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  Welcome to ChOpPa's Homepage/NBA/Latrell Sprewell
Sprewell enjoyed his best season as a pro in 1996-97, ranking fifth in the NBA in scoring at 24.2 ppg, leading the Warriors in assists at 6.3 apg and tying for the team lead in steals at 1.65 spg.
Sprewell asserted himself as one of the NBA's premier scorers by averaging a career-high 24.2 ppg, fifth-highest in the league.
Sprewell was a force for the Warriors at both ends of the court, leading the team in scoring at 18.9 ppg and steals at 1.63 spg.
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 Court TV Online Legal Documents - Latrell Sprewell Sues the NBA
Sprewell was suspended by the NBA for one year (the longest suspension in NBA history) for a December 1, 1997 incident in which the player attacked Carlesimo during practice.
Sprewell was subjected to multiple discipline for the same offense: (1) a ten game suspension, which is a nearly $1 million fine, (2) cancellation of his Contract, and (3) a suspension from Defendant NBA for one year.
Sprewell has suffered and continues to suffer damages, including, but not limited to, loss of income for the 1997/1998 season which is $6.4 million in salary, and loss of an endorsement contract with Converse valued at $500,000 to $700,000 annually, and other damages to be proved at trial.
www.courttv.com /legaldocs/newsmakers/latrell.html   (5299 words)

 InsideHoops - NBA - Latrell Sprewell Interview
Latrell Sprewell: I just meant as far as coming to the games on time; it was just like I was under the microscope, every little thing, it was like they were looking for me to come in here with my shoes untied.
Latrell Sprewell: Well I forgot how different it was because I've been here for about four or five years.
Latrell Sprewell: Not my problem, I don't know.
www.insidehoops.com /sprewell-interview-101103.shtml   (1308 words)

 ESPN Classic - The 'Choke' Artist
Sprewell didn't talk with the media at the start of the 1997-98 season, a move he later conceded played a part in his attack on Carlesimo.
Sprewell started all but 10 of the games in which he appeared over his first six seasons before coming off the bench in 33 of 37 games for the Knicks in 1998-99.
On Halloween 2004, Sprewell, who was in the final season of a $62-million, five-year deal he signed with the Knicks, said he was insulted by Minnesota' s offer of a contract extension that was reportedly worth between $27 million and $30 million for three seasons.
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 The Modest Latrell Sprewell Page News
Patrick Ewing and Latrell Sprewell had each tested their ailing feet and as they headed towards the sanctity of the locker room, Sprewell stopped for a handful of reporters and told them that the broken bone in his left foot would not keep him out of the lineup.
Sprewell took the floor and was clearly not himself, running carefully and gently on the aching foot.
Sprewell re-filed the lawsuit, adding allegations that NBA security chief Horace Balmer and two associates shredded notes of interviews with Sprewell's teammates and "intentionally suppressed important evidence for the purpose of penetrating fraud." So then Sprewell's suspension was cut to the 1st of July, and his contract with the Warriors was restored.
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 Latrell Sprewell
Sprewell is best known for his slashing ability to the basket.
Sprewell is an interesting addition to the team, it is still yet to be decided if he is worth the public relation risk the Knicks took, only time will tell.
Latrell says if he wasn't playing in the NBA he would be "I majored in social work so I would want to help kids..
www.angelfire.com /ny/Ultimateknicks/profiles/Sprewell.html   (212 words)

 Latrell Sprewell Refuses To Feed Family Until Contractual Demands Are Met
Sprewell called himself “a man of principal” and said he’s willing to stand up for what he believes in, even if it means starving his own children.
Sprewell’s agent, Robert Gist, said he was “shocked” at Taylor and McHale’s disregard for the health and well being of his client’s family.
Sprewell’s teammates have supported him publicly, but privately some are expressing disdain for his negotiating tactics.
www.thebrushback.com /Archives/lsprewell_full.htm   (833 words)

 True Hoop: New York Magazine on Latrell Sprewell in 1999
Sprewell's job was to keep passing, rapid-fire, to Bogues, who in turn was to try to get as many shots off as possible in a 55-second span.
Sprewell didn't think there was anything wrong with his passes, so he kept passing exactly as he had been.
Sprewell testified he heard a teammate, Duane Ferrell, tell him he was only making himself look bad, and he felt humiliated all of a sudden.
www.truehoop.com /free-agents-and-trades-1217-new-york-magazine-on-latrell-sprewell-in-1999.html   (806 words)

 Latrell Sprewell — Infoplease.com
Sprewell applies some tarnish to carefully crafted NBA image.(Latrell Sprewell's punishment, National Basketball Association)
Sprewell rebounds into the game.(arbitrator reduces suspension of basketball player Latrell Sprewell)(Brief Article)
(Golden State Warriors' guard Latrell Sprewell has his contract terminated and is suspended by the NBA for a year......
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0763600.html   (249 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sprewell wants trade if no deal is reached   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Latrell Sprewell says he'll ask to be traded if the Minnesota Timberwolves don't sign him to a contract extension by Wednesday night's opener.
Latrell Sprewell could be a Wolf looking for a new den if his contract demands are not met.
Sprewell, Sam Cassell and league MVP Kevin Garnett formed the NBA's highest scoring trio last year in leading the Wolves to the Western Conference finals.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/nba/twolves/2004-11-01-sprewell-ultimatum_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA   (399 words)

 NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Latrell Sprewell might be in legal trouble again, this time for making contact with the jury during his civil trial in California earlier this fall, the New York Post reported today.
 Sprewell, whose original one-year suspension was cut to the remaining 68 games of the 1997-98 season by an arbitrator, claimed in his $30 million suit that the punishment still exceeded the arbitrator's authority and that he was a victim of racial discrimination.
 Sprewell's original $30 million lawsuit against the NBA and the Golden State Warriors was dismissed July 30 by a federal judge.
www.canoe.ca /BasketballSprewell/home.html   (357 words)

 Salon Feature | The rehabilitation of Latrell Sprewell
Some of Sprewell's newfound hero status (in a sure sign of his deification, Spike Lee has begun wearing his No. 8 to the games) is no doubt attributable to the upturn in the team's fortunes.
But it was Wise's constant drubbing of Sprewell -- he referred to him as "rudderless" and a "Gen X knucklehead" -- that ended up drawing a foul call from, of all people, the New York Post's strident NBA columnist, Peter Vecsey, making this a memorable if not winning season for Knicks scribes.
In his May 28 column, Vecsey, who had defended Sprewell as a player, called Wise the "class creep from the Times" and suggested that Wise was being used as a tool of coach Van Gundy to denounce Sprewell, a charge Wise denies.
www.salon.com /news/feature/1999/06/21/sprewell/print.html   (986 words)

 Forums - Latrell Sprewell - $21 million over 3 years not enough to feed his family?
RIVER HILLS, Wis. -- Latrell Sprewell answered his front door with his face contorted into his unmistakable scowl, his anger barely under control as he made it clear he was not accepting visitors and was in no mood to talk.
The deep thump-thump-thump of a woofer-fueled bass line was causing the windows in Sprewell's front foyer to shimmer as he answered his door on the third ring wearing a sleeveless T-shirt and sweat pants.
Sprewell led the Knicks to the 1999 NBA Finals after serving a 70-game suspension for his attack on former Golden State coach P.J. Carlesimo early in the 1997-98 season.
www.elitetrader.com /vb/showthread.php?threadid=67055   (706 words)

 wcco.com - Milwaukee Police Investigating Latrell Sprewell
Sprewell, 35, played 13 NBA seasons, most recently with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2004-05 season.
In December 2003, Sprewell was fined $25,000 by the NBA for cursing at New York Knicks chairman James Dolan and screaming at the team's bench.
Sprewell, who was a passenger in the vehicle, claimed he was treated unfairly.
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 Latrell Sprewell Pressured Into Trying Marijuana
Sprewell was so ashamed at succumbing to the peer pressure that he missed yesterday’s practice.
Everyone knows that Latrell is a giver, a person who spends his off-days reading to the elderly and working at a soup kitchen.
Sprewell insists that he is not afraid of the media backlash, but he is concerned about his status as a role model.
thebrushback.com /Archives/sprewell_full.htm   (1010 words)

 Latrell Sprewell : USAToday.com - Latrell Sprewell Biography from USAToday.com
Latrell Sprewell "looks like he could play 48 minutes right now," according to Troy Hudson.
Hudson said basketball was not discussed, so he has no idea whether Sprewell plans to attempt a comeback, but Hudson did say "He just said he's enjoying his time off," which suggests Sprewell is not retired, but rather just taking a break.
Latrell Sprewell's lawyer says the 21-year-old who accused him of choking her during consensual sex is not going to press charges.
fantasybasketball.usatoday.com /content/player.asp?sport=NBA&id=250   (221 words)

 ESPN.com - Dick Vitale - Sadly, not shocked by Sprewell's comments
Then again, look at Sprewell's actions in the past, like the choking incident with P.J. Carlesimo, his former coach with the Golden State Warriors.
Sprewell, who was the passenger, received a misdemeanor for interfering during a traffic stop when the driver was pulled over.
Sprewell claimed he was mistreated in the incident.
espn.go.com /dickvitale/vcolumn041108-Sprewell.html   (380 words)

 Online NewsHour: Latrell Sprewell's Punishment Reduced -- March 5, 1998
Sprewell apologized for the incident and appealed the punishment.
LATRELL SPREWELL: (December 1997) I know that this conduct is not appropriate in society or in professional sports.
I believe that it was fair for the Golden State Warriors to fire Latrell Sprewell, but I don't believe it was fair for David Stern to come and give him a one-year suspension simply because he knew that there was at least five or six owners who would have signed Sprewell.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/sports/jan-june98/sprewell_3-5.html   (1724 words)

 ESPN.com - NBA - Sprewell softens trade stance, blames media
MINNEAPOLIS -- The season opener arrived and Latrell Sprewell was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves, unhappy with his contract situation but determined to give the team his best.
Sprewell threatened to push Minnesota fans' disdain for pariah Stephon Marbury to the background.
In an unrelated twist to this soap opera, Sprewell was given a misdemeanor citation Tuesday night for arguing with a Minneapolis police officer after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over.
sports.espn.go.com /nba/news/story?id=1915717   (703 words)

 Milwaukee police question Latrell Sprewell
Schwartz said Sprewell, of River Hills, voluntarily appeared at the police department's downtown offices with his attorneys and gave police permission to search his boat.
Schwartz declined to say if Sprewell, who's scheduled to meet with the district attorney's office Thursday afternoon, was a suspect in the assault.
In 1999, Sprewell was fined $10,000 for making profane remarks to fans during a game.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /sports/2006-09/01/content_679577.htm   (325 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sprewell suspended one game for vulgarity directed at fan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Latrell Sprewell was suspended for one game by the NBA on Tuesday for yelling a sexual vulgarity at a female fan during a game, the latest episode of a player clashing with spectators.
Sprewell responded to a female heckler with a sexually vulgar term that was clearly picked up by a courtside microphone and broadcast by television stations KTLA in Los Angeles and KSTC in Minnesota.
Sprewell was not present for the Timberwolves' game Tuesday night against Dallas.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/nba/twolves/2004-12-07-sprewell-suspension_x.htm   (672 words)

 latrell sprewell
"Sprewell Unhappy Being Sixth Man." Purchase, N.Y.(AP) - Latrell Sprewell's displeasure at being brought off the bench asthe team's sixth man has been an issue with the Knicks since the midpointof the season, when he returned from a foot injury that cost him his early-seasonspot in the starting five.
As for next season, Sprewell's agent is on recordas saying he'll demand a trade if his client isn't a starter.
Latrell can claim that his mother liked hisbrother more, and that is why he did it.
www.pahoops.org /sprewell.htm   (509 words)

 Sorry, Coach, I Lost My Head -- @LA.COM -- December 7, 1997
Suspended without pay at first, Sprewell’s $32 million contract was terminated just as soon as the Warrior’s lawyers could make sure it was okay to do so.
Sprewell is a free agent, and can sign with any team that wants him.
Because the consequences of the actions of Latrell Sprewell need to be borne by Latrell Sprewell.
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 uksearch.com : Sports: Basketball: Professional: NBA: Players: S: Sprewell, Latrell
ESPN.com: Latrell Sprewell - Find a profile, statistics, game log, and roster for the Alabama grad who plays both forward and guard.
NBA.com: Latrell Sprewell Player Information - Check out the impressive career numbers for Sprewell, who was suspended in 1997-98 for choking his former coach with the Golden State Warriors, P.J. Carlisemo.
Sporting News, The: Being a player is the thing - Sprewell was welcomed with an unexpectedly warm greeting at his first game as a Knick.
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 NewStandard: 3/19/98
Suspended basketball star Latrell Sprewell was charged yesterday in Martinez, Calif., with reckless driving for a car crash that injured two people earlier this month.
Prosecutors said Sprewell was driving 90 mph when he slammed into another car as he tried to swerve back onto a freeway from an exit lane on March 1.
Sprewell was suspended for a year and dropped by the Golden State Warriors after the December attack on coach P.J. Carlesimo.
www.s-t.com /daily/03-98/03-19-98/zzzwnppl.htm   (797 words)

 Latrell Sprewell suspended by NBA
The NBA slapped the Minnesota Timberwolves' Latrell Sprewell with a one-game suspension on Tuesday for yelling a sexual vulgarity at a female fan.
Sprewell made the comment during Minnesota's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday and was heard on broadcasts because a courtside microphone picked it up.
In December 2003, Sprewell was fined $25,000 US by the league for cursing at New York Knicks chairman James Dolan and screaming at the team's bench.
www.cbc.ca /sports/story/2004/12/07/sprewell041207.html?print   (1130 words)

 NBA Moonshine: Looking for Latrell Sprewell
Sprewell is slated to make about $1.1 million, maybe $2.5 million if the Lakers are lucky, $5 million in a sign and trade if he’s lucky.
Of course, Finley’s salary was boosted when the NBA enacted the amnesty clause which allowed teams to eliminate players off their roster and salary cap figure so long as they continued to pay their wages.
Player Two is, indeed, Latrell Sprewell and, as also mentioned, he isn’t on anyone’s roster yet.
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