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Ian Thomsen
March 12, 2001
Magic point guard Darrell Armstrong attributes his strong play of late to the movie Remember the Titans, which he has been watching in hotel rooms before road games since mid-January. What happens when the inspirational flick is no longer available on in-room viewing systems? "By then I hope Blockbuster will have it on DVD," Armstrong says. "I'll take it on the road and pay the late fee."
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March 12, 2001

Around The Rim

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Magic point guard Darrell Armstrong attributes his strong play of late to the movie Remember the Titans, which he has been watching in hotel rooms before road games since mid-January. What happens when the inspirational flick is no longer available on in-room viewing systems? "By then I hope Blockbuster will have it on DVD," Armstrong says. "I'll take it on the road and pay the late fee."

...The Lakers and Warriors may play two exhibition games in Tokyo next October. While Los Angeles coach Phil Jackson believes it would be a culturally enlightening experience for his players, Shaquille O'Neal says, "I'm going to come back with a lot of electronic gizmos."

...The most likely new home for the Grizzlies next season is either Memphis or Anaheim. The league extended Vancouver owner Michael Heisley's deadline for deciding where to relocate his team until March 26....

Since promising on Feb. 13 to lift the Pacers out of their rut, Reggie Miller had averaged 23.2 points and shot 49.0% through Sunday's games....

Here's another reason to like Michael Finley: He doesn't care that the Mavericks can pay him only half as much as they pay his new teammate Juwan Howard, who will earn $18 million next season and $20 million in 2002-03. "It's never been my thing to be the highest-paid Maverick," Finley says. "It's my thing to help the Mavericks be a winner."

...Is this where Kevin Garnett gets his energy? After diving onto the press table while chasing a loose ball last week against the Pistons, Garnett noticed a chocolate-chip cookie near Timberwolves radio announcer Chad Hartman. He grabbed it and ate it before going back on the court.

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