UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Who doesn't enjoy watching two grown men throwing fists in the ring, octagon, football field or on the ice?

NBA: Portland 108, Minnesota 97

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Damian Lillard netted 32 points Sunday and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame another strong performance from Kevin Love to pull away from Minnesota 108-97.

NBA: Miami 104, Toronto 95

TORONTO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James joined an elite NBA club with a 35-point performance Tuesday and Miami notched its first road win of the season, 104-95 over Toronto.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
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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.

NBA: LA Lakers 103, New Orleans 87

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant became the fifth NBA player to reach 30,000 points in a career Wednesday, scoring 29 in leading the Los Angeles Lakers past New Orleans 103-87.

Bryant to miss final two exhibition games

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday Kobe Bryant would not play in the team's last two exhibition games due to a sore right foot.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
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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.
Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named

Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named

DALLAS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen led the finalists Friday for the 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2008.
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Karl Malone
NBA player Karl Malone sits across from the Lakers' bench during the Los Angeles Lakers' exhibition game against Golden State, with his son Karl Jr. in Los Angeles October 21, 2004. Malone is still recovering from off-season knee surgery and has not decided whether to retire or return to the Lakers. (UPI-Photo/Jim Ruymen

Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963), nicknamed "The Mailman", is a retired American professional basketball power forward who spent the majority of his career with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Malone spent his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) as a star player for the Jazz, forming a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton. He played his final season (2003–04) with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Malone grew up in rural Summerfield, Louisiana and played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University. In his three seasons with Louisiana Tech, he helped the Bulldogs basketball team to its first-ever NCAA tournament in 1984 and to first place in the Southland Conference in 1985. The Jazz drafted Malone in 1985 with the 13th overall pick in the first round.

Having scored 36,298 points in his career, the second most career points in NBA history, and holding the record for most free throws both attempted and made, Malone is generally considered one of the greatest NBA power forwards. In 1997 and 1999, Malone won the NBA Most Valuable Player award. Malone appeared in the playoffs every season in his career, including three NBA Finals: in 1997 and 1998 with the Jazz and in 2004 with the Lakers. Internationally, Malone competed with the United States national team in the Summer Olympic games of 1992 and 1996; in both years he won gold medals. After retiring from the NBA, Malone joined the staff of the Louisiana Tech basketball team in 2007 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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