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Bill Russell

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  • 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...
  • Osteopath was first president of council PTA

    Hal Russell must have been under a lot of pressure to behave, growing up as the only child of a dynamic and energetic woman who earned a teaching credential, and later became an osteopath, then organized Glendale’s PTA Council. His mother, Jessie...
  • 'When the Game Was Ours'

    'When the Game Was Ours'
    In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced...
  • NBA Store features Abdul-Jabbar, vintage cards

     
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled to appear at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue Thursday, where he will be interviewed on Sirius Satellite Radio at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday also marks the debut at the store of what sounds like a......