loyola (8-2) posted a 73-65 win over Mount St. Joseph (2-7) to win the sixth annual Wes Unseld New Year's Classic last night at Catonsville Community College."I've always had an outside shot," said Kraning, "and [Loyola] coach [Jerry] Savage has really helped me work on it.""I think that any time you win a tournament, it's a good accomplishment," said Loyola's Savage.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
LANDOVER -- Ten days ago at the Capital Centre, Buck Johnson was walking in one door of the Washington Bullets' office while Ledell Eackles was walking out another.At the time, the symbolism surely was lost on Johnson. But, yesterday, when he was introduced to the media as the newest Bullet, Johnson had to realize he was being counted on to replace Eackles as the team's starting small forward this season.General manager John Nash made no secret of that."Right now, if we had to name a starting lineup," Nash said, "I'd say we'd be starting Johnson up front with Harvey Grant and Pervis Ellison, with Michael Adams and Rex Chapman in the backcourt.
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