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The Baltimore Sun: Up For The Challenge (1999)

Basketball: Gheorghe Muresan hasn’t played for two seasons because of health problems, but the 7-foot-7 center insists it’s no stretch to believe he can return to the NBA. Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF On approach, the massiveness of his 7-foot-7 body screams intimidation. When he extends his right hand – with a grasp so wide he […]

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The Baltimore Sun: The Tragic Life Of Joe Pace (1999)

A Man of Contradictions Joe Pace was supremely talented on the court, but even more troubled off it. Instead of becoming a rich NBA star, the ex-Coppin State center sank into homelessness. By Jerry Bembry At the 20th anniversary reunion of the Washington Bullets’ 1978 NBA title team, Joe Pace looked like a champion. The […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Michael Jordan On The Brink (1998)

The Final Chapter  Michael Jordan Has Tried to Sound Confident About Prevailing In Game 7, But The Pacers Have Been Winning Without Their Top Player By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF CHICAGO – It was a guarantee – “We’re going to win Game 7” – that, coming from Michael Jordan, rang surprisingly shallow. Maybe it was […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Back on center Court (1998)

  Larry Bird, once one of the true superstars of the game, is making a successful transition to coaching in his first season with the Pacers. By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF INDIANAPOLIS — There are three minutes until game time at Market Square Arena. Reggie Miller and Chris Mullin are among the Indiana Pacers warming up, […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Thanks For The Memories—Bullets Say Goodbye To Baltimore (1997)

By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF Ask Phil Chenier for his most special memory of the Baltimore Arena — then the Civic Center — and he’ll tell you about the night in 1972 when he scored 53 points for the Baltimore Bullets. Chenier can recall the points he scored that night — the most ever by […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Texas steals Coppin’s glory, 82-81 (1997)

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1997-03-17/sports/1997076101_1_brockington-eagles-coppin/2 Eagles never get off last shot at Sweet 16 as inbounds pass taken ——– 15th seed wins over nation ——— Down 12, Eagles rally ———- Brockington scores 27   By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF PITTSBURGH — All Coppin State guard Antoine Brockington wanted was a shot. Trailing Texas by one with four seconds left […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Dream Team III (1996)

The gold standard Basketball: America’s Dream Team III is ready to enjoy its five-week run as the world’s best team. By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF CHICAGO — Orlando Magic  guard Anfernee Hardaway smiled and described the feeling as “being in point guard heaven.” Nearby was Seattle SuperSonics point guard Gary Payton, grinning ear-to-ear as he envisioned running […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Sam Cassell, The Ad-man (1996)

Sam Cassell isn’t a starter for the NBA champion Houston Rockets, but the former Dunbar star is becoming a major player in the advertising game By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF When Dave Carrodine sat down nearly three years ago to develop a marketing plan for Sam Cassell, he didn’t have the easiest of jobs. Cassell […]

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The Baltimore Sun: For Tim Legler, Two Dreams Come True (1996)

For years, the Bullets guard wanted to compete in the NBA three-point shooting contest. Today, as a new father, he’ll do just that. By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF SAN ANTONIO — It was a moment that Washington Bullets guard Tim Legler often had dreamed of during his five years as an NBA journeyman: always watching […]

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The Baltimore Sun: Post with the Most (1994)

By Jerry Bembry SUN STAFF Orlando, Fla. — It’s a little more than seven hours until tip-off of the much anticipated meeting between the Orlando Magic and the Houston Rockets. And under the dimmed lights of the Orlando Arena — void of the 15,291 screaming fans that will fill the stands this night, void of […]

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