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  • “Wilt 100″ on NBA TV Friday

     
    NBA TV celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game with a documentary special Wilt 100, airing Friday, March 2, at 7pm ET. On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory...
  • VCU, Butler bring welcome diversity to basketball's big stage

    VCU, Butler bring welcome diversity to basketball's big stage
    My prognosticator side detests this Final Four. VCU and Butler exited early on my bracket, Kentucky and Connecticut in the regional semifinals. Ditto for 2006 when George Mason intruded. I had the Patriots losing to Michigan State in the first round....
  • Fringe review: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

    It may have been two decades since Bill Russell and Janet Hood's AIDS song cycle first was produced. But the feelings that arise from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – feelings of caring, of anger, of love – are still there in...
  • Heartache of a champion

    Heartache of a champion
    Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972. Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Theme cruises go with the flow

    Theme cruises allow passengers to immerse themselves in their passions and interests. Jazz, antiques, baseball -- you name it -- there is a cruise vacation that seemingly deals with the topic. The cruises allow passengers to pursue their common passions...
  • A larger than life Cavs duo

    CLEVELAND — One is the King, a reigning MVP who at age 24 needs only a championship to complete his résumé. The other is a larger-than-life personality who may be past the prime of his career but remains an undeniable force and hungers for a fifth...
  • How the NBA's 50 Greatest Players performed from the free-throw line

    Free throw percentages of the NBA's Top 50 players of all time. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- .721 Nate Archibald -- .810 Paul Arizin -- .810 Charles Barkley -- .735 Rick Barry --.900 Elgin Baylor -- .780 Dave Bing -- .775 Larry Bird -- .886 Wilt...
  • Knicks' Robinson outdunks Howard

    Call him Krypto-Nate. Nate Robinson tugged on Superman's cape — and won. The diminutive New York Knicks guard beat defending champion Dwight Howard of Orlando in an electrifying slam dunk contest on Saturday night, winning 52 percent of fans'...
  • K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    It's 72 degrees and sunny without a hint of humidity in LA. And I'm sitting in a dark, greasy diner downtown answering your questions. ust to clarify: I'm drinking black coffee, not something stronger. But, yes, some might call me loopy. I prefer to...
  • On Theater: Kids, parents would be lucky to see 'Duck'

    Somewhere "up there" Hans Christian Andersen probably is looking down at South Coast Repertory's latest Theater for Young Audiences production and musing, "This seems vaguely familiar." The show in question is "Lucky Duck," a satirical treatise on...