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ROOKIE JERSEY GOES UP FOR AUCTION

Image 1 - Kobe Bryant 1996 Fleer Ultra Rookie #52 PSA 9 Mint Los Angeles Lakers - Rare

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant
in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold
at auction.

David Kohler of SCP Auctions said “the jersey from the 1996-97
season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online
auction that begins May 18”.
   

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David Kohler, SCP Auctions

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“HIS AIRNESS” PLAYED LAST GAME IN 2003

On this day 16 years ago, Michael Jordan played his last NBA game | RSN

Michael Jordan's NBA career after The Last Dance explained | Radio Times

Michael Jordan's top 5 games on the Wizards to commemorate his birthday |  RSN

Top Moments: Michael Jordan returns to NBA at age 38 | NBA.com

On April 16, 2003, arguably the greatest player to ever step
foot on a basketball court retired for the third and final time.

After 15 seasons in the league and six NBA championships, Michael Jordan walked off the hardwood floor for the last
time.

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REMEMBERING ACTOR CHUCK CONNORS

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Kevin Joseph Aloysius "Chuck" Connors
(April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992)

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Chuck Connors was an actor, writer, and professional
basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 13
athletes in the history of American professional sports
to have played in both
Major League Baseball (Brooklyn
Dodgers
1949, Chicago Cubs, 1951) and the National
Basketball
Association
(Boston Celtics 1947–48). With
a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for
his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated
ABC series The Rifleman (1958–63)

Connors died on November 10, 1992, at Cedars-Sinai
Medical
Center
in Los Angeles at the age of 71 of lung
cancer
.


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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER IS 69 TODAY

 Why Bill Walton sued the Blazers medical staff

Bill Walton howling at the moon to ring in the New Year sent college  basketball fans berserk | Sporting News


Bill Walton (above) is a retired basketball star,who had been with
the Portland Trail Blazers, and is now a broadcaster in the sport.

He was born in La Mesa CA. Walton led the Trail Blazers to an
NBA championship in 1977, earning the NBA Finals MVP (Most
Valuable
Player Award) that season. 


Bill Walton | Basketball Wiki | Fandom

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is
95 today.


Tony Bennett has won 19
Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Primetime
Emmy Awards
, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a
Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million
records
worldwide.

In February 2021, it was revealed that Bennett was diagnosed
with
Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. Due to the slow progression
of his illness, he has continued to record, tour, and perform.

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