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'Earl the Pearl' celebrates autobiography and Baltimore

'Earl the Pearl' celebrates autobiography and Baltimore

Fred Carter didn't know Earl Monroe entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a Baltimore Bullet.

"Earl went into the Hall of Fame as a Bullet?" Carter said Wednesday in a phone interview. "That's surprising."

Carter — teammates and roommates with Monroe for four seasons in Baltimore — had assumed Monroe was enshrined in 1990 as a New York Knick.

It's an easy mistake to make: Monroe comprised half of the famous "Rolls Royce Backcourt" with Walt "Clyde" Frazier in New York. Monroe spent twice as many seasons in New York as in Baltimore. His lone championship was won as a Knick.

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