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March 1, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON played with a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar. It was his fuel. Sometimes that fuel flooded the engine, but Iverson never backed off a challenge. Maybe it was because of his childhood growing up in Hampton, Va., where he was the man of the house at a too-young age. Maybe it was seeing people from the neighborhood getting killed or going to prison. Maybe it was being imprisoned - wrongly, he believed - and missing out on his senior year of basketball. Or maybe because he was usually the smallest player on the court, feeling he had to prove himself every minute, showing everyone that size doesn't matter.
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November 8, 1995 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The University of Pennsylvania will have a new guard next season His name is Michael Jordan (no, not that one), and he is a senior at Abington Friends. At a news conference yesterday at his high school, Jordan, a 6-foot, 165- pound senior, announced that he chose to continue his basketball career at Penn. His commitment is contingent upon being accepted by the university, a decision that should be made within the next few weeks. Jordan selected Penn over Drexel, Duquesne and St. Joseph's.
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February 18, 2013 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year's All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport. In a weekend filled with the NBA's greatest players, Jordan was the topic no one could stop talking about. Though he hasn't played since the 2002-03 season, Jordan's influence still permeates the league and its players. "Every kid that wanted to play basketball, that could play, that couldn't play, you tried to emulate Michael Jordan," Heat star Dwyane Wade said.
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February 3, 1996 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this were Hollywood and not hardwood, last night's storybook spectacle at the Great Western Forum would require a different plot. It would be Magic Johnson, just two games into his NBA return from retirement, going one-on-one against Michael Jordan, his rival, friend and fellow hoop god, at the end of the night. It would have Johnson tossing in the winner at the buzzer - over Michael, of course. The Chicago Bulls, however, prefer to operate in the real world, a realm in which they appear to be the best basketball team on earth.
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August 29, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Wilt Chamberlain is willing to debate who is the greatest player in NBA history. He doesn't think it's Michael Jordan. "I heard Michael Jordan once say that he thought he was the greatest player of all time," Chamberlain said. "I say to Michael, until they start changing the game because you are so great, then I don't think you should be giving yourself such accolades. In fact, Michael has been enhanced by some of the things the NBA has done. My game, it went the other way. [The NBA]
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January 4, 1995
THERE WAS A WHITE MICHAEL JORDAN At the University of California at Berkeley . . . a tenured anthropologist, Vincent Sarich (asserted in 1990) that black success in basketball proved the inherited basis of talent, which in turn supported the view that whites could inherit superior mental faculties. Sarich's argument is revealingly faulty: He would tell classes that "There is no white Michael Jordan. . . . Nor has there ever been one. " Actually, there was a white Michael Jordan - the late Pete Maravich.
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December 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BEFORE THE SWOOSH came into his life, Michael Jordan wore Converse. Yesterday a powder-blue pair of leather hightops that he wore at North Carolina sold at auction for $33,387. ESPN.com reported that the sneaks - inscribed "Best Wishes, Michael Jordan" - were consigned to Grey Flannel Auctions by a high school teammate of Jordan's. The winning bidder, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased a nice piece of history. But they are far less valuable that some other Jordan memorabilia.
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July 5, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IN CASE YOU missed it, Joey Chestnut won his seventh straight Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. Chestnut devoured a record 69 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Coney Island in New York, the original home of hot dog emporium. The only thing better than watching Chestnut eat was listening to Rich Shea announce the event for ESPN. Shea, the president of Major League Eating - there really is such a an organization - helps runs the gluttony fest, so you'll forgive him if he takes it a bit too seriously.
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December 24, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Khalif Wyatt was eager to play at Madison Square Garden. The Temple guard was aware of the arena's storied basketball history. It's the place where Rick Barry, Bernard King, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and many others gave memorable performances. Judging by the media attention after Saturday's game, it was obvious that Wyatt had added another chapter to MSG lore. The guard finished with a career-high 33 points to lead Temple to an 83-79 upset of third-ranked Syracuse.
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July 26, 2011
Playing at: Reading Position: Centerfield Height: 6-3. Weight: 210. Age: 24. Born: Jan. 5, 1987 in Paw Paw, Mich. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. How obtained: Drafted in the 23rd round (No. 697 overall) in 2005. This season: Hitting .281 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI - all career bests. Was called the team's most pleasant surprise by manager Mark Parent. On his 2011: "This is the biggest year of my career and it's the last year of my contract, so I guess it's good timing," he said.
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March 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MOVE OVER Jeffrey Lurie, you've got company. Michael Jordan jumped into the deep end of the financial pool yesterday when Forbes revealed the former NBA star, who is now principal owner of the Hornets, made its 2015 billionaires list. It's a first for Jordan, whose $1 billion net worth ranked him at 1,741. Lurie is ranked at 1,638 with $1.1 billion. Others with ties to sports are Rams owner Stanley Kroenke, ranked 225 with $6.3 billion, Patriots owner Robert Kraft (381, $4.3 billion)
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February 13, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WE DON'T KNOW if LeBron James has a craving for savings. But he definitely has a passion for fashion. The Cavaliers forward is producing the NBA All-Star All-Style runway competition that will air tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. on TNT. The show, which will be taped tonight at New York's Hammerstein Theater, features several All-Star models, including Klay Thompson, James Harden and DeMarcus Cousins, who on Sunday will play for the West squad. In addition, there will be plenty of female contestants, including models Erin Heatherton and Rachel Hilbert.
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December 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BEFORE THE SWOOSH came into his life, Michael Jordan wore Converse. Yesterday a powder-blue pair of leather hightops that he wore at North Carolina sold at auction for $33,387. ESPN.com reported that the sneaks - inscribed "Best Wishes, Michael Jordan" - were consigned to Grey Flannel Auctions by a high school teammate of Jordan's. The winning bidder, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased a nice piece of history. But they are far less valuable that some other Jordan memorabilia.
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October 30, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
EXPECTATIONS are low for the Sixers, who open their season against the Pacers tonight. Which makes leafing through Sports Illustrated's coffee-table book, "Basketball's Greatest," a nice distraction. The Sixers are well-represented in the book, which ranks the 10 best players and coaches in numerous categories. Best shooting guard goes, of course, to Michael Jordan. But Allen Iverson is ranked sixth, ahead of George Gervin (seventh) and Oscar Robertson (eighth). Larry Bird is named best small forward, followed by LeBron James and Julius Erving.
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June 27, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
LIKE THE SIXERS do this year, the Bulls had the third selection in 1984. Chicago had missed the playoffs the previous two seasons (just like the Sixers) and really wanted a big man to build around. Houston opened the draft by taking center Akeem Olajuwon. Portland, as expected, followed with center Sam Bowie. When the Bulls picked Michael Jordan at No. 3, then-general manager Rod Thorn joked "I only wish he were 7-1. " Jordan was the national college player of the year, so it's not like the Bulls were settling for an 18-year-old Australian most casual fans had never heard of a month ago. With history as our guide, here is a look at the top three picks in the last 30 years.
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August 13, 2013 | By Summer Ballentine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maurice Holoway had been obsessing for six days. On that Monday he had read that the classic Air Jordan IIIs were being rereleased. These were the original red, white, and black kicks first made available to the public in 1988. Holoway, 28, knew he had to get to the store early if he wanted a crack at the $160 shoes. He didn't want to be disappointed. By 7:30 on that Saturday morning, when the UBIQ store opened in the Gallery, Holoway was standing pretty - first in line. For the occasion he wore his Nike Barkley Posite Max Phoenix Suns in rich purple faux crocodile skin with zigzags of bright powder blue and a Nike swoosh in shocking orange that cost him about $250.
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July 24, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MICHAEL JORDAN thought he was fixed for life. Turns out his wife has other ideas. Jose Lambiet, of Gossip Extra, citing a source close to Jordan, reported that the former NBA star has agreed to reverse a vasectomy he allegedly got after he divorced his first wife. The 50-year-old Jordan already has three grown children, but the report said he made the decision because his new wife, 35-year-old ex-model Yvette Prieto, wants kids. And apparently, she was - you'll excuse the pun - a bit snippy about it. "That was part of the deal of them getting married," the source told Gossip Extra.
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July 5, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IN CASE YOU missed it, Joey Chestnut won his seventh straight Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. Chestnut devoured a record 69 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Coney Island in New York, the original home of hot dog emporium. The only thing better than watching Chestnut eat was listening to Rich Shea announce the event for ESPN. Shea, the president of Major League Eating - there really is such a an organization - helps runs the gluttony fest, so you'll forgive him if he takes it a bit too seriously.
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June 14, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WE WERE watching the U.S. Open on TV yesterday afternoon when out of nowhere comes a shot of a groundhog, or gopher, or some such furry creature. That immediately made us think of "Caddyshack," which then made us think of Bill Murray. Who'da thunk they had rodents on the Main Line? Anyway, how cool would it be if Murray was at the Open? We can see him now, traipsing around in his Carl Spackler hat while eating a Baby Ruth and playing in a foursome with the Dalai Lama. On the 18th fairway, Murray pulls out a 1-iron while standing next to the famous Ben Hogan plaque.
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March 1, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON played with a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar. It was his fuel. Sometimes that fuel flooded the engine, but Iverson never backed off a challenge. Maybe it was because of his childhood growing up in Hampton, Va., where he was the man of the house at a too-young age. Maybe it was seeing people from the neighborhood getting killed or going to prison. Maybe it was being imprisoned - wrongly, he believed - and missing out on his senior year of basketball. Or maybe because he was usually the smallest player on the court, feeling he had to prove himself every minute, showing everyone that size doesn't matter.
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