December 05, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Don Nelson, Golden State Warrior coach, on his frontcourt duo of 7'4", 230-pound Ralph Sampson and 7'6", 225-pound Manute Bol: "We call them the Thin Towers."
January 12, 1987 | Ed Burns
Tiny Mount St. Mary's College was holding its annual Christmas dance Dec. 6, and Mark Scallion's friends were in a quandary. The Division II Mounties were to play St. Paul's that night, and Scallion, a 6'2" senior...
November 03, 1986
Twenty-three years ago, Wilt Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond teamed up as the NBA's first sky scraping tandem. Last season, Houston's Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon loomed over the league—and now, everyone seems to...
December 23, 1985
Like every year, this one had its ups and downs. For motor-boat driver Enrico Vidoli of Italy, Sept. 15 was a definite down. He and his 550-hp catamaran were charging along at 140 mph in a Grand Prix race in Lyon,...
November 11, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE LAKERS' LEADERSir:Many people think Pat Riley is a cocky, arrogant man, but Kenny Moore's article (Not Just A Pretty Face, Oct. 28) disproved that myth and also pointed out what a terrific basketball mind Riley...