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Wilt Chamberlain

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  • Lakers Moments: Elmore Smith will block your shot

     
    Move over, Rover: Lakers center Elmore Smith moves the ball up court against Dave Cowens of the Boston Celtics during a game in 1974 at the Boston Garden in Massachusetts. During his two seasons with Los Angeles, Smith averaged a......
  • Lakers Moments: Jack Kent Cooke makes big dreams a reality

     
    Smile for the camera: Jack Kent Cooke, former owner of the Lakers, at the 1966 groundbreaking for the Forum in Inglewood. Cooke did things on a grand scale. He became a billionaire media and real estate tycoon after starting as......
  • Lakers plan to retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey number

     
    At an undetermined time, the Lakers plan to raise Shaquille O'Neal's No. 34 jersey to the Staples Center rafters, making him the eighth Lakers player to have his number retired. "There is no timetable and there is no plan other than yes, we definitely...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar questions Scottie Pippen's argument that LeBron James ‘may be the greatest player to ever play’

     
    In a nearly two-week span, former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went from questioning the Lakers' loyalty to questioning Scottie Pippen's claim that LeBron James "may be the greatest player to ever play." After arguing that the Lakers' failure to...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Shaquille O'Neal's retirement

     
    --The Times' Mark Heisler considered Shaquille O'Neal not to be the most dominating center, but the most fun to be around. --The Times' Chris Erskine provides some tips to Lakers Coach Mike Brown on how to get acquainted with Los Angeles. --The Daily...
  • Celtics great Dave Cowens calls Shaq No. 1 athletic big man

     
    We all knew it was coming eventually. Shaq retired. So, naturally, the next sports debate question is where does he rank on the list of famous big men of the NBA. I caught up another big man, former Florida State and Boston Celtics great Dave Cowens, to...
  • Shaquille O'Neal expresses gratitude toward the Lakers

     
    In a press conference that consisted of plenty of jokes, some remorse for struggling from the free throw line and some revisionist history, former Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal gave his official retirement announcement at his Orlando residence,...
  • Sporting News ranks 1971-72 and 1986-87 Lakers as second- and third-greatest NBA teams

     
    The headline pretty much writes itself. Based on interviews with current and former coaches, players, executives and journalists, the Sporting News determined in its latest issue that the 1971-72 Lakers and the 1985-86 Lakers are the second- and third-...
  • Pasadena studies letting NFL temporarily use Rose Bowl

    Pasadena studies letting NFL temporarily use Rose Bowl
  • Fox 59 Sports' Best of IHSAA Awards: Part One

    Fox 59 Sports' Best of IHSAA Awards: Part One
    "We've come a long, long way together, Through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should." - Fatboy Slim, 1999 Entering my sophomore year as a professional sports reporter, I had assumed that I had...
  • Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
  • Rick Barry says he could help Dwight Howard make 80 percent of his free throws

    Rick Barry says he could help Dwight Howard make 80 percent of his free throws
    Dwight Howard looks at me as if I have just asked him to start playing basketball in a polka-dotted tutu and pink ballet slippers. "I've got good form and I have confidence in my shot," he insists. "I don't need to shoot underhanded free throws." Rick...