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THE ZAPPER
John Walters
November 27, 2000
An early-season college basketball commentators-versus-candor moment occurred in the Nov. 14 Indiana-Pepperdine game. At one point in the second half, the Hoosiers were 6 for 23 from the free throw line, provoking ESPN apologist—oops, analyst—Leo Rautins to state, "You can look at that statistic one of two ways." Really?...Kobe Bryant and the Laker Girls guest star on the CBS sitcom Bette (Wednesday, 8 p.m.) in a contrived episode in which the title character schemes to obtain tickets for a Knicks-Lakers game at Staples Center. Our suggested title: "Midler on the Roof?"
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November 27, 2000

The Zapper

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An early-season college basketball commentators-versus-candor moment occurred in the Nov. 14 Indiana-Pepperdine game. At one point in the second half, the Hoosiers were 6 for 23 from the free throw line, provoking ESPN apologist—oops, analyst—Leo Rautins to state, "You can look at that statistic one of two ways." Really?... Kobe Bryant and the Laker Girls guest star on the CBS sitcom Bette (Wednesday, 8 p.m.) in a contrived episode in which the title character schemes to obtain tickets for a Knicks-Lakers game at Staples Center. Our suggested title: "Midler on the Roof?"

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