NBA: Dallas 105, Washington 95

DALLAS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki and Minta Ellis both scored 19 points Tuesday to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 105-95 win over the Washington Wizards.

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Kobe Bryant leads all-star voting

Kobe Bryant leads all-star voting

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Thursday Kobe Bryant had won a nationwide fan balloting and would appear in the league's All-Star Game for a record 15th straight year.

Unveiling set for Kareem's Staples statue

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be the next Los Angeles sports star to be immortalized with a statue outside Staples Center, the Lakers announced.

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Bob Boozer, member of original Bulls, dead

OMAHA, May 21 (UPI) -- Bob Boozer, who won a gold medal in the Olympics and was a member of the original Chicago Bulls in 1966, has died. He was 75.

Pierce, Nowitzki head All-Star reserves

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Boston's Paul Pierce and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki headlined the list of 14 players chosen Thursday to fill out the rosters for the NBA's All-Star Game.
Howard, Bryant lead NBA All-Star voting

Howard, Bryant lead NBA All-Star voting

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Thursday Orlando's Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant led the voting for this year's All-Star Game.
NBA: Memphis 95, Los Angeles Lakers 93

NBA: Memphis 95, Los Angeles Lakers 93

MEMPHIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Rudy Gay's 25-point effort led Memphis to a 99-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Monday in a game that featured a record-breaking achievement by Kobe Bryant.

Hall of Famer Pete Newell dies at 93

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Basketball Hall of Fame member Pete Newell, who coached an NIT champion, NCAA champion and Olympic champion, died Monday at 93.

NBA: Boston 110, LA Lakers 91

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen combined for 74 points and 26 rebounds Sunday night in a 110-91 romp over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Grizzlies introduce Iavaroni as coach

MEMPHIS, May 31 (UPI) -- The Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday introduced Marc Iavaroni as their new head coach.

Jerry West leaving Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, April 17 (UPI) -- Jerry West, director of basketball operations for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, announced Tuesday he is leaving his position after this season.

Memphis waives guard Eddie Jones

MEMPHIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Eddie Jones, a 14-year NBA veteran, was waived Tuesday by the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Jerry West
LAP99061610 - 16 JUNE 1999 - BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA: Phil Jackson, left, who guided the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles this decade and has the league's best winning percentage in both regular season and the playoffs, shares a light moment with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Jerry West before officially announcing during a news conference in Beverly Hills June 16 he took the job as coach of the Lakers. wy/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI

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Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames include "Mr. Clutch" for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation; "The Logo" in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; and "Zeke from Cabin Creek" after the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. Playing the small forward position early in his career, West was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, leading the WVU Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game, earning Most Valuable Player honors despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team in Rome.

West’s NBA career was highly successful. Playing the guard position as a professional, he was voted 12 times into the All-NBA First and Second Teams, was elected into the NBA All-Star Team 14  times, and was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game in 1972, the same year that he won his single NBA championship ring. He is the all-time NBA record holder of points-averaged during a playoffs series (46.3) and, as a testament to his two-way play, a member of the first four NBA All-Defensive Teams which were introduced when he was 32 years old. Having played in nine NBA Finals, he is also the only player in NBA history to have won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award despite being on the losing team (1969). West was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996.

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