October 27, 1994 |
The 4-year-old daughter of Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell was mauled by a pet dog in the family's backyard, officials said. The girl, Page, was attacked Friday about 7 p.m. by one of the family's two pit bulls, according to police reports. One of her ears was bitten off and she was bitten on her lips, forehead and nose. Page was rescued by her mother, Candace Cabbil, who heard her daughter's screams, police said "The girl's injuries were substantial," said Greg Armes, the city's animal control unit director.
December 10, 1997 |
The unfortunate episode in which Golden State Warriors' basketball star Latrell Sprewell choked coach P.J. Carlesimo has become a major story in the sports pages and in the front pages, too. But the incident would never have any relevance for fans of the business pages had it not been for the intervention of San Francisco's outspoken mayor, Willie Brown. "Latrell could have been justified," the flamboyant Mayor Brown told the press. "Who is to say his boss did not deserve choking?"
January 19, 1999 |
The NBA lockout may not be over, but teams aren't waiting to start deals. And two of the biggest names in the league - Scottie Pippen and Latrell Sprewell - are among those being moved. The Chicago Bulls agreed to a sign-and-trade deal sending Pippen to the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks were expected to acquire Latrell Sprewell from Golden State, numerous league sources told the Associated Press. Also, top free agent Antonio McDyess narrowed his choices to Denver and Phoenix.
May 19, 1998 |
The NBA says it has been told that Latrell Sprewell plans to file a lawsuit seeking damages stemming from his suspension for choking Golden State Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo. "We have been informed by attorneys representing Latrell Sprewell that they are planning to file a lawsuit based upon a claim that Dean Feerick's arbitration award, which upheld a suspension of 68 games, somehow violated Sprewell's rights, the antitrust laws and the labor laws," said a statement yesterday by Jeffrey A. Mishkin, the NBA's chief legal officer.
December 9, 1997 |
Latrell Sprewell, the banned NBA star, and Golden State coach P.J. Carlesimo have exchanged and accepted each other's apologies in a phone call, the player's lawyer said yesterday. The lawyer, Kurt Robinson, said that Sprewell had wanted to talk to Carlesimo face to face, but that Sprewell was banned from NBA venues. "The apology was accepted, and he apologized to Spree," Robinson said. Sprewell was scheduled to speak publicly today about his attack on the coach. A spokeswoman for Sprewell's agent, Arn Tellem, said Sprewell would be joined by Tellem and Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA Players Association, at a news conference to begin at 5 p.m. Philadelphia time.
March 5, 1998 |
Arbitrator John Feerick ruled for Latrell Sprewell on both of his grievances yesterday, agreeing that the punishments handed down by the Golden State Warriors and NBA were unduly harsh and unprecedented. The arbitrator ruled that: The Warriors must reinstate his contract and pay him the remaining $17.3 million over the next two years. The NBA suspension will be shortened to seven months from one year, ending July 1. He remains barred from the Warriors' team facilities and NBA arenas until then.
March 6, 1999 |
Latrell Sprewell's comeback was overshadowed by Terrell Brandon's. Brandon, returning from a two-game absence with bruised ribs and a bruised thigh, sank two foul shots with eight seconds left as the Milwaukee Bucks sent the New York Knicks to their fourth straight road loss, 88-87, last night. Patrick Ewing, who scored 24 points, missed a potential game-winner from the baseline just before the buzzer. Brandon, the subject of trade rumors because he refuses to negotiate a contract extension in Milwaukee, finished with 16 points.
April 29, 1999 |
It's an ignominious mark, but the Atlanta Hawks will concentrate on the positives, such as Steve Smith's eagle eye. Despite combining with the visiting New York Knicks to post the lowest third-quarter points total in NBA history, the Hawks tied Indiana for the Central Division lead by winning their seventh in succession, a 76-73 victory, last night. The teams combined for only 19 points in the third quarter. Atlanta outscored New York, 11-8. Smith, his right eye nearly swollen shut after he was accidentally poked in the eye by Larry Johnson in the ugly third period, sealed the victory by hitting seven free throws in the final 10 seconds.
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.
March 5, 1998 |
The ruling in the Latrell Sprewell case yesterday elicited expressions of relief from the 76ers. "I'm just happy it's over," coach Larry Brown said last night, before his team played the Milwaukee Bucks at the CoreStates Center. "Now we can get on with our lives. People make mistakes. Hopefully, this will be the end of it. " The decision by arbitrator John Feerick to reinstate Sprewell's contract with the Golden State Warriors - which was terminated for his attack on coach P.J. Carlesimo - and to reduce Sprewell's suspension caused no discernible ripples in the Sixers organization.