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NOTE FROM THE UNDERGROUND
Phil Taylor
November 10, 1997
No player in the NBA has seen his stock plummet more than 6'9" forward-guard Billy Owens (right), and some observers say that it's because Owens is lazy. "He's one of those guys who has never improved from the day he came into the league," says a Western Conference coach. "He hasn't worked on his jump shot, he gained weight, and he coasted. It's too bad because he could have been one of the great all-purpose players, like Penny Hardaway or Scottie Pippen." Owens, the third pick of the 1991 draft, will be a free agent at season's end, and he may find that his reputation as a slacker will cost him millions.
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November 10, 1997

Note From The Underground

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No player in the NBA has seen his stock plummet more than 6'9" forward-guard Billy Owens (right), and some observers say that it's because Owens is lazy. "He's one of those guys who has never improved from the day he came into the league," says a Western Conference coach. "He hasn't worked on his jump shot, he gained weight, and he coasted. It's too bad because he could have been one of the great all-purpose players, like Penny Hardaway or Scottie Pippen." Owens, the third pick of the 1991 draft, will be a free agent at season's end, and he may find that his reputation as a slacker will cost him millions.

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