September 16, 2011 |
CHARLES BARKLEY gave Glen Rice major props yesterday, but not for anything he did on the basketball court. Former NBA player Rice slept with Sarah Palin - or so he claims in Joe McGinniss' book, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," as the People's Paper's own Ronnie Polaneczky told you yesterday. "If that story is true, more power to Glen Rice," the former 76er said on ESPN's "Waddle & Silvy" radio show yesterday. He continued, "I would never vote for her, I'll always vote Democratic.
August 18, 2001 |
The Houston Rockets agreed to take forward Glen Rice from the New York Knicks yesterday in a three-team trade that was delayed for a week. The deal, also involving the Dallas Mavericks, had been held up while the Rockets reviewed Rice's medical records. To complete the trade, Houston will receive unspecified future considerations from Dallas and New York. The Rockets had until noon yesterday to complete the deal, which was expected to get league approval. Boxing Prosecutors in San Bernardino, Calif.
August 11, 2001 |
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade Glen Rice to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal involving Dallas that brings Shandon Anderson and Howard Eisley to New York. As part of the trade, announced last night, Muggsy Bogues goes from the Knicks to the Mavericks, and Dallas sends the rights to second-round draft pick Kyle Hall to the Rockets. Rice, one of the best three-point shooters in NBA history, averaged a career-low 12.0 points for the Knicks last season. "Glen Rice is a guy I've coveted and this organization has coveted for a long time because he is one of the premiere shooters in the league," Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said.
December 5, 2000 |
Washington Wizards guard Mitch Richmond will be sidelined about a month with a partially torn knee ligament and was placed on the injured list yesterday. Richmond injured the knee in the second half of Saturday's loss to the Miami Heat. Richmond is averaging 15.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 17 games this season. In other injury news: Tests confirmed Chicago Bulls forward Elton Brand does not have ligament damage in his injured left knee. He did not practice, but hopes to play tonight against Minnesota.
September 21, 2000 |
Patrick Ewing's 15-year career with the Knicks ended last night as New York sent him to the Seattle SuperSonics in a four-team, 12-player trade also involving the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. The Knicks sent Ewing to Seattle and received Glen Rice from the Lakers and Luc Longley from the Suns. Among the other major players moving were Horace Grant from Seattle to Los Angeles and Chris Dudley from New York to Phoenix. Various trades involving Ewing and Rice have been in the works for the past month, including one involving the Detroit Pistons that fell apart at the last moment in mid-August.
September 16, 2000 |
Free-agent forward Glen Rice has agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, NBA sources said. The agreement was reached yesterday, and an announcement is expected early next week. The New York Knicks had tried desperately to acquire Rice in the last few days, but a 10-player, three-team trade that also would have involved the Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks died. That deal would have sent Rice to New York, along with Lakers teammate Travis Knight and the Hawks' Dikembe Mutombo and Jim Jackson.
July 28, 2000 |
Despite massive orchestration on the part of 76ers general manager Billy King, it appears the four-team deal that would have sent Allen Iverson out of Philadelphia has more problems than anticipated. As of yesterday, the Charlotte Hornets weren't the only culprits. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat were. Lakers executive vice president Jerry West and other members of the L.A. brass vetoed a complicated deal that would have sent Iverson to Detroit because they did not want Hornets forward Anthony Mason on their roster.
July 26, 2000 |
This could be something, or it could be nothing. And whatever it is, it can't happen until Aug. 1, the first day NBA teams are permitted to sign free agents. But voices all over the league - none for attribution - were talking about a potential four-team trade that would send the 76ers' Allen Iverson and Matt Geiger to the Detroit Pistons; land Charlotte Hornets free agent Eddie Jones, Los Angeles Lakers free agent Glen Rice and the Pistons' Jerome Williams in Philadelphia; and Sixers free agent Toni Kukoc with the Lakers.
June 13, 2000 |
With the Los Angeles Lakers just two victories away from capturing their first NBA championship in 12 years, veteran forward Glen Rice doesn't seem to be enjoying the ride. A surprisingly candid Rice, livid over his lack of "quality" minutes against the Indiana Pacers in Sunday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals, spoke out yesterday against Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Rice, angry that he played just 27 minutes Sunday when guard Kobe Bryant was sidelined with a sprained ankle, said that he did not want to disrupt the team's offensive chemistry but that he would nonetheless be more selfish in tomorrow's Game 4. The Lakers lead the best-of-seven series, two games to one. "I'm just going to take shots, be aggressive," said Rice, who was 3 for 9 from the field and had seven points in Sunday's 100-91 loss.
June 11, 2000 |
When Kobe Bryant suffered a sprained left ankle about eight minutes into Game 2 of the NBA Finals Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers fans gasped, then prayed he wasn't done for the series with Indiana. Glen Rice might be forgiven if he had mixed feelings. For exactly one year and three months, Rice had waited for the time when he would be elevated from third offensive option on the Lakers' depth chart and given a chance to show his all-star skills once again. With free agency approaching, his opportunity could not have come at a better time.