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October 28, 1999 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Judging by the number of fans in the seats, most of New York was spending last night away from Madison Square Garden, electing to celebrate yet another World Series championship by the Yankees rather than watch preseason basketball. The 76ers provided little reason for New Yorkers to watch their Knicks. Spearheaded by a stellar effort from point guard Eric Snow, a game-high 26 points from Allen Iverson, and a surprising 14 rebounds from Nazr Mohammed, the Sixers put forth their most respectable effort in the last few games, upending the Knicks, 94-86, in front of an announced crowd of 19,632.
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June 26, 1998 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Larry Brown beamed. Pat Croce tossed around high fives. Billy King, with Larry Hughes in one back pocket, worked the phones Wednesday night in search of a big man to fill the other one. Meanwhile, Nazr Mohammed was grudgingly imitating Warren Sapp. He had flown across the United States to Vancouver, British Columbia, in expectation of being one of the top 12 picks in the NBA draft. He had donned a double-breasted suit and invited family members and a friend, the Boston Celtics' Antoine Walker, to supply the obligatory hugs and congratulations when he was chosen.
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July 26, 2000 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Nazr Mohammed, the 76ers' backup center and power forward, was at an airport outside Cincinnati on Monday night awaiting a flight to Lexington, Ky., when he got a call on his cell phone. It was the worst possible news. Alhaji Mohammed, Nazr's father, had been found dead at about 9 o'clock that evening in the auto parts store he owned on the South Side of Chicago. Chicago police said Alhaji Mohammed, 55, was struck with a blunt instrument at about 8 o'clock that evening.
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March 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Michael Jordan was back in the building. It was a different outcome this time, though. Karl Malone scored 23 points, and John Stockton had 19 as the Utah Jazz beat the visiting Washington Wizards, 94-79, last night in Jordan's first game at the Delta Center since his winning shot in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Bryon Russell scored 11 for the Jazz, which had lost five of seven. Richard Hamilton scored 14 to lead Washington. Jordan had 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting in his second game back after missing 12 games because of surgery on his right knee.
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November 24, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rookie Emeka Okafor had the best game of his young NBA career, with 22 points and 15 rebounds, to lead the expansion Charlotte Bobcats to a 91-89 win over the Detroit Pistons last night. In winning for just the second time ever, the Bobcats became the first expansion team to beat the reigning NBA champion since Portland and Buffalo defeated the New York Knicks during the 1970-71 season. Brevin Knight contributed 19 assists and three steals for Charlotte, while Keith Bogans put up 18 points and seven rebounds.
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May 5, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Nazr Mohammed, whose shot blocking and rebounding helped lead Kentucky to the NCAA basketball championship, said yesterday he would forgo a senior season and enter the NBA draft. Mohammed, a 6-10 center, said he would not hire an agent in order to protect his college eligibility in case he changes his mind before the June draft. He has until seven days before the draft to withdraw his name and return for a final year. Marty Blake, the NBA's director of scouting, said Kentucky coach Tubby Smith contacted the league about Mohammed's draft potential.
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October 28, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
This is how high-profile Nazr Mohammed has been through the 76ers' preseason: In the opener against San Antonio, he wore a jersey with his last name misspelled; in the preseason guide, he is inadvertently listed as having been born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, his biographical information transposed with rookie Todd MacCulloch. Everything changed last night, when Mohammed stepped front and center, no pun intended. The Sixers' forgotten big man swept 14 rebounds, including seven off the offensive glass, scored nine points and came up with three steals in 32 minutes of a 94-86 victory over the New York Knicks.
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July 27, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A Chicago man yesterday was charged with the murder of the father of 76ers forward Nazr Mohammed. Alhaji Mohammed was found dead Monday night on Chicago's South Side in the auto-parts store he owned. Police said the 55-year-old man died of blunt-force trauma to the head. Walter Hughes, 35, was charged with first-degree murder. A bail hearing is scheduled for today. Edward Alonzo, a Chicago police officer, said the two men apparently had argued over money. Nazr Mohammed said he was at an airport outside Cincinnati on Monday when his brother called with the news of his father's death.
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November 5, 1998 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Nazr Mohammed had just emerged from Memorial Coliseum, the second of his daily workouts over. Across the street, the Kentucky basketball team was getting out of a van, having just returned from an afternoon shootaround to prepare for an exhibition game at Rupp Arena. The Kentucky players strolled into sumptuous Wildcat Lodge. Mohammed waved to his former teammates and headed back to his apartment. As the NBA owners and players haggle over the proper way to divide $2 billion, Mohammed, a member of two national champions and a runner-up, waits.
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April 16, 2001 | by Phil Jasner Daily News Sports Writer
The 76ers are 14-11 since acquiring Dikembe Mutombo, 3-11 against opponents with records above .500. The e-mailers and the talk-show callers have been up in arms, complaining bitterly about the deal in which the Sixers added Mutombo and Roshown McLeod and gave up Theo Ratliff, Toni Kukoc, Nazr Mohammed and the since-returned Pepe Sanchez. Mutombo, bless his heart, has heard almost none of it, focusing on the job at hand, preparing for the NBA playoffs, the goals the players have laid out for themselves.
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January 21, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHARLOTTE - Not the same story from a different city, but the same result nonetheless. Once again, the 76ers couldn't find a way to hold a lead late, make key defensive stops or pull out a win in a close game as they lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, 100-97, at Time Warner Cable Arena last night. After a monstrous first half by diminutive guard D.J. Augustin, the Sixers (17-25) were beaten by the likes of Nazr Mohammed and Gerald Henderson down the stretch, players who don't average 12 points a game combined.
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July 5, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Detroit Pistons are already moving on without Ben Wallace. A day after losing Wallace to the Chicago Bulls, the Pistons reached an agreement with free-agent center Nazr Mohammed yesterday, a person within the NBA told the Associated Press. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because NBA free agents can't officially sign contracts until July 12, said the team and Mohammed made an oral pact on a 5-year contract - with the final year being an option - that will pay him about $5 million next season.
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November 24, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rookie Emeka Okafor had the best game of his young NBA career, with 22 points and 15 rebounds, to lead the expansion Charlotte Bobcats to a 91-89 win over the Detroit Pistons last night. In winning for just the second time ever, the Bobcats became the first expansion team to beat the reigning NBA champion since Portland and Buffalo defeated the New York Knicks during the 1970-71 season. Brevin Knight contributed 19 assists and three steals for Charlotte, while Keith Bogans put up 18 points and seven rebounds.
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March 13, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kenny Thomas said he didn't call glass in making a shot that wouldn't have counted in a game of H-O-R-S-E. But the big shot sure counted in this NBA tug-of-war. Thomas' two late shots, one in regulation off the glass and another from inside in the first overtime, propelled the 76ers to an improbable 99-94 double-overtime win over the New York Knicks last night at the Wachovia Center. The victory, the Sixers' fourth straight - a season high - kept their postseason hopes alive.
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March 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Michael Jordan was back in the building. It was a different outcome this time, though. Karl Malone scored 23 points, and John Stockton had 19 as the Utah Jazz beat the visiting Washington Wizards, 94-79, last night in Jordan's first game at the Delta Center since his winning shot in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Bryon Russell scored 11 for the Jazz, which had lost five of seven. Richard Hamilton scored 14 to lead Washington. Jordan had 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting in his second game back after missing 12 games because of surgery on his right knee.
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November 17, 2001 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They shot when they wanted to. They ran when they wanted to. They scored when and how they wanted to, and made the Atlanta Hawks look silly in the process. For those wondering whether the 76ers played against an NBA squad or an AAU team last night, don't accuse the Hawks of a lack of heart or talent - no matter how tempting it is to do whenever Toni Kukoc is near. Give the Sixers their due. Slowly but surely, they're reminding everyone who the defending Eastern Conference champions are. Through several trades, the Sixers have made themselves into a bigger, more abrasive bunch, and the Hawks served as their latest victim.
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April 16, 2001 | by Phil Jasner Daily News Sports Writer
The 76ers are 14-11 since acquiring Dikembe Mutombo, 3-11 against opponents with records above .500. The e-mailers and the talk-show callers have been up in arms, complaining bitterly about the deal in which the Sixers added Mutombo and Roshown McLeod and gave up Theo Ratliff, Toni Kukoc, Nazr Mohammed and the since-returned Pepe Sanchez. Mutombo, bless his heart, has heard almost none of it, focusing on the job at hand, preparing for the NBA playoffs, the goals the players have laid out for themselves.
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February 16, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For sale, trade or giveaway: One 6-foot-10 center; 23 years old; diligent; soft short-range jumper; long arms; good hands; decent defender; needs more game experience; loads of potential. Larry Brown has tried. The 76ers' coach likes Nazr Mohammed, his work ethic, ability and potential. But with a backlog of big men that includes Todd MacCulloch and Matt Geiger behind Theo Ratliff and Tyrone Hill, Brown cannot provide Mohammed with enough minutes. So all season, he has tried to trade him - or even to give him away - but to no avail.
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February 16, 2001 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
You can see the feeling in Nazr Mohammed's eyes. You can sense it when he speaks. The 76ers' third-year backup center has permission to seek a trade, he knows that might be his best route to get some playing time somewhere, to show his worth, to earn a second contract in the NBA. But keep watching. Keep listening. Before Wednesday night, he had played 25 minutes total since Dec. 22, the sand in the hourglass of his three-year rookie contract with the Sixers was running out, and significant chances to get on the court seemed to be beyond his reach.
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February 15, 2001 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Whoever first said, "You can't tell the players without a scorecard," must have anticipated this season's 76ers. In their last game before the NBA All-Star break, the Sixers had Theo Ratliff and were without Eric Snow, Toni Kukoc and Matt Geiger. In their first game after the All-Star break, they had Snow, Kukoc and Geiger, but were without Ratliff, who is out at least four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his right wrist. No wonder coach Larry Brown was disappointed, but hardly shocked, to learn that his team would have to face the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers last night without Geiger.
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