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Spencer Haywood

Spencer Haywood

Spencer Haywood (born April 22, 1949 in Silver City, Mississippi) is a former pro basketball player.

At the age of 19, Haywood was the leader scorer on the USA's gold medal winning basketball team during the 1968 Olympics. At the University of Detroit, Haywood led the NCAA in rebounding with a 19.5 average per game while scoring 32.1 points per game during the 1968-69 season. He decided to turn pro after his sophomore year, but National Basketball Association (NBA) rules (which then required a player to wait until his class graduated) prohibited him from entering the league. As a result, he joined the Denver Rockets of the American Basketball Association (ABA).

He was named the ABA MVP in his rookie season (1969-70), leading the league in scoring and rebounding, and becoming the youngest ever recipient of the award at the age of 21. In 1970, after forcing his way into the league through legal action, he joined the Seattle SuperSonics. He was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1972 and 1973 and the All-NBA Second Team in 1974 and 1975. Haywood's 29.2 points per game in the 1972-73 season and 13.4 rebounds per game in 1973-74 are still the single-season record averages for the Sonics for these categories. Overall, during his five seasons with Seattle, Haywood averaged 24.9 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game. In 1975, the Sonics traded him to the New York Knicks where he teamed with Bob McAdoo. Haywood later played for the New Orleans Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, and Washington Bullets. He earned a championship ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1979-80 season.

He was previously married to Iman, David Bowie's present wife.

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Junior Lakers are best in Canada (myKawartha.com) The Iroquois Lacrosse Arena proved to be a very unwelcoming environment for the home side in the 2006 Minto Cup Lacrosse Championship. The Peterborough Junior Lakers beat the Six Nations Arrows 9-5 on Saturday to capture the Minto Cup and Canadian junior lacrosse supremacy.

Junior Lakers win national title (myKawartha.com) The Peterborough Merit Precision Lakers stand atop the Canadian junior lacrosse mountain. The Lakers downed the Six Nations Arrows 9-5 Saturday in Hagersville to win the Minto Cup - the Lakers' 12th Canadian junior lacrosse championship title but the club's first in 17 years.

Lady Lakers 10 Under Lay A Foundation (Shelbyville Daily Union) It was the first season for the Lady Laker 10 & Under traveling team and although it wasn’t a winning season theydid earn three fourth place trophies at tournaments and a Sportsmanship Award, along with their 11-25-1 record.

Lakers roll over BV, 44-0 (Huron Daily Tribune) SAGINAW — This is what Bill McLellan expected from his Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port football team this season.

Kobe to Host Event in Korea (NBA.com) "NBA star Kobe Bryant will host a 'talk show' in Seoul on Friday together with Korean-American heartthrob Daniel Henney. The 28-year-old LA Lakers guard, who is touring Asia, will arrive in Seoul on Friday morning for a two-day visit. He will host the 15-minute event in Myong-dong, central Seoul, from 8 p.m., where he is expected to talk about his life and career," reports the KOREA TIMES.

Fans have a home seat for Mann Cup (myKawartha.com) Those unable to attend the Mann Cup games will have another avenue to stay on top of the action. TV Cogeco will broadcast all of the games as the Peterborough Lakers battle the Victoria Shamrocks for the Canadian lacrosse championship. All games are at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Tiger starting to stir memories of 2000 (AP via Yahoo! News) Tiger Woods was on the back end of the practice range at Torrey Pines a few years ago, trying to find a cure for a swing he could no longer trust, when someone asked him if he could ever repeat the year he had in 2000.

Kobe does South Korea (Sports Illustrated) Steve Francis said he does not regret his early, wayward years in the NBA, but neither does he blame the Rockets or Magic for the way his career has turned. Francis believes he could be what he was. If he left New York, he said he could be a high-scoring, highlight-reel All-Star.   -- Houston Chronicle

Lakers show progress in loss at Lovelock (Sierra Sun) North Tahoe's football team met the competition Friday night at Lovelock, losing 34-16 to one of the toughest teams in the Northern 2A.

Arrows Express defeat Lakers (Slam! Sports) HAGERSVILLE, Ont. (CP) - Cody Jamieson scored four goals to help the Six Nations Arrows Express advance to the final of the Minto Cup lacrosse tournament with an 8-3 win over the Burnaby Lakers Friday.

 
A
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Tom Abernethy
Lucius Allen
Chucky Atkins
 
B
 
Dick Barnett
Jon Barry
Elgin Baylor
Zelmo Beaty
Tony Bobbitt
Ron Boone
Bob Boozer
Sam Bowie
Chucky Brown
Kwame Brown
Tierre Brown
Kobe Bryant
Caron Butler
Andrew Bynum
 
C
 
Elden Campbell
Butch Carter
Cedric Ceballos
Wilt Chamberlain
Don Chaney
Doug Christie (basketball)
Jim Cleamons
Brian Cook
Michael Cooper
Mel Counts
 
D
 
Lloyd Daniels
Adrian Dantley
Brad Davis (basketball)
Ernie DiGregorio
Vlade Divac
 
E
 
James Edwards (basketball)
Johnny Egan
 
F
 
Ray Felix
Derek Fisher
Larry Foust
Rick Fox
 
G
 
Devean George
Gail Goodrich
Brian Grant
Horace Grant
A.C. Green
Devin Green
 
H
 
Happy Hairston
Derek Harper
Ron Harper
Connie Hawkins
Nate Hawthorne
Spencer Haywood
Walt Hazzard
Robert Horry
Rod Hundley
Lindsey Hunter
 
I
 
Darrall Imhoff
 
J
 
Sam Jacobson
Magic Johnson
Eddie Jones (basketball)
Jumaine Jones
Eddie Jordan (basketball)
 
K
 
Jerome Kersey
Jim King
Joe Kleine
Travis Knight
Mitch Kupchak
 
L
 
Rudy LaRusso
Stu Lantz
Alfred Lee
Slick Leonard
Clyde Lovellette
Maurice Lucas
Tyronn Lue
George Lynch (basketball)
 
M
 
Mark Madsen
Slater Martin
Karl Malone
Bob McAdoo
Aaron McKie
Jim McMillian
Slava Medvedenko
Chris Mihm
George Mikan
Vern Mikkelsen
Tracy Murray
 
N
 
Swen Nater
Don Nelson
Chuck Nevitt
Norm Nixon
 
O
 
Shaquille O'Neal
Lamar Odom
 
P
 
Jannero Pargo
Smush Parker
Ruben Patterson
Gary Payton
Anthony Peeler
Sam Perkins
Jim Pollard
Jim Price (basketball)
Laron Profit
 
R
 
Kurt Rambis
J.R. Reid
Glen Rice
Mitch Richmond
Isaiah Rider
Pat Riley
Clifford T. Robinson
Rumeal Robinson
Dennis Rodman
Kareem Rush
Bryon Russell
Cazzie Russell
 
S
 
John Salley
Jamal Sampson
Danny Schayes
Byron Scott
Frank Selvy
Brian Shaw
Mike Smrek
 
T
 
Terry Teagle
Billy Thompson (basketball)
Mychal Thompson
Sedale Threatt
Ronny Turiaf
 
V
 
Nick Van Exel
Sasha Vujačić
 
W
 
Von Wafer
Milt Wagner
Samaki Walker
Luke Walton
Kermit Washington
Jerry West
John Wetzel
Jamaal Wilkes
Brian Winters
Orlando Woolridge
James Worthy